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

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Overview

This collection of original essays provides fascinating insights into yoga as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts. They cover a wide variety of traditions and topics related to Yoga: Classical Yoga, Sām.khya, Tantric Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, the Guru, Indic Islamic traditions of Yoga, Yoga and asceticism in contemporary India, and the reception of Yoga in the West.
The essays are written by eighteen professors in the field of the history of religions, most of them former graduate students of Gerald James Larson, Larson is Rabindranath Tagore Professor Emeritus, Indiana University, Bloomington, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, an internationally acclaimed scholar on the history of religions and philosophies of India, and one of the world's foremost authorities on the Samkhya and Yoga traditions. The publication is in honour of him.

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Product Details

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

Meet the Author

Knut A. Jacobsen is Professor in the History of Religions at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is the author of a number of books on religions in South Asia including Prakrti in Sāṃkhya-Yoga (1999), and is the editor (with P. Pratap Kumar) of South Asians in the Diaspora (Brill 2004).
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Table of Contents

Introduction : yoga traditions 1
Person, purity, and power in the Yogasutra 29
Revisiting the Jivanmukti question in Samkhya in the context of the Samkhyasutra 61
Being a witness : cross-examining the notion of self in Sankara's Upadesasahasri, Isvarakrsna's Samkhyakarika, and Patanjali's Yogasutra 75
'It ain't necessarily so' 99
The Samkhya-yoga influence on Srivaisnava philosophy with special reference to the Pancaratra system 129
Interpreting across mystical boundaries : an analysis of Samadhi in the Trika-Kaula tradition 143
'Tarko Yogangam Uttamam' : on subtle knowledge and the refinement of thought in Abhinvagupta's liberative tantric method 181
Meditating mantras : meaning and visualization in tantric literature 213
The Guru-gita or 'song of the master' as incorporated in the Guru-caritra of Sarasvati Gangadhar : observations on its teachings and the guru institute 237
The Samkhya sage Kapila and Kashmiri Visnu images 293
The yogic exercises of the 17th century sufis 303
Raja yoga, asceticism, and the Ramananda Sampraday 317
In Kapila's cave : a Samkhya-yoga renaissance in Bengal 333
Raising Krishna with love : maternal devotion as a form of yoga in a women's ritual tradition 351
Wisdom and method : yoga in the platonic dialogues 363
Jung's depth psychology and yoga sadhana 385
Yoga in America : some reflections from the heartland 409
Indian traditions of physiognomy : preliminary remarks 425
Gerald James Larson, the teacher : a personal reflection 445
Gerald James Larson : appointments and publications 449
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