What are the 7 Fruits of the Abilities?
The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, there are these
abilities. What five?
1: The Ability of
2: The Ability of
3: The Ability of
4: The Ability of
5: The Ability of
abilities have been developed & cultivated, then
fruits and excellent benefits may be expected!
What are these seven fruits and
1: One attains
final knowledge early in this very life. If not then;
2: One attains
final knowledge at the time of death. If not then;
3: One having cut the
4: One attains
upon landing in the
pure abodes. If not then;
5: One attains
in the pure abodes without effort. If not then;
6: One attains
in the pure abodes with some effort. If not then;
7: One is bound
heading towards the
When, Bhikkhus, these five mental abilities have been developed and
cultivated, these seven sublime fruits and benefits may be expected.
Abilities and the
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
section 48: The Abilities: 66.