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Six Obstructions for Mindfulness

Six Obstructions for Mindfulness

Update: 2020-07-311
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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:


  1. Delight in Work
  2. Delight in Chatting (including social media!)
  3. Delight in Sleep
  4. Delight in Socialising (including social media!)
  5. Lack of Sense Restraint
  6. Not knowing the Right Measure when Eating


  • [Anguttara Nikāya/Numerical Discourses, Book of Sixes, #117



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