Vāyāma, Sammā Vāyāma
Self-control, Reign, Effort, Right Effort, The 4 Right Efforts
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Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
Vāyāma: [fr. vi+ā+yam] striving, effort, exertion, endeavor S II.168; IV.197; V.440; A I.174 (chando+), 219; II.93; III.307; IV.320; V.93 sq.;...On vāyāma as a constituent of the "Path" (sammā-) see Magga 2.a. -- vāyāma-karoti to exert oneself...
The Four High Efforts:
To make an effort and exert one's energy to...
Restrain Low conditions that are present in the Here and Now
Refrain from Low conditions that are not yet Present in the here and now
Retain High conditions that are present in the Here and Now, and
Obtain High conditions that are not yet present in the Here and Now
— Olds trans
The Harmonious Practice
Prevention (sanvara) of unwholesome thoughts (anger, hatred, etc.) coming into the mind
Elimination (pahāna) of unwholesome thoughts that arise in the mind
Cultivation (bhāvanā) of the Four Divine Dwellings, and
Maintenance (anurakkhana) of the Four Divine Dwellings, throughout the day, by thinking thoughts within the Four Divine Dwellings
— Ven Punnaji, trans.