Budha Said: Energy means enthusiasm, Energy means effort, Energy means exertion, Energy means interest, Energy means endeavour, Energy means eagerness. Energy means initiative, Energy means intensity, Energy means action, Energy means force, Energy means power, Energy means drive, Energy means hyper, Energy means keenness, Energy means devotion, Energy means dedication, Energy means determination, Energy means commitment, Energy means enjoyment.
Energy pave the way for success in all & any project … Energy is thereby instrumental for all the perfections!!!
Without Energy no achievement can ever be accomplished.. The proximate cause for Energy is a sense of urgency!!!
The characteristic of Energy is Striving, it’s function is Effort, and the manifestation of Energy is Endurance.
The blessed Buddha said about the perfection of Energy: Get up! Sit up! Of what use are your dreams ? How can you sleep, when mentally sick, stabbed by the arrow of urge & craving. Sutta Nipata 331
Get up! Sit up! Push on your training, until reaching sole peace! Don’t let the king of death -Mara- see you sloppy &
thus delude & dominate you like a stringed toy doll… Sutta Nipata 332
Possessed of Energy & Endurance be always Earnest in your training. The clever One is not satisfied before the
goal of ending all misery, is wholly achieved. Theragatha 585
It is too cold, it is too hot…, It is too early, it is too late! Such bad excuses, make one give up the training & miss one
more precious opportunity… DN 31
This straight Way has now been clearly shown: Don’t hesitate, walk forward & do not turn around. Urge yourself to advance further by your own Energy, only thus will you obviously approach & attain Ni bb āna! Theragatha 637
The effort to prevent & to eliminate evil, to develop & to maintain good: These are the 4 right efforts, taught by the Buddha. AN II 17
And what, friends, is feeding the Energy Link to Enlightenment, not yet arisen, & food too for boosting of any present Energy ? 1: The element of initial initiative, 2: The element of launching into action, 3: The element of persistent endurance.
Systematic attention to these 3 aspects, is feeding the yet unarisen Energy Link to Awakening, & food too for boosting of any already present Energy. Samyutta Nikaya XLVI 51 Bojjhanga-samyutta
At such times, friends, when the mind is Slow, Sluggish, and Heavy: Then it is the Right Occasion: for cultivating the
Investigation-by-curiosity enlightenment-factor, for cultivating the Energy-of-Enthusiasm enlightenment-factor,
for cultivating the Rapture-of-Joy enlightenment-factor… Why is it so ? When the mind is slow, sluggish, and heavy,
it is Easily Raised Up by exactly these 3 mental qualities. Suppose, friends, that a man wants a fire to blaze up,
and he put on dry grass, dry wood sticks and blow it with dry hot air and do not cover it with any dust, would that man then see his fire blaze up ? Certainly So, Lord… SN V, 46. Bojjhanga-samyutta
When Moggallana where sitting nodding in the jungle night: Well then, Moggallana, whatever experience you had in mind when drowsiness demoralized you down, don’t attend to that experience, don’t follow it. Remember instead the Dhamma, as you have heard & memorized it, reflect on & examine it! Then raise up & repeat aloud the details of Dhamma, as you have learnt it! Then pull both your earlobes and rub your limbs with both your hands.! Then get up from your seat, and after washing your eyes with cold water, look around & upward in all directions and identify the major stars & planets!
Then attend to the experience of inner light, resolve on the clear perception of daytime, by night as by day, and by day as by night! By means of an Awareness thus open, unhindered & vivid, develop the bright mind. It’s possible, that by doing this, you will shake off your lethargy… But if by doing this you don’t shake off your laziness, then continually noting what is both in front & behind set of a distance to meditate walking back & forth, your senses inwardly settled, while your mind is not getting lost outwards. It is possible that by doing this you will finally shake off all your mental sluggishness… Anguttara Nikaya VII 58
Born as the Brahmin Mahajanaka, the Bodhisatta was once, aboard a sinking ship far from shore. All the crew were in great panic…!!! The Bodhisatta though ate his belly full of sugar & ghee, oiled his clothes and swam continuously for 7 days towards the shore, until he was rescued by an ocean guarding female devata. Later he remembered:
“Even far out at sea, where many men were lost, yet still unruffled by worry was my mind. Just kept swimming: This was my perfection of Energy.”