From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Tusṭi literally means ‘complacency’.
Types of Tusṭi as per Sānkhyakārikā
The ādhyātmika tuṣtis are:
- Prakṛtituṣti - The complacency that comes as a result of the teaching of the guru that one is the puruṣa different from prakṛti and yet making no attempt to get release is prakṛtituṣti.
- Upādānatuṣṭi - The complacency that comes as a result of adopting monastic life, thinking that it is enough to attain liberation, is upādānatuṣṭi.
- Kālatuṣṭi - The complacency that comes out of the conviction that liberation comes automatically in course of time, is kālatuṣṭi.
- Bhāgya-tuṣṭi - The complacency that comes as a result of the belief that luck is the real cause of liberation, is bhāgya-tuṣṭi.
The bāhyatuṣṭis are:
- Pāratuṣṭi - Realizing the difficulties involved in the acquisition of wealth and getting detached towards it, is because of pāratuṣṭi.
- Supāratuṣṭi - Realizing the troubles involved in protecting one’s wealth and getting detached from it, is supāratuṣṭi.
- Parāparatuṣti - Realizing that the wealth acquired by so much trouble gets exhausted very soon by spending it, leading to great worry and thence getting detached from it is parāparatuṣti.
- Anuttamāmbhas-tuṣṭi - Realizing that the desire to enjoy the objects of pleasure increases by enjoyment, leading to misery and getting detached from them is anuttamāmbhas-tuṣṭi.
- Uttamāmbhas-tusti - Realizing that one is causing injury to others while trying to acquire the objects of pleasure and hence getting detached towards them is uttamāmbhas-tusti.
Absence of these tuṣṭis is an obstacle in the path of kaivalya or liberation.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore