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Raga Klesha

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Yoga for 'Falling Back'
When something we enjoy is being removed from our grasp it can lead to thoughts and feelings of discomfort, even pain (kleshas and vrittis).
Reviewing book two of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, part one
The yogi that is bothered by the klesha raga, avoids pain and seeks pleasure, not realizing that happiness is created on the inside, not from worldly things. One must not cling to the bodily self and realize that he/she will come back.
Rakta Yamari: An Introduction
The Indian source text for the teachings of Yamari is the Rakta Yamari Tantra Raja Nama (raktayamari-tantraraja-nama. gshin rje'i gshed dmar po zhes bya ba'i rgyud kyi rgyal po [TBRC w25383]). The original text has nineteen chapters.
From Evolution to Involution
The five kleshas or impurities that cloud consciousness—Avidya, Asmita, Raga Dwesha, Abhinivesha—are present in a subtle state in the human mind. These five qualities can be subdued by the process of involution.
Remove the Impurities of Mind with Yoga
Raga is attachment born out of ego. If I like myself so much, I like to surround myself with people, things and situations that I like. My mind goes berserk in this search and loses its stability.

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