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Hinduism - What Is Dhyana?


Dhyana is a Sanskrit word that means "meditation." Dhyana is the seventh of the eight aspects of yoga practice in the ashtanga yoga (eight-point discipline) initially organized by the philosopher Patanjali. 

Dhyana, together with dharana ("concentration") and samadhi ("trance"), is one of the three components of yogic training known as "inner discipline" (samyama). 

Dhyana is a continuation of dharana, in which the fixed focus on an object established in dharana is maintained and prolonged without interruption. 

In today's more colloquial use, the term dhyana may refer to any kind of concentrated meditation. 



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