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According to Theosophy, these are obstacles that the traveler along the Path must surmount. There are ten of them:

  1. Belief in the Ego as unchangeable.
  2. Lack of faith in higher effort.
  3. Reliance on ritual.
  4. Lust.
  5. Ill-will.
  6. Love of the world.
  7. Egotistic longing for a future life.
  8. Pride.
  9. Self-righteousness.
  10. Nescience.


Leadbeater, Charles W. The Master and the Path. Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1925.