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Asmita

Yoga  Ashwini mudra  Asmita samadhi
04/23/2014

Asmita. Ego, individuality, I-am-ness.
Asteya. Nonstealing (one of the yamas).


Asmita
egoism; the false sense of the individual 'I'; one of the Pancha Kleshas (five 'hindrances' to spiritual growth)
Atman ...

Asmita
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state where the ego and the sense of individuality are completely transcended and there is only pure awareness ...

Asmita ("I-am-ness"): a concept of Patanjali's eight-limbed yoga, roughly synonymous with ahamkara ...

Asmita (I-am-ness) is the identification of ourselves with our ego. We create a self-image of ourselves that we believe is us, but it is not us. This self-image can contain both external (I am poor) and internal (I am a bad person) false projections.

There are five kinds of coloring (kleshas): 1) forgetting, or ignorance about the true nature of things (avidya), 2) I-ness, individuality, or egoism (asmita), 3) attachment or addiction to mental impressions or objects (raga), 4) aversion to ...

It results in acts of possessiveness, threats to ego (asmita) and attraction or lust (raga) for sensorial objects (Bhushan, 1994). When the expectation is not fulfilled, the attraction turns into repulsion and hatred (dwesha).

The state is so named because mind retains its consciousness, which is why in savikalpa samādhi one can experience guessing (vitarka), thought (vicāra), bliss (ānanda) and self-awareness (asmita).[8] In Sanskrit, "kalpa" means "imagination".

Ahamkara: ("I-maker"): the individuation principle, or ego, which must be transcended; cf. asmita; see also buddhi, manas.
Ahimsa ("nonharming"): the single most important moral discipline (yama).

It is Self discovering Self as true nature (swarupa). Ultimately satya is a transconceptual inquiry.One becomes true to Self, delusion (asmita) and avidya (ignorance) is defeated. As we move,. we move with awareness.

Savikalpa is an interface of trans meditation and higher awareness state, Asamprajnyata. In Savikalpa one can experience Vitarka (Guessing), Vichara (Thought), Anand (Bliss) and Asmita (Self awareness).[2] ...

We have very strange terms used in the Sutras of Patanjali such as the words Vitarka, Vichara, Ananda, Asmita, etc.

Asmita: Egoism.
Asteya: Abstinence from theft.
Asuddhi: Impurity.
Atyanta: Complete.
Aushadhi: Herbs; medicine; drug.
Avarana: Covering; veil of ignorance.
Avidya: Ignorance.
Avyakritam: Undifferentiated.

See also: See also: Yoga, Body, Mind, Consciousness, Meditation

Yoga  Ashwini mudra  Asmita samadhi
04/23/2014

 
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