Excessive detachment -- desire for example -- will not let us see a balance between the pleasant and unpleasant, constructive and destructive, qualities in something or someone, and causes us to see it for a while as being one hundred percent attractive -- and therefore makes us want it. Aversion will blind us to some positive qualities of the object, making us one hundred percent negative toward that object, wishing to repel, destroy or run away from it.
Such emotional states impair one's judgement, the ability to make a correct assessment of the nature of things. That is why we say it is obscuring: It obscures the way things are.
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