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How is the Understanding Ability Outstanding?

With the development of the Ability of Understanding, enthusiasm arises,
with the complete elimination of all sceptical doubt, enthusiasm also arises,
with the fading of frustration within in all sceptical doubt, enthusiasm arises,
with the eradication of the mental obstructions of wrong view, enthusiasm arises,
with the removal of the gross mental obstructions, enthusiasm indeed arises,
with the dying out of subtle mental obstructions, enthusiasm also arises,
with extinction of all mental obstructions, enthusiasm arises as a thunderbolt!
when through this hilarious and energetic enthusiasm, gladness arises,
then the ability of understanding is outstanding as understanding due to gladness...
When through gladness, happiness arises, then the ability of understanding is 
outstanding as understanding due to happiness...
when via happiness, tranquillity emerges, then the ability of understanding is
outstanding due to calmed and stilled tranquillity...
When tranquil, sweet pleasure arises, then the understanding ability is outstanding
as understanding due to this subtle pleasure of tranquillity ...
When through pleasure illumination arises, then understanding is outstanding as
understanding due to all pervading and all penetrating illumination...
When through this all revealing illumination the sense of urgency arises,
then the understanding ability is outstanding as understanding due to vivid urgency...
When feeling urgency one concentrates mind, then this ability of understanding is
outstanding due to this one-pointedly absorbed concentration...
When one now thoroughly trains the mind thus concentrated, then this ability of
understanding is outstanding as understanding due to right effort.
When one looks on with complete equanimity at mind thus wielded into solid focus,
then this unique ability of understanding is outstanding as due to equanimity.
when as a prime result of equanimity, mind is liberated from many kinds of mental
obstructions, then the understanding ability is outstanding as due to liberation.
when the mind is all liberated, this mentally unified state come to have a one single
function and taste, then the understanding ability is outstanding as understanding
due to development of just one single unified function and taste...
When mind is being cultivated and refined, it therefore turns to what is superior,
namely towards Nibbāna, then verily this ability to understand is outstanding as
understanding due to turning away from all worldly phenomena of suffering.
When because of mind remains turned away, then one is now possessed of the path.
When one, as a consequence, relinquishes both mental obstructions and all clusters
of clinging, then ability of understanding is quite outstanding as understanding due
to fully released relinquishment letting all substrates go.
When due to this transcendent mental release, the mental obstructions and the
clusters of clinging therefore cease with no re-arising trace remaining, then the
ability of understanding is outstanding as understanding due to complete ceasing...



More on the supreme Understanding Ability:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Freed_by_Knowing.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Chief_Ability.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/n_r/pannaa.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Right_Understanding.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Understanding_is_the_Chief.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Supreme_Understanding.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Revealing_Understanding.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Understanding_Ability.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Outstanding_Understanding.htm

Source: Most Venerable Sāriputta - The General of the Dhamma -
The Canonical: Path of Discrimination: Patisambhidamagga. IV.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Path-of-Discrimination-2nd-Edition_p_2126.html

Outstanding is Understanding!


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