Sarvasankalpana, Sarvasaṃkalpana, Sarva-sankalpana, Sarvasaṅkalpana, Sarva-samkalpana, Sarvasamkalpana: 1 definition


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

Sarvasaṅkalpana (सर्वसङ्कल्पन) refers to “all imaginings (of the mind)”, according to the Gorakṣasiddhāntasaṅgraha, a text dealing with Yoga quoting from approximately seventy-two sources including the Amanaska Yoga treatise.—Accordingly, [while describing the state of emancipation]: “It is said, ‘the goal of the supreme spirit is liberation’. And it is the state [achieved through] the essence of Śiva. His essence [is described] in the Gorakṣopaniṣat, ‘the deity of constant bliss is above the non-dual state’. [...] In the Amanaska, [it is said]: ‘That is declared as the highest Brahma which is free from existence and non-existence, without cessation and arising and beyond all imaginings (sarvasaṅkalpana) [of the mind] [sarvasaṅkalpanātītaṃ]’.”.

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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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