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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Awakening

The Blessed Buddha once said:Bhikkhus, just as this body, is sustained by feeding, exists in dependence
on feeding and cannot survive without food, so are the 7 Links to Awakening
also sustained by feeding, they can also only exist in dependence on feeding
and they cannot survive without feeding...
And what is the feeding of the emergence of any yet unarisen Energy and also
feeding of the very completion by advance of any already arisen Energy Link
to Awakening? There are these 3 elements of:
Initiative, Launching into effort and Endurance ...
Frequently giving careful and rational attention to them, is feeding the arising
of any unarisen Energy Link to Awakening and also feeding of the fulfillment
of any already arisen Energy Link to Awakening...
And what, Bhikkhus, is the starving that obstructs the emergence of any yet
unarisen Energy Link to Awakening & which also hinders any already arisen
Energy Link from reaching any fulfillment by deliberate development?
There are these three elements of:
Initiative, Launching and Endurance ...
Not giving frequent, careful and rational attention to them; not considering
them much and often; is the starving that prevents any unarisen Energy Link
to Awakening from arising and also blocks any already arisen Energy Link to
Awakening from reaching any complete fulfillment by training & development.
-what the Buddha said