The Factors Leading to Enlightenment - Eight Path-factors



When panna has become accomplished to the degree that it can realise the Noble Truths it is accompanied by these seven factors of enlightenment. Panna reaches accomplishment by means of thirty-seven dhammas pertaining to enlightenment, the bodhipakkhiya dhammas. These are:

the four applications of mindfulness, the four right efforts, the four bases of success, the five faculties, the five powers, the seven factors of enlightenment, and the eight Path-factors.

The lokuttara citta is accompanied by all eight Path-factors, which are  the following cetasikas:

samma-dttìhi, right view, samma-sankappa, right thinking, samma-vaca, right speech, samma-kammanta, right action, samma-ajíva, right livelihood, samma-vayama, right effort, samma-sati, right mindfulness, and samma-samadhi, right concentration.


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