5 Faculties

Spiritual progress depends on the emergence and dominance of these five Faculties or virtues: 

  1. Faith (saddha) – controls doubt
  2. Energy/Effort/Persistence (viriya) – controls laziness
  3. Mindfulness (sati); – controls heedlessness
  4. Concentration (samadhi) – controls distraction
  5. Wisdom (panna)/Discernment – controls ignorance