29. Practice Makes Perfect: Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra

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Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical complement to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self.



Further Reading

• M. Burley, Classical Sāṃkhya and Yoga: an Indian Metaphysics of Experience (London: 2007).

• M. Eliade, Yoga: Immortality and Freedom (Princeton: 1970).

• M.S.A. Ferraz, “Some Remarks on the Yogasūtra,” Philosophy East and West 59 (2009), 249-62.

• K.A. Jacobsen (ed.), Theory and Practice of Yoga: Essays in Honour of Gerald James Larson (Delhi: 2008).

• G.J. Larson and R.S. Bhattacharya, Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies, vol.XII: Yoga, India’s Philosophy of Meditation (Delhi: 2008).

• I. Whicher, The Integrity of the Yoga Darśana: a Reconsideration of Classical Yoga (Delhi: 2000).

• I. Whicher and D. Carpenter (eds), Yoga: the Indian Tradition (London: 2003).


rafik on 23 November 2016

india podcast 29


please may you tell me the name of the song that is played at the start and end of podcast 29

29. Practice Makes Perfect: Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra



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Peter Adamson on 23 November 2016


I have links to all the podcast music on the links page here.

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