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Torpor

Pali:
Middha
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Sanskrit:
Middha
Synonyms:
unwieldiness, drowsiness, lethargy
Definition :

Torpor is defined as a morbid state that is characterized by unwieldiness, lack of energy, and opposition to wholesome activity (Theravada). It is also defined as a mental factor that causes the mind to draw inward, lose discrimination between wholesome and unwholesome activities, and drop out of activities altogether (Mahayana).

Sloth (Thina) and Torpor (Middha) always occur in conjunction, and are opposed to energy.

Torpor is one of the Fourteen Unwholesome Mental Factors and one of the Five Hindrances.

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