ekāgraDevanāgarī: एकाग्र Translation: one-pointed; having one point; fixing one's attention upon one point or object Similar words:ekāgratā Related concepts:kṣipta, mūḍha, vikṣipta, nirodha, citta
Appears inBhagavad Gītā:
Chapter 6: 12
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“The fourth way the mind functions is called Ekāgratā.
Here clarity has come about
and we have direction and are able to proceed.
What we want to do is much clearer
and distractions hardly matter.
This is also called Dhāraṇā which was explained earlier.
Yoga is actually the beginning of Ekāgratā.
Yoga suggest means to create conditions that gradually
move the Kṣipta level of mind towards Ekāgratā.”
– TKV Desikachar Religiousness in Yoga
‘The Way the Mind Functions and the Concept of Nirodha’
Chapter Eighteen Page 251