Kleshas: Introduction

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Questions Answered Here

  1. Name four translations for the word, “kleshas.”
  2. What is a more specific definition for avidya than “ignorance?”
  3. Define asmita.
  4. What is the meaning of raga and dvesha?
  5. What is abhinivesha?
  6. What “initial and pertinent question” is answered by the philosophy of kleshas?
  7. What are kleshas?
  8. According to B.K.S. Iyengar, which of the kleshas are intellectual obstacles? Which are emotional? And which is instinctive?
  9. What is a reason that the veils thicken over our innate wisdom?
  10. Why does Swami Satyananda Saraswati say that kleshas must be viewed from the point of view of depth psychology?

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