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Title: Ayoniso-manasikara Sutta: Inappropriate Attention
PTS: S i 203
CDB i 301
Ayoniso-manasikara Sutta: Inappropriate Attention
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<p>I have heard that on one occasion a certain monk was dwelling among the Kosalans in a forest thicket. Now at that time, he spent the day's abiding thinking evil, unskillful thoughts: i.e., thoughts of sensuality, thoughts of ill will, thoughts of doing harm.
Then the devata inhabiting the forest thicket, feeling sympathy for the monk, desiring his benefit, desiring to bring him to his senses, approached him and addressed him with this verse:</p>
From inappropriate attention you're being chewed by your thoughts. Relinquishing what's inappropriate,
Keeping your mind on the Teacher, the Dhamma, the Sangha, your virtues,
you will arrive at joy, rapture, pleasure without doubt.
you will put an end to suffering & stress.
<p>The monk, chastened by the devata, came to his senses.</p>
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