How is the Understanding Ability the Supreme?
The Blessed Buddha once said!
Bhikkhus, just as, among the trees of Jambudipa the rose-apple tree
is declared to be the chief, similarly among all the states leading to
enlightenment the understanding ability is declared to be the chief,
that is, for the attainment of the supreme enlightenment!
And what, Bhikkhus, are the states leading to enlightenment?
The ability of Faith <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Faith_Summary.htm> , Bhikkhus, is a state leading to enlightenment;
The ability of Energy <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energy_Viriya.htm> , Bhikkhus, is a state leading to enlightenment;
The ability of Awareness <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Awareness_Sati.htm> , is a state leading towards enlightenment;
The ability of Concentration <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Concentration_Samadhi.htm> , is a state leading to enlightenment;
The ability of Understanding <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Understanding_is_the_Chief.htm> is a state leading to enlightenment;
Why? They are conducive for, leads to and produce enlightenment...
Friends just as, the rose-apple tree among the trees of Jambudipa
is declared to be their chief, so too, among all the states leading to
enlightenment, the ability of understanding is declared to be their
chief, that is, for the attainment of enlightenment...
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:237] section 48: The Abilities. 67: The Tree ...
More on this supreme Comprehension:
Understanding is the Fourth Mental Perfection!
Understanding is the Chief!
Friendship is the Greatest :-)
Bhikkhu Samahita * Ceylon *
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