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[klesh-uh] /ˈklɛʃ ə/
noun, Yoga.
any of the five hindrances to enlightenment, which are ignorance or avidya, egocentricity, attachments, aversions, and the instinctive will to live.
Origin of klesha
From the Sanskrit word kleśa literally, suffering, distress Unabridged
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Contemporary definitions for klesha

any of the five hindrances to enlightenment, including ignorance/delusion, attachment/desire, aversion/anger, envy/jealousy, and pride or belief in a separate self

Word Origin

Sanskrit 'mental defilement, mental poison', from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras's 21st Century Lexicon
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