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With thanks to (the newly engaged) (and remarkably humble) Sanskrit Student.

The Transformations of Thought and Material Nature

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The transformation of thought leading toward its own cessation is accompanied by moments of cessation, when subliminal impressions of mental distraction are overcome and those of cessation emerge in their place.

— Barbara Stoler Miller

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When the subconscious imprint (samskara) of mental fluctuation is replaced with an imprint of cessation [of mental activity], then there is a moment of cessation of mental activity, which is known as transformation (parinama) towards cessation (nirodha).

— Gregor Maehle

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VYUTTHANA NIRODHA SAMSKARAYOR ABHIBHAVA PRADURBHAVAU NIRODHA KSANA CITTANVAYO NIRODHA PARINAMAH

Vyutthana = arising; nirodha = suppressive; samskarayor = of the impressions; abhibhava = disappear; pradurbhavau = appear; nirodha = suppression; kshana = moment; chitta = mind; anvayah = conjunction; nirodha = suppression; parinamah = modification.

The impressions which normally arise are made to disappear by the appearance of suppressive efforts, which in turn create new mental modifications. The moment of conjunction of mind and new modifications is nirodha parinama.

— Sri Swami Satchidananda

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