Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cessation: used as equivalent to nirvana.
“The Sanskrit word for cessation is nirodha, and in Tibetan, it is gokpa, which in verb form means “to stop” or “to prevent.””
“The definition that the ancient Indian yogi-sage Patanjali gave of yoga (the supreme union of absolute understanding) was this: "Yogas chitta vritti nirodha.”
“In Patanjali's Yoga Sutra's, he says, "Yoga citta vrtti nirodha.”
“True stoppings (‘gog-pa’i bden-pa, Skt. nirodha-satya, true cessations) of true sufferings and true origins occur on the mental continuums of aryas (highly realized practitioners with nonconceptual cognition of the sixteen aspects of the four noble truths) through the power of their application of opponent forces.”
“M: Na nirodha na chotpattirNabaddho na cha sadhakaha Na mumukshur na vai mukta Ityesha paramarthata This sloka appears in the second chapter [v. 32, vaithathya prakarana] of Gaudapada's Karika [a commentary on the Mandukyopanishad].”
“Space and analytical stoppings (so-sor brtags-pa'i 'gog-pa, Skt. pratisamkhya-nirodha), namely all true stoppings of disturbing emotions and attitudes attained through analysis of the four noble truths, are included here.”
“Patanjali, who compiled the Yoga Sutras, uses the word, nirodha, or “restriction.””
“Sankalpa-niyamopetah means Sankalpasya nigraha, of chittavritti nirodha; tena upetah.”
“Patañjali's Yoga Sutras begin with the statement yogaś citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ (1.2), "Yoga limits the oscillations of the mind".”
““accumulation” of misery is caused by the passions; this is samudaya: (3) that the “extinction” of passion is possible; this is nirodha: and (4) that the “path” leads to the extinction of passion; which is marga.”
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