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klesha

[klesh-uh]
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noun Yoga.
  1. any of the five hindrances to enlightenment, which are ignorance or avidya, egocentricity, attachments, aversions, and the instinctive will to live.
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Origin of klesha

From the Sanskrit word kleśa literally, suffering, distress
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