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Thirty Minor Upanishads 6 The moving of sarasvaṭī nādi situated on the west of the navel among the 14 nādis (Vide Vāraha and other Upanishaḍs). 7 Sarasvaṭī is called also Arunḍhaṭī who is literally one that helps good actions being done and the wife of Ṛshi Vasishtha—also the star that is shown to the bride on marriage occasions. 8 In exhalation, prāṇa goes out 16 digits and in inhalation, goes in only for 12, thus losing 4. But if inhaled for 16, then the power is aroused. 9 Lit., associated with and alone. Vide Śāṇdilya-Upanishaḍ. 10 They are Brahmagranṭhi, Vishṇugranṭhi, and Ruḍragranṭhi. 11 Bandhas are certain kinds of position of the body. 12 This probably refers to Sarasvaṭī Nādi. 13 The text is Anākhiam which has no sense. It has been translated as Anāstha. 14 Twelve seems to be the right number of petals in the anāhaṭachakra of the heart; but the moon is probably meant having sixteen rays. 15 The passages here are obscure. 16 They are Mūlaprakṛṭi, Mahaṭ, Ahaṅkāra and the five elements. 17 Here it is the astral seminal fluid which, in the case of a neophyte, not having descended to a gross fluid through the absence of sexual desire, rises up being conserved as a spiritual energy. 18 A stage of being able to convey to other bodies the deity appointed by God to help in the conveying of sūkshma (subtle) body to other bodies at the expiry of good actions which contribute to the enjoyment of 314 of 318

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