We cannot verify your location
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR

Reconciling Yogas

Haribhadra's Collection of Views on Yoga With a New Translation of Haribhadra's Yogadrstisamuccaya by Christopher Key Chapple and John Thomas Casey

Christopher Key Chapple, John Thomas Casey

Publication Year: 2003

Reconciling Yogas explores five approaches to the accomplishment of Yoga from a variety of religious perspectives: Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist. Haribhadra, a prolific Jaina scholar who espoused a universal view of religion, proclaimed that truth can be found in all faiths and sought to elucidate differences between various schools of thought. In Yoga, he discovered a form of spiritual practice common to many faiths and juxtaposed their paths to demonstrate the common goal of liberation. Utilizing the structure of Patañjali’s advanced eightfold path of Yoga in the Yoga Suµtra, Haribhadra formulates his own eight stages of Yoga to which he assigns titles in the feminine gender that echo the names of goddesses. Discussed are the Jaina stages of spiritual ascent and two forms of Yoga for which there is no other account. Also included is a new translation of the Yogadr|s|t|isamuccaya, an eighth-century text by Haribhadra.

Published by: State University of New York Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

pdf iconDownload PDF (237.0 KB)
pp. iii-iv

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF (58.6 KB)
pp. vii-viii

read more

Preface

pdf iconDownload PDF (64.3 KB)
pp. ix-xii

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

read more

CHAPTER ONE: The Life Story of Haribhadra

pdf iconDownload PDF (68.2 KB)
pp. 1-14

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

read more

CHAPTER TWO: Haribhadra and Pata

pdf iconDownload PDF (96.9 KB)
pp. 15-38

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...

read more

CHAPTER THREE: The Ved

pdf iconDownload PDF (67.2 KB)
pp. 39-52

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...

read more

CHAPTER FOUR: Centrality of the Real

pdf iconDownload PDF (63.8 KB)
pp. 53-64

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...

read more

CHAPTER FIVE: Purity in Pata

pdf iconDownload PDF (59.3 KB)
pp. 65-74

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...

read more

CHAPTER SIX: Haribhadra’s Critique of Tantric Yoga

pdf iconDownload PDF (64.1 KB)
pp. 75-86

Pata

read more

CHAPTER SEVEN: Haribhadra’s Sociology of Yoga and Its Culmination

pdf iconDownload PDF (62.3 KB)
pp. 87-98

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)

pdf iconDownload PDF (137.1 KB)
pp. 99-152

Notes

pdf iconDownload PDF (85.3 KB)
pp. 153-162

Bibliography

pdf iconDownload PDF (65.2 KB)
pp. 163-166

Index

pdf iconDownload PDF (66.8 KB)
pp. 167-170


E-ISBN-13: 9780791486023
Print-ISBN-13: 9780791458990
Print-ISBN-10: 0791458997

Page Count: 182
Illustrations: 51 tables
Publication Year: 2003