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[The Pairs Matrix from the Discourses]
 Thoughts which partake of understanding, thoughts which do not partake of understanding.
 Thoughts like lightning, thoughts like thunder-bolts
 Foolish thoughts, wise thoughts.
 Dark thoughts, bright thoughts.
 Thoughts which cause remorse, thoughts which do not cause remorse.
 Thoughts which are definitions, thoughts within the range of definitions.
 Thoughts which are expressions, thoughts within the range of expressions.
 Thoughts which are designations, thoughts within the range of designations.
 Name and form.
 Ignorance and craving for continuation.
 View about continuation and view about discontinuation.
 View about eternalism and view about annihilation.
 View about finitude and view about infinity.
 View about the beginning of thoughts, view about the ending of thoughts.
 Lack of conscience and lack of shame.
 Conscience and shame.
 Difficulty in admonishment and association with the wicked.
 Ease in admonishment and association with the good.
 Skilful in what is an offence and skilful in rising from what is an offense.
 Skilful in an attainment (of jhāna) and skilful in rising from an attainment (of jhāna).
 Skilful in elements and skilful in applying the mind.
 Skilful in the (sense) spheres and skilful in conditional origination.
 Skilful in what is a cause and skilful in what is not a cause.
 Uprightness and gentleness.
 Patience and meekness.
 Amity and courtesy.
 Non-guarding of the doors of the faculties and non-knowing the measure in food.
 Guarding of the doors of the faculties and knowing the measure in food.
 Forgetfulness and lack of full knowledge.
 Mindfulness and full knowledge.
 Strengh in discrimination and strength in (mental) development.
 Calm and insight.
 The sign of calm and the sign of exertion.
 Exertion and balance.
 Failure in morality and failure in view.
 Success in morality and success in view.
 Purity in morality and purity in view.
 Purity in morality and endeavour in regard to (right) view.
 Spiritual anxiety towards what is a cause for anxiety and wise endeavour in regard to that anxiety.
 Dissatisfaction with (only) doing good deeds and not lacking in endeavour.
 Understanding and freedom.
 Knowledge regarding destruction (of the pollutants) and knowledge of what has not yet arisen.
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