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Sadhana Pada

Sentence 43

kayendriya siddhir ashuddhi kshayat tapasah ||43||

कायेन्द्रियसिद्धिरशुद्धिक्षयात् तपसः ॥४३॥

kāyendriya-siddhir-aśuddhi-kṣayāt tapasaḥ ||43||

Through self discipline (tapas), mental impurities are destroyed and the body and senses take on supernatural powers. ||43||


kāya = the physical body
indriya = senses; organs of perception
siddhiḥ = (nom. from siddhi) supernatural power
aśuddhi = impurities
kṣayāt = (from kṣaya) removal, destruction, elimination
tapaḥ = (nom. from tapas) self-discipline; ascesis

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