Posted by: Upāsaka | 03/02/2017

Inappropriate Attention

61. Just as this body is supported by material food, depends upon it, cannot be without it – even so, the five hindrances are supported by their own food, depend upon it, cannot be without it.
And what food gives rise to sense desire, or nourishes sense desire already arisen? It is unsystematic attention to the alluring features of things. And what food gives rise to ill-will, or nourishes ill-will already arisen? It is unsystematic attention to the repulsive features of things.
And what food gives rise to sloth and laziness, or nourishes sloth and laziness already arisen? It is unsystematic attention to regret drowsiness, languor, heaviness after meals, laziness of mind.
And what food gives rise to restlessness and worry, or nourishes restlessness and worry already arisen? It is unsystematic attention to irritation of mind.
And what food gives rise to doubt, or nourishes doubt already arisen? It is unsystematic attention to things based on doubt and uncertainty.

Samyutta Nikaya V.63

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