46. Bojjhanga Saɱyutta
3. Udāyi Vagga
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
5. The Great Chapter
46. Kindred Sayings on the Limbs of Wisdom
Translated by F. L. Woodward
Then the Exalted One addressed the monks,
"Yes, lord," replied those monks to the Exalted One.
The Exalted One said:
"I will teach you, monks,
seven conditions that lead to non-decline.[ed1]
Do ye listen to it.
And what, monks, are those
seven conditions that lead to non-decline?
They are the seven limbs of wisdom.
The limb of wisdom that is mindfulness,
the limb of wisdom that is investigation of the Norm,
the limb of wisdom that is energy,
the limb of wisdom that is tranquillity,
the limb of wisdom that is concentration,
the limb of wisdom that is equanimity.
These, monks, are
the seven conditions that lead to non-decline.
[ed1] Woodward reads the 'aparihāni' (his 'undeclining') of the title for the body of the text's 'aparihāniya' that is, here, 'that lead to non-decline' to which I have changed it. Left as it was ("seven conditions that decline not") it would refer to the non-declining of the seven, but what is being spoken of is the non-decline of states in the practitioner.