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Friends:

Direct Experience of Development of the Noble 8-fold Way:

The Blessed Buddha once said:
What, friends, should be fully understood by direct experience?

The Five Clusters of Clinging. What five?
The cluster of clinging to form...
The cluster of clinging to feeling...
The cluster of clinging to perception...
The cluster of clinging to construction...
The cluster of clinging to consciousness...
These are the 5 things, which should be understood by direct experience!

What are the 2 things, which should be overcome & left by direct experience?
Ignorance and Craving... These are the 2 things, which should be overcome,
relinquished and left all behind by direct experience!



And what are the 2 things, which should be realized by direct experience?
Understanding and Freedom...
These are the two things, which should be realized by direct experience!

And what are the 2 things, which should be developed by direct experience?
Calm and Insight...
These are the two things, which should be developed by direct experience.

And how does a Bhikkhu indeed do so? Here, friends, the Bhikkhu develops:
Right View, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Motivation, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Speech, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Action, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Livelihood, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Effort, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Awareness, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
Right Concentration, based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing, & culminating in release.
It is in this way that a Bhikkhu comes to fully understand all that, which should be
understood; comes to overcome, and leave behind all, which should be left behind;
comes to realize by direct experience all states that is realizable, & finally comes
to develop all the mental states, which should be developed...



More on Calm and Insight and Direct Experience:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Direct_Experience.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Calm_and_Insight.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/4_Realizations.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:52-3] section 45: The Way. 160: The Guest-House ...
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

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