By Swami Harshananda
sadhanacatusṭaya (‘fourfold spiritual discipline [of Vedānta]’)
Works on Advaita Vedānta prescribe a mode of sādhana (spiritual discipline) which has two stages. The first or the preliminary stage is called sādhanacatuṣṭaya, or the fourfold spiritual discipline. These disciplines are: Viveka (discrimination); vairāgya (renunciation); śamādiṣaṭka (the group of six, starting with śama or quietude) and mumuksutva (desire for mokṣa or liberation).
See under each title for details.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore