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Establishing Awareness can induce Divine Hearing!

Once when the Venerable Anuruddha was dwelling at Savatthi in Jeta's Grove,
in Anāthapindika's Park, many Bhikkhus went to Anuruddha & exchanged polite
greetings with him. Then they sat down to one side & asked the Ven. Anuruddha:
Venerable Sir:  What has the Venerable Anuruddha developed and cultivated so
that he has attained to his famous greatness of direct knowledge?
It is because I have developed & cultivated these 4 Foundations of Awareness
that I have won great direct knowledge. What four? Here, friends, I dwell always
constantly contemplating upon:
The Body only as a constructed group, neither as I, me, mine, nor as any self...
The Feelings only as passing responses, neither as I, as me, as mine, nor as my self...
The Mind only as temporary moods, neither as I, mine, nor as any part of my self...
All Phenomena only as appearing mental states, neither as any real, nor as existing...
while eager, clearly comprehending, & fully aware, thereby removing all desire and
frustration rooted in this world! It is, friends, because I have developed and much
cultivated these Four Foundations of Awareness that I have become empowered
with suprahuman forces: With the divine ear element, which is purified, refined,
subtle and surpasses the human, I hear both divine and human sounds, both those
that are far away as well as those that are near.

Details for further study:

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:304]
section 52: Anuruddha. Thread 13: The Divine Ear!

The Divine Ear!

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