Pratyayavat, Pratyayavān, Pratyayavan: 1 definition


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

Pratyayavat (प्रत्ययवत्) refers to “that which resembles an idea”, according to the Amanaska Yoga treatise dealing with meditation, absorption, yogic powers and liberation.—Accordingly, as Īśvara says to Vāmadeva: “[...] The highest reality [can] manifest spontaneously because of a [yoga] practice performed in another life, like a [former] idea (pratyayavat) [returns to] one who has awoken from sleep, without [any] teaching or the like. [However], for one whose practice is pure and who is peaceful, knowledge of the highest reality appears in this very [birth] because of the Guru’s favour [which is won by] serving him.[...]”.

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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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