Tenets of Samkhya

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Wed Aug 21 15:53:47 CDT 2002

On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Vidyasankar wrote:

> This is indeed the only written source of this legend. However, note that
> in this work, Patanjali is the author of the Mahabhashya in the Paninian
> grammar tradition. As far as I can remember, Ramabhadra Dikshita mentions
> nothing about the Yogasutra-s, although people tend to equate the Patanjali
> of the Yoga school with the Patanjali of the grammarian tradition.

Another thing to consider is that Patanjali is a gotra name so their could
have been multiple writrs with that name.  Just like Vatsyayana the author
of the bhashya on the Nyayasutras is different from  Vatsyayana the author
of the Kamasutra.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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