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Five Obstacles On The Path of Spiritual Journey

Five hindrances or obstacles on the path of spiritual journey Lust and Greed Hatred and Ill Will Agitation Sloth and Inactivity Doubt He who is able to withstand even while alive the agitation caused by lust and anger — he is the self-controlled one and he is the happy man. (Bhagavad Gita, 5.23) Hell has three doors – lust, rage, and greed.  When one has no lust, no hatred, a man walks safely among the things of lust and hatred. It is while living on earth that we should attain moksha - all desires, anger, ego, hatred should be dropped and we should purify ourselves while living on earth. We need to make the place we live Vaikunta - with Bhagavan our guide. In this Kali Yuga, mere recitation of the name of the deity helps in achieving peace and moksha. Vigor, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, absence of hatred, absence of pride – these are the qualities that one should possess to become perfect. He by whom the world is not disturbed, and who is not disturbed by the world, free f