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Astánga yoga and integral yoga

Patel, Shree Jayantibhai (1983) Astánga yoga and integral yoga. Masters thesis, Durham University.



The first chapter contains in it the philosophy, psychology and disciplines of Patańjali's Yoga under the title Astánga Yoga. There is in it a description of Yama, Niyama, Āsana, Prănāyama, Prātyáhára, Dhyána, Dhārana, Samādhi. The section of Samadhi deals with seven types of Samádhis mentioned in Patanjali's text. The second chapter contains in it the philosphy, psychology and disciplines of Sri Aurobindo's Integral Yoga. There is in it a description of Sāstra, Utśaha, Guru, Kāla, Aspiration, Rejection and Surrender. The section on Surrender deals with Surrender of Soul, Surrender of Nature and Surrender of both Soul and Nature in the light of Sri Aurobindo's teaching. The third chapter is devoted to the comparison of Patańjali's Yoga with Sri Aurobindo's Yoga where similarities and dissimilarities between the two Yogas are considered in aim, scope and development. The points covered appear in the summarised form at the end of each chapter. The Thesis contains in it a comprehensive bibliography of both Yogas and simplifies for the reader the complexity involved in understanding ( ) the essential principles of the teachings of Patańjali and Aurobindo.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Thesis Date:1983
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:18 Sep 2013 09:18

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