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 How do the 5 Mental Hindrances become 10?

The Blessed Buddha once explained:
How, Bhikkhus, do the five mental hindrances multiply into ten?                
Own internal sense-desire is a hindrance. Another's external sense-desire
is also a hindrance. Sense-desire is thus
twofold: Internal and external!
Our own internal ill-will is a hindrance. Other's ill-will is a hindrance too...
Lethargy is a mental hindrance. Any laziness is also a mental hindrance.
Lethargy-and-laziness are therefore a dual mental hindrance.
Restlessness is a mental hindrance. Regrets & worries are also hindrances.
Therefore can restlessness-and-regret be explained as two hindrances.

Doubt and uncertainty about any internal condition, are a mental hindrance.
oubt and uncertainty about any external phenomenon, are a hindrance too.
Thus does doubt-and-uncertainty become like a matched and mirrored pair...

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:110] section 46: The Links. 52: The Explanation...

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