Friends:

    Mental Hindrances => Neglect and Ruin:



The Blessed Buddha once said:

One whose mind is dominated by  greed, lust, desire, and envy or jealously
will do, whatever should not be done, and neglect whatever should be done!
As a consequence of that, his good reputation is lost and his contentment and
happiness falls into ruin. Exactly so with anyone whose mind is overwhelmed
by anger and grumbling ill-will, or overcome, slowed down, and stagnated by the
hindrance of lethargy and laziness, or agitated, scattered, and worried by the
hindrance of restlessness and regret, or perplexed, confused and bewildered
by the hindrance of doubt and uncertainty...  Such one will do what should not
be done at all, while neglecting what actually should be done. As a result of that,
his good name, and social status is lost, and he is ruined by depressed frustration.
But if any Noble Disciple has seen these 5
Hindrances as contaminated pollutions
of the mind, then he will gradually overcome and eliminate them. When doing so,
he becomes known as one of deep understanding, of fine and great knowledge,
clear-sighted, and endowed with wisdom. This lack of mental hindrance is indeed
exactly, what is called saturated endowment with wisdom!

There are these five Mental Hindrances:
1: Sense-Desire and Lust,
2: H
ate and Anger,
3: Lethargy and Laziness,
4: Restlessness and
Regret,
5: Doubt and Uncertainty.

How to break and overcome these 5 Mental Hindrances (Nīvaranas):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_5_Mental_Hindrances.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Feeding_the_Hindrances.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Starving_the_Hindrances.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Canal.htm



The Hindrances Blocks any Progress and Makes your Future Barren!

Source (edited extract):
The Numerical Sayings of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikāya.
The Book of Fours 61: Four deeds of Merit... [II: 67]

Unhindered is any Real Freedom!


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