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Starving of the Mental Hindrances
 

Friends:

 

What is Starving of the Mental Hindrances?

 



At Savatthi the Blessed Buddha once explained:

What, friends, is the starvation, that prevents the arising of Sense-Desire,
and blocks growth of already arisen Sense-Desire?
It is frequent and careful attention to the Disgusting Features of things!
This starvation prevents sensual lust from arising & reduces present greed…


And what, friends, is the starvation that prevents the arising of Ill-Will &
and hinders aggravation and inflation of already arisen Ill-Will?
It is frequent, careful and rational attention to Universal Friendliness!
This starvation prevents aversion from arising & inhibits present anger…


And what is the starvation, that prevents arising of Lethargy-&-Laziness,
and eliminates already present Lethargy-&-Laziness?
It is attention to these 3 elements of: Initiative, Launching, and Endurance!
This starvation prevents sloth from arising & stops present laziness.

And what is the starving that prevents arising of Restlessness-&-Regret,
and retards escalation of present Restlessness-&-Regret?
It is frequent attention to this sweet, calm & peaceful Tranquility of Mind!
This starvation prevents upsetting of the mind & reduces anxiety & worry…


What is the starvation that prevents the arising of Doubt-&-Uncertainty,
and stops proliferation of present Doubt-&-Uncertainty?
It is frequent, careful, rational attention & evaluation of these 4 Dualities:
There are advantageous & disadvantageous states! There are blameable &
blameless states! There are ordinary & exalted states! There are bright &
dark mental states! This starvation prevents confusion of the mind and
dampens escalation of already present perplexity.

Comments:
Memorize and "substitute as required", whenever a hindrance is noted!



More on  these 5 Mental Hindrances (Nīvaranas):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Fire_of_Sense-Desire.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_5_Mental_Hindrances.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Starving_the_Hindrances.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Restlessness_and_Regret.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Feeding_the_Hindrances.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Doubt_and_Uncertainty.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Lethargy_and_Laziness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Colourful_but_Muddy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Suitable_Substitution.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Anger_and_Irritation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_5_Become_10.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Naturally_Radiant.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4c.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Canal.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:105-6] section 46: The Links. 51: The Nutriments...

 

Starving the Hindrances!

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