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anga

[uhng-guh] /ˈʌŋ gə/
noun
1.
any of the eight practices of Yoga, including the abstentions, mandatory actions, posture, breath control, control of the senses, concentration, meditation, and contemplation.
Compare antaranga.
Origin
< Sanskrit aṅga (plural)
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(Pali and Sanskrit: "limb," or "division"), any of several categories into which Buddhist canonical writings were divided in early times, beginning before the Abhidhamma (scholastic) works were added to the canon. The system, based on a combination of form and content, originally categorized types of material within the various texts; later, it was used to classify the texts themselves. The Theravada and Mahasanghika schools used an ancient ninefold division; a system of 12 categories was the most common division in other schools, especially Mahayana.

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