ahamDevanāgarī: अहम् Translation: I; I am Related concepts:ahaṃkāra, asmitā, mama, kāra, mamakāra
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“In the Yogavallī, T Krishnamacharya’s commentary on the Yoga Sūtra,
Śraddhā has been seen in a different, very interesting way.
In it, he has said that Śraddhā is a symbol for a special meditation
and he calls this meditation, Ahaṃ Graha Upāsana.
Ahaṃ is the I, Graha is to grasp and Upāsana is to stay near.
Where a person wants to grasp the true nature of the I,
it is called Ahaṃ Graha Upāsana.”
– TKV Desikachar on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 20
“Stress or tension, however,
has its origin in the attitudes to our actions.
There are two attitudes in particular that are the cause of stress.
Aham and Mama.
Aham or Ahaṃkāra is the attitude “I am the doer”
and Mama or Mamakara is the attitude “it is for me”.
These two factors most surely produce Udvega.
The moment the attitude is one of Na–Mama
– ‘not by me’, ‘not for me’, there cannot be any stress.
A person who has total faith in God cannot
have stress and will not exhibit the Udvega.”
– Yoga Sūtra on Stress – An interview with TKV Desikachar
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- Yoga Sūtra on Stress – An interview with TKV Desikachar
- TKV Desikachar talks on Śraddhā in the light of the Yoga Sūtra……