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Nourishing —Bhikkhu Sujato

Linked Discourses 46

6. Discussion

51. Nourishing

1.1At Sāvatthī.

1.2“Mendicants, I will teach you what fuels and what starves the five hindrances and the seven awakening factors. 1.3Listen …

1.4And what fuels the arising of sensual desire, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow? 1.5There is the feature of beauty. 1.6Frequent improper attention to that 1.7fuels the arising of sensual desire, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow.

2.1And what fuels the arising of ill will, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow? 2.2There is the feature of harshness. 2.3Frequent improper attention to that 2.4fuels the arising of ill will, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow.

3.1And what fuels the arising of dullness and drowsiness, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow? 3.2There is discontent, sloth, yawning, sleepiness after eating, and mental sluggishness. 3.3Frequent improper attention to that 3.4fuels the arising of dullness and drowsiness, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow.

4.1And what fuels the arising of restlessness and remorse, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow? 4.2There is the unsettled mind. 4.3Frequent improper attention to that 4.4fuels the arising of restlessness and remorse, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow.

5.1And what fuels the arising of doubt, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow? 5.2There are things that are grounds for doubt. 5.3Frequent improper attention to them 5.4fuels the arising of doubt, or, when it has arisen, makes it increase and grow.

6.1And what fuels the arising of the awakening factor of mindfulness, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it? 6.2There are things that are grounds for the awakening factor of mindfulness. 6.3Frequent proper attention to them 6.4fuels the arising of the awakening factor of mindfulness, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it.

7.1And what fuels the arising of the awakening factor of investigation of principles, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it? 7.2There are qualities that are skillful and unskillful, blameworthy and blameless, inferior and superior, and those on the side of dark and bright. 7.3Frequent proper attention to them 7.4fuels the arising of the awakening factor of investigation of principles, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it.

8.1And what fuels the arising of the awakening factor of energy, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it? 8.2There are the elements of initiative, persistence, and exertion. 8.3Frequent proper attention to them 8.4fuels the arising of the awakening factor of energy, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it.

9.1And what fuels the arising of the awakening factor of rapture, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it? 9.2There are things that are grounds for the awakening factor of rapture. 9.3Frequent proper attention to them 9.4fuels the arising of the awakening factor of rapture, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it.

10.1And what fuels the arising of the awakening factor of tranquility, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it? 10.2There is tranquility of the body and of the mind. 10.3Frequent proper attention to that 10.4fuels the arising of the awakening factor of tranquility, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it.

11.1And what fuels the arising of the awakening factor of immersion, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it? 11.2There are things that are the foundation of serenity and freedom from distraction. 11.3Frequent proper attention to them 11.4fuels the arising of the awakening factor of immersion, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it.

12.1And what fuels the arising of the awakening factor of equanimity, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it? 12.2There are things that are grounds for the awakening factor of equanimity. 12.3Frequent proper attention to them 12.4fuels the arising of the awakening factor of equanimity, or, when it has arisen, fully develops it.

13.1And what starves the arising of sensual desire, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth? 13.2There is the feature of ugliness. 13.3Frequent proper attention to that 13.4starves the arising of sensual desire, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth.

14.1And what starves the arising of ill will, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth? 14.2There is the heart’s release by love. 14.3Frequent proper attention to that 14.4starves the arising of ill will, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth.

15.1And what starves the arising of dullness and drowsiness, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth? 15.2There are the elements of initiative, persistence, and exertion. 15.3Frequent proper attention to them 15.4starves the arising of dullness and drowsiness, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth.

16.1And what starves the arising of restlessness and remorse, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth? 16.2There is the settled mind. 16.3Frequent proper attention to that 16.4starves the arising of restlessness and remorse, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth.

17.1And what starves the arising of doubt, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth? 17.2There are qualities that are skillful and unskillful, blameworthy and blameless, inferior and superior, and those on the side of dark and bright. 17.3Frequent proper attention to them 17.4starves the arising of doubt, or, when it has arisen, starves its increase and growth.

18.1And what starves the arising of the awakening factor of mindfulness, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development? 18.2There are things that are grounds for the awakening factor of mindfulness. 18.3Not frequently focusing on them 18.4starves the arising of the awakening factor of mindfulness, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development.

19.1And what starves the arising of the awakening factor of investigation of principles, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development? 19.2There are qualities that are skillful and unskillful, blameworthy and blameless, inferior and superior, and those on the side of dark and bright. 19.3Not frequently focusing on them 19.4starves the arising of the awakening factor of investigation of principles, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development.

20.1And what starves the arising of the awakening factor of energy, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development? 20.2There are the elements of initiative, persistence, and exertion. 20.3Not frequently focusing on them 20.4starves the arising of the awakening factor of energy, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development.

21.1And what starves the arising of the awakening factor of rapture, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development? 21.2There are things that are grounds for the awakening factor of rapture. 21.3Not frequently focusing on them 21.4starves the arising of the awakening factor of rapture, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development.

22.1And what starves the arising of the awakening factor of tranquility, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development? 22.2There is tranquility of the body and of the mind. 22.3Not frequently attending to that 22.4starves the arising of the awakening factor of tranquility, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development.

23.1And what starves the arising of the awakening factor of immersion, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development? 23.2There are things that are the foundation of serenity and freedom from distraction. 23.3Not frequently focusing on them 23.4starves the arising of the awakening factor of immersion, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development.

24.1And what starves the arising of the awakening factor of equanimity, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development? 24.2There are things that are grounds for the awakening factor of equanimity. 24.3Not frequently focusing on them 24.4starves the arising of the awakening factor of equanimity, or, when it has arisen, starves its full development.”