How does the Noble
live in Alert Elevated Joy?
Nandiya, does a
Disciple live in alert elevated joy?
Disciple is endowed with verified conviction in the
self-Enlightened is the Buddha!
Not satisfied with that verified conviction in the
makes a further
effort in solitude by day, and by mental seclusion at night!
When thus enthusiastic, he
elevated by alertness!
When thus elevated by alertness, then gladness is born!
When he is gladdened, then a rapturous joy arises!
When the mind is uplifted by joy, the
now satisfied body
becomes all tranquil...
One thus tranquil in body experiences a pure and quiet bliss of sweet happiness!
The mind of one,
who is thus happy, becomes calm, condensed, and concentrated...
When the mind is concentrated, even subtle phenomena become plain and simple..
Since these subtle phenomena become
plain and simple, he becomes one,
who lives and dwells always rejoicing in
acutely alert and elevated joy...
More on this blessed Bliss of
Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta
Section 55 on Stream-Entry:
Thread 40: Nandiya.