Sutta Name Nikaya Vagga Academic PTS PSA Plae Keywords Notes
Vitakkasa.n.thaana Majjhima Muulapa.n.naasa, Siihanaada Vagga MN.020 M.i.118-22 18/234 defilements, purification A monk can in five ways get rid of bad thoughts associated with lust, hatred and delusion: by diverting the mind elsewhere, by scrutiny of their perilous consequence, by ignoring bad and wrong thoughts, by allaying what moulds these thoughts, bu subduing them by sheer force of mind. These different methods are illustrated by similes.

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