17.16 manaḥ-prasādaḥ saumyatvaṁ (Original)

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Chapter 17

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manaḥ-prasādaḥ saumyatvaṁ
maunam ātma-vinigrahaḥ
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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