~Raaga~

Raaga, also known as raga, is a term meaning “desire,” “attraction,” “passion” and “attachment.” In Buddhism, it is one of the three poisons which cause suffering and, in yoga, it is one of the five kleshas, or obstacles, on the path to spiritual liberation. In Kashmir Shaivism, raaga is one of the 36 principles of reality, called tattvas. It is one of the pure-impure tattvas, referring to the limitations of the soul.

Raaga is also the name of a melodic mode of Indian classical music.

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