Yoga Sutra Illustration 2.3

अविद्यास्मितारागद्वेषाभिनिवेशाः क्लेशाः

avidya asmita raga dvesa abhinivesah klesah

The obstacles are blindness to absolute truth, egoism, attachment, aversion and fear of death

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 2.3

avidya = blindness to absolute truth
asmita = egoism
raga = attachment
dvesa = aversion
abhinivesah = fear of death
klesah = obstacles

Rather than presenting these things as ‘bad’, I drew them as seed shells that are there to protect us and help us navigate through life until we are ready to grow out of them.

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