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Winning the Highest by Awareness!

Once when the Venerable Anuruddha was dwelling at Savatthi in
Jeta's Grove, in Anāthapindika's Park, a number of Bhikkhus went
to the Venerable Anuruddha & exchanged polite greetings with him.
Then they sat down and asked the Ven. Anuruddha: Venerable Sir: 
What has the Venerable Anuruddha developed & cultivated so that
he has attained to his famous greatness of direct knowledge?
He answered:
It is, friends, because I have developed and cultivated these four
Foundations of Awareness, that I have won great direct knowledge!
What four? Here, friends, I dwell constantly contemplating upon:
1: The Body only as a formed group, neither as me, lasting, nor happiness!
2: The Feelings only as passing sensations, neither as mine, nor pleasure!
3: The Mind only as temporary mentalities, neither as 'I', nor any self!
4: All Phenomena only as mental states, neither as substance, nor reals!
while eager, clearly comprehending, and fully aware, thereby removing
any desire & frustration rooted in this world! It is, friends, because
I have developed & cultivated these Four Foundations of Awareness,
that I have become empowered with the suprahuman forces: I see &
understand as it really is, any present defilement, the obstruction of,
the cleaning of, and the emergence from all the subtle jhāna states,
all the deliverances, all concentrations, & all higher mental attainments. 
It is, because I have developed and fully refined these indeed supreme
Four Foundations of Awareness, that I by the full elimination of the
mental fermentations, in this very life enter & dwell in the stainless
release of mind, & release by understanding, realizing it myself with
direct knowledge, gained through direct personal experience...

Foundation of Awareness = 4 Great Frames of Reference!

Awareness (Sati): What is Right Awareness?, Four_Foundations_of_Awareness,  
Causes of Sati, Sati Studies, Sati_in_Solitude, Noble_Awareness, Awareness_Analysis,
Clear Comprehension, Feeding_Awareness,
4 Foundations of Awareness, Sati_a_la_Anuruddha, Accumulating_Advantage,
Mindfulness, Careful_and_Rational_Attention, Enlightened_and_Awakening,
Causes_of_Emergence, Clear_and_Aware_Comprehension, Crucial_Foundation,
Desireless_is_Deathless, Determining_Duration, Final_Knowledge, Sati_Summary,
First_Disillusion_then_Delight, Right_On, Straight_View, Sharing_Supreme,
The_Awareness_Ability, The_Four_Postures, Phenomena_is_Mental_States

1_Producing_4, Mighty_Magic_Majesty, Seeing_the_Possible, Sati_Acute
Thousand_Aeons, Awareness_Sati, One_and_only_Way!


Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:305-6]
section 52: Anuruddha. Thread 21+24: The jhānas & fermentations!

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