46. Bojjhanga Saɱyutta
4. Nīvaraṇa Vagga
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha
The Great Book,
Chapter II (46): Connected Discourses on the Factors of Enlightenment
IV. The Hindrances
Āvaraṇa-Nīvaraṇa (or Nīvaraṇāvaraṇa) Suttaɱ
Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi
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Sensual desire is an obstruction, a hindrance, a corruption of the mind, a weakener of wisdom.
Ill will is an obstruction ...
Sloth and torpor are an obstruction ...
Restlessness and remorse are an obstruction ...
Doubt is an obstruction ... a weakener of wisdom.
These are the five obstructions, hindrances, corruptions of the mind, weakeners of wisdom.
"There are, bhikkhus, these seven factors of enlightenment, which are nonobstructions, nonhindrances, noncorruptions of the mind; when developed and cultivated they lead to the realization of the fruit of true knowledge and liberation.
The enlightenment factor of mindfulness is a nonobstruction ...
The enlightenment factor of equanimity is a nonobstruction....
These are the seven factors of enlightenment that are nonobstructions, nonhindrances, noncorruptions of the mind; when developed and cultivated they lead to the realization of the fruit of true knowledge and liberation."