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Six Obstacles:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit samādhyāvaraṇa defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 118):

  1. Indolence (kausīdya),
  2. Conceit (māna),
  3. Deceit (śāṭhya),
  4. Agitation (auddhatya),
  5. Lack of effort (anābhoga),
  6. Lack of truth (satyābhoga).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., ‘six obstacles’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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