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Friends:

The 7 Links to the 7 Wings of Awakening:

And how, friends, when the 4 Foundations of Awareness have been developed,
when they have been made much of, do they complete the
7 Wings to Awakening,
the
7 Links to Enlightenment?




At the time, when a friend is living in contemplating the Body as a frame,
just a disgusting form, enthusiastic, clearly conscious, continually aware of it,
so as to control all desire and aversion for bodies and forms in this world:
At that time undisrupted Awareness is aroused in this friend ....
At the time, friends, when undisrupted Awareness is aroused in such friend:
At that time the link to awakening that is Awareness is stirred up in this friend;
Later over a period such friend develops the link to awakening that is Awareness;
Finally the link to awakening that is Awareness comes to complete fulfilment of
development in this friend.



Living thus Aware, awake, mindful such curious and interested friend examines,
inquires into, bring this thing forward for Investigation, by means of insight.
At the time, friends, when such a friend, living thus aware, mindfully examines,
inquires into, bring all things forward for Investigation, by means of insight:
At that time the link to awakening that is Investigation is stirred up in this friend;
Later over a period this friend develops the link to awakening that is Investigation;
Finally the link to awakening that is Investigation into phenomena comes
to
complete fulfilment of development in this friend.



While such friend is thus examining, inquiring into, bring things into Investigation,
by means of insight, then enthusiastic and unsluggish Energy is stirred up in this friend.
At the time, friends, when unsluggish Energy is stirred up in a friend who is examining
who inquires into, who bring all things forward for Investigation, by means of insight:
At that time the link to awakening that is Energy is stirred up in such friend;
Later over a period such friend develops the link to awakening that is Energy;
Finally the link to awakening that is Energy comes to complete fulfilment of
development in this keen, eager, enthusiastic, and devoted friend.



When such a friend has stirred up Energy unsullied Joy arises.
At the time, friends, when unsullied Joy arises in a friend of stirred up Energy:
At that time the link to awakening that is Joy, is stirred up in such a friend;
Later over a period this friend develops the Link to Awakening that is Joy;
Finally the link to awakening that is Joy comes to
complete fulfilment of
development in this now ever glad friend. ;-)



The body of one whose mind is in Joy, - as happy as one can be - is tranquilized,
and thought too is tranquilized. At the time when both the body of a friend
whose mind is in Joy, is tranquilized, and any thinking too is all tranquilized:
At that time the link to awakening that is Tranquillity is stirred up in such friend;
Later over a period this friend develops the link to awakening that is Tranquillity;
Finally the link to awakening that is Tranquillity comes to complete fulfilment of
development in this calmed serene friend.



The thought of one whose body is thus tranquil and at ease is concentrated.
At the time, when thought is concentrated in one whose body is tranquil and at ease:
At that time the link to awakening that is Concentration is stirred up in such friend;
Later over a period this friend develops the link to awakening that is Concentration;
Finally the link to awakening that is Concentration comes to complete fulfilment of
development in this well focused ever undistracted friend.



Such noble friend is one who looks with proper care at the thought concentrated thus.
At the time, when a friend looks with proper care at the thought concentrated thus:
At that time the link to awakening that is Equanimity, a solid even mental ballance,
is stirred up in such friend. Later over a period this friend develops the link to
awakening that is Equanimity. Finally the link to awakening that is Equanimity
comes to complete fulfilment of development in this friend.
When such a friend is faring along contemplating the feelings just as responses,
the mind just as moods, and all phenomena just as mental states, enthusiastic,
clearly conscious of them, continually aware of them, he will control any desire
and any dejection regarding in phenomena in this world! At that time the link to
awakening that is Equanimity comes to fulfilment of development in this friend.



Friends, the 4 Foundations of Awareness, when developed thus, made much of thus,
refined thus, brings to fulfilment the 7 Links in Awakening! And How, friends, when
the 7 Links have been developed, how when they are made much of, do they bring to
fulfilment: Freedom through Knowledge?

Herein, friends, a friend develops the link to awakening that is Awareness dependent
on aloofness, dependent on detachment, dependent on ceasing, ending in relinquishment;
The friend develops the link to awakening that is Investigation into phenomena ...
the link to awakening that is Energy...
the link to awakening that is Joy ...
the link to awakening that is Tranquillity ...
the link to awakening that is Concentration ...
the link to awakening that is Equanimity
dependent on aloofness, dependent on detachment, dependent on ceasing, culminating in
relinquishment, friends, when the 7 Links in Awakening are developed thus, are made much
of thus, are refined thus, they bring to utter fulfilment: Freedom through Knowledge .... !
Thus spoke the lord.... Delighted, these Bhikkhus rejoiced in what the Lord Buddha had said ....



Of related interest:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/4_Foundations_of_Awareness.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_7_Links_to_Awakening.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Meaning_of_the-7_Links_to_Awakening.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Investigation_Vicaya.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energy_Viriya.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Joy_Piti.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Tranquillity_Passaddhi.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Concentration_Samadhi.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Equanimity_Upekkha.htm

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