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Attachment (Raga) & Yoga Kleśa (Sanskrit क्लेश, also klesha) is a stint from ancient yoga text which means, "poison or affliction". Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra clearly identifies five afflictions -Ignorance or ávidyā, Egoism or asmitā, Attachment or rāga, Aversion or dveṣa and Fear of death or abhiniveśāḥ....

Patanjali Yoga Sutra Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.Chapter 2, Sutra 28Patanjali Yoga Sutra 2.28Yoganganusthanat Asuddhiksaye Jnanadiptih AvivekakhytehYoganga: steps of Yoga Anusthanat: by the sustained practice Asuddhi: impurities Ksaye: with the elimination Jnana: wisdom, knowledge Diptih: light, brilliance a: until Vivekakhyateh: discriminative knowledgeFor By The Sustained Practice Of The Accessories (Steps) Of Yoga, The Impurities Are Destroyed, And Enlightenment Of Wisdom Reaches Discriminative Knowledge.Listen to the audio:Check this out on ChirbitDr. Jayadeva Yogendra:

"So we come to the next important sutra and that has to tell us about the various tips of yoga and how they work. They work at reducing the various hindrances, impurities and make it easier for subsequent yoga. Basically what we have to understand is that yoga would mean overcoming of the Kleshas - overcoming of those defects which we keep on talking about - Avidhya, Asmita, Raga, Dvesha, these have to be overcome and this overcoming work is carried out by the various techniques. So that's what the sutra is telling us, that when we follow yoga, we are actually working at overcoming these kinds of hindrances. We can't just forget that. We can't just talk of yoga and believe that we will land into the yogic land. Things like untruth, these have to be overcome.

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