Nivarana Sutta

The Discourse on Hindrances - their overcoming and removal : AN.I.3-4

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Bhikkhus, I know of no other single thing, as the attractive feature, that even so either makes unarisen sense-desire arise or makes already arisen sense-desire increase. 
The attractive feature (of or in all things), Bhikkhus, when given irrational attention, induces emergence of unarisen lust and also leads to the increase of and development of already arisen lust!

Bhikkhus, I perceive no other single phenomenon, that even so either makes unarisen ill-will arise or induce already arisen ill-will to grow, as the repulsive feature.
The repulsive feature (of or in all things), Bhikkhus, when given irrational attention, causes appearance of unarisen aversion and moreover leads to both enlargement and expansion of already present aversion!

Bhikkhus, I comprehend no other single state, that even so either makes unarisen lethargy-&-laziness manifest or deepens and solidifies already present lethargy-&-laziness, as (unnoticed) boredom, laidback laxity, after meal drowsiness and mental sluggishness. 
The apathy of immobile sluggishness, Bhikkhus, makes latent lethargy-&-laziness come into being and it also induces worsening and widening of previously arisen lethargy-&-laziness!

Bhikkhus, I see no other characteristic, that even so either makes unarisen restlessness-&-regret arise or escalates already present restlessness-&-regret, as (unnoticed) mental unrest.
The worried, agitated and troubled mind, Bhikkhus, stimulates the onset of unarisen restlessness-&-regret and generates intensification and expansion of earlier emerged restlessness-&-regret!

Bhikkhus, I know of no other single mental state, that even so either makes unarisen doubt-&-uncertainty arise or makes already apparent doubt-&-uncertainty even more confusing, as irrational attention.
Irrational attention, Bhikkhus, kindles arrival of unarisen doubt-&-uncertainty and creates also amplification and complication of earlier arisen doubt-&-uncertainty!

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Bhikkhus, I know of no other single thing, that even so either prevents the arising of unarisen sense-desire or makes already arisen sense-desire pass away, as the disgusting sign.
The disgusting sign, Bhikkhus, when given rational attention, prevents arising of unarisen lust and it also eliminates already arisen lust!

Bhikkhus, I perceive no other single state, that even so either averts the appearance of unarisen ill-will or makes already appeared aggression evaporate, as the mental release by friendliness.
The mental release by friendliness, Bhikkhus, when given rational attention, prevents appearance of unarisen hostility and it also makes already aroused enmity fade away!

Bhikkhus, I know of no other single aspect, that even so either ward off the advent of unarisen lethargy-&-laziness or makes already arisen lethargy-&-laziness vanish, as the elements of initiative, launching and endurance.
Energetic initiation, Bhikkhus, prevents development of unarisen lethargy-&-laziness and it also wipes out already present lethargy-&-laziness!

Bhikkhus, I see not even one other single mental state, that even so either fend off the dawn of unarisen restlessness-&-regret or silences already stirred restlessness-&-regret, as mental tranquility.
The calmed mind, Bhikkhus, stall the stirring of unarisen restlessness-&-regret and it also quench already agitated restlessness-&-regret!

Bhikkhus, I know of no other single thing [5], that even so either prevents arising of unarisen doubt-&-uncertainty or removes already arisen doubt-&-uncertainty, as rational attention.
Attention directed rationally (yonisomanasikāro), Bhikkhus, halts the emergence of unarisen doubt-&-uncertainty and it also eradicates already present doubt-&-uncertainty!

 

source: http://what-buddha-said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4.htm

pali source text: http://what-buddha-said.net/Canon/Sutta/AN/AN.I.3-4p.htm

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