Would you like to enjoy greater emotional well-being but you don’t even know where to start? Although you may not believe it, especially if you are really hurting emotionally right now, it is possible for you to flourish emotionally. In this video, which is slightly over 2 minutes long, I’ll point you in the right direction.
According to the Buddha, there are five hindrances to living well that should be abandoned. The following is from Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi, eds., The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (Boston: Wisdom, 1995). The five hindrances to meditation [spiritual practice or training] are covetousness, ill will and hatred, sloth and torpor, restlessness and remorse, and doubt. A bhikkhu is a practitioner.
This story of how Mingshao died is from Andrew Ferguson, ed., Zen’s Chinese Heritage (Boston: Wisdom, 2000). Mingshao Deqian lived in what is now the city of Jinhua in Zhejiang Province where he taught for 40 years. He had a formidable reputation as being very skilled in Dharma combat.