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Vicara means the way mind maintains attention toward any object. It first referred to hinduist yoga, later to buddhist meditation. In these practices, the mind catches a mental object (see : vitakka), then cultivate consciousness of it.Vicara eventually become one of the five factors of the first jhana. The mind is the term most commonly used to describe the higher functions of the human brain, particularly those of which humans are subjectively conscious, such as personality, thought, reason, memory, intelligence and emotion. ... Look up Attention in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one thing while ignoring other things. ... Hatha Yoga posture Yoga is a form of mysticism that developed on the Indian subcontinent in the Hindu cultural context. ... Meditation usually refers to a state in which the body is consciously relaxed and the mind is allowed to become calm and focused. ... Vitakka (pāli) , both in hinduist yoga and buddhist meditation , means the action of taking care of any object : God, ones body, the Self, a color, any sensation. ... Consciousness is a quality of the mind generally regarded to comprise qualities such as subjectivity, self-awareness, sentience, sapience, and the ability to perceive the relationship between oneself and ones environment. ... Dhyāna means meditation in Sanskrit. ...
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