A set of five mental factors that prevent the attainment of the three higher trainings: higher training in ethical self-discipline, higher training in concentration, and higher training in discriminating awareness. According to Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend, (1) flightiness of mind and regret, (2) foggy-mindedness, (3) indecisive wavering, (4) intentions toward sensory objects, and (5) malice. According to the Kalachakra Tantra, (1) regret, (2) foggy-mindedness, (3) sleepiness, (4) flightiness of mind, and (5) indecisive wavering.
Tibetan: སྒྲིབ་པ་ལྔ། sgrib-pa lnga
Synonyms: Five obstacles