strong impressions in the mind that create our beliefs, attitudes and persona.
Now, how does this absolute harmony relate to our day-to-day life? What do we experience as disharmony? We experience physical illness, disease and infirmity. We experience mental anxiety, depression and frustration.
Samskaras lead to karma: The samskaras originally led to our karma, and because of this the yogi wants to examine and eventually eliminate those samskaras. (See the article on Karma and the Sources of Actions, Speech, and Thoughts) ...
impressions stored in the mind that form the basis of our beliefs, attitudes and personality.
unconscious memories; impressions that do not fit into the known categories of our present personality ...
~ ("activator"): the subconscious impression left behind by each act of volition, which, in turn, leads to renewed psychomental activity; the countless samskaras hidden in the depth of the mind are ultimately eliminated only in asamprajnata-samadhi (see: samadhi ) .
SAMSKARAS - influences from the external world
SANATAN - a relation, eternal
- SAT SANATHAN DHARMA - the true eternal religion ...
~ (Sanskara) association, impression, fixed notion, habitual reaction formed by one's past. ~h [plural]
samudre hrdi in the heart, in the sea. [RV 4.58.11]
samudrika [interpretation of marks on the body; palmistry].
~ - an impression in the mind strong enough to create a karmic response
Santosh, santosha - contentment; one of the five niyamas, or observances, the second of the eight stages of classical Yoga (see also niyamas)
Sanyasi, sanyasin - a renunciate ...
unconscious memories which set up impulses and trains of thought; education: impressions in the mind leading to creative performance
Uuha: based on the samskaras of previous births, the attainment of knowledge about the twenty-four Tatwas gained by examining the determinable and the indeterminable conscious and the non-conscious constituents of creation, ...
All the tensions, distortions, traumas, samskaras, kleshas, fears, etc., of the manomaya kosha (mental/emotional sheath) are stored somewhere in the physical body via the neurophysiology and energy body, hence through an energetic approach to asana, they can be accessed as well.
They came into this world with a great asset of spiritual Samskaras. They worshipped God in several births with sincere devotion. They did not do much Sadhana in their final incarnation. This devotion was natural and spontaneous in them on account of the force of previous Samskaras of Bhakti.
The shuddhikriyas (Cleansing Process) have been planned with a view to have total purification of the body before various samskaras are made thereon for baking the body in the fire named Yoga so as to turn the body into a ripe vehicle.
There's a Sanskrit word I learned in Ashtanga school: Samskara. Perhaps you've heard it, too. It translates, literally, as "seed," but in the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali refers to it, more obliquely, as "negative sense impressions that cause suffering.
SAMSKARAS: Impressions in the subconscious mind.
SAMYAMA: Perfect restraint, an all-complete condition of balance and repose, concentration, meditation and Samadhi.
SANKARA: The well known teacher of Vedanta philosophy. Click here for a biography.
SANKIRTAN: Singing of divine songs.
Within the context of vasana and samskara, what is meant by the word "dharma" is not cosmic order. Cosmic order is beyond the ego-sense, and therefore, not something that the individual can create in his/her own mind.
It is known as Samskara or latent impression. The sum total of all Samskaras is known as "Karmasaya" or receptacle of works. This is called Sanchita Karma (accumulated works).
The innumerable Jivas remain in a subtle state with their Samskaras and Adrishta (unseen power of Karma or the fruit-giving power of Karma that is hidden in Karma).
It is interesting to note how these Samskaras (subtle impressions) manifested themselves. Sri Gurudev had cancelled his global tour after the arrangements had been made. Instead, it seemed like his global tour was taking place in reverse.
Understandably this can be quite difficult, however, the most important thing is to maintain the regularity of the practice - strengthening the samskaras (latent mental impressions) that you will meditate every day no matter what, ...
Nirbija: Seedless (without Samskaras).
Nirodha: Restraint; suppression.
Nirvichara: Without argumentation.
Niyama: Observance, the second step of Raja Yoga.
the storehouse of memories and experiences; the unconscious (subconscious) part of mind, filled with Samskaras (conditioned thoughts, repeated actions, habits, instincts, etc); mind stuff.
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There are three types of Adhikaris, viz., 1. good (Uttama), 2. middle (Madhyama) and 3. inferior (Adhama) according to Samskaras, intelligence, degree of Vairagya, Viveka and Mumukshutva and the capacity for Sadhana.
This discipline is born of the yearning for freedom and for mastery over the fickle mind. Through consistant and intense spiritual practice one is able to burn through the samskaras, or psychic knots, which keep us bound. Tapas is a form of Purification. Through Tapas we can transcend our karma.
See also: What is the meaning of Yoga, Mind, Ananda, Samskaras, Swami?