vāsanāDevanāgarī: वासना Translation: latent impressions; the impression of anything remaining unconsciously in the mind; the act of perfuming Similar words:karman, svabhāva Related concepts:citta, pratyaya, saṃskāra, vṛtti, smṛti
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“Working together with and directed by past impressions,
the three Guṇa, Sattva, Rajas and Tamas determine
whether the mind is calm, agitated or dull.”
– T Krishnamacharya on Yoga Sūtra Chapter One verse 4
“Where does Śraddhā sit in a human being?
Is it a part of the mind?
No. It is beyond the mind.
It is Śraddhā which instructs the mind.
It comes from the hidden depths of the Saṃskāra and Vāsanā
to influence one’s actions.”
– TKV Desikachar on Śraddhā in the Yoga Sūtra
“Are our impulses to act self serving,
as in arising from a place of Karma?
Or, are our impulses to act serving the self,
as in arising from a place of Dharma?
Furthermore, how to discern the difference
betwixt my and thy, given the facility of
Karma to proclaim itself as being Dharma?”
– Paul Harvey on Yoga Sūtra Chapter Two verse 21
“Everything we do has an origin.”
– TKV Desikachar 1995
“Nothing destroys Vāsanā, only they become ineffective.”
– TKV Desikachar January 11th 1995
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