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Studies In Comparative Contemplative Traditions

Postby Jnana » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:41 am

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Re: Studies In Comparative Contemplative Traditions

Postby pueraeternus » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:32 am

There is also "Reconciling yogas: Haribhadra's collection of views on yoga"

http://books.google.com/books?id=fZ6qQM ... &q&f=false

I have only read the first 2 chapters, so am unable to discuss it in any depth. Haribhadra is a Jain, and he structured his work in line with the structure in Patanjali's Yogasutra. He seems to be especially antagonistic with the emerging Tantric shools. He also advanced arguments again Vedantin and Buddhist yoga. The Buddhist work he used was a text by an individual named Bhadanta Bhaskara, and apparently there are no other record elsewhere in the Buddhist world for this person or his system of Buddhist yoga. Curious indeed.
When I set out to lead humanity along my Golden Path I promised a lesson their bones would remember. I know a profound pattern humans deny with words even while their actions affirm it. They say they seek security and quiet, conditions they call peace. Even as they speak, they create seeds of turmoil and violence.

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Re: Studies In Comparative Contemplative Traditions

Postby Jnana » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:56 am

pueraeternus wrote:There is also "Reconciling yogas: Haribhadra's collection of views on yoga"

http://books.google.com/books?id=fZ6qQM ... &q&f=false

I have only read the first 2 chapters, so am unable to discuss it in any depth. Haribhadra is a Jain, and he structured his work in line with the structure in Patanjali's Yogasutra. He seems to be especially antagonistic with the emerging Tantric shools. He also advanced arguments again Vedantin and Buddhist yoga. The Buddhist work he used was a text by an individual named Bhadanta Bhaskara, and apparently there are no other record elsewhere in the Buddhist world for this person or his system of Buddhist yoga. Curious indeed.

Yeah, I almost did include this one in the OP list of books (but decided to limit the list to modern comparative studies). At any rate, this book also looks like an interesting read.
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