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If you take Jhana factors or the 37 Factors, many of them counteract one of the Hindrances. So if these factors (and perhaps other factors mentioned in the Tripitaka) are grouped with the hindrance they counteract or enhance, what would this grouping look like? I.e.,

  • each hindrance
  • with the factors that counteract it
  • and the factor that enhance them either as a single factor or pair of factor being unbalanced

An answer should minimally include the Jhana and 37 Factors, and references to the Tripitaka.

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This is just an outline of a few things I have collected so far:

Sensual Desire

...

One-pointedness of mind, of the factors of absorption (jhananga);

Mindfulness, of the spiritual faculties (indriya);

Mindfulness, of the factors of enlightenment (bojjhanga).


Ill-Will

...

Rapture, of the factors of absorption (jhananga);

Faith, of the spiritual faculties (indriya);

Rapture and equanimity, of the factors of enlightenment (bojjhanga).


Sloth and Torpor

...

Applied thought, of the factors of absorptions (jhananga); Energy, of the spiritual faculties (indriya); Investigation of reality, energy and rapture, of the factors of enlightenment (bojjhanga).

When the mind is sluggish, it is not the proper time for cultivating the following factors of enlightenment: tranquillity, concentration and equanimity, because a sluggish mind can hardly be aroused by them.

When the mind is sluggish, it is the proper time for cultivating the following factors of enlightenment: investigation of reality, energy and rapture, because a sluggish mind can easily be aroused by them.

— SN 46:53


Restlessness and Remorse

...

Rapture, of the factors of absorption (jhananga);

Concentration, of the spiritual faculties (indriya);

Tranquillity, concentration and equanimity, of the factors of enlightenment (bojjhanga).

When the mind is restless it is not the proper time for cultivating the following factors of enlightenment: investigation of the doctrine, energy and rapture, because an agitated mind can hardly be quietened by them.

When the mind is restless, it is the proper time for cultivating the following factors of enlightenment: tranquillity, concentration and equanimity, because an agitated mind can easily be quietened by them.

— SN 46:53


Doubt

...

Reflection, of the factors of absorption (jhananga);

Wisdom, of the spiritual faculties (indriya);

Investigation of reality, of the factors of enlightenment (bojjhanga).

Source: The Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest, SN 46.53 - Fire

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