As we overcome the five hindrances to spiritual cultivation:
- to be free of sensual desire is like being relieved from debt;
- to be free from aversion is like recovering from physical illness;
- to be unobstructed by sloth and torpor is like being released from prison;
- to be free from agitation, restlessness, and worry is like being liberated from slavery; and
- to overcome doubt resembles crossing a dangerous desert safely.