I am reading A Critical Analysis Of The Jhanas In the book we were going over wise considration and how it will help you eliminate the hindrances. But i am having trouble understand what this is referring to. Any help would be appreciated.

In the commentaries the Buddha’s miscellaneous suggestions on the elimination of the hindrances are organized into a systematic exposition of six measures conducive to the vanquishing of each hindrance. Sensual desire is to be abandoned by:

Taking up the sensuously inauspicious subject of meditation; application for the development of the jhāna on the sensuously inauspicious subject of meditation; the guarded state of the controlling faculties of sense; moderation in food; the sympathy and support of good men in the endeavour; stimulating talk that helps the accomplishment of the object in view

What are they referring to i don't understand the wording?


Refer to: The Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest

Six things are conducive to the abandonment of sensual desire:

1. Learning how to meditate on impure objects;

2. Devoting oneself to the meditation on the impure;

3. Guarding the sense doors;

4. Moderation in eating;

5. Noble friendship;

6. Suitable conversation.

— Commentary to the Satipatthana Sutta

  • So is that passage just relating to this? – DeusIIXII Jul 7 '17 at 21:58

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