Pancha Kleshas

  1. Avidya – Ignorance or misconception of reality – Cultivate wisdom and discernment through study, reflection, and meditation
  2. Asmita Egoism or identification with the false self Practice detachment and self-inquiry to realize the true self
  3. Raga Attachment or desire for pleasure Develop contentment and gratitude for what is
  4. Dvesha Aversion or hatred for pain Cultivate compassion and forgiveness for oneself and others
  5. Abhinivesha Fear of death or clinging to life Embrace impermanence and surrender to the divine
NameMeaningHow to Overcome
AvidyaIgnorance or misconception of realityCultivate wisdom and discernment through study, reflection, and meditation
AsmitaEgoism or identification with the false self Practice detachment and self-inquiry to realize the true self
RagaAttachment or desire for pleasureDevelop contentment and gratitude for what is
DveshaAversion or hatred for painCultivate compassion and forgiveness for oneself and others
AbhiniveshaFear of death or clinging to lifeEmbrace impermanence and surrender to the divine

I hope this table helps you understand the kleshas better.

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