MIND : ITS MYSTERIES AND CONTROL : 26.6.3.& 7.1
Chapter- 26 : Control Of Indriyas-6.3.&7.1
& 7. Pratyahara : 1.
When the Indriyas give up the objects, they take up the form of the mind-stuff. They are drawn into the mind. This is termed Pratyahara or abstraction. When the Indriyas are withdrawn from their respective objects, it is Indriya-Pratyahara. Mental abstraction takes place when the mind is disconnected with the Indriyas. Pratyahara is a general, broad term which includes Dama also. The effect of Dama (restraint of Indriyas) is Pratyahara.
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