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 The Five Hindrances (pańcanivarana).

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PostSubject: The Five Hindrances (pańcanivarana).   Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:14 pm

I would like to know more about the five hindrances (pańcanivarana).
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PostSubject: The Five Hindrances (pańcanivarana)   Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:23 pm

The Five Hindrances (pańcanivarana)are,

sensual desire, (kamachanda)
ill will, (wyapada)
sloth and torpor, (thina-middha)
restlessness and worry, (uddacca-kukkucca)
doubt.(vicikicca)

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Source: www.accesstoinsight.org
The five hindrances (pańcanivarana) are sensual desire, ill will, sloth and torpor, restlessness and worry, and doubt. This group, the principal classification the Buddha uses for the obstacles to meditation, receives its name because its five members hinder and envelop the mind, preventing meditative development in the two spheres of serenity and insight. Hence the Buddha calls them "obstructions, hindrances, corruptions of the mind which weaken wisdom".
The hindrance of sensual desire (kamachanda) is explained as desire for the "five strands of sense pleasure," that is, for pleasant forms, sounds, smells, tastes and tangibles. It ranges from subtle liking to powerful lust. The hindrance of ill will (byapada) signifies aversion directed towards disagreeable persons or things. It can vary in range from mild annoyance to overpowering hatred. Thus the first two hindrances correspond to the first two root defilements, greed and hate. The third root defilement, delusion, is not enumerated separately among the hindrances but can be found underlying the remaining three.
Sloth and torpor is a compound hindrance made up of two components: sloth (thina), which is dullness, inertia or mental stiffness; and torpor (middha), which is indolence or drowsiness. Restlessness and worry is another double hindrance, restlessness (uddhacca) being explained as excitement, agitation or disquietude, worry (kukkucca) as the sense of guilt aroused by moral transgressions. Finally, the hindrance of doubt (vicikiccha) is explained as uncertainty with regard to the Buddha, the Dhamma, the Sangha and the training.

More: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/gunaratana/wheel351.html#ch4

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