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10. And Smriti-passages say the same.

Authoritative authors also teach in their Smritis that a sitting posture subserves the act of meditation: cp. e.g. Bha. Gîtâ VI. 11,--Having made a firm seat for one's self on a pure spot.' For the same reason the Yogasâstra teaches different sitting posture, viz. the so-called lotus position and so on.

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