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The Klesa Avidya

There is an old joke in which a person is receiving a job promotion. The voice on the telephone is saying, “ Congratulations! You have been promoted. You are now completely responsible for all manner of things over which you have no control whatsoever.” This is a somewhat cynical but reasonably accurate description of our incarnation into the human experience. We are indeed completely responsible for how we experience the world in which we live, yet because of the relatively attenuated and biased nature of our perception we really have only limited awareness or control over what we actually do. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, five perceptual obstructions are listed that can inhibit self awa

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