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Sleep 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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Yoga (school of philosophy)
1) Sleep refers to one of the “four obstacles to Rājayoga”, according to the Yuktabhavadeva.—Similar instances of laya as an obstacle to Yoga are also seen in late medieval yoga texts, such as the Yuktabhavadeva (1.38-39), which lists sleep (in Sanskrit: laya), distraction, defilements and the enjoyment of pleasure as the four obstacles to Rājayoga. These obstacles were derived from two verses of Gauḍapāda’s Māṇḍūkyopaniṣatkārikā (3.44-45), which Bhavadevamiśra quoted without attribution.
2) Sleep (in Sanskrit: Nidrā) no longer affects those students of Yoga having practices over four years, according to the Śivayogadīpikā, an ancient Sanskrit text dealing with Yoga possibly corresponding to the Śivayoga quoted in Śivānanda’s Yogacintāmaṇi.—Accordingly, [while describing a sequence of Haṭhayoga practices]: “Thus, by means of this Haṭhayoga which has eight auxiliaries, those [students who are] life-long celibates obtain the Siddhis of the [best of Sages] because of their untiring practice. [...] Then, in the third year, he is not hurt by noxious [animals] such as snakes. In the fourth year, he is free from [any] torment, thirst, sleep (anidrā), cold and heat. [...]”.
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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Search found 347 books and stories containing Sleep; (plurals include: Sleeps). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 1.54 < [Section XXIX - The Great Dissolution]
Verse 2.163 < [Section XXVII - Equanimity under Ill-Treatment]
Verse 2.194 < [Section XXX - Rules to be observed by the Religious Student]
Bhagavati-sutra (Viyaha-pannatti) (by K. C. Lalwani)
Part 2 - On the monk and the omniscient (their respective laughter and sleep) < [Chapter 4]
Part 6 - On life in the mother’s womb < [Chapter 7]
Part 2 - Life of Mahābala < [Chapter 11]
Brahma Sutras (Nimbarka commentary) (by Roma Bose)
Brahma-Sūtra 3.2.7 < [Adhikaraṇa 2 - Sūtras 7-8]
Brahma-Sūtra 1.1.10 < [Adhikaraṇa 5 - Sūtras 5-12]
Brahma-Sūtra 3.3.47 (correct conclusion, continued) < [Adhikaraṇa 20 - Sūtras 43-50]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.5.121 < [Chapter 5 - Priya (the beloved devotees)]
Verse 2.2.141 < [Chapter 2 - Jñāna (knowledge)]
Verse 1.2.53 < [Chapter 2 - Divya (the celestial plane)]
Brahma Sutras (Shankara Bhashya) (by Swami Vireshwarananda)
Chapter III, Section II, Adhikarana II < [Section II]
Chapter III, Section II, Adhikarana IV < [Section II]
Chapter I, Section III, Adhikarana XIII < [Section III]
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter CLXIX - Description of the calm and tranquil mind < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter CXLVI - Disquisition of sound sleep < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
Chapter CXLVIII - Investigation into the nature of dreams < [Book VII - Nirvana prakarana part 2 (nirvana prakarana)]
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