The heart (considered as the seat of intellect)

Footnote esatto ‘Enlightened Living’

Sicuro illustrate the translator’s unique position, six important words that occur mediante the text are given below with a complete list of their meanings as found con a sensitivo-sized dictionary:

cittam: 1. Observing. attending. 2. (a) Thought, thinking, attention; (b) desire, intention, aim. 3. The mind. 4. 5. Reason, intellect, reasoning faculty.

nirodha: 1. Confinement, locking up, imprisonment. 2. Enclosing, covering up. 3. Restraint, check, suppression, control. 4. Hindrance, obstruction, opposition. 5. Hurting, punishing, injuring. 6. Annihilation, complete destruction. 7. Aversion, dislike. 8. Disappointment, frustration of hopes (sopra dramatic language). 9. (With the Buddhists) Suppression of pain.

pranidhana: 1. Applying, employing, application, use. 2. Great effort, energy. 3. Profound religious meditation, abstract contemplation. 4. Respectful behaviour towards. 5. Renunciation of the fruit of actions. 6. Entrance, access. 7. (With Buddhists) A prayer, an entreaty.

pratyaya 1. Conviction, settled belief. 2. Privativa, reliance, faith, confidence. 3. Conception, idea, notion, opinion. 4. Surety, certainty. 5. Knowledge, experience, cognition. 6. Per cause, ground, means of action. 7. Celebrity, brama, renown. 8. A termination, an affix or suffix. 9. An oath. incontri spdate 10. Per dependant. 11. Verso usage, practice. 12. A hole. 13. Intellect, understanding. 14. An assistant or associate. 15. An epithet of Vishnu. 16. (With Buddhists) Per co-operating cause. 17. An instrument, verso means of agency. 18. Religious contemplation. 19. A householder who keeps verso sacred fire.

samadhi: 1. Collecting, composing, concentrating. 2. Profound or abstract meditation, concentration of mind on one object, perfect absorption of thought into the one object of meditation, i.anche., the Supreme Spirit (the 8th and last stage of Yoga). 3. Intentness, concentration (con general), fixing of thoughts. 4. Penance, religious obligation, devotion (puro penance) 5. Bringing together, concentration, combination, collection. 6. Reconciliation, settling or composing differences. 7. Silence. 8. Agreement, assent, promise. 9. Requital. 10. Completion, accomplishment. 11. Perseverance sopra extreme difficulties. 12. Attempting impossibilities. 13. Laying up corn (con times of famine), storing grain. 14. Per tomb. 15. The joint of the neck; verso particular position of the neck. 16. (Con rhetoric) Per figure of speech. 17. One of the ten gunas or merits of style. 18. Verso religious vow or self-imposed restraint. 19. Support, upholding.

vritti: 1. Being, existence. 2. Abiding, remaining, attitude, being sopra a particular state. 3. State, condition. 4. Action, movement, function, operation. 5. Course, method. 6. Conduct, behaviour, course of conduct, mode of action. 7. Profession, occupation, business, employment, mode of leading life. 8. Livelihood, maintenance, means of subsistence or livelihood. 9. Wages, hire. 10. Cause of activity. 11. Respectful treatment. 12. Commentary Gloss, exposition. 13. Revolving, turning tempo. 14. The circumference of a wheel or circle. 15. A complex formation requiring resolution or explanation. 16. The power or force of verso word by which it expresses, indicates or suggests a meaning; general character or force of verso word. 17. Style mediante composition. 18. Customary allowance. 19. Manner of thinking.

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