7 benefits of the five faculties

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Seven benefits of the five faculties:

1. One attains final knowledge early in this very life. If not then;

2. One attains final knowledge at the time of death. If not then;

3. One having cut the 5 lower chains attains Nibbana in between;

4. One attains Nibbana upon landing in the pure abodes. If not then;

5. One attains Nibbana in this heaven without effort. If not then;

6. One attains Nibbana in this heaven with some effort. If not then;

7. One is bound Upstream, heading towards the Akanittha realm.

(from Samyuta Nikaya 48)