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These five kleshas are:
 
These five kleshas are:
  
- Ignorance (''āvidyā'')
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- Ignorance (''āvidyā''): Taking the non-eternal, impure, evil and not-self to be eternal, pure, good and self respectively
  
- Egoism (''asmitā'')
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- Egoism (''asmitā''): The identification of the perceiving consciousness with the instrument of perception (mind).
  
- Attraction (''rāga'')
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- Attraction (''rāga''): That which follows after pleasure.
  
- Repulsion (''dveṣa'')
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- Repulsion (''dveṣa''): That which follows after pain.
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- Attachment to life (abhiniveśāḥ): The strong desire for life which dominates even the learned.
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== Modes of expression ==
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== Destruction ==
  
- Attachment to life (abhiniveśāḥ).
 
  
 
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Klesha (devanāgarī: क्लेश, kleśa) is a Sanskrit term used in yoga philosophy, meaning a "affliction" or "causes of suffering." The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (second chapter, third śloka) describe Five Afflictions (Sanskrit: pañcakleśā):

अविद्यास्मितारागद्वेषाभिनिवेशाः पञ्च क्लेशाः॥३॥

Avidyāsmitārāgadveṣābhiniveśāḥ pañca kleśāḥ

These five kleshas are:

- Ignorance (āvidyā): Taking the non-eternal, impure, evil and not-self to be eternal, pure, good and self respectively

- Egoism (asmitā): The identification of the perceiving consciousness with the instrument of perception (mind).

- Attraction (rāga): That which follows after pleasure.

- Repulsion (dveṣa): That which follows after pain.

- Attachment to life (abhiniveśāḥ): The strong desire for life which dominates even the learned.

Modes of expression

Destruction