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 +'''​The 37 factors (sometimes called steps) of enlightenment''':​
 +
 +(from Anguttara Nikaya 7.67, Majjhima Nikaya 103, Digha Nikaya 16)
 +
 +==The 4 Foundations of Mindfulness==
 +{{Main|Satipatthana Sutta}}
 +*Mindfulness of body
 +*Mindfulness of sensations
 +*Awareness of mind
 +*Meditation on the Dhamma
 +
 +==The 4 supreme efforts==
 +{{Main|4 supreme efforts}}
 +*Not to let an unwholesome thought arise which has not yet arisen.
 +*Not to let an unwholesome thought continue which has already arisen.
 +*To make a wholesome thought arise which has not yet arisen.
 +*To make a wholesome thought continue which has already arisen. ​
 +
 +==The 4 means to accomplishment==
 +{{Main|4 means to accomplishment}}
 +*Desire, zeal (wholesome) [Pali: chandha]
 +*Energy
 +*Consciousness
 +*Investigation ​
 +
 +==The 5 strengths==
 +{{Main|5 strengths}}
 +*Faith
 +*Energy
 +*Mindfulness
 +*Concentration
 +*Wisdom ​
 +
 +==The 5 faculties==
 +{{Main|5 faculties}}
 +*Faith
 +*Energy
 +*Mindfulness
 +*Concentration
 +*Wisdom ​
 +
 +==The Noble Eightfold Middle Path==
 +{{Main|The Noble Eightfold Middle Path}}
 +*Right Understanding
 +*Right Thought
 +*Right Speech
 +*Right Action
 +*Right Livelihood
 +*Right Effort
 +*Right Mindfulness
 +*Right Concentration
 +
 +==The 7 factors of enlightenment==
 +{{Main|7 factors of enlightenment}}
 +*mindfulness (sati)
 +*investigation of mental phenomena (dhamma vicaya)
 +*energy (viriya)
 +*joy (pīti)
 +*tranquillity (passaddhi)
 +*concentration (samādhi)
 +*equanimity (upekkhā) ​
 +
 +==Five frequently found qualities==
 +
 +[[Image:​37factors.png|center|1200px]]
 +
 +This teaching / list from the suttas gets to the heart of the practice and teachings and is sometimes known as the "Wings to Awakening"​. An analysis of it by [[Buddhaghosa]] (author of the [[Visuddhimagga]]) revealed several recurring concepts running through the 37:
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 +*saddha (2 times) [faith, confidence]
 +*samādhi (4 times) [concentration,​ tranquility]
 +*paññā (5 times) [wisdom]
 +*sati (8 times) [mindfulness]
 +*viriya (9 times) [energy]
 +
 +==References==
 +
 +*''​[[Buddha'​s Lists|The Complete Book of Buddha'​s Lists -- Explained]]''​. ​ David N. Snyder, Ph.D., 2006.
 +*http://​www.thedhamma.com/​
 +
 +[[Category:​Buddha'​s Lists]]
 +[[Category:​Introduction to Buddhism]]
  
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