The Joyous Meditation Teachings of Lorin Roche


Niyama-Agreement



niyama
ni-° yama [p= 552,1] [L=109132]
restraining , checking , holding back , preventing , controlling Mn. MBh. &c

RPra1t.

°mena ind. with restrictions i.e. under certain conditions Car. )

loc. or prati) , determination , definition Gr2S3rS. Pra1t. MBh. Ra1jat.

°mena ind. and °māt ind. as a rule , necessarily , invariably , surely) Var. R. Sus3r. &c

R. Katha1s.

esp. a lesser vow or minor observance dependent on external conditions and not so obligatory as yama q.v.) TA1r. Mn. MBh. Ka1v. &c

partic. process applied to minerals (esp. to quicksilver w.r. °yāma) Cat.

rhet.) a common-place , any conventional expression or usual comparison

mīmā phil.) a rule or precept (laying down or specifying something otherwise optional)

yoga)

MWB. 239

of viṣṇu MBh.

dharma and dhti Pur.
(H3) m.
[L=109133]keeping down , lowering (as the voice)
[L=109134]limitation , restriction (
[L=109135]reduction or restriction to (with
[L=109136]any fixed rule or law , necessity , obligation (
[L=109137]agreement , contract , promise , vow
[L=109138]any act of voluntary penance or meritorious piety (
[L=109139]a
[L=109140](in
[L=109141](in
[L=109142]restraint of the mind (the 2nd of the 8 steps of meditation in
[L=109143]performing five positive duties
[L=109144]N.
[L=109145]Necessity or Law personified as a son of


























 process applied tominerals


 down








 or precept





 five positive duties








 act of voluntary penance ormeritorious piety











नियमniyamam.
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नियमniyamam.
restrictionedit

नियमniyamam.
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नियमniyamam.
lawedit

नियमniyamam.
limitationedit

नियमniyamaadj.
conventionedit

नियमniyamam.
particularedit

नियमniyamam.
keepingedit

नियमniyamam.
controllingedit

नियमniyamam.
common-placeedit

नियमniyamam.
ruleedit

नियमniyamam.
agreementedit

नियमniyamam.
performingedit

नियमniyamam.
loweringedit

नियमniyamam.
contractedit

नियमniyamam.
anyedit

नियमniyamam.
preventingedit

नियमniyamam.
necessityedit

नियमniyamam.
definitionedit

नियमniyamam.
vow



 niyamas in Ashtanga


  • 1)    hri: "Remorse." Being modest and showing shame for misdeeds.
  • 2)    santosha: "Contentment." Seeking joy and serenity in life.
  • 3)    dana: "Giving." Tithing and giving generously without thought of reward.
  • 4)    astikya: (Sanskrit) "Faith." Believing firmly in God, Gods, guru and the path to enlightenment.
  • 5)    Ishvarapujana: "Worship of the Lord." The cultivation of devotion through daily worship and meditation.
  • 6)    siddhanta shravana: "Scriptural listening." Studying the teachings and listening to the wise of one's lineage.
  • 7)    mati: "Cognition." Developing a spiritual will and intellect with the guru's guidance.
  • 8)    vrata: "Sacred vows." Fulfilling religious vows, rules and observances faithfully.
  • 9)    japa: "Recitation." Chanting mantras daily.
  • 10) tapas: (Sanskrit) "Austerity." Performing sadhana, penance, tapas and sacrifice.