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SN 46.51 From… Āhārasutta: Nourishing

[Note: This is just a small excerpt from a longer sutta. It’s worth reading the whole thing if you have the time.]

At Sāvatthī.

“Mendicants, I will teach you what fuels and what starves the five hindrances and the seven awakening factors. Listen …

And what fuels the arising of sensual desire, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow? There is the feature of beauty. Frequent irrational application of mind to that fuels the arising of sensual desire, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow.…

…And what starves the arising of sensual desire, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth? There is the feature of ugliness. Frequent rational application of mind to that starves the arising of sensual desire, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth.…


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