The heart (considered as the seat of intellect)

The heart (considered as the seat of intellect)

The heart (considered as the seat of intellect)

Footnote to ‘Enlightened Living’

Puro illustrate the translator’s unique position, six important words that occur con the text are given below with verso complete list of their meanings as found mediante verso medium-sized dictionary:

cittam: 1. Observing. attending. 2. (a) Thought, thinking, attention; (b) desire, intention, aim. 3. The mind. 4. 5. Reason, intellect, reasoning faculty.

nirodha: 1. Confinement, locking up, imprisonment. 2. Enclosing, covering up. 3. Restraint, check, suppression, control. 4. Hindrance, obstruction, opposition. 5. Hurting, punishing, injuring. 6. Annihilation, complete destruction. 7. Aversion, dislike. 8. Disappointment, frustration of hopes (durante dramatic language). 9. (With the Buddhists) Suppression of pain.

pranidhana: 1. Applying, employing, application, use. 2. Great effort, energy. 3. Profound religious meditation, abstract contemplation. 4. Respectful behaviour towards. 5. Renunciation of the fruit of actions. 6. Entrance, access. 7. (With Buddhists) Per prayer, an entreaty.

pratyaya 1. Conviction, settled belief. 2. Prerogativa, reliance, faith, confidence. 3. Conception, idea, notion, opinion. 4. Surety, certainty. 5. Knowledge, experience, cognition. 6. Per cause, ground, means of action. 7. Celebrity, brama, renown. 8. A termination, an affix or suffix. 9. An oath. 10. Per dependant. 11. Per usage, practice. 12. Verso hole. 13. Intellect, understanding. 14. An assistant or associate. 15. An epithet of Vishnu. 16. (With Buddhists) Verso co-operating cause. 17. An instrument, verso means of agency. 18. Religious contemplation. 19. A householder who keeps verso sacred fire.

samadhi: 1. Collecting, composing, concentrating. 2. Profound or abstract meditation, concentration of mind on one object, perfect absorption of thought into the one object of meditation, i.e., the Supreme Spirit (the 8th and last tirocinio of Yoga). 3. Intentness, concentration (con general), fixing of thoughts. 4. Penance, religious obligation, devotion (preciso penance) 5. Bringing together, concentration, combination, collection. 6. Reconciliation, settling or composing differences. 7. Silence. 8. Agreement, assent, promise. 9. Requital. 10. Completion, accomplishment. 11. Perseverance con extreme difficulties. 12. Attempting impossibilities. 13. Laying up corn (durante times of famine), storing grain. 14. A tomb. 15. The joint of the neck; per particular position of the neck. 16. (Sopra rhetoric) Per figure of speech. 17. One of the ten gunas or merits of style. 18. Per religious vow or self-imposed restraint. 19. Support, upholding.

vritti: 1. Being, existence. 2. Abiding, vgl remaining, attitude, being mediante a particular state. 3. State, condition. 4. Action, movement, function, operation. 5. Course, method. 6. Conduct, behaviour, course of conduct, mode of action. 7. Profession, occupation, business, employment, mode of leading life. 8. Livelihood, maintenance, means of subsistence or livelihood. 9. Wages, hire. 10. Cause of activity. 11. Respectful treatment. 12. Commentary Gloss, exposition. 13. Revolving, turning turno. 14. The circumference of per wheel or circle. 15. Per complex formation requiring resolution or explanation. 16. The power or force of per word by which it expresses, indicates or suggests a meaning; general character or force of verso word. 17. Style sopra composition. 18. Customary allowance. 19. Manner of thinking.

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