禪修者的五根

禪修者需培養五根,而且要維持這五根强及有力、敏銳和平衡。

它們是:

Saddhindriya – firm and strong faith based on right understanding.
信根:以正見(爲基礎)所產生堅定和強固的信心。

Viriyindriya – strong and strenuous effort in the practice.
精進根:以堅強且勇猛的努力修習。

Satindriya – sustained and uninterrupted mindfulness.
念根:保持持續、不間斷的正念。

Samadhindriya – deep concentration.
定根:深度的專注。

pannindriya – penetrative wisdom, insight.
慧根:含有透視力的智慧及觀智。

These faculties must be balanced to attain insight. Faith or confidence must be balanced with wisdom, energy with concentration. Mindfulness need not be balanced with any other factor. It is the most important faculty that leads the other four to their goal.

五根必須保持平衡才能證得觀智。信心必需和智慧保持平衡;精進必需和定力保持平衡;正念則不需要與其它四根平衡。正念是最重要的因素,因其它的四根以正念爲前導,最終達到目標。