Friends:

  Mental Release is caused by Understanding!



The Blessed Buddha once explained the chain of causal events:

Association with a Great Man completes hearing the True Dhamma..
Hearing the true Dhamma fulfils Faith, Confidence and Conviction..
Faith, confidence and conviction rounds off Rational Attention..
Rational attention executes Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension..
Mindfulness and clear comprehension finalizes Guarding the Senses..
Guarding the senses settles good mental, verbal and bodily Behaviour..
Good modes of action accomplishes the Four Foundations of Awareness..
The 4 foundations of Awareness completes the 7 Links to Awakening..
The 7 links to Awakening perfects Mental Release by Understanding!

Details are outlined here:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Dhamma_Contemplation.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Lay_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Careful_and_Rational_Attention.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear_Comprehension.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Guarding_the_Sense_Doors.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Guarding_the_Senses.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Five_Basics.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Four_Foundations_of_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Seven_Links_to_Awakening.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Understanding_is_the_Chief.htm

More on Mental Release (Vimokkha, Vimutti): The_8_Deliverances,
Freed by Knowing, Fulfilling_Release_by_Wisdom, Self-Control_Releases


Source:
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: Anguttara Nikāya V 115

Released by Understanding!


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Updated: 22 December 2016  https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Freed_by_Knowing.htm