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Sadhana Pada

Sentence 50

bahya abhyantara sthambha vrittih desha kala sankhyabhih paridrishto dirgha sukshmah ||50||

बाह्याभ्यन्तरस्थम्भ वृत्तिः देशकालसन्ख्याभिः परिदृष्टो दीर्घसूक्ष्मः ॥५०॥

bāhya-ābhyantara-sthambha vṛttiḥ deśa-kāla-sankhyābhiḥ paridṛṣṭo dīrgha-sūkṣmaḥ ||50||

Exhalation, inhalation, retention, technique, time and number must be very precisely regulated over a lengthy period. ||50||


bāhya = external; exhalation
abhyantara = internal; inhalation
stambha = steadiness; restraint; suspension; stationary
vṛttiḥ = (nom. from vṛtti) wave; thoughts; thought waves; movement
deśa = place; technique
kāla = time
saṁkhyābhiḥ = (nom. from saṁkhyābhi) number; mathematics
paridṛṣṭo = (from paridṛṣṭa) measured; regulated; precisely observed; verified
dīrgha = long; extended
sūkṣmaḥ = (nom. from sūkṣma) subtle; fine

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