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  • Bhikkhu Samahita
    Friends: How do the Seven Links to Awakening link & lead to Awakening? They lead to & produce enlightenment, in this way are they links to awakening. They are
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      Friends:

      How do the Seven Links to Awakening link & lead to Awakening?

      They lead to & produce enlightenment, in this way are they links to awakening.
      They are themselves enlightened, in this way are they links to awakening.

      They are enlightened since they embrace the root cause of awakening.
      They are enlightened since they provide & equip the root cause of awakening.
      They are enlightened since they induce ripening of the root cause of awakening.
      They are enlightened since they promote distinction of the root cause of awakening.
      They are enlightened since they completely perfect the root cause of awakening.

      How do the Seven Links to Awakening remain stably established in mind?

      The Awareness link remains by arising of other states not being given attention.
      The Awareness link remains by non-arising of other states being given attention.
      The Awareness link remains by occurrence of other states not being given attention.
      The Awareness link remains by non-occurrence of other states being given attention.
      The Awareness link remains by the sign not being adverted to nor given attention.
      The Awareness link remains by the sign-less state being given constant attention.
      The Awareness link remains by mental construction not being given any attention.
      The Awareness link remains by ceasing of all craving being given full attention.
      The Awareness link to Awakening indeed remains in these very eight aspects.
      Exactly and similarly so with the other six links to Awakening.

      The Awareness link falls away by arising of other states being given attention.
      The Awareness link falls away by non-arising of other states not being given attention.
      The Awareness link falls away by occurrence of other states being given attention.
      The Awareness link falls away by non-occurrence of other states not being given attention.
      The Awareness link falls away by the sign-less state not being given attention.
      The Awareness link falls away by the sign being given attention.
      The Awareness link falls away by ceasing not being given attention.
      The Awareness link falls away by mental construction being given attention.
      The Awareness link to Awakening falls away in these eight aspects.
      Exactly and similarly so with the other six links to Awakening.

      Source (edited extract): Sariputta
      Path of Discrimination: Patisambhidamagga.
      Treatise on the Links to Awakening XIII.


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