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  • Bhikkhu Samahita
    Friends: Careful & Rational Attention Reduces the Mental Hindrances: The Blessed Buddha once said: When one attends carefully & rationally, unarisen
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      Friends:

      Careful & Rational Attention Reduces the Mental Hindrances:

      The Blessed Buddha once said:
      When one attends carefully & rationally, unarisen Sense-Desire does neither arise, nor later expand.
      When one attends carefully & rationally, unarisen Evil-Will does neither arise, nor later expand.
      When one attends carefully & rationally, unarisen Lethargy & Laziness does neither arise, nor expand.
      When one attends carefully & rationally, unarisen Restlessness & Regret does neither arise, nor expand.
      When one attends carefully & rationally, unarisen Doubt & Uncertainty does neither arise, nor expand.
      Furthermore the Awareness Link to Awakening arises, & is gradually completed by mental development.
      Any unarisen Investigation Link to Awakening arises, & is gradually completed by mental evolution.
      Any unarisen Energy Link to Awakening arises, & is gradually completed by repeated mental refinement.
      Any unarisen Joy Link to Awakening arises, & is gradually completed by meditative mental improvement.
      Any unarisen Tranquillity Link to Awakening arises, & is gradually completed by mental expansion.
      Any unarisen Concentration Link to Awakening arises, & is gradually completed by mental sophistication.
      Any unarisen Equanimity Link to Awakening arises, & is gradually completed by mental maturation.

      Source (edited extract):
      The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
      Book [V:93-4] section 46: The Links. 35: Careful Attention...

      More on the 5 Mental Hindrances:
      http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_5_Mental_Hindrances.htm

      More on the 7 Links to Awakening:
      http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Seven_Links_to_Awakening.htm


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