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Bojjhaṅgā



The Seven Factors of Enlightenment




In Buddhism, the Seven Factors of Awakening MN 77 (Pali: satta bojjhaṅgā or satta sambojjhaṅgā; Skt.: sapta bodhyanga) are:

  1. Mindfulness (sati, Sanskrit smrti). To maintain awareness of reality (dharma).

  2. Investigation of the nature of reality (dhamma vicaya, Skt. dharmapravicaya).

  3. Energy (viriya, Skt. vīrya) also determination, effort.

  4. Joy or Rapture (pīti, Skt. prīti)

  5. Relaxation or Tranquility (passaddhi, Skt. prashrabdhi) of both body and mind

  6. Concentration, (samādhi) a calm, one-pointed state of mind, or clear awareness

  7. Equanimity (upekkha, Skt. upekshā). To accept reality as-it-is (yathā-bhuta) without craving or aversion.

The Pali word bojjhanga is a compound of bodhi ('awakening,' 'enlightenment') and anga ('factor').




Bojjhanga:KASSAPA MOGGALLĀNA CUNDA