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Lal Said,

Of course, it helps a lot to stay away from sensory pleasures as much as possible.

Many people miss the meaning of this statement. Sensual pleasure is generated in the mind. that is where they need to be stopped. If experiencing something was kama raga, kama raga couldn’t be ever removed.

– Here, “mattan” means “a brief moment/event.” Seeing a tree takes many such events. That is confirmed by modern science too. 
Lal, this is where the problem was. I was trying to understand the sutta with the wrong translation. Now, It is clear.
I will ask more questions if needed after studying the recommended posts.