Abhinivesha
Yoga and Total Health|February 2021
Abhinivesha, one of the five Kleshas, is the fear of losing one’s name, one’s reputation, one’s life
Dr. Hansaji J. Yogendra

Human beings the world over are Hestablished in selfishness, in their opinions. They don’t want to accept change, they fear it. In the Yoga Sutras, the word Abhinivesha means self-preservation, selfishness, or fear of death. A self-ascertained belief that I am the only one who is right, I believe in this, I have experienced it, and so it should happen like this. People who do not like to change and want to continue in the same way, claiming that they have created it, and they want to let it go on the way it is can be said to have the klesha of Abhinivesha.

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