svabhāvaDevanāgarī: स्वभाव Translation: innate or inherent disposition; own condition or state of being Similar words:vāsanā Related concepts:sva, bhāva, bhāvanā, karman
Appears inSāṃkhya Kārikā: Bhagavad Gītā: Gītārtha Saṃgraha:
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“Svabhāva – Nature of a person.
For example tendency to put on weight, liver problem,
muscular pains for no reason, changes in temperature.
This is why Āyurveda divides humans into 3 types.
Approximately Pitta–Sattva, Kapha–Tamas, Vāta–Rajas Guṇa.
We not only look at the physical structure,
but also how food affects the individual.
Heavy in the morning, etc.
For example different children in the family affected by the same food differently.”
– TKV Desikachar France 1983
A third factor, that of Respect for Responses
“Responses should be looked at according to
the psychological attitude of the individual.
We need to consider what is the end
and what are the means.
This is also seen as cause and effect.
The responses to the voluntary action
should be considered as a safety valve.
All this assumes we have respect for the individual and
the individual has or develops respect for themselves.”
– 108 Yoga Planning Pointers
– The Viniyoga of Planning Principles Guidelines – Collected & Collated