“One thing, mendicants, when developed and cultivated, leads solely to disillusionment, dispassion, cessation, peace, insight, awakening, and extinguishment. What one thing? Recollection of the Buddha. This one thing, when developed and cultivated, leads solely to disillusionment, dispassion, cessation, peace, insight, awakening, and extinguishment.”
Note: Traditionally, recollection of the Buddha can be practiced through remembering the qualities of the Buddha found in the “Iti pi so…”:
‘That Blessed One is perfected, a fully awakened Buddha, accomplished in knowledge and conduct, holy, knower of the world, supreme guide for those who wish to train, teacher of gods and humans, awakened, blessed.’
In AN 11.12 Dutiya Mahānāma The Buddha says “You should develop this recollection of the Buddha while walking, standing, sitting, lying down, while working, and while at home with your children.”
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