Six Obstructions for Mindfulness | Dhamma Talk at Dhammagiri
In the famous discourse on the 'Foundations of Mindfulness' (Satipaṭṭhāna) the Buddha promises us that we can attain Nibbāna or Non-Returning in just 7 days, if we practise as descibed by him.
Why, then, are we still enmeshed in suffering?
Ajahn Dhammasiha describes six obstructions that we have to abandon first - otherwise we're not able to practise Satipaṭṭhāna in the way the Buddha described them:
- Delight in Work
- Delight in Chatting (including social media!)
- Delight in Sleep
- Delight in Socialising (including social media!)
- Lack of Sense Restraint
- Not knowing the Right Measure when Eating
- [Anguttara Nikāya/Numerical Discourses, Book of Sixes, #117
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