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Emotional Shackles —Bhikkhu Sujato

Numbered Discourses 9

9. Bases of Psychic Power

92. Emotional Shackles

1.1“Mendicants, there are these five emotional shackles. 1.2What five? 1.3Firstly, a mendicant isn’t free of greed for sensual pleasures. … 1.4These are the five emotional shackles.

2.1To give up these five emotional shackles you should develop the four bases of psychic power. 2.2What four? 2.3It’s when a mendicant develops the basis of psychic power that has immersion due to enthusiasm, and active effort. 2.4They develop the basis of psychic power that has immersion due to energy, and active effort. 2.5They develop the basis of psychic power that has immersion due to mental development, and active effort. 2.6They develop the basis of psychic power that has immersion due to inquiry, and active effort. 2.7To give up these five emotional shackles you should develop these four bases of psychic power.”

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