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Yoga (school of philosophy)Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch
Retention (of the breath) is denoted by the Sanskrit term Vidhāraṇa, according to the Pātañjalayogaśāstra (i.e., the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali) 1.34.—Accordingly, while discussing Prāṇāyāma and Samādhi: “Or [stability of mind is attained] through exhalation and retention (vidhāraṇa) of the breath”.—[Commentary]—“Exhalation is the emission of the abdominal breath through the nostrils with particular care, and retention (vidhāraṇa) is stopping the breath. Through both [of these], one should accomplish stability of mind”.
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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Yoga-sutras (with Vyasa and Vachaspati Mishra) (by Rama Prasada)
Sushruta Samhita, volume 4: Cikitsasthana (by Kaviraj Kunja Lal Bhishagratna)
Guhyagarbha Tantra (with Commentary) (by Gyurme Dorje)
Text 12.8 (Commentary) < [Chapter 12 (Text and Commentary)]
Text 15.12 (Commentary) < [Chapter 15 (Text and Commentary)]
Chapter 12 - Attainment of the Feast-Offerings < [Chapter 12 (Text and Commentary)]
A Manual of Abhidhamma (by Nārada Thera)
The Procedure of Retention < [Chapter IV - Analysis of Thought-Processes]
Summary of Functions < [Chapter III - Miscellaneous Section]
Summary of Doors < [Chapter III - Miscellaneous Section]
Tattvartha Sutra (with commentary) (by Vijay K. Jain)
Verse 1.15 - The four stages of sensory knowledge < [Chapter 1 - Right Faith and Knowledge]
Verse 1.16 - Twelve kinds of impression (avagraha) < [Chapter 1 - Right Faith and Knowledge]
Verse 1.14 - Cause of sensory-knowledge < [Chapter 1 - Right Faith and Knowledge]
Vaisheshika-sutra with Commentary (by Nandalal Sinha)
Sūtra 9.2.8 (Cognition accompanying dreaming, how produced) < [Chapter 2 - (? Inferential cognition)]
Sūtra 9.2.6 (Reminiscence, how produced) < [Chapter 2 - (? Inferential cognition)]
Sūtra 2.2.20 (Above continued) < [Chapter 2 - Of the Five Bhūtas, Time, and Space]
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