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Final Release is Fulfilled by Wisdom!


Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
How, Ānanda, are the Seven Links to Awakening trained and developed 
so that they fulfil True Wisdom and Final Release?
When a Bhikkhu, Ānanda, develops the Awareness Link to Awakening,
based upon seclusion, disillusion, and ceasing, then it matures into release!
When he develops the Investigation Link to Awakening, based upon total
seclusion, disillusion, and ceasing, then it culminates into mental release!
When he develops the Energy Link to Awakening, based upon seclusion,
disillusioned disgust, and ceasing of craving, then it blossoms into release!
When he develops the Joy Link to Awakening, based on solitary seclusion,
detached disgust, and ceasing of craving, then it progresses into release!
When he develops the Tranquillity Link to Awakening, based upon complete
isolation, disillusion, and ceasing, then it comes to a climax of final release!
When he develops the Concentration Link to Awakening, while alone and
reclusive, undeceived, and cooled, there is breakthrough of mental release!
When he develops the Equanimity Link to Awakening, based upon seclusion,
disillusioned disgust, and ceasing of all urge, then it flourishes into release!
It is, Ānanda, when these Seven Links to Awakening are trained and refined
in this very way, that they fulfil the causes of True Wisdom and Final Release!

More on these Seven Sublime Links to Awakening:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Joy_Piti.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energy_Viriya.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/a/annaa.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/b_f/bodhi.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Equanimity_Upekkha.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Investigation_Vicaya.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/The_Seven_Links_to_Awakening.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Meaning_of_the-7_Links_to_Awakening.htm



Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:333]
section 54: Ānāpānasamyutta. Thread 13: Ānanda

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