The Sixth Awakening Factor Concentration


Why is Concentration Important?   "For one who develops in concentration, one can expect to develop in wisdom.” The Buddha Concentration makes us happy. At this stage we have been effectively committed to ethical conduct and guarding the sense doors. The mind is still, calm, unwavering, and focused. One finds it easy to witness what is arising in the mind, and to see what is arising as impermanent. We are developing a deep happiness that is not dependent on external sense pleasure. Truly, “happiness is an inside job.”  Concentration is important to reach the final goal of liberation from suffering. [...]