SN V 48.3. Wise and Liberating Psychic Masteries

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SN V 48.3. Wise and Liberating Psychic Masteries

 

Ariya Sutta #

 

 

“Bhikkhus, 

These four mental masteries,

When developed and cultivated,

are worthy and liberating.[1]

 

They lead those who train in them

to the Complete Calming of Tension.

 

What four?

 

A Bhikkhu 

 

(1) Develops samādhi based on desire, 

obtained by willful striving,

 

(2) Develops samādhi based on determination, 

obtained by willful striving,

 

(3) Develops samādhi based on mind, 

obtained by willful striving,

 

(4) Develops samādhi based on exploration, 

obtained by willful striving.

 

Bhikkhus,

These four mental masteries,

when developed and cultivated,

are wise and liberating.

 

They lead those who train in them

to the Complete Calming of Tension.

 


[1] Ariyā niyyānikā niyyanti

 
 

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