1. Kūṭāgāra Sutta.– Just as all the rafters of a roof incline, slope, and converge at the peak, when a monk develops the seven factors of enlightenment, he inclines, slopes, and converges to nibbāna.
How? He develops and cultivates the enlightenment factor of mindfulness based on seclusions, dispassion, and cessation, culminating in release .. he develops the enlightenment factor of energy … equanimity. S.v.75.
just as, monks, if anyone should say, “Without building the ground floor of a house, I will erect the upper storey,” this is impossible.
Therefore, monks, an effort should be made to understand as it really is, “This suffering, this is the cause of suffering, this is the cessation of suffering, and this is the path leading to the cessation of suffering.” S.v.452.