Theory and Practice of Yoga: Essays in Honour of Gerald James Larson

Theory and Practice of Yoga: Essays in Honour of Gerald James Larson

by Knut A. Jacobsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004147578

ISBN-13: 9789004147577

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This collection of original essays on Yoga in honour of Professor Gerald James Larson provides fascinating new insights into the yoga traditions of India as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts.  See more details below

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This collection of original essays on Yoga in honour of Professor Gerald James Larson provides fascinating new insights into the yoga traditions of India as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts.

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ISBN-13:
9789004147577
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Numen Book Series, #110
Pages:
482

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Table of Contents

Introduction : yoga traditions1
Person, purity, and power in the Yogasutra29
Revisiting the Jivanmukti question in Samkhya in the context of the Samkhyasutra61
Being a witness : cross-examining the notion of self in Sankara's Upadesasahasri, Isvarakrsna's Samkhyakarika, and Patanjali's Yogasutra75
'It ain't necessarily so'99
The Samkhya-yoga influence on Srivaisnava philosophy with special reference to the Pancaratra system129
Interpreting across mystical boundaries : an analysis of Samadhi in the Trika-Kaula tradition143
'Tarko Yogangam Uttamam' : on subtle knowledge and the refinement of thought in Abhinvagupta's liberative tantric method181
Meditating mantras : meaning and visualization in tantric literature213
The Guru-gita or 'song of the master' as incorporated in the Guru-caritra of Sarasvati Gangadhar : observations on its teachings and the guru institute237
The Samkhya sage Kapila and Kashmiri Visnu images293
The yogic exercises of the 17th century sufis303
Raja yoga, asceticism, and the Ramananda Sampraday317
In Kapila's cave : a Samkhya-yoga renaissance in Bengal333
Raising Krishna with love : maternal devotion as a form of yoga in a women's ritual tradition351
Wisdom and method : yoga in the platonic dialogues363
Jung's depth psychology and yoga sadhana385
Yoga in America : some reflections from the heartland409
Indian traditions of physiognomy : preliminary remarks425
Gerald James Larson, the teacher : a personal reflection445
Gerald James Larson : appointments and publications449

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