How to reduce the five obstacles

{2.10} When the obstacles do not seem to be present, it is important to be vigilant.

{2.11} Advance toward a state of reflection to reduce their impact and prevent them from taking over.

{2.12} Our actions and their consequences are influenced by these obstacles. The consequences may or may not be evident at the time of action.

{2.13}  As long as the obstacles prevail they will affect action in every respect: in its execution, its duration, and its consequences.