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What are the Results and Fruits of the Abilities?

The Blessed Buddha once said:

Bhikkhus, these five abilities, when developed and cultivated, lead
to the destruction of the deep mental fermentations. What five?

The Ability of Faith eliminate the fermentations!
The Ability of Energy eliminate the fermentations!
The Ability of Awareness eliminate the fermentations!
The Ability of Concentration eliminate the fermentations!
The Ability of Understanding eliminate the fermentations!

These five abilities, when developed and cultivated, lead to the total
breaking out of these inner mental chains, to the complete uprooting
of the underlying mental tendencies, to the full understanding of the
course, method and path, and to the final irreversible destruction of
these mental fermentations! When, friends, these five abilities have
been developed and cultivated, one of 2 fruits may indeed be expected:
Either final knowledge in this very life or, if there is a remaining residue
of clinging left, the Noble state of non-returning...

For Details on the 3 or 4 Mental Fermentations (āsava)  see:


Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:236] section 48: The Abilities: 64+65.

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