svatantraDevanāgarī: स्वतन्त्र Translation: self-dependence, independence, self-will Similar words:sva, tantra Opposite words:paratantra Related concepts:kaivalya
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“The target of Yoga is ‘Svatantra’
which means to discover our own technique.
‘Sva’ means self and ‘Tantra’ means technique.
The techniques are in oneself and we must discover them;
if not we will depend on others.
This is ‘Svatantra’.”
– TKV Desikachar
“As the spider moving upward by
the thread obtains free space,
thus assuredly the meditator,
moving upward by the Mantra
obtains Svatantra (self dependence).
– Maitrī Upaniṣad Chapter Six verse 22”
– 108 Chanting Practice Pointers
“Yoga practice evolves from an external other cooked restaurant experience
to an internal self cooked home experience via the stages of:
1. Dependence on an outside teacher and external ambient venue.
2. Interdependence where we add the beginnings of a home practice to our outside support.
3. Independence where we have refined the skill to rely on and be primarily nourished by our home practice.
This is Svatantra.”
– 108 Yoga Practice Pointers
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