23 Juin 2022

The heart (considered as the seat of intellect)

The heart (considered as the seat of intellect)

Footnote onesto ‘Enlightened Living’

Sicuro illustrate the translator’s unique position, six important words that occur per the text are given below with a complete list of their meanings as found per a 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 (in 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) A prayer, an entreaty.

pratyaya 1. Conviction, settled belief. 2. Prerogativa, reliance, faith, confidence. 3. Conception, intenzione, notion, opinion. 4. Surety, certainty. 5. Knowledge, experience, cognition. 6. A cause, ground, means of action. 7. Celebrity, bramosia, renown. 8. Verso termination, an affix or suffix. 9. An oath. 10. Per dependant. 11. Per usage, practice. 12. Per hole. 13. Intellect, understanding. 14. An assistant or associate. 15. An epithet of Vishnu. 16. (With Buddhists) Per co-operating cause. 17. An instrument, per means of agency. 18. Religious contemplation. 19. Verso householder who keeps a 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.addirittura., the Supreme Spirit (the 8th and last stage of Yoga). 3. Intentness, concentration (con general), fixing of thoughts. 4. Penance, religious obligation, devotion (sicuro 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 per extreme difficulties. 12. Attempting impossibilities. 13. Laying up corn (sopra times of famine), storing grain. 14. Verso tomb. 15. The joint of the neck; a particular position of the neck. 16. (Mediante rhetoric) Verso 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, remaining, attitude, being mediante per eharmony 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 ripresa. 14. The circumference of a wheel or circle. 15. Verso complex formation requiring resolution or explanation. 16. The power or force of a word by which it expresses, indicates or suggests per meaning; general character or force of verso word. 17. Style per composition. 18. Customary allowance. 19. Manner of thinking.

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