Investigation is a Link to Awakening!
The Investigation of states Link to Awakening (dhammavicaya-sambojjhanga)
is basically the
same mental property (pañña-cetasika), that comes to understand
everything, and which also is
inherently included in the:
The Investigating feet of force (vimamsiddhipāda)
Ability of Understanding (paññindriya)
The Power of Understanding (paññabala)
Right View Path Factor (sammā-ditthi-magganga)
It can be trained, developed
and refined to a degree that fully enlightens!
If one single quality should be pointed out as thee cause of Awakening,
then it is this
Investigation of states Link to Awakening
The Buddha once said:
fermentations (āsava) should be
overcome by development? If a Bhikkhu by
and rational attention
develops the investigation of states
link to awakening based on seclusion,
disillusion, ceasing, and culminating in relinquishment, then neither can any
fermentation, nor any fever, nor any discontent ever arise in him.
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then he examines, analyzes, and comes to understand
that quality with penetrating insight. While thus
exploring closer into,
examining, analyzing, and coming to full intuitive comprehension, then
investigation of states
link to awakening becomes aroused. He
it, and for him it goes to the culmination of its development.
The ability of investigation of states is to examine, scrutinize
any chosen object, and when this ability is unshakable
and unfailing, it then
becomes the power of investigation of phenomena! By thorough and eager
investigation one understands that all things are caused and conditioned,
and as such only are compounded constructions,
states passing through the
inconceivably rapid moments (~10-43 sec.) of arising, presence,
Remaining neither the 'same', nor 'stable' for two consecutive moments...
Comprehending this universal
flux gradually disables craving and clinging...
Therefore do not trust anything (especially not 'your-self'!) blindly...,
but keep on examining, and
question what is doubtful, and not quite clear.
Don't jump into any
premature conclusion, before having examined it again!
Investigation of states Link to
awakening is the sword, that cuts right
through the jungle
of views to genuine understanding, and true knowledge..
found in the
last five (III-VII) of these
I: Purification of morality
II: Purification of mind
III: Purification of view
IV: Purification by overcoming doubt
V: Purification by knowledge and vision of what is
path, and not-path.
VI: Purification by
knowledge and vision of progress on this
of knowledge and vision
Investigation is inherent in these
and Crucial Contemplations:
leads to these
9 kinds of genuine Insight-Knowledge:
Knowledge of Arising
2. Knowledge of Instant Dissolution (bhangānupassanā-ñāna)
Knowledge of Appearance as Terror (bhayatūpatthānā-ñāna)
Knowledge of Danger
Knowledge of Disgust
6. Knowledge of the Desire for mental Release
7. Knowledge of Reflecting Contemplation
Equanimity regarding all constructions
9. Knowledge of Adaptation
confirming to the absolute Truth (saccānulomika-ñāna).
Further inspirations on this probing quality of
Investigation of states: