Friends:

    Rational Attention Breaks Mental Hindrances:



The Blessed Buddha once said:

When attending rationally sense-desire neither arises, nor expand.
When attending rationally evil-will neither arises, nor later expand.
When attending rationally lethargy & laziness does neither emerge nor grow.
When attending rationally restlessness & regret cannot arise or amplify.
When attending rationally doubt & uncertainty does not begin or blow up.
Furthermore, when attending carefully & rationally to cause and effect:
The awareness link to awakening arises, and is gradually developed.
The investigation link to awakening arises, and is gradually developed.
The energy link to awakening arises, and is gradually developed.
The joy link to awakening arises, and is gradually developed.
The tranquillity link to awakening arises, and is gradually developed.
The concentration link to awakening arises, and is gradually developed.
The equanimity link to awakening arises, and is gradually developed!



More on Attention: (Manasikāra):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attention
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Careful_Attention.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/g_m/manasikaara.htm



Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:93-4] section 46: The Links. 35: Careful Attention...

Careful Attention!