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The Perfections leading to Enlightenment by Sujin Boriharnwanaket

By Sujin Boriharnwanaket

This booklet at the Perfections is a examine of the 10 reliable features resulting in Enlightenment: generosity, morality, renunciation, knowledge, strength, endurance, truthfulness, choice, loving-kindness, and equanimity. It indicates once they are thought of perfections and what hinders them. It exhibits the significance of constructing them in everyday life and the way their cultivation is key for the whole eradication of all defilements. Many prices are used from the the unique scriptures of Theravada Buddhism and for precision of knowing a few Pali phrases are used. the writer is a prolific author and broadcaster of Buddhist scriptures and has had numerous books released around the globe.

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We should develop satipaììhåna together with all the perfections, and this for an endlessly long time. We shall know that satipaììhåna can gradually grow, together with the perfections which we have developed and accumulated. In order to realize the four noble Truths, all the perfections should be developed, not only generosity and morality, but also renunciation, the giving up of clinging to the sense objects. We also need to have the perfections of energy and patience, 1 Each kusala citta is accompanied by sati that is heedful, non-forgetful of what is kusala.

1 2 3 4 Kammassakatå ñåùa, understanding that kamma is the cause of vipåka, result. Beings will receive the appropriate results of their deeds. The Påli has: våsanå. Even arahats who have eradicated all defilements may still have a way of speech or action that is not agreeable to others. This is not motivated by akusala, but it is due to their habits in the past which have been accumulated. Only a Buddha can eradicate våsanå. The eight qualities of the Buddha’s voice: it is frank, clear, melodious, pleasant, full, carrying, deep and resonant, and does not travel beyond his audience.

32 - The Perfections boon. The boon that he wishes for are all ten perfections. We read: “The ascetic Akitti said, ‘Sakka, lord of the devas, you have offered me a boon. People who have children, a wife, possessions and all kinds of pleasant things, are attached to them, even though their attachment does not cause any harm. However, I wish to be free from all degrees of attachment to such things. ’ ” This shows that he had a precise understanding of his cittas: he did not wish to have attachment even if it would not cause any harm.

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