Austerity. The third of the niyamas of raja yoga. See ashtanga yoga.
Lit., "heat." Austerity, or trouble undertaken voluntarily for a higher purpose.
Austerity. The third Niyama of the Ashtanga Yoga system. See page on the 8 limbs.
the ascetic attitude, as one of the five Niyamas; body heat resulting from Pranayama or Maithuna interaction
Sanskrit for self-suffering of the yogi or Gandhi's satyagr~ his.
taapas]: The purifying "heat" of meditative practice.
Means, “heat or intensity.” This is an aspect of bhakti (devotional desire), which determines the spiritual force behind the desire for union with the divine, and enlightenment. Tapas is commonly associated with austerity and self-sacrifice (sometimes extreme) in spiritual practices. There is no standard to meet for tapas. Each aspirant will experience and apply tapas in their own way.
Tapas means devoting oneself single mindedly to spiritual practice and it is often translated as spiritual austerity or penance. When Shri Swamiji uses the term tapas, he usually refers to meditation in samadhi for at least twelve hours every day. He explains that such tapas is necessary if one wishes to attain God realization. See Swamiji's words on tapas.
heat, energy. Spiritual practices which serve to `heat` in order to purify. One of the yogic niyamas described by Patanjali. Also relates to practices involving austerities.
Burning away impurities through self-discipline.
Penance which heats the system and sublimates it.
Purificatory action; ascetic self-denial; austerity; penance; mortification.
asceticism; austerity; penance; purificatory action
"heat"; any kind of energism, askesis, austerity of conscious force acting upon itself or its object; the essential principle of energy.
(plural tapasya). Ascetic practice, austerity aiming at purify the body and mind. Tapas inside a yoga framework comprises such exercises such as fasting, meditation, pranayama (breath control)
lit. "heat" or "glow." Sacred heat generated by certain physical or spiritual practices; ritual self-purification; austerity.
A form of spiritual practice
A burning effort which involves purification, self-discipline and austerity.
( Tapaswin) — Austerity (one who does).
("heat"). Self-discipline. One of the five niyamas.
Self-discipline or austerity (one of the niyamas).
("glow/heat"): austerity, penance, which is an ingredient of all yogic approaches, since they all involve self-transcendence
Tapas (tÃ¡pas) in Sanskrit means "heat". In Vedic religion and Hinduism, it is used figuratively, denoting spiritual suffering, mortification or austerity, and also the spiritual ecstasy of a yogin or tÄpasÃ¡ (a Vrddhi derivative meaning "practicer of tapas"). In the Rigveda, the word is connected with the Soma cult.