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It.087 Andhakara.na Sutta | Andhakaara Sutta Bhikkhus, these three kinds of unwholesome thoughts produce blindness, lack of vision and absence of knowledge; they obstruct wisdom, lead to vexation and are not conducive to Nibbana. What are the three? A sensual thought, a thought of ill will and an aggressive thought. These, bhikkhus, are the three kinds of unwholesome thoughts that produce blindness. . . and are not conducive to Nibbana. "Bhikkhus, these three kinds of wholesome thoughts remove blindness and produce vision, knowledge and the growth of wisdom; they do not lead to vexation and are conducive to Nibbana. What are the three? A thought of renunciation, a thought of friendliness and a thought of harmlessness. These, bhikkhus, are the three kinds of wholesome thoughts that remove blindness... and are conducive to Nibbana." Three wholesome thoughts should be entertained, Three unwholesome thoughts rejected. One who stops such trains of thoughts As a shower settles a cloud of dust, With a mind that has quelled such thoughts Attains in this life the state of peace. 45/534 Itivuttaka Khuddhaka It.082 blindness


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