Mastery: 1 definition


Mastery 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.

Images (photo gallery)

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Mastery in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Mastery (of the body) is denoted by the Sanskrit term Siddhi, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] Some drink urine, their own impurity and some discharge the saliva from [their] body. Some draw up [their] semen falling from a woman’s vagina after having penetrated [her]. And some who are skilled in circulating vitality through the conduits of the entire body, consume Dhātus. They would not have mastery of the body (deha-siddhi) without [the state of] Rājayoga, in which one's mind is absent. [...]”.

Yoga book cover
context information

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).

Discover the meaning of mastery in the context of Yoga from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: