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Where to find the Five Mental Abilities?


The Blessed Buddha once said:

Bhikkhus, there are these five mental abilities. What 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 where, Bhikkhus, is the ability of Faith to be seen and found?
The ability of Faith is found in the Four Factors of Stream-entry...

And where, Friends, is the ability of Energy to be seen and found?
The ability of Energy is to be found among the Four Right Efforts...

And where, Bhikkhus, is the ability of Awareness to be seen and found?
The ability of Awareness is found in the Foundations of Awareness...

Where, Friends, is the ability of Concentration to be seen and found?
The ability of Concentration is found in the Four Jhana absorptions...

Where, Bhikkhus, is the ability of Understanding to be seen and found?
The ability of Understanding is found among the Four Noble Truths...

These five qualities, Bhikkhus and Friends, are the 5 mental abilities!



On The Five Mental Abilities (indriya) see:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Final_Abilities.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Origin_of_Abilities.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Finding_the_Abilities.htm

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

Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 196] 48 The Mental Abilities: 8 To be Seen..

Finding the Abilities...


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