Thirty-seven factors of enlightenment
|Thirty-seven factors of enlightenment|
|Sets of factors|
|1-4: Four foundations of mindfulness|
|5-8: Four right exertions|
|9-12: Four bases of miraculous power|
|13-17: Five spiritual faculties|
|18-22: Five powers|
|23-29: Seven aspects of enlightenment|
|29-35: Eightfold path|
The thirty-seven factors of enlightenment (Skt. saptatriṁśa-bodhipakṣa-dharma; Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་ཀྱི་ཕྱོགས་ཀྱི་ཆོས་སུམ་ཅུ་རྩ་བདུན་, Wyl. byang chub kyi phyogs kyi chos sum cu rtsa bdun; Pin. sanshiqi daopin) are thirty-seven factors, presented in seven groupings, that lead to enlightenment. These factors are presented in multiple texts in both the Pali tradition and the Sanskrit tradition.
They are as follows:
- 1-4: four foundations of mindfulness
- 5-8: four right exertions or four genuine restraints
- 9-12: four bases of miraculous power
- 13-17: five faculties
- 18-22: five powers
- 23-29: seven aspects of enlightenment
- 30-37: eightfold path
- thirty-seven wings of enlightenment (Dharma Publishing)
- thirty-seven requisites of enlightenment (Bhikkhu Bodhi, I.B. Horner)
- Kangyur Rinpoche, Treasury of Precious Qualities (Boston & London: Shambhala, 2001), 'Appendix 6'.
- Middle Beyond Extremes: Maitreya's Madhyantavibhanga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham, Dharmachakra Translation Committee, Snow Lion, 2006. 'Chapter 4'