Scope of the 5 hindrances?

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Scope of the 5 hindrances?

Postby Spiny O'Norman » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:43 am

I've assumed that the five hindrances (pañca nīvaraṇāni) are specifically obstacles to developing samadhi, but can they be seen as obstacles to pursuing the 8-fold path generally?

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Re: Scope of the 5 hindrances?

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:52 am

http://www.dharmaseed.org/talks/?q=five+hindrances

There several talks by Joseph Goldstein in this group. The most recent:
http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/1406/ This is terms of meditative/insight practice.

But there is a lot to choose from and my guess they all are in terms of actual practice.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Damned if I know.

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Re: Scope of the 5 hindrances?

Postby Goofaholix » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:46 pm

Spiny O'Norman wrote:I've assumed that the five hindrances (pañca nīvaraṇāni) are specifically obstacles to developing samadhi, but can they be seen as obstacles to pursuing the 8-fold path generally?

Spiny


I would have thought they hinder a lot of things in life, the difference is that in Buddhist meditation you are encouraged to be aware of them and not buy into them rather than just going along with them.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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Re: Scope of the 5 hindrances?

Postby Spiny O'Norman » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:57 pm

tiltbillings wrote:http://www.dharmaseed.org/talks/?q=five+hindrances

There several talks by Joseph Goldstein in this group. The most recent:
http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/1406/ This is terms of meditative/insight practice.

But there is a lot to choose from and my guess they all are in terms of actual practice.


Thanks. Unfortunately I can't download these as I use a computer in a public library. Anyway, I'll have a look on the internet and do some reading on the hindrances.

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