Five aspects of obstacles to understand

Five aspects of obstacles to understand

Here is the list of five ways of overcoming obstacles to meditation discussed at last Saturday’s day long. It is from the Satipatthana Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya, Sutta number 10, paragraph 36):

In regards to each hindrance the meditator:

1. Understands when the hindrance is present in me.

2. Understands when the hindrance is absent in me.

3. Understands the cause for its arising.

4. Understands the cause for its abandonment.

5. Understands the way for its non-arising in the future.