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Buddhist Dictionary by NYANATILOKA MAHATHERA
bodhipakkhiya-dhammā:The 37 'Things pertaining to Enlightenment',or 'requisites of enlightenment' comprise the entire doctrines of the Buddha.They are:

the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipaṭṭhāna,q.v.),

the 4 Right Efforts (s.padhāna),

the 4 Roads to Power (iddhi-pāda,q.v.),

the 5 Spiritual Faculties (indriya; s.bala),

the 5 Spiritual Powers (bala,q.v.),

the 7 Factors of Enlightenment (bojjhaṅga,q.v.),

the Noble 8-fold Path (s.magga).

In M.77 all the 37 bodhipakkhiya-dhammā are enumerated and explained though not called by that name.A detailed explanation of them is given in Vis.M.XXII.In S.XLVII,51,67,only the five spiritual faculties (indriya) are called bodhipakkhiya-dhammā; and in the Jhāna Vibhaṅga,only the 7 factors of enlightenment (bojjhaṅga).

See The Requisites of Enlightenment,by Ledi Sayadaw (WHEEL 169/172).

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