Haribhadra's Collection of Views on Yoga With a New Translation of Haribhadra's Yogadrstisamuccaya by Christopher Key Chapple and John Thomas Casey
Publication Year: 2003
Published by: State University of New York Press
Title Page, Copyright Page
Haribhadra combines two primary concerns that have sustained and propelled me as a theologian and Yoga practitioner: respect for a plurality of perspectives and respect for personhood. During my very first class on the Bhagavad Git
CHAPTER ONE: The Life Story of Haribhadra
Haribhadra lived in India during a time of great philosophical diversity. The aftermath of the post-Gupta, pre-Islamic era witnessed a proliferation of Pur
CHAPTER TWO: Haribhadra and Pata
The Yoga system of Patañjali provides the template upon which Haribhadra erects the Yogadrstisamuccaya. Patañjali’s system, based on Såmkhya philosophy, incorporates several key Buddhist practices and aspects of Jaina philosophy. By the time of Haribhadra...
CHAPTER THREE: The Ved
In the Yogadrstisamuccaya. , Haribhadra describes three systems of Yoga for which we have no other account. The first is attributed to Haribhadra himself and incorporates terminology reflective of the Tantric movement that flourished during his time, as will be discussed in chapter six...
CHAPTER FOUR: Centrality of the Real
Jainism’s core religious philosophy, as articulated by Umåsvåti in the Tattvårtha Sutra, asserts that the world is real, that the soul is real, and that the religious path involves a gradual ascent through sequential stages (guoeasthåna), away from the influences of karma...
CHAPTER FIVE: Purity in Pata
Jainism emphasizes the purification of one’s karma through rigorous abstention from tainted, violent behavior as the only path of liberation. Buddhists and Vedåntins alike have characterized Jainas as holding extreme views, and they have developed different theologies...
CHAPTER SIX: Haribhadra’s Critique of Tantric Yoga
CHAPTER SEVEN: Haribhadra’s Sociology of Yoga and Its Culmination
One of the fascinating aspects of Haribhadra’s Yogadrstisamuccaya. lies in its description of different styles of Yoga practiced in eighth-century India. In this chapter we examine his descriptions of these Yogas: Kula, Gotravanta, Pravrttacakra, and Avañcaka...
Yogadrstisamuccaya (A Collection of Views on Yoga)
Page Count: 182
Illustrations: 51 tables
Publication Year: 2003
OCLC Number: 55136347
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