Pashudrishti, Paśudṛṣṭi, Pashu-drishti: 1 definition


Pashudrishti 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.

The Sanskrit term Paśudṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Pasudrsti or Pashudrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

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

Paśudṛṣṭi (पशुदृष्टि) refers to the “sight of the uninitiated”, according to the Matsyendrasaṃhitā.—The Amanaska’s description of the ideal place in which to practise Yoga is based on four standard characteristics; it should be isolated, solitary, clean and beautiful. Similar descriptions are found in Tantric traditions. [...] In the Matsyendrasaṃhitā (10.2a-b), the location of the Yogin’s initiation ceremony is isolated, free of people and beyond the sight of the uninitiated (paśudṛṣṭi).

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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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