Investigation is a Link to Awakening!
The Investigation of states Link to Awakening (dhammavicaya-sambojjhanga)
is basically the same mental property
everything and which also is inherently included in the:
The Understanding feet of force (vimamsiddhipāda)
The Ability of Understanding (pa˝˝indriya)
The Power of Understanding (pa˝˝abala)
The Right View Path Factor (sammā-ditthi-magganga)
can be trained, developed & refined to a degree that fully enlightens!
If one single quality should be pointed out as thee cause of Awakening,
then it is this Investigation of states Link to Awakening that
The Buddha once said:
(āsava) should be
overcome by development? If a Bhikkhu by
careful & rational
develops the investigation of states link to awakening based on
disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in relinquishment, then neither can
fermentation, nor any fever, nor discontent ever arise in him.
MN2 [i 11]
then he examines, analyzes, & comes to understand
that quality with penetrating insight. While thus
examining, analyzing, and coming to full intuitive comprehension, then
investigation of states link to awakening becomes aroused. He develops
it, and for him it goes to the culmination of its development.
MN118 [iii 85]
The ability of investigation of states is to examine, scrutinize and
any chosen object and when this ability is unshakable and unfailing, it
becomes the power of investigation of phenomena! By thorough and eager
investigation one understands that all things are caused and conditioned
and as such only are compounded constructions, that pass through the
inconceivably rapid moments (~10-43 sec.) of arising,
presence, & ceasing!
Remaining neither the 'same', nor 'stable' for two consecutive
Comprehending this universal flux gradually disables craving and
Therefore do not trust anything (especially not 'your-self'!)
but keep on examining and question what is doubtful and not quite clear.
Don't jump into any premature conclusion, before having examined it
The Investigation of states Link to awakening is the sword, that cuts
through the jungle of views to real seeing, understanding and true
Investigation is found in
the last five (III-VII) of these 7 Purifications:
I: Purification of morality (sīla-visuddhii)
II: Purification of mind (citta-visuddhi)
III: Purification of view (ditthi-visuddhi)
IV: Purification by overcoming doubt (kankhā-vitarana-visuddhi)
V: Purification by knowledge and vision of what is path and not-path
VI: Purification by knowledge and vision of progress on the path.
VII: Purification of knowledge and vision (˝ānadassana-visuddhi).
inherent in these 3 Comprehending Contemplations:
Contemplation of Impermanence (aniccānupassanā)
Contemplation of Suffering (dukkhānupassanā)
Contemplation of Impersonality (anattānupassanā)
Investigation leads to
the the 9 kinds of real Insight-Knowledge:
1. Contemplation of Arising and Ceasing (udayabbayānupassanā-˝āna)
2. Contemplation of Instant Dissolution (bhangānupassanā-˝āna)
3. Contemplation of Appearance as Terror (bhayatūpatthānā-˝āna)
4. Contemplation of Danger (ādīnavānupassanā-˝āna)
5. Contemplation of Disgust (nibbidānupassanā-˝āna)
6. The Desire for mental Release (muccitu-kamyatā-˝āna)
7. Reflecting and repelling contemplation (patisankhānupassanā-˝āna)
regarding all constructions (sankhārupekkhā-˝āna)
9. Adaptation confirming to the absolute truth (saccānulomika-˝āna).
on this probing quality of Investigation of states:
Curiosity Feeds Understanding!
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