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Santosha is one of the niyamas of Yoga as listed by Patanjali. Contentment is variously described, but can be thought of as not requiring more than you have to achieve contentment. It may be seen as renunciation of the need to acquire, and thereby elimination of want as an obstacle to mokṣa.
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Santosha is a fundamentally cheerful attitude based on a harmonious interior condition and an intellectually spiritual outlook. This is possible only...
by Jodi B. Komitor, Eve Adamson
The second niyama is called santosha, and that means contentment. This habit has to do with...
Guiding Yoga's Light (2008)
Lessons for Yoga Teachers by Nancy Gerstein
Santosha means to free the mind of the mundane emptiness, the trivial irritations of ...
Santosha ( Contentment) Broadly speaking, Santosha means the absence of desire 112.
The Joy of Yoga (2009)
by Jennifer Willis
Santosha is an experience which has nothing to do with the external circumstances. Contentment requires the willingness to enjoy whatever has ...
by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor
contentment (santosha), (3) austerity (tapas), (4) study of the scriptures to know about God and the soul ( svadhyaya), and (5) surrender to God (Ishvarapranidhana) 3. Asana: literally, “ seat”—the ...
by T V Sairam
In numerous other ancient religious scriptures, ten niyamas are identified, including:hri: remorse,being modest andshowing shame formisdeeds; santosha: contentment, being satisfied withtheresources athand and therefore not desiring more; ...
Dictionary of Indology (2009)
by Vishnulok Bihari Srivastava
santosha (contentment) tapa (penance); and Ishwar parnidhana (Meditation on God and surrendering completely to Him). Asanas are aimed at reviving strength, concentration and ...
Muda — ' Pleasure,' a SOD of Dharma by one of the daughters of Daksha, Santosha (Joy). Mudgala— 1, A sage mentioned in the Mah&bharata, who had lived a life of poverty, piety, and self-restraint, offering hospitality to thousands of ...
by Swami Parmeshwaranand
santosha (contentment), arjava ( straightforwardness), poverty, and non-ostentatiousness should be in the order of life of ...
by Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao
own growth and the conditions include the state of general health, energy at one's disposal, clarity of sensory functions, effective vocalizations, complexion, sexual vigour and pleasurable feelings (or contentment, santosha) (CS, ibid., 3, 11).
by Jonathan Rigg
Santosha, C. 703, from Sam, with, and Tusha, to be pleased ; joy, pleasure, delight, happiness. Santén, name of a variety of turmeric called Konéng santën. Santúr, violent, forcible, impetuous. Said of disease or of running .
A-Devo by Amaresh Datta
- Admiration of famous heroes and generous persons, and condemnation of misers and non-liberals: Santosha Bawani (55 verses)- Importance of contentment and censure of greediness; ...
by Jose A. Fadul (General Editor)
Santosha (contentment), Tapas (austerity), Svadhyaya (study of the Vedic scriptures to know about God and the soul), and Ishvara-Pranidhana (surrender to God). Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ...
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