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The 5 WORST Hinderances

In the Buddhist tradition, the five hinderances (Sanskrit: pañca nivāraṇa; Pali: pañca nīvaraṇāni) are identified as mental states that hinder progress in meditation and in our daily lives.

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1. Sensory Desire

2. Ill Will

3. Sloth/Torpor

4. Restlessness/Worry

5. Doubt

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