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EQUATION FOR ENLIGHTENMENT

EQUATION FOR ENLIGHTENMENT

((A + B + C) – D) + M = E

  • A = SILA / MORALITY
  • B = SAMADHI / CONCENTRATION
  • C = PANYA / WISDOM
  • D = KILESAS / MENTAL DEFILEMENTS or IMPURITIES
  • M = MERIT/BARAMI

((SILA + SAMADHI + PANYA) – KILESAS) + MERIT = ENLIGHTENMENT

OR ALSO WRITTEN

((MORALITY + CONCENTRATION + WISDOM) – DEFILEMENTS) + MERIT = ENLIGHTENMENT

EQUATION of 4 STAGES OF ENLIGHTENMENT

[(E1)-(F1)]+[(E2)-(F2)]+[(E3)-(F3)]+[(E4)-(F4)]= ENLIGHTENMENT

[(E1)-(F1)]+[(E2)-(F2)]+[(E3)-(F3)]+[(E4)-(F4)] x [7 FACTORS OF AWAKENING] + [7 NOBLE TREASURES] = ENLIGHTENMENT

[(E1)-(F1)]+[(E2)-(F2)]+[(E3)-(F3)]+[(E4)-(F4)] x [(X1 + X2 + X3 + X4 + X5 + X6 + X7)] + [(T1 + T2 + T3+ T4 + T5 + T6 +T7)] = ENLIGHTENMENT

4 STAGES OF ENLIGHTENMENT
  • E1 = 1ST Stage Enlightenment (Sotāpanna)
  • E2 = 2ND Stage Enlightenment (Sakadāgāmi)
  • E3 = 3rd Stage Enlightenment (SAnāgāmi)
  • E4 = 4th Stage Enlightenment (So Arahant)
10 FETTERS
  • F1 = Identity view + Attachment to rites and rituals + Doubt about the teachings)
  • F2 = Sensual desire +  Ill will
  • F3 = Sensual desire + Ill will
  • F4 = (Attachment to 4 meditative absorptions, which have form ) + (Attachment to 4 formless      absorptions) + (Conceit) + (Restlessness) + (Ignorance)
7 FACTORS OF AWAKENING
  • X1 = Mindfulness
  • X2 = Investigation / Analysis /
  • X3 = Energy / persistence
  • X4 = Joy or rapture
  • X5 = Relaxation / calm factors for awakening
  • X6 = Concentration
  • X7 = Equanimity
7 NOBLE TREASURES
  • T1 = Confidence
  • T2 = Morality
  • T3 = Moral shame – feeling shame to engage in any misconduct
  • T4 = Moral fear – fear of wrongdoing
  • T5 = Great learning
  • T6 = Charity – generosity and sacrificing
  • T7 = Wisdom – attaining Dhamma knowledge, not worldly knowledge
5 AGGREGATES
  • Y1 = body
  • Y2 = sensations
  • Y3 = perceptions
  • Y4= mental formations
  • Y5 = consciousness 
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