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This causes that - seven factors of awakening

Here's another Buddhist list to ponder called the Seven Factors of Awakening:

1. Mindfulness
2. Investigation
3. Energy
4. Joy
5. Tranquility
6. Concentration
7. Equanimity

These can be seen as another chain of cause and effect. Mindfulness leads to investigation leads to energy leads to joy leads to calmness leads to absorption leads to equanimity. This causes that.

Now, the thing I like about these lists is the joy and tranquility in them, and that is a beautiful thing.

So, starting at the beginning, what is going on right now?