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Energy is a Way to Suprahuman Force!

The Blessed Buddha once said:

When a Bhikkhu develops the Ways to Force that is enriched with concentrated Energy,
constructed by effort, by thinking: In this way will my Energy, neither be too slack, nor
too tense, it will neither be constricted internally, nor scattered externally, then he
dwells experiencing both what is in front and what is behind, so above, so also below,
so by day, so also at night! Therefore, with a mind all open and unrestricted, he develops
the dazzling bright mind, which is pervaded by luminosity... However:
What is Energy that is too slack?
Energy joined with indifference. This is Energy, that is too slack...
What is Energy that is too tense?
It is restless and agitated Energy. That is Energy, that is too tense...
What is Energy that is constricted internally?
It is Energy joined with lethargy and laziness. Inwardly choked!
What is Energy that is scattered externally?
Energy directed and diverted externally for the 5 sense pleasures...
This is called Energy that is scattered and distracted externally...
How does one dwell experiencing both the front and what is behind?
The perception of front, and back, is both well attended to, and thereby both
well comprehended, well considered, and penetrated by understanding...
How does one dwell seeing as below, so above; as above, so below?
One reviews this very frame of body upwards from the soles of the feet, and downwards
from the tips of the hairs, enclosed in skin, as full of many kinds of impurities: There are
in this body: Head-hairs, body-hairs, nails, teeth, skin, flesh, sinews, bones, bone-marrow,
kidneys, heart, liver, pleura, spleen, lungs, intestines, mesentery, vomit in the stomach,
excrement, bile, lymph, pus, blood, sweat, fat, tears, mucus, saliva, snot, fluid of the joints,
and urine... So does one come to see both, what is above, and what is below!
How does one dwell by day, so at night; as at night, so by day?
Here, at night a Bhikkhu trains the Ways to Force, that is enriched with concentrated
Energy, constructed by effort, using the same techniques, qualities, features, and aspects,
as he trains during the day.
And how, does one dwell with a mind, that is open and unrestricted,  a dazzling bright mind,
which is pervaded by its own luminosity...?

Here, always the perception of day-light is well attended to and well resolved upon by firm
determination. It is in exactly this way, that one dwell with an open and unrestricted mind,
that is dazzling bright and which is pervaded by its very own luminosity...

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Energy is a Way to Suprahuman Force!

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:278]
section 51: The 4 Forces: Thread 20: Analysis of the Ways.

Energy is Way to Force!

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