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A Study of Patanjali

A Study of Patanjali



  • Dimensions:8.6' X 5.7'
  • Edition:2001
  • Author: Surendranath Dasgupta
  • Publisher:Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR)
  • ISBN:8185636494
  • Cover Type:Hardcover
  • Number of Pages:181
  • From the Jacket

    In the present study Professor Surendranath Dasgupta best known for his works on Indian philosophy offers an authoritative account of the Yoga system of thought, as contained in the Yogasutra of Pantanjali and as interpreted by Vyasa, Vacaspati and Vijnanabhiksu with occasional references to the views of other systems.

    This second edition is a revised version of the long essays by Professor Surendranath Dasgupta which was awarded the Griffith Memorial Prize in 1915 and published by the University of Calcutta in 1920. in this edition various shortcomings of the previous edition have been substantially removed and a few explanatory notes added. Extensive passages from Sanskrit texts, appearing in the footnotes will make ready reference easy. This book will provide valuable help to all serious students of Yoga philosophy.


      Preface to the Second Edition vii
      Preface to the First Edition xi
    1 Introductory: Beginning with Purusa and Prakrti 1-20
    2 Purusa and the Gunas in Sankhya-Yoga Cosmogony 21-40
    3 Cosmic Evolution: An Analysis 41-64
    4 Theories of Evolution and God 65-79
    5 Ethical Doctrines 80-100
    6 Lead to Salvation: Ethical Practices 101-121
    7 Yogic conduct of Life 122-138
    8 Analysis of Miscellaneous Doctrines 139-160
    9 Sphotavada: Semantic Theory 161-169
    10 Recapitulation 170-174
      Index 175

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