Kleshas – Avidya (Spiritual Ignorance)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we delve into teachings related to the first klesha, avidya.


Examine the first klesha, avidya, and be prepared to lead students in exploration of this vital premise of yoga philosophy.


Translate the sutras that focus on avidya. Describe avidya. Explain the relationship between avidya and the other kleshas. Explain how avidya relates to suffering and to yoga. Provide a sign of the absence of avidya. Explain how yoga helps to eradicate avidya and develop vidya. 

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