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the Nine Obstacles

Recently in class we have come across the sutra “The 5th obstacle is laziness.” Some students have been asking what & how many obstacles are there?  There are nine:

Illness
Apathy
Doubt
Carelessness
Laziness
Craving
Mistaken view of the world left uncorrected
Failing to reach specific levels
Not being firmly established in effort

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One Response

  1. omyogapath says:

    Just to clarify. These obstacles are from the first chapter of Patanjali’s yoga sutras. So these 9 are impediments to your endeavor to be still or quiet. It refers back to the second sutra which has been translated to says: “Yoga is learning to stop how the mind turns things around.”

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