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Freeing from Addiction are the 7 Links to Awakening:

The Blessed Buddha once said:

Bhikkhus, I do not see even one other single thing that, when developed and cultivated,
leads to the elimination of the things that bind, so effectively and quickly as these
Links to Awakening! What seven?

1: The Awareness Link to Awakening.
2: The Investigation Link to Awakening.
3: The Energy Link to Awakening.
4: The Joy Link to Awakening.
5: The Tranquillity to Awakening.
6: The Concentration Link to Awakening.
7: The Equanimity Link to Awakening.

How, Bhikkhus, are 7 Links to Awakening developed and refined so that they lead to
the giving up and letting go of those things that bind?
Here, when a Bhikkhu develops these 7 links to awakening, joined with and dependent
upon seclusion, disillusion, and ceasing, culminating in surrender and release, then these
7 links to awakening
, are refined and matured in a way, so that they lead to the leaving
of the things that bind, grip, addict and obsess beings! And what are the things that bind,
grip, addict and obsess all beings? The eye, ear, nose, mouth, body, and mind are things
that addict and obsess beings. Forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and ideas are things
that addict and obsess beings.. Seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, and thinking
bind, grip, addict and obsess beings! These are called the phenomena that bind, ensnare,
entrap, enslave, enchain and consume beings...

On these 7 Links to Awakening (Sambojjhanga):

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 88-9] section 46: The Links. 29: One Thing

The 7 Links to Awakening..

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