klesha

[klesh-uh]
noun Yoga.
  1. 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
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