together we can change ourself

together we can change ourself

The Five Hindrances (Nivarana) are the major obstacles to concentration.

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1. Sensual desire (abhidya)
2. Ill will, hatred, or anger (pradosha)
3. Laziness and sluggishness (styana and middha)
4. Restlessness and worry (anuddhatya and kaukritya)
5. Doubt (vichikitsa) — doubt, skepticism, indecisiveness, or vacillation, without the wish to cure it, more like the common idea of cynicism or pessimism than open-mindedness or desire for evidence.
For more original sutras on Buddhist meditation, see the following:
The Arrow — http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/sn36-006.html
Analysis of Mental Faculties — http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/sn48-010.html
The Ship — http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/sn22-101.html
Analysis of the Frames of Reference — http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/samyutta/sn47-040.html
The Relaxation of Thoughts — http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/majjhima/mn020.html
The Simile of the Cloth — http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/majjhima/mn007.html

Written by Bhushan Kulkarni

May 23, 2007 at 11:33 am

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