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    Astanga yoga of patanjali mentions DHARANA and DHYANA AS 6th and 7th step towards ultimate path of yoga. So here CHITTA and MANAS come in to picture. I get confused here. I think CHITTA and MANAS are two different entity. I can feel my mind. mind is an intangible entity present in us. It is a place where thought process begin, all the sensations are felt and analysed by mind.

    Can someone explain me the difference between CHITTA and MANAS with reference to mental process so that i can understand DHARANA AND DHYANA.

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    hariḥ oṁ


    getmyluck wrote,

    Astanga yoga of patanjali mentions DHARANA and DHYANA AS 6th and 7th step towards ultimate path of yoga.
    Before attempting to address your question, it will be good to have a better undertanding of the notion of 'steps'. Within patañjali’s yogadarśana
    pada ( or pāda) takes on a more robust meaning other than step. It may seem trite to deal with this, but it assists in the overall understanding of this work.

    Please consider this HDF post first : see post 10, then look to post 1 in the same string.
    This will provide a POV worth considering.

    iti śivaṁ
    यतस्त्वं शिवसमोऽसि
    yatastvaṁ śivasamo'si
    because you are identical with śiva


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