Seeing the Elements, Tendencies
Once when the Venerable
was dwelling at
Anāthapindika's Park, numerous Bhikkhus went
to the Venerable
& exchanged polite greetings with him.
Then they sat down to one side & asked
What is it that the Venerable Anuruddha
has developed & cultivated so that
he has attained to his famous greatness of
direct knowledge? Ven.
It is, because I have developed & cultivated these 4
Foundations of Awareness
I have won great direct knowledge.
What four? Here, friends, I dwell
constantly contemplating upon:
only as a formed material frame, neither as I, me, mine, nor a self...
only as passing sensations, neither as I, as mine, nor as my self...
only as temporary mentalities, neither as I, me, mine, nor any ego...
only as momentary mental states, not as reality, or as existents...
& frustration rooted in this world! It
is, friends, because
I have developed &
4 Foundations of Awareness
that I have become empowered
with this supra-human ability: I see &
understand this entire universe with its
many & diverse
elements as it
really is. Furthermore, friends, this awareness
make me experience
the diversity of all possibilities &
tendencies in all kinds
Furthermore, friends, it is, friends, because I have developed and
fully refined these
Four Foundations of Awareness that I see & understand,
just as it really is, the degree of maturity in all mental
of all other
beings and persons...
details on the Abilities (Indriya)
The All Seeing Eye!
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya. [V:304]
section 52: Anuruddha. Thread 18-20: The elements and abilities!