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Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies Vol. 12: Yoga India's Philosophy of Meditation by Gerald James Larson


Indian and Hindu Texts

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass; First Edition edition (August 30, 2011)
ISBN: 978-8120833494
Paperback / Hardcover: 784 pages
About: The volume traces the intellectual history of Patanjala Yoga philosophy from the early centuries of the Common Era through the twentieth century. It also provides a systematic discussions of the philosophy of classical Yoga. Particular attention is given to the meaning of concentration (Samadhi), engrossment (samapatti) and the extra-ordinary cognitive capacities (vibhutis, siddhis) and the role that these notions play in the Yoga philosophy, which are relevant for issues currently under discussion in contemporary western philosophy of mind...