The Five Hindrances

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The Five Hindrances are natural states of the mind.

In order to reach nirvana it is necessary to understand these five hindrances.

The Five Hindrances

These are tendencies of the mind

Overcoming them requires that the person practice mindfulness and recognize them when they appear in daily life.

Sensory desire - Wanting input from the five senses.

Ill will - Wanting to always harm or be averse

Sloth and Torpor - Wanting to always slump into the abyss

Restlessness and Worry - Wanting to always move

Doubt - Wanting to always have some reason to believe otherwise