In this talk Bhante Saranapala discusses the Sangaravo Sutta, where the Buddha answers Brahman Sangarava’s question by describing how the five hindrances affect the mind.
Bhante Saranapala describes some methods of overcoming five hindrances that obstruct progress on the path of liberation.
Bhante Saranapala describes the five hindrances that prevent us from seeing the things as they really are:
Kamacchanda : Sensory Desire
Vyapada : Ill Will
Thina-middha: Sloth and Torpor
Udhacca-kukkucca : Restlessness and Remorse
Vicikiccha : Doubt
In this talk Bhante Saranapala describes how the diligent practice of mindfulness protects the practitioner from disturbing thoughts that can negatively affect the body and mind, eliminates defilements and five hindrances, helps to see the things as they really are, and leads to peace and bliss by realizing that there is no self, but only an ever changing experience.