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The Seven Dimensions of Self-Awakening

There are, friends, seven dimensions of self-awakening.

What seven?

The memory-dimension of self-awakening.

When, the memory-dimension of self-awakening
as fully described by the Lucky Man,
as seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up,
is made to live,
made a big thing of,
it conduces to higher knowledge,
self-awakening,
Nibbāna.

The investigation-of-things-demension of self-awakening.

When, the investigation-of-things-dimension of self-awakening
as fully described by the Lucky Man,
as seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up,
is made to live,
made a big thing of,
it conduces to higher knowledge,
self-awakening,
Nibbāna.

The energy-demension of self-awakening.

When, the energy-dimension of self-awakening
as fully described by the Lucky Man,
as seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up,
is made to live,
made a big thing of,
it conduces to higher knowledge,
self-awakening,
Nibbāna.

The appreciation-demension of self-awakening.

When, the appreciation-dimension of self-awakening
as fully described by the Lucky Man,
as seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up,
is made to live,
made a big thing of,
it conduces to higher knowledge,
self-awakening,
Nibbāna.

The impassivity-demension of self-awakening.

When, the impassivity-dimension of self-awakening
as fully described by the Lucky Man,
as seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up,
is made to live,
made a big thing of,
it conduces to higher knowledge,
self-awakening,
Nibbāna.

The serenity-demension of self-awakening.

When, the serenity-dimension of self-awakening
as fully described by the Lucky Man,
as seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up,
is made to live,
made a big thing of,
it conduces to higher knowledge,
self-awakening,
Nibbāna.

The detachment-demension of self-awakening.

When, the detachment-dimension of self-awakening
as fully described by the Lucky Man,
as seated in solitude,
seated in dispassion,
seated in ending,
culminating in giving up,
is made to live,
made a big thing of,
it conduces to higher knowledge,
self-awakening,
Nibbāna.

These, friends are the seven dimensions of self-awakening!

 


 

References:

See SN 46 Bojjhaŋga Saɱyutta for the way the Seven Dimensions are fully described by the Lucky Man.


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