Five faults to serenity

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Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Far-reaching meditative stabilization

  • The five faults or hindrances to developing concentration, according to Asanga and Maitreya
  • The eight antidotes to these hindrances and how to apply them

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Questions and answers

  • When we stop and practice concentration
  • How to tell the difference between subtle laxity and samadhi
  • The type of equanimity used as the antidote to over-applying the antidotes
  • Gross laxity
  • How to overcome negative thoughts that arise during meditation, especially when they are constant

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