Source: Samyutta Nikaya, XLVIII (IV). v. 10 (50), Apana Sutta (spoken by Sariputta, a principal disciple of the Buddha).
Friday, February 16, 2007
Mindfulness to penetrating insight, or wisdom
The faithful follower of the Noble Path makes efforts, and by persisting in his efforts becomes mindful, and by remaining mindful becomes concentrated, and by maintaining concentration develops right understanding, and by understanding rightly develops real faith, being confident in knowing, "Those truths of which before I had only heard, now I dwell having experienced them directly within the body, and I observe them with penetrating insight."