Amanaskayoga, Amanaska-yoga: 4 definitions



Amanaskayoga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Google Books: The Alchemical Body

In the Amanaska-yoga discussion of what it calls “salvific” or “stellar yoga,” the length of time one holds one’s breath (called the “time of absorptions”; laya-kāla) determines the degree of success (siddhi) one realizes, in a mounting progression. Here, the term pala is used as a measure of time, rather than of mass. Laya for one full breath establishes the life force (prāṇa) in the body; for four breaths, the replenishments of the seven bodily constituents (dhātus); for one pala, reduction of in and out breaths.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: The Amanaska Yoga

The Amanaska Yoga is a dialogue between the Hindu God, Īśvara and the sage, Vāmadeva, on a system of Yoga that leads to liberation in this life (jīvanmukti). It consists of one hundred and ninety-eight verses, divided into two chapters (adyāya). The first chapter of eight-six verses begins by defining what the highest reality (paraṃ tattvaṃ) is and is not, and lists another six elements (tattva). Instruction is then given on the practice that leads to absorption (laya). When absorption is attained, thet highest reality appears, which brings forh the state of amanaska. The last fifty-two verses of the first chapter are devoted entirely to the twenty-four year progression in absorption, which involves the attainment of many special powers (siddhi).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amanaskayoga (अमनस्कयोग).—Absence of concentration of mind, inattention.

Derivable forms: amanaskayogaḥ (अमनस्कयोगः).

Amanaskayoga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amanaska and yoga (योग). See also (synonyms): amanoyoga.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Amanaskayoga (अमनस्कयोग) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—yoga. W. p. 195. Bik. 566. Burnell. 112^b.

2) Amanaskayoga (अमनस्कयोग):—a second name of the Svayambodha.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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