The 7 Links to Awakening
The Blessed Buddha
Whenever withdrawn in body and withdrawn in mind one
reflects on the
Buddha-Dhamma, then the
Link to Awakening arises and develops.
Thus acutely aware one examines that!
Whenever examining a mind state, then the
Investigation Link to Awakening
arises and develops. While thus being curious & enthusiastically
keen energy is aroused!
Whenever energy is aroused in one who is enthusiastic, then the
to Awakening arises and develops. While energetic & enthusiastic one
Whenever succeeding in eager joy, then the
Link to Awakening arises and
develops. One thus joyous becomes mentally satisfied and therefore
both in body and in mind!
Whenever calmed in body and mind, then the
Link to Awakening
arises & develops. One thus satisfied, calmed, serene, settled and
both body and mind becomes
Whenever calmed & comfortable in the body and tranquil & happy in the
Concentration Link to Awakening arises and develops.
concentrated one reviews all states rationally & reasonably as if from
Whenever one well balanced reviews all mental states rationally &
Link to Awakening arises and develops. In
knows and sees things right as they really are and later become.
is in this very way that
Links to Awakening develop sequentially,
one after the other; successively one leading to, and producing the
On these 7 Links to
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Book [V: 67-69] section 46: The Links.3: Morality....
The Sequential Seven!