The Afflictions Of Being Human

Exploring the 5 Kleshas

Ann Litts
Ann Litts
Dec 1, 2021 · 2 min read

According to Anusha Wijeyakumar in Yoga Journal, the English translation of Klesha is poison. Both Buddhism and Hinduism claim there are five kleshas. You wouldn’t recognize the Sanskrit words for them but we have all embraced the ‘poison’ of these five states — Ignorance, Ego, Attachment, Aversion, and of course, Fear of Death.