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Vīriyārambhādi Vagga—Bhikkhu Sujato

Numbered Discourses 1

7. Arousing Energy

61

61.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to skillful qualities, or makes unskillful qualities decline like arousing energy. 61.1.2When you’re energetic, skillful qualities arise and unskillful qualities decline.”

61.1.3

62.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to unskillful qualities, or makes skillful qualities decline like having many wishes. 62.1.2When you have many wishes, unskillful qualities arise and skillful qualities decline.”

62.1.3

63.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to skillful qualities, or makes unskillful qualities decline like having few wishes. 63.1.2When you have few wishes, skillful qualities arise and unskillful qualities decline.”

63.1.3

64.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to unskillful qualities, or makes skillful qualities decline like lack of contentment. 64.1.2When you lack contentment, unskillful qualities arise and skillful qualities decline.”

64.1.3

65.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to skillful qualities, or makes unskillful qualities decline like contentment. 65.1.2When you’re contented, skillful qualities arise and unskillful qualities decline.”

65.1.3

66.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to unskillful qualities, or makes skillful qualities decline like improper attention. 66.1.2When you attend improperly, unskillful qualities arise and skillful qualities decline.”

66.1.3

67.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to skillful qualities, or makes unskillful qualities decline like proper attention. 67.1.2When you attend properly, skillful qualities arise and unskillful qualities decline.”

67.1.3

68.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to unskillful qualities, or makes skillful qualities decline like lack of situational awareness. 68.1.2When you lack situational awareness, unskillful qualities arise and skillful qualities decline.”

68.1.3

69.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to skillful qualities, or makes unskillful qualities decline like situational awareness. 69.1.2When you have situational awareness, skillful qualities arise and unskillful qualities decline.”

69.1.3

70.1.1“Mendicants, I do not see a single thing that gives rise to unskillful qualities, or makes skillful qualities decline like bad friends. 70.1.2When you have bad friends, unskillful qualities arise and skillful qualities decline.”

70.1.3