bodhyaṇga (Pāli, bojjhaṇga). A list of seven factors that lead to or constitute bodhi, or awakening. Often referred to as the seven ‘limbs of enlightenment’, the seven items are listed in Pāli sources as:
(1) mindfulness (sati);
(2) investigation of the Dharma (dharma-vicaya);
(3) energy (viriya);
(4) joy (pīti);
(5) tranquillity (passaddhi);
(6) meditation (samādhi);
(7) equanimity (upekkhā).
The seven occur as the sixth of the 37 ‘factors of enlightenment’ (bodhi-pākṣika-dharma).