Or in other words “it’s raining”.
I have been so used, of late, of either rmeditating in the forest or under a large tree in the garden I had forgotten that “inside” is an option 😉 Finally today we have some long-awaited rain. Unfair of me to blame anything in the higher planes, and I beg their forgiveness, but raining it is non-the-less. A short sit today as I was late to the cushion and struggling with torpor. This brings me neatly around to the five hindrances, or:
- Sensory desire (kāmacchanda): craving that seeks happiness through the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and physical feeling.
- Ill-will (vyāpāda; also spelt byāpāda): thought related to wanting to reject, hostility, resentment, hatred and bitterness.
- Sloth-and-torpor (thīna-middha): heaviness of body and dullness of mind leading to disabling inertia and thick depression.
- Restlessness-and-worry (uddhacca-kukkucca): the inability to calm the mind.
- Doubt (vicikicchā): lack of conviction or trust.