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      Tobias G
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      Appamādō Amata Padam….

      In #4 four factors are stated: āyusa (age), vaṇṇa (lively), sukha (comfort), bala (ability).
      Does bala also contain the satara indriya (sati, saddha, panna, samadhi, viriya)?

    • #29724
      Lal
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      Hello Tobias!

      Those four factors help in one’s efforts to attain Nibbana. They are due to past puñña kamma. I just added a reference to that post.

      The FIVE factors sati, saddha, panna, samadhi, viriya are called Pañca Indriya. They are discussed at, “Pañca Indriya and Pañca Bala – Five Faculties and Five Powers.”

      Pañca Indriya needs to be cultivated.
      – Of course, those four factors āyu (age), vaṇṇa (lively), sukha (comfort), bala (ability) help cultivate the Pañca Indriya.

      The Pali word for age is āyu. I had used the Sinhala word āyusa. I made that revision too.

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