The Third Hindrance: Sloth and Torpor

The Third Hindrance: Sloth and Torpor The third hindrance is sloth and torpor. These are technically somewhat different mental factors. But in both, the mind is not workable. It becomes difficult to meditate and be mindful. As with any of the hindrances, the first thing to note is that they are present. Noting that they are present already contains mindfulness. When we are aware of what is going on, we have a chance. If you are meditating and you become sleepy, you are in the grip of this factor. Once you note that this is going on, it is helpful to know that the antidote to this factor is effort. Occasionally, we are tired and really need to sleep. But often this factor emerges beca

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