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

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

Paperback Language: English / Sanskrit

By (author) Christopher Key Chapple, Translated by John Thomas Casey

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  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Format: Paperback | 182 pages
  • Language: English / Sanskrit
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 213mm x 10mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Albany, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0791459004
  • ISBN 13: 9780791459003
  • Illustrations note: 8 tables, 1 figure
  • Sales rank: 1,387,267

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Presents the various religious approaches to Yoga described by Haribhadra, the eighth-century sage, who held a universal view of religion. Includes a translation of his original text on Yoga. 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 Patanjali's advanced eightfold path of Yoga in the Yoga Sutra. 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 Yogadrstisamuccaya, an eighth-century text by Haribhadra.

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"This is a rare piece of work and a wonderful contribution to the field. This book offers what may be the first translation of its kind."