vikṣiptaDevanāgarī: विक्षिप्त Translation: occasionally steady; able to withdraw itself from painful objects Similar words:kṣipta, vikṣepa Opposite words:samāhita, nirodha Related concepts:citta, ekāgra, mūḍha, ekāgratā
Appears inYoga Rahasya:
Chapter 1: 42
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“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