apekṣāDevanāgarī: अपेक्षा Translation: interest, anticipation, looking for, expectation, hope, need, requirement Opposite words:upekṣā
Appears inYoga Sūtra:
Chapter 4: 17
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“According to Patañjali (Yoga Sūtra C4 v17), comprehension is dependent upon two things:
1. Your interest
2. The proximity of the object.
Apekṣā is the interest of the Puruṣa for the object.
The success of Dhyāna depends on the force (Śakti) of the Puruṣa
that pushes the mind to direct itself towards an object.
Without interest, there is no question and no answer.
If you have the interest, you will discover the proximity.”
– TKV Desikachar Madras December 19th 1988
Response: “In terms of relationship, the two terms fall into an opposite framing as in ‘interest’ in YS C4 v17 and ‘disinterest’ in YS C1 v33, whilst sharing a commonality in terms of both being an active process as in active interest and active disinterest.”
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