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Abhinivesa

Clinging to life, flowing by its own potency, exists even in the wise.



Sanskrit Term: Abinivesa

Definition: Clinging to Life


Use it in a Sentence:


Svarasavahi viduso'pi tatha rudho'bhinivesah

"Clinging to life, flowing by its own potency, exists even in the wise." 1.


Information:


Abhinivesa is one of the five kleshas or afflictions that are listed in the Yoga Sutras.







  1. Satchidananda, Sri Swami. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Translation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Buckingham, VA: Integral Yoga Publications, 2018.

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