Sariputta explains the 7
Links to Awakening!
Sāriputta once said: Friends!
Friend; the Bhikkhus replied. Venerable
Sāriputta then explained this:
Friends, there are these Seven Links to Awakening. What seven?
These are the Seven Links to Awakening!
In whichever of these 7 Links to Awakening, I wish to dwell in the
in that I abide in the morning; in whichever I wish to dwell at noon, in
I abide at noon; in whichever I wish to dwell in the evening, in that I
in the evening... Suppose a king or a minister had a cupboard full of
of many various colours, then whichever pair of clothes he wished to put
in the morning, that he would put on in the morning; whichever clothes
wished to put on at noon, that he would put on at noon; & whichever
he wished to put on in the evening, that he would put on in the evening:
in whichever of these 7 Links to Awakening, I wish to abide in for
period, in that indeed I easily abide dwelling fully absorbed by that
If it occurs to me that now there is The
Awareness Link to Awakening present
in me, then it occurs to me that it is measureless, & it occurs to me
that it is
well established; and while it is remaining I know that it remains; and
if it falls
away in me, then I know instantly that it faded away caused by this or
specific condition or definable circumstance! So too with the other
to awakening. I notice and know both their presence, ceasing and
On the 7 Links to Awakening (Sambojjhanga):
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Book [V: 70-1] section 46: The Links.4: The Clothes...
Sāriputta Thera and Venerable
Mahā Moggallāna Thera
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