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The Essential Dhamma

When speaking of 'The Dhamma', capital "D", it is the following that is being spoken of:

The Four Settings-up of Mind

Living in a body, over-seeing body energetic, alert, careful; observing it's arising, observing its ending, with such penetrating knowledge that one drops one's anger and ambition and is bound down to nothing at all in the world.

Living in sense-experience, over-seeing sense-experience energetic, alert, careful; observing it's arising, observing its ending, with such penetrating knowledge that one drops one's anger and ambition and is bound down to nothing at all in the world.

Living in mental states, over-seeing mental states energetic, alert, careful; observing it's arising, observing its ending, with such penetrating knowledge that one drops one's anger and ambition and is bound down to nothing at all in the world.

Living in the Dhamma, over-seeing things, energetic, alert, careful; observing their arising, observing their ending, with such penetrating knowledge that one drops one's anger and ambition and is bound down to nothing at all in the world.

The Four Consummate Efforts

Generating desire, exerting the heart, seeking out the energy and self-control to prevent the arising of bad, unskillful things not yet arisen;

Generating desire, exerting the heart, seeking out the energy and self-control to let go of bad, unskillful things that have arisen;

Generating desire, exerting the heart, seeking out the energy and self-control to give rise to skillful things not yet arisen;

Generating desire, exerting the heart, seeking out the energy and self-control for the non-confusion, increased standing, and completely fulfilled development of skillful things that have arisen.

The Four Paths to Magic Power

Developing a serene state of energetic intent to create for the self that which is wished.

Developing a serene state of energetic intent to create for the self that energy which is necessary to realize one's intent.

Developing a serene state of energetic intent to create for the self the heart to accomplish one's intent.

Developing a serene state of energetic intent to create for the self the investigation necessary to accomplish one's intent.

The Five Powers

Faith that the Buddha was an Awakened one and has taught the Dhamma well.

Sense of shame

Fear of blame.

Energy

Wisdom

The Five Forces

Faith that the Buddha was an Awakened one and has taught the Dhamma well.

Sense of shame

Fear of blame.

Energy

Wisdom

The Seven Dimensions of Self-Awakening

Mind, Researching the Dhamma, Energy, Entheusiasm, Impassivity, Serenity, and Detachment.

The Aristocratic Eight-Dimensional High Way

High View,
High Principles,
High Talk,
High Works,
High Lifestyle,
High Self-control
High Mind,
High Serenity.

See: SN 3.22.81 SN 3.22.101


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