108 Saṃskṛta Glossary Core Concept Pointers – 5 – Pratyāhāra

A lesser known facet of the Yoga Texts and Freenotes section of the Website is the Romanised Saṃskṛta Core Glossary and Cross Reference Guide. It started life as word by word linked index for the online Yoga Sūtra verses offering a meaning and a cross Sūtra reference resource when exploring related verses.

However, as more Yoga Related Texts were added to the online Database, it was obvious that the glossary needed to include relevant terms from other textual sources that matched or correlated with those in the Yoga Sūtra.

So, the glossary now includes terms from related sources such as the entire Sāṃkhya Kārikā and the Gītārtha Saṃgraha, along with selected verses from the Bhagavad Gītā, and Haṭha Yoga Texts. As we begin 2024 the glossary word count exceeds 1600, though inevitably this will continue to expand.

The core word is shown in Romanised Saṃskṛta  and Devanāgarī script, along with a suggested translation, or alternative options where it holds different meanings within different contexts. These meanings are complemented by cross referencing with Similar, Opposite and Related Concept options around the Core Word.

Also added to these categories are:
– Links to Related Resources & Longer Articles,
– as well as Collated Related Short Posts & Quotes arranged in Textual and Practice listings.

Both offer further insight and are drawn from all the posts involving the Core Word in the Yoga Journal and the Yoga Texts and Freenotes sections of the website. These guidelines will hopefully help the reader navigate and utilise the ever increasing resources within the Glossary.

Meanwhile, as a further study and practice guide, a 108 Saṃskṛta Glossary Word Pointers Series is offered as an invitation into the depth and breadth of this online resource. The highlight words offered within this series are shown below.


View Glossary Link or Download as a Collated PDF
View Glossary Link or Download as a Collated PDF
View Glossary Link or Download as a Collated PDF

– View 108 Saṃskṛta Core Concept Pointers Collected and Collated

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