Spiny Norman wrote:I would like to explore approaches to developing the 7 factors of enlightenment.
I think the first 3 factors are self-evident, but how are the other 4 factors to be developed? Is it by developing jhana, or are there other methods?
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .piya.html
Connected Discourses of the Buddha Chapter 46 Connected Chapter of the factors of Enlightenment is very helpful for the developing the 7 factors of Enlightenment.
When the mind is restless that is the right time to develope the tranquility, concentration, and equanimity factors of enlightenment.
When the mind is slack that is right time to develope the investigation, energy, and rapture factors of enlightenment.
As to mindfulness, Buddha has said that that is always useful.