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Quotes {74} ~ Those Who Don’t Express Themselves Die One Piece At A Time

“When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time. You’d be shocked at how many adults are really dead inside—walking through their days with no idea who they are, just waiting for a heart attack or cancer or a Mack truck to come along and finish the job. It’s the saddest thing I know.” ~ Laurie Halse Anderson

~Kailas~

Kailas is a Sanskrit word, meaning “crystal.” Used to describe the limitless peace and bliss inside a yogi, attaining kailas is one of the goals of a yoga and meditation practice. Every yogi contains this limitless peace and bliss; life in the material world has clouded knowledge and realization of this truth. Through the practice of meditation, a yogi is able to experience their true nature and experience kailas.

~Nirukta~

Nirukta is a Sanskrit word that means “explained” or “interpreted.” It is one of the six auxiliary disciplines known as the Vedangas, which support the study of the Vedas and other Hindu scriptures. Nirukta is the study of etymology and is concerned with proper interpretation of the Sanskrit words, given their context in the ancient texts.

Written in Sanskrit, the Vedas laid the foundation for both yoga and Hinduism. Sanskrit words can often have various meanings, and to further complicate matters, the Vedas contain obscure and even unknown words. The study of nirukta delves into the origins and meanings of these words and the phrases they form, allowing clearer interpretation of the Vedas.

~Indriya~

Indriya is a term in Indian philosophy that refers to the sensory, spiritual or phenomenological faculties. It is a Sanskrit and Pali word that translates as “belonging to/agreeable to Indra,” who is the king of the gods in the “Rig Veda.”

In Buddhism, the term refers to the five spiritual faculties, five or six sensory faculties or 22 phenomenological faculties, depending on the context. In yogic philosophy, it refers to the five sense organs, the five action organs and the mind.