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Etymology/ Definitionआचार – शास्त्रविहितम् अनुष्ठानम् । च.सू.७/६० चक्रपाणि
ReferenceC.Su.7/60 Chakrapaan`i, S.Su.1/26 D`alhan`a, S.Su. 2/3 D`alhan`a
Literary MeaningM / W – conduct, manner of action, behaviour
Implied MeaningThoughts, word and deeds are collectively called Aachaara.
ElaborationActions like Utkshepan`a ( upward movement ), Avakshepan`a ( downward movement ), are related with Kaayaa ( body ).
Svaadhyaaya Paat`ha are Vaachika Karma ( verbal actions ).
Various actions of mind are Maanasa Karma , e. g. Dhyeya ( to consider and concentrate on a subject ), Chintya ( to consider pros and cons and decide ), Sankalpa ( determination ) or activities associated with mind.
Good code of conduct – To always keep a balanced mind so as to avoid various temptations ( Pradnyaaparaadha ), which vitiate all three Dosha .
Charakaachaarya mentions behavioural guidelines i. e. Aachaara Rasaayana ( control over anger, no bad habits, obedience to the orders of teachers and parents ) etc.
Contemporary ColloquialBehavioural norms, guidelines etc.

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