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Four Fine Formless Fruits
 

Friends:

The Blessed Buddha once pointed out some fine future fruits:
I: The release of mind by universal friendliness developed, linked with
the 7 links to Enlightenment, has the beautiful liberation as culmination!

II: The release of mind by compassionate pity developed, all joined with
the 7 links to Enlightenment, has the infinitude of space, as culmination!
This is the 1st formless absorption.

III: The release of mind by altruistic & mutual joy developed, all linked
with the 7 links to Enlightenment, has the infinitude of consciousness,
as ultimate culmination... This is the 2nd formless absorption.

IV: The release of mind by imperturbable equanimity developed, combined
with the 7 links to Enlightenment, has the sphere of nothingness, as the
absolute culmination... This is the 3rd formless absorption.

So do these 4 divine & infinite states of friendliness, pity, mutual joy and
equanimity, when cultivated together with the 7 links to Enlightenment:
Awareness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquillity, Concentration and
Equanimity, lead to entry and absorption into these 4 sublime formless
mental dimensions of supra-mundane consciousness...


Final Entry after much meditation...

More on the infinitely divine states (Brahma-Vihāras):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Infinite_Friendliness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Endless_Pity.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rejoicing_Bliss_is_Mudita.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Equanimity_Upekkha.htm



From Delight in Diversity to Unification in Oneness...

Source:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. Book V 115-21
Section 46: On The Enlightenment Factors. Linked with Friendliness: 54.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/index.html

 

Have a nice & noble day!

 
 

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