niṣṭhāDevanāgarī: निष्ठा Translation: firmness, steadiness, skill in, familiarity with, certain knowledge of Opposite words:aniṣṭa
Appears inBhagavad Gītā: Gītārtha Saṃgraha:
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“Before launching on Antar Aṅga Sādhana,
one should be a Niṣṭhāvān in Bāhya Aṅga Sādhana.
If this earlier stage is very well established,
then only a teacher may teach Dhyāna.”
– T Krishnamacharya 1984