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Friends:

Establishing Awareness Creates a Mighty Majestic Power!


Sāketa was the place where Venerable Sariputta said this to Venerable Anuruddha:
Friend Anuruddha, by cultivating and making much of which conditions have you developed such mighty
magic power, and supreme majesty?

Friend, it is by cultivating and making much of the Four Foundations of Awareness that I have done so.
What four? Herein friend,

I dwell contemplating body just as a form ... and the rise and fall of body ...
both own and other ... internal and external ... past, present and future!
I dwell contemplating feeling just as reaction ... and the rise and fall of feeling ...
both own and other ... internal and external ...
past, present and future!
I dwell contemplating all mind just as moods ... and the rise and fall of mind ...
both own and other ... internal and external ...
past, present and future!
I dwell contemplating all phenomena just as mental states ...
and rise and fall of mental states ... both own and other ... internal and external ...
whether
past, present and future!

Moreover, friend it is by cultivating and making much of these Four Foundations of Awareness
that I have come to completely and directly experience this thousand fold galactic world-system.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness
that the painful feelings that come upon my body make no contact with my mind.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness
that I enjoy  many forms of magic powers: From being one, I become many, visible or invisible ...
and even as far as the fine material dark matter Brahma world do I exert power with my body.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I hear with divine hearing purified and supra-human the sound of both man and deva, far or near.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I know the minds of other beings; the lustful as lustful, angry as angry ... the liberated as liberated.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I know, as it really is, the cause of any given event, and what is not the cause of this event.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I know as they really are the cause and conditions of any given action, whether performed in
the past, future or present time.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I know, as it really is, the gradual and final result of any given practise.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I know, as they really are, the diverse characters of whatever being on whatever existence-level.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I know, as they really are, the deeper and latent natures of other being's, and person's minds.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I know, as they really are, the corruption, purification, and emergence of the attainments of any
trance, mental release, and kind of absorption.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I can remember my past lives, as they really were: One, two ... 100 thousands rebirths in all their
minutest detail and peculiarity.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I know and see with divine supra-human sight, as they really are, the going and coming of beings,
their death and rebirth, all while transmigrating according to their accumulated behaviour.
Moreover, it is because of having cultivated, and made much of these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I know, as it really is, in this very life, by my own unaided ability, the destruction of the mental
fermentations, and the calm blissful dwelling in release and insight freed from all mental fermentation...

 
Venerable Sariputta and Venerable
Anuruddha

Source: Samyutta Nikāya V Maha-Vagga, Section on Anuruddha. 

Anuruddha was first cousin of the Buddha, and an eminent Awareness-Master disciple:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/ay/anuruddha.htm

 More on these crucial Four Foundations of Awareness:
 https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Four_Foundations_of_Awareness.htm

Mighty Magic Majesty!


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