|Meditation Ninja, how do I meditate to become enlightened? - Beat the Five Hindrances.|
|This year, rise above it (AB).|
- Sensual craving (lust, yearning, obsession, greed)
- Ill will (anger, annoyance, resentment, hate)
- Sleepiness and lassitude (sloth and torpor)
- Restlessness (remorse, boredom, worry and flurry)
- Skeptical doubt (persistent misgivings, delusion).
|Self purification begins the path to freedom.|
- Sensual desire (kamacchanda),
- Ill-will (byapada),
- Sloth and torpor (thina-middha),
- Restlessness and remorse (uddhacca-kukkucca),
- Skeptical doubt (vicikiccha).
|Are we there yet? Slow down, you maniac!|
For each factor there is, according to Buddhist commentarial tradition, one of the Five Hindrances that is specifically harmful to it and excludes its higher development and refinement to the degree required for absorption (jhana).
On the other hand, the cultivation of the Five Factors of Absorption beyond their average level is an antidote for the Five Hindrances, preparing the road to absorption. The relationship between these two groups of five each is indicated in this anthology under the heading of each respective hindrance.
- Doubt is eliminated on the first stage, the path of stream-entry.
- Sensual desire, ill will, and remorse are eliminated on the third stage, the path of non-returning (anagami).
- Sloth and torpor (sleepiness and mental lassitude) and restlessness are eradicated on the path of arhatship (arahatta).
|O, hearers, listen and I will teach the Dharma.|