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Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

A general term for meditation across a variety of Hindu traditions. More specifically, one of the aṣṭāṅgas, the eight limbs of (or aids to) yoga, according to the classical, or Rāja Yoga...

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W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 95 words.

A general term for meditation across a variety of Hindu traditions. More specifically, one of the aṣṭāṅgas, the eight


Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

One of two types of yoga outlined in Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra (2.28–55; 3.1–8), and associated by some with Patañjali himself. The eight limbs are divided between ‘outer’ (bahir-aṅga) and...

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Arvind Sharma.

in Classical Hindu Thought

July 2001; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 1443 words.

This chapter discusses the concept of jñāna-yoga. One of the ways of overcoming the divide between the transcendental and the empirical is through the path of knowledge or jñāna-yoga....

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 Six Concepts

D. Dennis Hudson.

in The Body of God

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 6492 words.

Six concepts of Bhagavata Dharma are discussed: 1. God as person—the meanings of six names of God (Narayana, Vasudeva, Bhagavan, Vishnu, Hari, and Krishna). 2. God as place—the concept of...

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Yoga Sūtra

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

The foundational text of the Yoga darśana, and the first systematic exposition of yoga, attributed to Patañjali. The composite text may well be the result of editorial inclusiveness, since...

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A God from Toe to Crown

Steven Paul Hopkins.

in Singing the Body of God

May 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 13786 words.

Chapter Five considers an example of Vedåntadeóika's Sanskrit style by way of his dhyåna‐stotra modelled after the Tamil poem of the Untouchable saint‐poet Tiruppåïåôvår. It focuses on a...

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Kill and be Killed: The Bhagavadgītā and Anugītā in the Mahābhārata

Herman Tieken.

in The Journal of Hindu Studies

November 2009; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 8596 words.

When after the great battle in the Mahābhārata Arjuna asks Kṛṣṇa to tell him again what he told him in the so-called Bhagavadgītā before that same battle, Kṛṣṇa comes up with what has...

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