Five kleshas 5 Kleshas and how to overcome them Sage Patanjali mentions the five kleshas in Yoga Sutra 2.3 “Avidya-Asmita-Raga-Dvesha-Abhinivesa-Klesha” responsible for all our suffering in life. Avidya: ignorance Asmita: I-ness, ego sense Raga: attachment Dvesha: aversion Abhinivesah: fear of death, clinging to life Klesha: painful, afflicted Only through proper understanding, we can outgrow...

Celebrating Diwali the yogic way Diwali symbolizes the victory of good (knowledge) over darkness (ignorance). Historically, known as ‘Naraka Chaturdashi’ because Narakasura (symbolic of darkness), a cruel king, was killed by Krishna (symbolic of the light and knowledge). On this auspicious day, it said that if...

Dr Jayadeva & Smt. Hansaji answers some questions about the Goal in Life & Yoga Q: How does Citta Vritti Nirodha play a role in ‘Goal of life’? Dr Jayadeva: Once the mind starts over working, problems start. Do you understand that? So here yoga says, stop...