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Five hindrances (Buddhism)

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Topical headingFive hindrances (Buddhism)
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Variant(s)Nivaranas (Buddhism)
See alsoBuddhism--Doctrines
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Found inWork cat: Taylor, B. The five nivāraṇas, 2017: t.p. (Buddha's teaching of the five hindrances, the obstacles to seeing the truth & putting an end to suffering.)
Buddhist Publication Society online, Jan. 24, 2019 (The Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest. Many are the obstacles which block the road to spiritual progress, but there are five in particular which, under the name of hindrances (nivarana), are often mentioned in the Buddhist scriptures.)
Irons, Edward A. Encyclopedia of Buddhism, 2008: five hindrances (the five factors that will delay and deflect the cultivator from achieving progress: sensual desire, ill will, sloth and torpor, restlessness and worry, and doubt; overcome through constant effort and gathering with fellow cultivators; one must overcome the five hindrances to develop the state of absorption)