~Udaram~

Udaram is a Sanskrit term derived from the root word, udara, meaning “active.” It is one of the four stages of the kleshas, or mental states that are obstacles to enlightenment and cause suffering.

Udaram is the natural, active stage in which the klesha is in the forefront. For example, when the klesha of attachment (raaga) is in the udaram stage, the yogi will feel desire for things, status or other attachments that leads to anxiety and worry. Others kleshas mentioned in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are delusion (avidya), egoism (asmita), repulsion (dvesha) and will to live (abhinivesha).

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