Kleśa (क्लेश, also klesha ) is a term from Indian philosophy and yoga, meaning a "poison". The third of the second chapter of Patañjali's Yoga sūtras explicitly identifies Five Poisons :

Translated into English, these five s or afflictions are: * Ignorance (in the form of a misapprehension about reality) , * egoism (in the form of an erroneous identification of the Self with the intellect) , * attachment , * aversion , and * fear of death (which is derived from clinging ignorantly to life) .

The 24th sutra of the first chapter, Samadhi Pada, Patanjali describes a purusha free of kleshas:

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