Thirty-seven factors of enlightenment

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The thirty-seven factors of enlightenment (Skt. saptatriṁśa-bodhipakṣa-dharma; Wyl. byang chub kyi phyogs kyi chos sum cu rtsa bdun) are thirty-seven practices undertaken and perfected at specific stages of the first four of the five paths and present thereafter as qualities of enlightenment.

They are as follows:

Alternative Translations

  • thirty-seven wings of enlightenment (Dharma Publishing)

Further Reading

  • Kangyur Rinpoche, Treasury of Precious Qualities (Boston & London: Shambhala, 2001), 'Appendix 6'.