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In Buddhism, the five hindrances are negative mental states that impede practice (or dharma) and lead away from enlightenment.

1. Sensual desire: Craving for pleasure to the senses.
2. Anger: Feelings of malice directed toward others.
3. Sloth, torpor and boredom: Half-hearted action with little or no concentration.
4. Restlessness and worry: The inability to calm the mind.
5. Doubt: Lack of conviction or trust.

See also

  • Seven factors of enlightenment

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