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Dvesha – The Klesha of Aversion

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heyam dukham anagatam

The suffering from
pain that has
not yet arisen
is
avoidable.

I wrote earlier about the kleshas, or five poisons for the mind that can lead us off the yogic path towards moksha, or freedom from suffering.  The next klesha I’d like to discuss is Dvesha – the avoidance of suffering.

Avoid stepping on these prickly underwater organisms when strolling the Costa Rican beaches

Avoid stepping on these prickly underwater organisms when strolling the Costa Rican beaches

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The Negative Mind

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One of the gifts of this world is that every person we encounter is a reflection. We are each a mirror for all the beauty and chaos encompassed deep within our hearts.  We are each shining examples of our one flawed, shared humanity.  When we notice a particular attitude exhibited in the people around us and it triggers a reaction in our own hearts, that is information telling us that we are holding a similar fear or emotion within that needs our attention.

Number Two 1968 Erté (Romain de Tirtoff) 1892-1990 Presented by Curwen Studio through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P06117

The Negative Mind is represented by the number 2 in Kundalini Numerology

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