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The Suttapitaka

Majjhimanikāya

Mūlapannāsaka 

18. xxxxxxxxxx Vagga

18. Vattupama Sutta

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Dvedhāvitakka Sutta 

Two Kinds of Thought. With reference to his own struggle for enlightenment, the Buddha explains the way to overcome unwholesome thoughts and replace them by wholesome thoughts.

Notes - Dvedhāvitakka Sutta 

Two Kinds of Thought 

SUTTA 19

235 The Bodhisatta's twofold division of thought occurred during his six-year struggle for enlightenment.

236 Thoughts of non-ill will and thoughts of non-cruelty may also be explained positively as thoughts of loving- kindness (mettā) and thoughts of compassion (karunā).

237 MA: Excessive thinking and pondering leads to agitation. To tame and soften the mind, the Bodhisatta would enter a meditative attainment, then he would emerge from it and develop insight.

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