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An Anthology from the Pali Canon
Translated and Explained
Copyright © Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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20 December 1998
[The Buddha:] So this is what you think of me: "The Blessed
One, sympathetic, seeking our well-being, teaches the Dhamma
out of sympathy." Then you should train yourselves -- harmoniously,
cordially, and without dispute -- in the qualities I have pointed
out, having known them directly: the four frames of reference,
the four right exertions, the four bases of power, the five faculties,
the five strengths, the seven factors of Awakening, the noble
Revised: Sun 20 December