The Wings to Awakening

by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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A Table of the Wings to Awakening


I. The Seven Sets

The Four Frames of Reference (satipatthana)
1. Remaining focused on the body in & of itself -- ardent, alert, & mindful -- putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world.

2. Remaining focused on feelings in & of themselves -- ardent, alert, & mindful -- putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world.

3. Remaining focused on the mind in & of itself -- ardent, alert, & mindful -- putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world.

4. Remaining focused on mental qualities in & of themselves -- ardent, alert, & mindful -- putting aside greed & distress with reference to the world.


The Four Right Exertions (sammappadhana)

1. Generating desire, endeavoring, arousing persistence, upholding & exerting one's intent for the sake of the non-arising of evil, unskillful qualities that have not yet arisen.

2. Generating desire, endeavoring, arousing persistence, upholding & exerting one's intent for the sake of the abandoning of evil, unskillful qualities that have arisen.

3. Generating desire, endeavoring, arousing persistence, upholding & exerting one's intent for the sake of the arising of skillful qualities that have not yet arisen.

3. Generating desire, endeavoring, arousing persistence, upholding & exerting one's intent for the maintenance, non-confusion, increase, plenitude, development, & culmination of skillful qualities that have arisen.


The Four Bases of Power (iddhipada)

1. Developing the base of power endowed with concentration founded on desire & the fabrications of exertion.

2. Developing the base of power endowed with concentration founded on persistence & the fabrications of exertion.

3. Developing the base of power endowed with concentration founded on intent & the fabrications of exertion.

4. Developing the base of power endowed with concentration founded on discrimination & the fabrications of exertion.


The Five Faculties (indriya)

1. The faculty of conviction (saddha).

2. The faculty of persistence (viriya).

3. The faculty of mindfulness (sati).

4. The faculty of concentration (samadhi).

5. The faculty of discernment (pañña).


The Five Strengths (bala)

1. The strength of conviction (saddha).

2. The strength of persistence (viriya).

3. The strength of mindfulness (sati).

4. The strength of concentration (samadhi).

5. The strength of discernment (pañña).


The Seven Factors of Awakening (bojjhanga)

1. Mindfulness as a factor of awakening (sati-sambojjhanga).

2. Analysis of qualities as a factor of awakening (dhamma-vicaya-sambojjhanga).

3. Persistence as a factor of awakening (viriya-sambojjhanga).

4. Rapture as a factor of awakening (piti-sambojjhanga).

5. Serenity as a factor of awakening (passaddhi-sambojjhanga).

6. Concentration as a factor of awakening (samadhi-sambojjhanga).

7. Equanimity as a factor of awakening (upekkha-sambojjhanga).


The Noble Eightfold Path (ariya-magga)

1. Right view (samma-ditthi).

2. Right resolve (samma-sankappa).

3. Right speech (samma-vaca).

4. Right action (samma-kammanta).

5. Right livelihood (samma-ajiva).

6. Right effort (samma-vayama).

7. Right mindfulness (samma-sati).

8. Right concentration (samma-samadhi).


II. The Factors of the Seven Sets classed under the Five Faculties

Conviction


Persistence


Mindfulness


Concentration


Discernment


The Wings to Awakening

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