[Advaita-l] Definition of VASANAS ?

V Subrahmanian v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 12:46:40 EDT 2020

In the Jivanmukti Viveka, Swami Vidyaranya gives a definition of Vasana:

पूर्वापरपरामर्शमन्तरेण सहसा उत्पद्यमानस्य क्रोधादिवृत्तिविशेषस्य हेतुः
चित्तगः संस्कारः वासना, पूर्वपूर्वाभ्यासेन  चित्ते वास्यमानत्वात् |

Translation:  That which  generates mental impressions, such as anger and
the like, rising up all of a sudden and without any thought of the past or
the future, is called vasana (latent impression), for, it is the something
that saturates the mind with the vasana (literally smell or fragrance) of
every previous experience.


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM Krishnaprakasha Bolumbu via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> IMHO, It is a combination of 2 and 3.
> Kp
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