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Dhamma Evaporates
the Mental Hindrances!

 

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Dhamma Evaporates the Mental Hindrances!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
When, Bhikkhus, a Noble Disciple listens carefully to the Dhamma, alert
with keen ears, attending to it as a matter of crucial concern, indeed as
something of vital importance, directing his entire mind to it, in that very
moment, the Five Mental Hindrances are absent in him... On that occasion
the Seven Links to Awakening approaches complete fulfilment...



And what are the Five Mental Hindrances, that are absent on that occasion?
The mental hindrance of Sense-Desire is all absent on that very occasion.
The mental hindrance of Evil-Will is all absent in these exact moments.
The mental hindrance of Lethargy & Laziness is all absent during that period.
The mental hindrance of Restlessness & Regret is all absent on that event.
The mental hindrance of Doubt & Uncertainty is all absent in that interval.
These are the 5 Mental Hindrances that are entirely absent in that moment.




And what are the 7 Links to Awakening that approaches fulfilment there?
The Awareness Link to Awakening develops towards complete fulfilment!
The Investigation Link to Awakening arises and approaches fulfilment!
The Energy Link to Awakening also pushes forward towards fulfilment!
The Joy Link to Awakening elevates & moves towards complete fulfilment!
The Tranquillity Link to Awakening silently comes to a stilled fulfilment!
The Concentration Link to Awakening absorbs into one-pointed fulfilment!
The Equanimity Link to Awakening also gains fulfilment by development!
These are the 7 Links to Awakening that are fulfilled by development on
that occasion.
When, Bhikkhus, a Noble Disciple listens carefully to the
Dhamma, alert with keen ears, attending it as a matter of crucial concern,
as something of vital importance, directing his entire mind to it, in that very
moment the Five Mental Hindrances are absent in him. On that occasion the
Seven Links to Awakening develop towards complete fulfilment...


 

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V: 95-6] section 46: The Links. 38: Unhindered...

Unhindered Elevation!

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