SrI: SrImathE SatakOpAya nama: SrImathE rAmAnujAya nama: SrImath varavaramunayE nama:
bhāva-saṁśuddhir ity etat
tapo mānasam ucyate
‘That is called Mental Austerity, which consists in good temper, benevolence, quietude, self-control, and purity of purpose.’
Manaḥ-prasādaḥ = Good-temper, or mind kept free of anger etc.,
Saumyatvam = Benevolence, or mind filled with love for others’ happiness.
Maunam = Quietude, or by will restraining the function of speech.
Ātma-vinigrahaḥ = Self-control or fixing the mind or keeping the mind engaged in the (holy) objects of contemplation.
Bhāva-saṃśuddhiḥ = Purity of purpose = Absence of thoughts wandering away on subjects other than ātma.
These constitute the Mental Tapas or Austerity of the mind.
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