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Yoga and Indian Philosophy

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Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.

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While Indian Philosophy has been in our time the object of mainly academic interest Yoga has become in recent decades and object of wide spread popular interest particularly in the west. But from at least the time of the Upanisads till Aurobindo Yoga has been an important source of inspiration to philosophy in Indian and philosophy in turn has often provided in turn has often provided an initial impetus and motivation for the practice of yoga and has produced various interpretations of Yogic experiences. It is therefore most appropriate that Yoga and Indian philosophy be given equal attention both in the context of academic research and in the framework of popularising Yoga. This book offers a reliable introduction to Indian philosophical thought and to the teachings of Yoga, clarifies the mutual position of the two disciplines-their relatedness, interdependence, differences and antagonisms at various times and in various schools-and discusses the position of Yoga in the modern world. It is based on original research and will be of interest to scholars and students of Indian philosophy and Yoga as well as to readers from wide circles of the public who wish to supplement their interest in Yoga practice with a solid knowledge of its historical and philosophical connections. For this reason, care has been taken to make it as readable as the subject permits without letting it suffer from undue simplification.

Details of the book

Book :
Yoga and Indian Philosophy
Book ID :
117543
ISBN 13 :
9788120806085
Year of Publication :
2017
Edition :
second edition
Publisher :
Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
206
Weight :
1 kg

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