How to Dwell abiding in Successful
The Blessed Buddha once told his
cousin the Noble Layman
One who has faith is successful,
not one who has no faith.
One who is energetic is successful,
not one who is lax and lazy.
One who is acutely aware is successful,
Mahānāma, not one who is negligent.
One who is concentrated is successful,
not one who is distracted.
One who understands is successful,
not one of no understanding.
Having established yourself in these
then you should
always dwell recollecting:
one wins the joy and special thrill that goes with the
From joy grows satisfaction. From satisfaction grows calm. From a calm body
grows happiness. From happiness grows concentration. Concentrated,
one dwells as serene among those agitated. One dwells joyous among those
Nikaya V 329-32
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