11 fruits of the spiritual life

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The 11 fruits or benefits of leading the spiritual life (especially, as a monk or nun):

1. You no longer need to be at others’ beck and call or work for them

2. You can dedicate your life to spiritual growth

3. You gain an inner trust in the Dhamma

4. Moral behavior

5. Limiting and guarding sense contacts

6. Mindfulness and clear comprehension

7. Contentment

8. Patience

9. The jhanas

10. Insight wisdom

11. Letting go of cravings

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