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Canonical Definition

6. Right Effort

♦ “katamo ca, bhikkhave, sammāvāyāmo?
"And what, monks, is right effort?
idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu
There is the case where a monk
(1) anuppannānaṃ pāpakānaṃ akusalānaṃ dhammānaṃ anuppādāya chandaṃ janeti vāyamati vīriyaṃ ārabhati cittaṃ paggaṇhāti padahati.
(i) generates desire, endeavors, activates persistence, upholds & exerts his intent for the sake of the non-arising of evil, unskillful qualities that have not yet arisen.
(2) uppannānaṃ pāpakānaṃ akusalānaṃ dhammānaṃ pahānāya chandaṃ janeti, vāyamati vīriyaṃ ārabhati cittaṃ paggaṇhāti padahati.
(ii) He generates desire, endeavors, activates persistence, upholds & exerts his intent for the sake of the abandonment of evil, unskillful qualities that have arisen.
(3) anuppannānaṃ kusalānaṃ dhammānaṃ uppādāya chandaṃ janeti, vāyamati vīriyaṃ ārabhati cittaṃ paggaṇhāti padahati.
(iii) He generates desire, endeavors, activates persistence, upholds & exerts his intent for the sake of the arising of skillful qualities that have not yet arisen.
(4) uppannānaṃ kusalānaṃ dhammānaṃ ṭhitiyā asammosāya bhiyyobhāvāya vepullāya bhāvanāya pāripūriyā chandaṃ janeti vāyamati vīriyaṃ ārabhati cittaṃ paggaṇhāti padahati —
(iv) He generates desire, endeavors, activates persistence, upholds & exerts his intent for the maintenance, non-confusion, increase, plenitude, development, & culmination of skillful qualities that have arisen:
ayaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, sammāvāyāmo.
This, monks, is called right effort.


Explanation of Right Effort in more detail

sammavayamo in detail using AN 4.414

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