The second of the Klesha's - or afflication - is Dvesha or aversion. Aversion is the effort to avoid objects or events that we perceive - or fear - will make us unhappy. Dukha anusayu dvesah II.8 Unhappiness leads to hatred. Pain can lead to aversion towards other beings or other objects, circumstances, etc.. To avoid pain we are often motivated by doing things that feel good, that make us happy, we tent to run after that which feels good and avoid that which is unpleasant.
In the second chapter of the Yoga Sutras, the Sadhana Pada, Patanjali outlines “the means to liberation.” Within these key principles we find the five kleshas, or obstacles: ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion and clinging to life. Sutra 2.2 introduces the subject very clearly: “The goal of Yoga is not to obtain something that is lacking: it is the realization of an already present reality. Yoga practice removes the obstacles that obstruct the experience of samadhi, or th
Vitarka badhane pratipaksa bhavanam "When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite (positive) ones should be thought of. This is Pratipaksha Bhavana" or as Swami Hariharananda Aranya describes it: "When the knower of Brahman experiences feelings of hatred ect. and is tortured by the agonizing fiery passions which lead to wrong course of conduct, such as 'I shall kill him who hurts me, I shall speak untruth, I shall take his things, I shall commit adultery with his wife, I sha