Four establishments/presences of mindfulness (cattāro satipaṭṭhānā)[edit]

  1. Mindfulness of the body (kāyānupassanā, S. kayānupasthāna)
  2. Mindfulness of feelings (vedanānupassanā, S. vedanānupasthāna)
  3. Mindfulness of mental states (cittānupassanā, S. cittanupasthāna)
  4. Mindfulness of mental qualities (dhammānupassanā, S. dharmanupasthāna)

Four right exertions/efforts/strivings (cattāro sammappadhānā)[edit]

  1. Effort for the preventing of unskillful states to arise
  2. Effort for the abandoning of the already arisen unskillful states
  3. Effort for the arising of skillful states
  4. Effort for the sustaining and increasing of arisen skillful states

Four bases of spiritual power (cattāro iddhipādā)[edit]

  1. Intention or will (chanda, S. chanda)
  2. Effort (viriya, S. vīrya)
  3. Consciousness (citta, S. citta)
  4. Skill of Analysis (vīmaṁsa or vīmaŋsā, S. mimāṃsā)

Five spiritual faculties (pañca indriya)[edit]

  1. Conviction[7] (saddhā, S. śraddhā)
  2. Effort (viriya, s. vīrya)
  3. Mindfulness (sati, S. smṛti)
  4. Concentration/Unification (samādhi, S. samādhi)
  5. Wisdom (paññā, S. prajñā)

Five Strengths (pañca bala)[edit]

  1. Conviction (saddhā, S. śraddhā)
  2. Effort (viriya, S. vīrya)
  3. Mindfulness (sati, S. smṛti)
  4. Concentration/Unification (samādhi, S. samādhi)
  5. Wisdom (paññā, S. prajñā)

Seven Factors of bodhi (awakening, understanding)[edit]

  1. Mindfulness (sati, S. smṛti)
  2. Investigation (dhamma vicaya, S. dharmapravicaya)
  3. Effort (viriya, S. vīrya)
  4. Joy (pīti, S. prīti)
  5. Tranquillity (passaddhi, S. praśrabdhi)
  6. Concentration/Unification (samādhi, S. samādhi)
  7. Equanimity (upekkhā, S. upekṣā)

Noble Eightfold Path[edit]

  1. Right Understanding (sammā diṭṭhi, S. samyag-dṛṣṭi)
  2. Right Intention (sammā saṅkappa, S. samyak-saṃkalpa)
  3. Right Speech (sammā vācā, S. samyag-vāc)
  4. Right Action (sammā kammanta, S. samyak-karmānta)
  5. Right Livelihood (sammā ājīva, S. samyag-ājīva)
  6. Right Effort/Energy (sammā vāyāma, S. samyag-vyāyāma)
  7. Right Mindfulness (sammā sati, S. samyak-smṛti)
  8. Right Concentration/Unification (sammā samādhi, S. samyak-samādhi)

Forty-one and forty-three qualities[edit]

A sutta found in The Senior Collection of Gandhāran Buddhist texts ascribes forty one instead of thirty seven beneficial dharmas.[8] The Gandharan text includes rūpajhānas which the Pali tradition does not.[8] Salomon notes this forty one numbered list appears in both a Chinese translation of the Dirghagama which current scholarship believes to be of the Dharmaguptaka school of Buddhism and a Chinese translation of the Dharmaguptaka vinaya.[8]

In the Pali Canon's Nettipakaraṇa (Netti 112) forty-three qualities connected with awakening (tecattālīsa bodhipakkhiyā dhammā) are mentioned which, according to the commentaries, include the aforementioned thirty-seven plus the following 6 contemplations (also found in the suttas, e.g. Saṅgīti Sutta D iii 251)

  1. impermanence (aniccasaññā)
  2. suffering (dukkhasaññā)
  3. non-self (anattasaññā)
  • abandoning (pahānasaññā)
  • dispassion (virāgasaññā)
  • cessation (nirodhasaññā)


Also I recommend reading The Gene Keys: Embracing your higher purpose by Richard Rudd which contains 64 Siddhi qualities of enlightenment. 

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