Shadripu

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Shadripu or Shada Ripu (Sanskrit: षड्रिपु meaning the six enemies)

The shadripus are as follows:

1. Lust or Desire (Sanskrit: Kama)

2. Anger (Sanskrit: Krodha)

3. Greed (Sanskrit: Lobha)

4. Arrogance (Sanskrit: Mada)

5. Attachment (Sanskrit: Moha)

6. Jealousy (Sanskrit: Matsarya)

These bind the soul to the process of birth and death and keep it confined in this material world (confines of maya or relative existence). Especially the first three are said to pave the way towards hell.

Without experiencing these Shadripu at the fullest a person can't understand the meaning of the Love which is the soul. These Shadripu's pull the human from all the sides away from the soul and makes the life of the human miserable. To overcome this misery every human needs to experience all these Shadripu's and understand the consequences which later teaches the person the importance of love and divinity. A human controls all these Shadripu's even at some of the extent later enjoy's the power of peace.

Through bhakti and renunciation, these 6 vices can be overcome. The great Vaishnava Saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu exhorted, "Krishna Nama Sankirtan" i.e. the constant chanting of the Lord's name is the supreme healer in Kali Yuga. It destroys sins and purifies the hearts through Bhakti ensures universal peace.