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
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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�, which was conducted by members...
CHAPTER ONE: The Life Story of Haribhadra
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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�oeas, the flowering of �aiva and Vai�oeava philosophy, early phases of the bhakti devotional movement in the south...
CHAPTER TWO: Haribhadra and Pata�jali
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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�ntin Yoga of Bhagavaddata and the Buddhist Yoga of Bh�skara
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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
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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�jali and Haribhadra
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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
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Pata�jali most likely composed the Yoga Sutras in the early centuries of the Common Era, perhaps around 200 C.E. Although he includes references to cakras, he does not take up a discussion of the broader Tantric tradition, which, according to archaeological...
CHAPTER SEVEN: Haribhadra’s Sociology of Yoga and Its Culmination
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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)
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Page Count: 182
Illustrations: 51 tables
Publication Year: 2003