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Dhrishtimaya

DRISHTISAMYA

Stillness of vision

Dhrishti = vision / eyesight - Samya = stillness.

Dhristisamaya is the discipline of fixing the senses and mind on one point of concentration.
Whether when working, reading, practicing asana using our balance, when enjoying anything in life, when involved in any activity, the mind has to be firm and one pointed. Like a pencil being sharpened, every layer of the pencil removed while sharpening is a distraction, and the point of the pencil because sharper, finer, a quantum speck speck, a razor sharp focus.

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore the eye be single , thy whole body shall be full of light” - Matthew 6:22 King James Version

Becoming progressively aware means gradually developing an acute panorama around you. However vision can also be a form of distraction and dissipation of the senses of mind. Diligence and focus on the quality and nature of the impressions our eyes receive is quintessential to order to keep the mind and the body still in asana and meditation practice.

The principal of Dhrishtisamya implies that all the areas of visions need to be understood.

Vision is an activity of the eyes
An activity of receptive power of the mind
it is what we refer to as awareness

In the state of Dhristismaya we are no longer performing, we are just doing. There is no emotion, no one to prove, to impress, no nervousness, or overconfidence, just you and object in sight defining the purity, the clearness, the precision of your action and intention.

“That is known as Dhrishtisamya: perfection in action, perfection of mind, perfection of vision.”



 

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