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Yoga : the Indian tradition

Author: Ian Whicher; David Carpenter
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays cover the historical emergence of the classical system, a careful examination of key elements, character and relevance of that system and a glimpse of some of the tradition's many effects  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Whicher; David Carpenter
ISBN: 0700712887 9780700712885 9780203423028 020342302X
OCLC Number: 50773189
Description: xii, 206 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Classical foundations. Yoga in the Mahãbhãrata / John Brockington --
Practice makes perfect / David Carpenter --
The integration of spirit (puruṣa) and matter (prakṛti) in the Yoga Sũtra / Ian Whicher --
Dueling with dualism / Lloyd W. Pflueger --
Yoga and the luminous / Christopher Key Chapple. Part II. The expanding tradition. Yoga in Śaṅkaran Advaita Vedãnta / Vidyasankar Sundaresan --
Losing one's mind and becoming enlightened / Olle Qvarnström --
Yoga in early Hindu tantra / David Gordon White --
Metaphoric worlds and yoga in the Vaiṣṇava Sahajiyã Tantric traditions of medieval Bengal / Glen Alexander Hayes.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Whicher and David Carpenter.
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'What is distinctive about this volume is its attention to careful historical analysis, a focus on the practice of yoga, and critical philosophical reflection.' - Gerald James Larson, University of Read more...

 
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