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At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha
friends, is the starvation, that prevents the arising of
blocks growth of already arisen Sense-Desire?
frequent and careful attention to the
Disgusting Features of things!
This starvation prevents
sensual lust from arising, and reduces present greed...
friends, is the starvation that prevents the arising of
hinders aggravation and inflation of any already arisen Ill-Will?
It is frequent, careful and rational attention to Universal Friendliness
This starvation prevents aversion from arising,
and evaporates present anger...
And what is the
starvation, that prevents arising of
which also eliminates already present Lethargy-and-Laziness?
attention to these
3 elements of: Initiative, Launching, and
starvation prevents sloth from arising, and stops already present laziness.
And what is the starving that prevents arising of
retards escalation of any already present
It is frequent attention to this sweet, calm
and peaceful Tranquillity of Mind!
This starvation prevents upsetting of the mind,
and reduces anxiety and worry...
is the starvation that prevents the arising of
and which also stops proliferation of already present Doubt-and-Uncertainty?
It is frequent, careful, rational
attention and evaluation of these
There are advantageous
and disadvantageous states!
There are blameable and
blameless states! There are ordinary
and exalted states!
There are bright and
dark mental states!
starvation prevents confusion of the mind, and it also
proliferation of any already
arisen and present perplexity...
"substitute as required", whenever a hindrance is noticed!
The 5 Mental Hindrances
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