Quoting Patanjali:

The 5 Obstacles/5 Kleshas/5 Causes of Rebirth  (starts in Sutra 2.3)

  1. Avidya: spiritual ignorance; not seeing clearly; believing in impermanent  vs. permanent; non-discrimination (the 1st spiritual step being discrimination.)  The other 4 kleshas come from this one.
  2. Abhinivesha: the will to live; identifying with the (impermanent) body; fear of death.
  3. Asmita: identification with the ego.  I-am-ness.
  4. Raga: attachment to things, people, habits, ideas, thoughts, etc. Freedom comes when we learn to let go.
  5. Dvesha: aversion to people, things, ideas, etc.
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