What keeps us from balance?

There are distractions and obstacles that hinder one from becoming balanced.

  • Sickness which disturbs physical body
  • Lack of mental disposition for work
  • doubt or indecision
  • indifference of insensibility
  • laziness
  • sensuality, the desire when sensory objects possess the mind
  • false or invalid knowledge or illusion
  • failure to attain continuity of thought or concentration so that reality cannot be seen
  • instability in holding on to concentration which has been attained after long practice
  • pain or misery
  • despair
  • unsteadiness of the body
  • unsteady respiration