Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour Ep. 20 – The Five Hindrances

The Five Hindrances

“The mind is naturally radiant and pure. The mind is shining. It is because of visiting forces that we suffer” – Gautama Buddha

Sharon identifies and thoroughly deconstructs some of the more common obstacles encountered in practice, emphasizing the non-local aspect of these intruding forces. The implications of this discovery, and continued remembrance through practice, help us to better understand the importance of knowing who we truly are. When we are at one with our true nature we no longer feel the pull toward identification with these frequent visitors. We can learn to skillfully acknowledge their presence and even invite them in, knowing and trusting that they are not to become permanent residents

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