THE THREE FACTORS OF BONDAGE AND SUFFERING
The main issues related to bondage and suffering of humans is lust for pleasure (primarily sex and food), security (physical and psychological), and pride which is the need to feel great and special by any mean.
All other desires (for power, prestige, position, fame, name, possessions, money etc.) as well as the psychological distortions (mental, emotional), negativity and egoistic tendencies (greed, vanity, jealousy, arrogance, ambition, anger, hatred, fear, etc.) are caused by the above mentioned three primary psychological formations.
So, everything you think, imagine, speak, and do has as an end ultimately to satisfy these three ‘needs’ as well as to compensate or relieve the pain and suffering that is created by all the above mentioned psychological disturbances (egoic mental and emotional stuff).
The only way to freedom, and everlasting peace, bliss and plenitude is to free our mind from lust for pleasure, pride, fear and anger and realize our true nature (Atman, Consciousness). Sattva is the key for inner transformation and freedom from the egoic self. If we dissolve them by proper means and incessant, sincere diligent practice and devotion, the whole tree of ego will collapse and will live the peace, bliss and freedom of our divine nature.