can induce Divine Hearing!
Once when the Venerable
Anuruddha was dwelling at
in Jeta's Grove,
Anāthapindika's Park, many Bhikkhus went to
Anuruddha & exchanged polite
greetings with him.
Then they sat down to one side & asked the Ven.
What has the Venerable Anuruddha developed and cultivated so
he has attained to his famous greatness of direct knowledge?
It is because I have developed & cultivated these 4
Foundations of Awareness
that I have won great direct
What four? Here, friends, I dwell always
constantly contemplating upon:
Body only as a constructed group, neither as I, me, mine, nor as any self...
only as passing responses, neither as I, as me, as mine, nor as my self...
only as temporary moods, neither as I, mine, nor as any part of my self...
only as appearing mental states, neither as any real, nor as existing...
aware, thereby removing
all desire and
frustration rooted in this world!
It is, friends, because
I have developed and much
Foundations of Awareness that I have become empowered
with suprahuman forces: With
divine ear element, which is purified, refined,
subtle and surpasses
the human, I hear both divine and human
sounds, both those
far away as well as those that are near.
Details for further study:
Source (edited extract):
Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
section 52: Anuruddha. Thread 13: The Divine Ear!