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Friends:

The 5 Mental Abilities are what actually Awakens!

 
The blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, and friends, there are these 5 abilities (indriya). Which five?

The ability of Faith (saddhā)
The ability of Energy (viriya)
The ability of Awareness (sati)
The ability of Concentration (samādhi)
The ability of Understanding (pañña)

And how and where, Bhikkhus and friends, is the Faith ability to be found?
Among the four factors of stream entry!* The faith ability is to be found there.
And how and where, Bhikkhus and friends, is the
Energy ability to be found?
Among the four best efforts! The energy ability is to be found there.
And how and where, Bhikkhus and friends, is the
Awareness ability to be found?
Among the four foundations of awareness! The awareness ability is to be found there.
And how and where, Bhikkhus and friends, is the
Concentration ability to be found?
Among the four jhānas! The concentration ability is to be found there.
And how and where, Bhikkhus and friends, is the
Understanding ability to be found?
Among the four Noble Truths! The understanding ability is to be found there.



Comments:
Quite logical actually and naturally. Note all 5 abilities are rooted in 4 aspects.
Like a ship having 4 anchors, one in each direction, lies all still, not drifting an inch.

* The 4 Factors of Stream Entry are:
Having a Noble friend.
Hearing the True Dhamma.
Reflecting on this Dhamma.
Training according to this Dhamma.

More on the Five Mental Abilities (indriya) in general:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Analysis_of_the_Abilities.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Fruits_of_the_Abilities.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Finding_the_Abilities.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Final_Abilities.htm

Where are the Abilities found?


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