Right Effort

Part of the Eight Fold Path (Cultivation) Right Effort applies to the energy of preventing the arising of unwholesome states and generating wholesome states.

  1. Guarding - Not to let an unwholesome-unskillful thought arise, which has not yet arisen
  2. Abandon - Not to let an unwholesome-unskillful thought continue, which has already arisen
  3. Develop - To make a wholesome-skillful thought arise, which has not yet arisen
  4. Sustain - To make a wholesome-skillful thought continue, which has already arisen