Eight incidental circumstances which make Dharma impossible

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The eight incidental circumstances which make Dharma impossible (Wyl. ‘phral byung rkyen gyi mi khoms brgyad) are:

  1. being misled by corrupting influences
  2. the five poisons raging inside
  3. when negative karma overtakes us
  4. being distracted by laziness
  5. being enslaved
  6. practising out of fear
  7. merely pretending to practise
  8. being chronically senseless and stupid