The thirty seven requisites of enlightenment or bodhipakkhiya dhamma in the Pali language and bodhipaksa dharma in the Sanskrit language. being one of the connotations of bodhipakkhiya-dhamma, as given in Chapter I. the thirty-seven Bodhipakkhiya-dhammas, the requisites of enlightenment. bodhipakkhiya-dhammā. The 37 ‘things pertaining to enlightenment’, or ‘ requisites of enlightenment’ comprise the entire doctrines of the Buddha. They are.

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By giving attention to the appropriate basis SN Bodhipp. In the VisuddhimaggaBuddhaghosa enumerates the seven sets of bodhipakkhiya dhammas along with a relevant Sutta Pitaka discourse Vism.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When tranquillity develops, the opposite factors of restlessness and remorse uddaccha kukkuccha are controlled. Email required Address never made public.

In the Pasadika sutta of the Digha nikayaas a means of avoiding any disagreement or dispute about the teaching and referring to these 37 requisites, Buddha advised the disciples:. Close consideration of the series would show that the seven sets are ranked in a numerically ascending order, from four to eight, which means that their arrangement is purely pedagogic and implies nothing about a later set being more advanced than the earlier sets Please help improve this article by adding references to reliable secondary sourceswith boduipakkhiya points of view.


It has four aspects: When energy and concentration become powers, they lead to deep states of concentration, or Jh anaand when wisdom becomes a power it leads bodhiipakkhiya the insight into the three universal characteristics of impermanence: By careful attention SN Subsequently, effort is directed to abandon the unwholesome mental states that have already arisen by abandoning thoughts of sensual desire, hatred and cruelty.

This, however, would be a misinterpretation. Walpola Sri Bodhipakkniya December 1—7, Here, the wholesome mental states are the seven factors of enlightenment. Examples of this are as follows: A corpse SN Four foundations of mindfulness: Four types of right effort: And what, bhikkhus, are these teachings?

The mental qualities that are quietened in kaya passaddhhi are the aggregates of feeling vedana ; perception sanna ; and the mental formations sankhara. There has to be a balance between faith and wisdom as well as between effort and concentration in order to facilitate spiritual progress.

Bodhipakkhiya Dhamma Foundation

Contemplation of the mind just as mind and just as a phenomenon with no sense of mine, I or myself is to be done by observing the following:. By observing an aspect of the body By observing an aspect of the feeling By observing an aspect of the mind By observing an aspect of principles.

Bpdhipakkhiya page was last edited on 30 Novemberat Bodhipakkhiya dhamma in Theravada Buddhism. A mind with greed or without greed; A mind with anger or without anger; A mind with delusion or without delusion; A lazy mind; A distracted mind; A developed or undeveloped mind; An inferior or superior mind; A concentrated or un-concentrated mind; and A mind free from defilements or not free from defilements.


Thirty-Seven Requisites of Enlightenment: Bodhipakkhiya dhamma in Theravada Buddhism

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Any Buddhist disciple aspiring to attain them must invariably develop these 37 bodhipakhiya of enlightenment. The spiritual friend can help the meditator choose the right object for meditation and can also provide guidance and support. Energy or effort is the persistence in avoiding unarisen unskilful mental qualities, abandoning arisen unskilful mental qualities, cultivating unarisen skilful mental qualities and maintaining arisen skilful mental qualities.

The unwholesome mental states to be abandoned are the thoughts of sensual desire, hatred and cruelty while the wholesome mental states to be cultivated and maintained are the seven factors of enlightenment. The fifth factor passaddhi of calm, serenity, quietness or tranquillity naturally follows joy or rapture and leads on to concentration.

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