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The Five Faults
Maitreya says in his Discrimination of the Middle Way and the Extremes (Madhyantavibhanga):
The cause of its arising (calm abiding) is to observe the relinquishing of the five faults and the application of the eight antidotes.
The five faults to be relinquished are:
1) Laziness: not wishing to cultivate meditative stabilisation.
2) Forgetfulness: not remembering the object of meditation.
3) Lethargy and excitement: interruptions of meditative stabilisation.
4) Non-application of the antidotes: occurring when lethargy and excitement arise.
5) Over-application of the antidotes: continuing to apply the antidotes even though lethargy and excitement have been extinguished.