|Buddha standing and reclining into final-nirvana, Gal Vihara, Sri Lanka (Buddhanet.net)|
But to find it we must use the appropriate tools.
The first key to success is the power of faith,
Trust in a supreme wisdom that points us to the good.
Faith settles the mind and inspires us with courage,
Inciting us to deeds of joyful self-transcendence.
Lifting Ourselves Up
Dhr. Seven (COMMENTARY)
|Breathing meditation in full lotus pose (care2.com)|
|Bodhi tree mural (Romila Barryman/flickr)|
Four Bases of Power (iddhipada)
Five Faculties and Powers (indriya and bala)
- Confidence/faith (saddha)
- Energy (viriya)
- Mindfulness (sati, smṛti)
- Concentration (samadhi)
- Wisdom (panna, prajñā)