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What are the 7 Fruits of the Abilities?


The Blessed Buddha once said:

Bhikkhus, there are these 5 abilities. What five?

1: The Ability of Faith.
2: The Ability of Energy.
3: The Ability of Awareness.
4: The Ability of Concentration.
5: The Ability of Understanding.

When these 5 abilities have been developed & cultivated, then
seven supreme fruits and excellent benefits may be expected!
What are these seven fruits and advantageous benefits?
1: One attains final knowledge early in this very life. If not then;
2: One attains final knowledge at the time of death. If not then;
3: One having cut the 5 lower chains attains Nibbāna in between;

4: One attains Nibbāna upon landing in the pure abodes. If not then;

5: One attains Nibbāna in the pure abodes without effort. If not then;

6: One attains Nibbāna in the pure abodes with some effort. If not then;
7: One is bound Upstream, heading towards the Akanittha realm.
When, Bhikkhus, these five mental abilities have been developed and
cultivated, these seven sublime fruits and benefits may be expected.

On the 5 Mental Abilities and the pure abodes:


Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:237] section 48: The Abilities: 66.



The 7 Fruits!

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