elisabeth-sylvain at sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 17 14:06:01 CST 2006
I thank you for this answer, Mr. Vyas.
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From: "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] shat-sampada
> On Fri, 15 Dec 2006, Sylvain wrote:
>> According to a sanskrit dictionary, "satsampada" (shat-sampad) is a
>> vedAnta notion. Is it ?
>> However, we can't find datas on the Web about "satsampada", "shat
>> sampada", "shat sampad".
>> How would you translate this notion in English ? And how would you
>> translate in English the 6 sampada : sama, dama, uparati, titiksA,
>> shraddhA, et samAdhAna ?
> It is Shatasampada = the six means of sadhana. These are the virtues that
> any form of spiritual exercise must grow if it is to be considered a help
> in knowing Brahman. These are the definitions given in the Vedanta
> Paribhasha of Dharmaraja (Which is available on our website.)
> antarindriyanigrahaH shamaH |
> Control over the mind is shama (calmness.)
> bAhirindriyanigraho dAmaH |
> Control over the senses is dama (self-control.)
> vixepAbhAvoparatiH |
> The ability to be unswayed by (material) distractions is uparati
> shItoShNAdidvandvasahanaM titixa |
> The ability to endure the pairs of opposites such as hot and cold
> is titiksha (endurance.)
> chittekAgrayaM samAdhAnam |
> One-pointedness of focus (on Brahman) is samadhana (concentration.)
> guruvedAntavakyeShu vishvAsaH shraddhAH |
> Trust in the teachings of the Guru and Vedanta is shraddha (faith.)
> The author goes on to note that some thinkers interpret uparati to imply
> sannyasa. However others think even non-monks can atleast start to turn
> away from materialistic distractions.
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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