Category: Yoga Glossary

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dṛśyasya / drishyasya

the scene, prakriti, creation, cosmos tadartha eva dṛśyasya-ātmā (Yoga Sutra II-21) “The Purpose of objects is only for The Seer to experience.”

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drdha दृढ

sound rigid, steady, well founded sa tu dīrghakāla nairantarya satkāra-ādara-āsevito dṛḍhabhūmiḥ (Yoga Sutra I-14) “Long term and continuous practice over an extended period of time carried out with full trust and faith, establishes sound...

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drashtu / drik

Drashtu: the true self Drik: the perceiving self, the seeing self, the true self, Drashtu dṛg-darśana-śaktyor-ekātmata-iva-asmitā (Yoga Sutra II-6) “When the seer and seen identify as oneness, it is called Ego (asmita).” Drashtuh: the witness...

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dṛśeḥ / drisheh

the seer tad-abhābāt-saṁyoga-abhāvo hānaṁ taddṛśeḥ kaivalyam (Yoga Sutra II-25) “When ignorance (avidya) disappears, identification disappears. Once this identification ceases, liberation (kaivlya) happens.” Drishi: seeing, the seeing principle draṣṭā dṛśimātraḥ śuddho-‘pi pratyaya-anupaśyaḥ (Yoga Sutra II-20)...

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draṣṭā / drashta

the seer, he who perceives, the true self draṣṭā dṛśimātraḥ śuddho-‘pi pratyaya-anupaśyaḥ (Yoga Sutra II-20) “Although The Seer is pure by its nature, it is expressed through mind.” Drashtri: the true self, the seer,  the...

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divya दिव्य

divine, higher śrotra-ākāśayoḥ saṁbandha-saṁyamāt divyaṁ śrotram (Yoga Sutra III-41) “Samyam on the connection between space and the power of hearing engenders the divine power of hearing.”

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dīrgha / dirgha दीर्घम्

long, extended sa tu dīrghakāla nairantarya satkāra-ādara-āsevito dṛḍhabhūmiḥ (Yoga Sutra ı-14) “Long term and continuous practice over an extended period of time carried out with full trust and faith, establishes sound ground of success.”...

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dīpti / dipti दीप्ति

brightness, radiance, light Diptih: to illuminate, to radiate, to light yoga-aṅga-anuṣṭhānād-aśuddhi-kṣaye jñāna-dīptir-āviveka-khyāteḥ (Yoga Sutra II-28) “Through practice of these limbs of yoga, impurity is destroyed and supreme light comes, leading to supreme knowledge.”

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dhyānajam / dhynajam

resulting from contemplation tatra dhyānajam-anāśayam (Yoga Sutra IV-6) “The original mind (chitta) which is born out of meditation is free from influences.”

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