The five hindrances get in the way of our meditation, and get in the way of living wisely. Here we will look at them and at methods for dealing with them skillfully, mostly from the early tradition.

A good source for information on the hindrances in early Buddhism is Anālayo’s book “From Craving to Liberation — Excursions into the Thought-World of the Pāli Discourses (1)“.

For an earlier essay of mine on this topic see “Working with the Hindrances“.


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