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Repressive contraction of the nature; <ref></ref>
''Nigraha '' (coercion and suppression) is a violence done to the nature by the will, which in the end depresses the natural powers of the being. <ref></ref>
''Nigraha '' means holding down the movement, but a movement merely held down is only suspended—it is better to reject and dismiss, detaching yourself from it. <ref></ref>
The difference between suppression (''nigraha'') and self-control (''saṁyama'') is that one says, “I cannot help desiring but I will not satisfy my desire”, while the other says, “I refuse the desire as well as the satisfaction of the desire”. <ref></ref>
The difference between ''nigraha '' and ''saṁyama '' is that in the first process there is a violent struggle to put down, coerce and, if possible, crush the tendency, the reality of which is not questioned, but in the second process it is envisaged as a dead or dying force, its occasional return marked with disgust, then with impatience, finally with indifference as a mere ghost, vestige or faint echo of that which was once real but is now void of significance. <ref></ref>