Karuna Yoga

Withdrawing of the mind

2.54.  Svavisayasamprayoge chittasvarupanukara indriyanam pratyaharah|

  • Sva-ones own
  • Visaya-object
  • Asamprayoge-not coming into contact
  • Chitta-mind
  • Svarupa-own form
  • Anukara-imitating
  • Iva-as if
  • Indriyanam-of the senses
  • Pratyaharah-withdrawal

Pratyahara means, the imitation by the senses of the mind by withdrawing them from their respective sense objects.


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