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|AN.VII.4||Dutiya Bala Sutta||The seven powers [bala] are enumerated as:
1. faith [saddhabala] that is one who believes that it is because of His Enlightenment that the Buddha has all nine qualities of Buddhahood;
2. perseverence [viriyabala] is to strive for the diminishing of unwholesomness, for the increasing of wholesomeness, to have the strength and steadfastness not swerving from one's duty towards enlightenment;
3. shame of evil [hiribala] through the three channels of body, speech and mind together with shame of any sort of contact with unwholesomeness;
4. fear of the consequences of evil [ottappabala] is the fear of evil of body, speech and mind and fear of the consequences of coming into contact with unwholesomeness;
5. mindfulness [satibala] is a device to protect and maintain oneself, allowing one to recollect even things done or said long ago;
6. concentration [samaadhibala] is the ability to remove oneself from sensuality, entering and abiding in the first to fourth absorptions [jhaana], and;
7. wisdom [pa~n~naabala] nobly to observe the arising and extinguishing, uprooting defilements with the noble penetration of the extinction of suffering.
Those monks endowed with these powers will abide in happiness, will analyse the Dhamma precisely, will know the meaning of that Dhamma with wisdom and will attain liberation through extinction.
|37/007||Sattaka Nipaata, Pa.thamapa.n.naasaka||A"nguttara||A.iv.|