Link to Awakening:
The Tranquillity Link to Awakening (passaddhi-sambojjhanga) has the
of peace, and the function of stilling, which manifests as
absence of restless trembling. Stillness of feeling, perception and mental
construction is the factor that induces bodily
Stillness of consciousness
itself induces mental
The proximate cause of
Tranquillity is the satisfaction within
The resulting effect of
Tranquillity is the
bliss within Happiness!
The Buddha once said: What
mental fermentations (āsava) should be
by development? If a Bhikkhu by
and rational attention develops the
Tranquillity Link to Awakening based on seclusion,
based on disillusion, based
on ceasing, and culminating in cool relinquishment, then neither can
fermentation, nor any fever, nor any discontent ever arise in him.
MN2 [i 11]
In one who is joyous, the
body becomes calm and the mind becomes calm.
The Tranquillity Link to Awakening emerges
right there. He develops it,
and for him it goes to the culmination of its development.
MN118 [iii 85]
Calm is his thought, calm
is his speech, and calm is his behaviour, such one who
truly is knowing, is indeed
completely freed, perfectly tranquil, and wise...
The one who eliminates discontent, tearing it out by the roots, utterly cuts
it out, such one spontaneously becomes absorbed in the calm of tranquillity
both at day, and by night as well.
The one who is tranquil in
his movements, calmed in speech, stilled in thought,
and composed, who sees right through and rejects all allurements
of this world, such one is truly a 'Peaceful One'.
the calming and soothing of serene Tranquillity
related state of Calm (Samatha):