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klesha

[klesh-uh] /ˈklɛʃ ə/
noun, Yoga.
1.
any of the five hindrances to enlightenment, which are ignorance or avidya, egocentricity, attachments, aversions, and the instinctive will to live.
Origin
< Sanskrit kleśa literally, suffering, distress
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any of the five hindrances to enlightenment, including ignorance/delusion, attachment/desire, aversion/anger, envy/jealousy, and pride or belief in a separate self

Word Origin

Sanskrit 'mental defilement, mental poison', from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

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