If one were to call anything a mass of the
Disadvantage, then it is about
those five hindrances, that one could rightly say this. Since indeed are
five mental hindrances an immense stockpile of damage
If, Bhikkhus, one were to call anything a heap of
Foundations of Awareness, that one could rightly call this.
these are verily a perfect accumulation of sole
Advantage, that is,
Foundations of Awareness... What four?
of the Body merely as a transient & compounded
of Feeling just as a passing reactive
of Mind only as a group of habitual & temporary
of Phenomena simply as momentary
If, Bhikkhus, one were to call anything an
then it is these
Foundations of Awareness, that one could rightly
call this. For these are verily a
that is, these
Foundations of Awareness... !
On the 4 Foundations of Awareness
On the 5 Mental Hindrances
Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
146] 47 The Foundations of Awareness: 5 Heap of Good...