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What are the 4 & very best Right Efforts?
 

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, there are these four right efforts. What four? Here, Bhikkhus:

1 Preventing Avoidance: One generates desire for the non-emergence of yet
unarisen evil disadvantageous mental states, one makes an effort, one arouses
energy, redirects mind, & strives enthusiastically to prevent bad from arising.
2 Overcoming Elimination: One generates desire for the quick elimination of
already arisen bad detrimental states, one makes an effort, arouses energy,
redirects mind, and one strives enthusiastically for eradication of all wrong...
3 Initiating Development: One generates desire for the arising of yet unarisen
advantageous mental states, one makes an effort, one arouses much energy,
redirects the mind, and strives enthusiastically for giving birth to good states...
4 Maintaining Enhancement: One generates desire for the fixed maintenance
of already arisen advantageous states, for their stable increase, expansion,
& final fulfilment by development, one makes an effort, one arouses energy,
redirects the mind, and strives enthusiastically for sustaining all right & good... 
These are the four right efforts!
Bhikkhus, just as the river Ganges slants, slopes, and inclines towards the East,
even so does a Bhikkhu, who develops and cultivates these Four Right Efforts
slant, slope, slide, move, approach, glide and incline directly towards
Nibbāna!

Defining Comments:
Question: What are these bad, evil, wrong and disadvantageous mental states?
Answer: All
mental states motivated by, or mixed with diluted derivatives of
greed, hate and ignorance are bad, evil, wrong and disadvantageous for all...
Question: What are these good, kind, right and advantageous mental states?
Answer: All mental states motivated by, or mixed with diluted derivatives of
generosity, goodwill and understanding are good, right & advantageous for all...


The 4-Fold Right Effort!

More on this Right Effort!
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_is_Right_Effort.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Avoiding_Effort.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Avoiding_Effort2.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energetic_Effort.htm


If Good: GO! If Bad STOP! Keep on doing just that!

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:244] section 49: The 4 Efforts. 1: River Ganges.

Gliding towards NibbAna..


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