Akusala-vitakka

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Akusala-vitakka: Disadvantageous thoughts as defined under akusala In M. 20, five methods of overcoming them are given: by changing the object, thinking of the evil results, paying no attention to them, analyzing them, suppressing them.

References

Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.