Weakening Kleshas

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we delve into the sutras that discuss how to weaken the kleshas (obstacles).


Break down sutras 2.10 and 2.11 into component elements that help students to examine these dense subjects.


Describe the “stages” of kleshas and give an example of a manifesting thought. Explain the type of klesha that must be controlled first. Be aware of what’s noteworthy about the order of sutras 2.10 and 2.11. Explain how manifesting obstacles are removed and how obstacles in their potential state can be addressed. Translate pratiprasava and viveka and describe how they relate to destroying kleshas. Give the warning from sutra 2.10 regarding a temporary state of clarity.

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