saṃśayaDevanāgarī: संशय Translation: uncertainty, irresolution, doubt, scruple, misgiving, suspicion Opposite words:śraddhā Related concepts:antarāya
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Chapter 1: 30Bhagavad Gītā:
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“Doubt burns up everything, including the doubter.
To banish it bow down to the Lord.”
– T Krishnamacharya’s commentary to Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 5
“Another way the mind functions is called Vikṣipta.
We act but we have doubts;
distractions come about,
there are obstacles.
The set direction does not look right
and we don’t know what to do about it.”
– TKV Desikachar Religiousness in Yoga
‘The Way the Mind Functions and the Concept of Nirodha’
Chapter Eighteen Page 251