Contemplation: 1 definition

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Contemplation 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.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Contemplations (of various sort) are denoted by the Sanskrit term Vicāra, according to the Yogabīja 80.—Accordingly, while discussing the connection between mind and breath: “The mind cannot be subdued by contemplations (vicāra) of various sorts. Therefore, the breath alone is the means to the conquest of it. There is no other way”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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