are the 5 Mental Hindrances:
The Blessed Buddha
Bhikkhus, there are these five kinds of
Mental Hindrance. What five?
1: The Mental Hindrance of Desire for Sensing...
2: The Mental Hindrance of Aversion
3: The Mental Hindrance of Lethargy and Laziness...
4: The Mental Hindrance of Restlessness
5: The Mental Hindrance of Doubt and Uncertainty...
These are the 5 kinds of
be developed for the direct experience of these five Mental Hindrances,
for the full understanding
and elimination of them, and for their final and
total overcoming, abandoning and leaving all behind! This
is developed for the sake of uprooting all Mental Hindrance!
the 5 Mental Hindrances:
Desire for sights, sounds, smells, flavours,
touches, & thoughts is obvious.
Aversion is hate, anger, irritation, opposition,
resistance, & stubbornness.
Lethargy & Laziness are all sluggishness, indolence,
slow and slack inactivity.
Restlessness & Regret are agitation, anxiety,
hurry, remorse, and worry.
Doubt & Uncertainty are indecision, hesitation, perplexity, & qualm
Mental Hindrance means a mental & invisible yet real & ultimately
obstacle, obstruction, block,
impediment, hurdle and debilitating handicap!
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these 5 Mental Hindrances