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So they might echo the anarchists rejection of rules or principles but for quite different reasons, i.e., that they can neither formulate nor inferentially defend their intuitively “correct” dao. Afterward the communities of monks and nuns that he founded dedicated themselves to preserving and upholding his teachings, thereby laying the foundations for what has become known as Buddhism. These four powers are: a) the desire for intense concentration (chanda-rddhi-pāda)—strong devotion to self-purification that creates extensive concentration during the time of meditation; b) persevering energy or intensified effort (Vīrya-rddhi-pāda) that creates the power of concentration (samādhibala) in meditation; c) the powerful mind in the stage of freedom from all defilements (citta-rddhi-pāda) in meditation; and d) the power of intense observation (mimāmsā-rddhi-pāda) in meditation.

Pages: 64

Publisher: Dhammakaya Foundation; English Language edition (January 31, 2000)

ISBN: 9748581179

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