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How is the ability of Faith Outstanding?



With the development of the ability of faith, enthusiasm  arises. With the
elimination of all skeptical doubt, enthusiasm  also arises. With the fading of
the frustration inherent in all skeptical doubt, enthusiasm indeed also arises.
With extinction of all mental obstructions, enthusiasm arises as a thunderbolt!
When via this energetic enthusiasm , gladness arises, then the ability of faith
is outstanding as a happy faith due to gladness... When through gladness, this
happiness arises, then the ability of faith is outstanding as due to happiness...
When through happiness tranquillity emerges, then the ability of faith is quite
outstanding due to this calmed & stilled tranquillity... When tranquil, a sweet
pleasure arises, then the faith ability is outstanding as faith due to delight..
When through pleasure illumination arises, then the ability of faith is indeed
outstanding as faith due to illumination... When through revealing illumination
a sense of urgency arises, then this single faith ability is outstanding as faith
due to the acute and vivid sense of urgency... When sensing urgency one can
concentrate the mind, then this ability of faith is outstanding as faith due to
concentration...  When one now thoroughly trains the mind thus concentrated,
then this ability of faith is outstanding as faith due to an increased effort..
When one just looks on with complete equanimity at the mind thus wielded into
solid focus, then the faith ability is outstanding as faith due to equanimity.
When as a result of equanimity, the mind is liberated from many kinds of mental
obstructions, then the faith ability is outstanding as faith due to liberation...
When mind is all liberated, this mentally unified state come to have a single
function and taste, then the faith ability is outstanding as faith due to the
emergence of this single function and taste. When the mind is being cultivated
and thus refined, it therefore turns away from the primitive to what is superior,
namely towards Nibbāna, then the faith ability is outstanding as faith due to
turning away. Then, because of mind remains turned away, one is now possessed
of the path! When one, as a consequence, relinquishes both all mental obstructions
and all clusters of clinging, then the faith ability is outstanding as faith due to
Relinquishment. When due to mental release, all the mental obstructions and the
5 clusters of clinging therefore cease with no re-arising trace remaining, then the
ability of faith is outstanding as faith due to complete Ceasing...

For further Faith (Saddhā)  please see:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Buddha_on_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Going_Forth_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Outstanding_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Unwavering_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Analysis_of_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Power_of_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Highest_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Leaping_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Fruitful_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Mutual_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Dual_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Fine_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Rich_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Lay_Faith.htm



Source: Sāriputta - The General of the Dhamma -
The Canonical: Path of Discrimination: Patisambhidamagga. IV.
http://store.pariyatti.org/Path-of-Discrimination-2nd-Edition_p_2126.html

 Outstanding is Faith!                  


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