In Sikhism, the Five Thieves (Punjabi: ਪੰਜ ਚੋਰ, pronunciation: [pand͡ʒ t͡ʃoɝ]), also called the five vices (Punjabi: ਪੰਜ ਬੁਰਾਈਆਂ paja burā'ī'āṁ),[1] are the five major weaknesses of the human personality at variance with its spiritual essence, and are known as "thieves" because they steal a person's inherent common sense. These five thieves are kaam (lust), krodh (wrath), lobh (greed), moh (attachment) and ahankar (ego or excessive pride).[2]

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  1. ^ "BBC - Religions - Sikhism: Sikh Beliefs". Retrieved 2022-08-15.
  2. ^ Izzo, John B. (2017). The Five Thieves of Happiness. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. p. 7. ISBN 9781626569348.

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