Why is it important to understand the fluctuation of the mind and what causes its restlessness? What exactly are sufferings?

In the second chapter of the Yoga Sutra, Patañjali outlines the five different causes of suffering, afflictions. They refer to the Kleshas which we are born with. These encompass ignorance (avidya), egoism (asmita), attachment (raga), aversion (dvesha) and fear of death, transience (abhinivesha). These five causes of suffering give rise to disturbing types of thought […]