These ten things are rare, pleasant to the senses, enjoyable and charming in the world What ten?

Wealth, beauty, good health, virtues, the holy life, friends, much learning, wisdom, the Teaching and heavenly bliss.

These ten things are rare, pleasant to the senses, enjoyable and charming in the world.

There are ten hindrances to these ten things rare, pleasant to the senses, enjoyable and charming in the world.

Laziness and lacking in effort is a hindrance to wealth. Not decorating and not ornamenting is a hindrance to beauty. Doing and partaking the unsuitable is the hindrance to good health. Evil friends is the hindrance to virtues.. Uncontrolled mental faculties is the hindrance to the holy life. Disagreement is the hindrance to friendship. Not reciting is the hindrance to learning. Not listening to the Teaching and not questioning is the hindrance to wisdom. Not applying and not reflecting is the hindrance to the Teaching. Wrong behavior is the hindrance to heavenly bliss.

These ten are the hindrances to those ten things that are rare, pleasant to the senses, enjoyable and charming in the world. There are ten supportive conditions to these ten things rare, pleasant to the senses, enjoyable and charming in the world. Not lazy with aroused effort is a supportive condition to wealth. Decorating and ornamenting is a supportive condition to beauty. Doing and partaking the suitable is the supportive condition to good health.

Spiritual friends is the supportive condition to virtues.. Controlled mental faculties is the supportive condition to the holy life. Not disagreeing is the supportive condition to friendship. Reciting is the supportive condition to learning. Listening to the Teaching and questioning is the supportive condition to wisdom. Applying and reflecting is the supportive condition to the Teaching. Right behavior is the supportive condition to heavenly bliss.

These ten are supportive conditions to these ten things rare, pleasant to the senses, enjoyable and charming in the world.

May all beings be well & happy and attain the fruits of Nibbana.

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