Mental Hindrances => Neglect
The Blessed Buddha once
One whose mind is dominated by
greed, lust, desire,
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
happiness falls into ruin. Exactly so with anyone whose mind is
by anger and grumbling
overcome, slowed down, and stagnated by the
and laziness, or agitated, scattered, and worried by the
and regret, or perplexed, confused and bewildered
and uncertainty... Such one will do what should not
be done at all, while
neglecting what actually should be done. As a result of
his good name, and social status is lost,
is ruined by depressed frustration.
But if any
Noble Disciple has seen these 5
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
is called saturated endowment with wisdom!
There are these five