FAQ Tag: Seven Factors of Awakening

When one is practicing one-pointed concentration, does one know how to balance the Seven Factors of Enlightenment?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 3, 2021 0

Of the Seven Factors of Awakening, should we keep the Mindfulness factor at all times, but put the other six in as needed?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 4 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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January 2, 2021 0

Several suttas, for instance about the Buddha’s childhood experience, never mention specific objects for the first four jhanas, only jhana factors.

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 3 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 17, 2020 0

How to use the 7 Factors of Awakening in a situation where you might get a bit angry with children?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 15, 2020 0

Is smiling in the mind less necessary in the base of Neither-perception-nor-non-perception?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 2020 0

How to bring up one of the Factors of Enlightenment in the right amount?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 2 was part of a daily 30 -minute discussion on the suttas, the…
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December 14, 2020 0

Once one applies the Four Right Efforts or 6R, are all seven Factors of Awakening present? Is one in jhana at that time?

Yes, when one applies the Four Right Efforts (or 6R), one activates the Seven Factors.  Recognizing activates Mindfulness, when one sees mind was distracted, and Investigation when one sees tension…
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December 5, 2020 0

Is a jhana only wholesome if delusion is absent?

One is in jhana when the hindrances are absent and when the Enlightenment Factors are present to some degree. For example, in the first and second jhana, there is present…
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December 5, 2020 0

When one talks about wholesome mindstates, is that when the hindrances are absent?

Let’s look at it from the context of Right Effort. These are the four Right Efforts to uproot the unwholesome and generate and maintain the wholesome.  The first two Efforts…
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December 5, 2020 0

What is the Factor of Awakening of Investigation and how can it be applied to the hindrance of Sloth & Torpor?

This question came up in the Online 10-day Retreat Nov 3, 2020, guided by Delson Armstrong. Day 1 was part of a daily 30-minute discussion on the suttas, the Dhamma…
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December 2, 2020 0