The Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies: Yoga: India's philosophy of meditation

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Karl H. Potter, Gerald James Larson, Ram Shankar Bhattacharya
Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, Jan 1, 2008 - Buddhism - 784 pages
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The volume traces the intellectual history of Patanjala Yoga philosophy from the early centuries of the Common Era through the twentieth century. It also provides a systematic discussions of the philosophy of classical Yoga. Particular attention is given to the meaning of concentration (Samadhi), engrossment (samapatti) and the extra-ordinary cognitive capacities (vibhutis, siddhis) and the role that these notions play in the Yoga philosophy, which are relevant for issues currently under discussion in contemporary western philosophy of mind. The volume compares and contrasts classical yoga philosophy with classical Samkhya and with Indian Buddhist thought. Although the primary focus of the volume is on Patanjala Yoga, the system of Hatha Yoga and other satellite systems of Yoga are discussed as well, and an attempt is made to differentiate clearly the classical system of Yoga Sastra from Hatha Yoga and the other satellite systems. Some twenty-eight Sanskrit texts of Patanjala. Yoga are summarized or noted in the volume. Twenty-six volumes of Hatha Yoga and the texts of some other satellite systems are also included. Altogether the volume contains summaries and or notations for some seventy-five Sanskrit texts.
  

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Contents

IN MEMORIAMDR RAM SHANKAR
13
THE PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA
21
The Philosophy of Patanjala Yoga
70
The Hatha Yoga System and Other SatelliteSectarian
136
Contemporary Yoga Movements by Autumn Jacobsen
148
SUMMARIES OF WORKS
160
bhdsyavivarana attributed to Samkara
239
c 20th century
367
Yogatdrdvali of Samkaracarya c 20th century
574
Jdvanavijayasvarodaya author unknown c 20th century
576
JJttaragitd author unknown c 20th century
583
Some additional texts
587
Yogavdsistha author unknown c 10th century
589
Advayatdraka
591
57Amrtandda
595
Trisikhi
597

Kaulajndnanirnaya attributed
436
Goraksasataka attributed to Goraksanatha
456
Goraksasiddhdntasamgraha author unknown
470
37Jiathayogapradipikd of Svatmarama Yogin c 13501400
489
Gherandasamhitd author unknown c 16501700
502
Sivasamhitd author unknown c 16501700
506
Satcakranirupana 6th chapter of Purnanandas Sritattvacintdmani c 16001700
516
Vasisisthasamhitd author unknown c 1601700
521
Jiatharatnavali of Srinivasabhatta c 16001700
522
44Jiathasamketacandrikd of Sundaradeva c 1850
526
Jiathatattvakaumudi of Sundaradeva c 1850
531
Yogacintdmani of Sivananda c 1850
535
Yogatarahga of Devatirthasvamin c 1855
543
Jyotsnd of Brahmananda c 18501900
547
Yogakarnikd of Aghoranandanatha c 1905
560
Yogarahasya of Satyadeva c 1920
561
Brhadyogiydjhavalkya author unknown 20th century
568
Darsana
599
Dhydnabindu
600
Nddabindu
604
Pasupatabrahma
606
Brahmavidyd
609
67Mandalabrdhmana
614
Yogafcundatf
615
Yogacuddmani
616
Yogatattva
618
Yogasikhd
620
Vardha
623
Sdndilya
626
Hamsa
628
END NOTES
631
LIST OF WORKS CITED
641
GLOSSARYINDEX
655
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