Four Right Efforts
- (1) to put an end to existing evil,
- (2) to prevent evil from arising,
- (3) to bring good into existence, and
- (4) to encourage existing good.
In short, they indicate efforts to put an end to evil acts that block the way to enlightenment and to perform good acts that lead to enlightenment. The four right efforts are the second of the seven constituent groups of the thirty-seven aids to the way, or the thirty-seven practices leading to enlightenment.
See also thirty-seven aids to the way.
- 1. discard wrongdoings that have arisen
- 2. prevent the arising of unarisen wrongdoings
- 3. develop unarisen good actions
- 4. augment arisen good actions