Thread: The Five Hindrances

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    The Five Hindrances

    This is a very short article about the Five Hindrances, from Zen teacher Daniel Scharpenburg at the Patheos website.

    https://www.patheos.com/blogs/bodhis...ve-hindrances/


    Any thoughts about it?


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    Yes. As a teacher I was always looking for what was holding a child back in their work. Identify that and you can start to move them on.

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    This little text is interesting : it shows that one should not feel guilty about having certain weaknesses. You must be kind to yourself, accept your weaknesses linked to the human condition.
    However, the text also insists on the fact that one must make efforts to overcome these weaknesses, as far as possible.

    As regards aversion and resentment towards an interlocutor whose motives are not understood, it is better to avoid submitting to Godwin's law.

    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-e...624-story.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
    As regards aversion and resentment towards an interlocutor whose motives are not understood, it is better to avoid submitting to Godwin's law.

    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-e...624-story.html
    Not relevant to the discussion.

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    nice reminder! I am experiencing the issue of figuring out what is the fine line between “investigating”, “discerning” and devolving into mental chatter, which is not random, but it is still speculative theory-making about why this or that thought arose - very annoying but its an old habit. It is not specific to zen so I might post it later in the buddhist meditation sub.
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