Developing insight into power.

With Ven. Pannavati Bikkhuni recorded on February 21, 2016.

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The Buddha talked about eight qualities of one who has transformed insight into a power. We examine these eight and apply introspection to assess where we are on the path to awakening and what is needed for completion.

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