Integrity of the Yoga Darsana, The: A Reconsideration of Classical Yoga

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State University of New York Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Religion - 440 pages
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The Integrity of the Yoga Darsana centers on the thought of Patanjali, the great exponent of the authoritative and Classical Yoga school of Hinduism and the reputed author of the Yoga-Sutras. In this textual, historical, and interpretive study, Whicher offers a plausible and innovative reading of the "intention" of the Yoga-Sutras, namely that Yoga does not advocate the abandonment or condemnation of the world, but rather supports a stance that enables one to live more fully in the world without being enslaved by worldly identification. Challenging and correcting misperceptions about Yoga drawn by traditional and modern interpretations of the Yoga-Sutras, the author argues for a fresh vision of the spiritual potential present in this seminal text, thereby contributing to our understanding of the meaning and practical relevance of Yoga and its reception today.
 

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Contents

Yogic Themes in the Bhagavadgitd and the Moksadharma 0 21 Yoga
38
T W
78
F O U
151
the Agtfiriga Yoga 0
190
Analysis of YogaSfilra 1 41 0 2l6 VitarkaSamzidhi 0 222 VicdraSamddhi 0
229
From Knowledge to the Aloneness of the Knower 0
259
Conclusion
301
Bibliography
387
Index
401
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Ian Whicher is Deputy-Director of the Dharam Hinduja Institute of Indic Research at the University of Cambridge.

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