10 obstacles to the worldly desires

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Ten obstacles to the worldly desires:

1. Sloth and non-exertion is an obstacle to wealth

2. Like of finery and adornment is an obstacle to beauty

3. Acting unseasonably is an obstacle to health

4. Friendship with bad people is an obstacle to virtues

5. Non-restraint of the senses is an obstacle to Brahma-life

6. Quarelling is an obstacle to friends

7. Failure to repeat what one has learned is an obstacle to much knowledge

8. Not asking questions is an obstacle to wisdom

9. Lack of study and examination are an obstacle to teachings

10. Wrong fairing is an obstacle to gaining the heavenly worlds

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