Kleshas – Asmita (Egoism)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we delve into teachings related to the second klesha, asmita.


Examine the second klesha, asmita, and be prepared to lead students in exploration of this yoga subject.


Describe asmita. Provide the sutra that addresses asmita and translate it. Provide a metaphor to help convey the core teaching of asmita. Provide another way to communicate a distinction between the ego and the Self. Describe asmita in terms of the “I-maker” or the “story of self.” Explain the two primary “forms of delusion” that asmita refers to and the truth that it covers.

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