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Hindrance 3 - Sloth & Torpor

The third hindrance originally translated as “sloth and torpor.” “Sloth” means the heaviness of the body. “Torpor” means the dullness of the mind. It is characterized by sleepiness, non-motivation, lack of energy, and oftentimes can manifest itself in a state of depression. Now, a simile used in Buddhism describes it as “imprisonment.” We find ourselves locked in a cell. It becomes very hard to make any type of mental or physical effort. So in order to continue our path, there is only one option left. We need to find a way to get out from that hole, from that cell. 

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