[Advaita-l] Yoga - aparOkshAnubhUti - Vedanta Sara
srikrishna_ghadiyaram at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 2 12:59:08 CST 2005
hariH Om !!
--- "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 1 Feb 2005, Srikrishna Ghadiyaram wrote:
> > hariH Om !!
> > I have not personally read the book
> > But based on browsing a few slokas and also from
> > I heard from secondary sources, it deals with Yoga
> > a 'practical' method to Self-Realisation.
> > Would the members comment on the position of
> > aparOkshAnubhUti in the tradition and also in the
> > scholarly circles. How the contents of this book
> > explained in the context of Sankara's main
> > preseciption for Self-Realization ?
> Aparokshanubhuti is traditionally regarded as a
> composition of
> Shankaracharya. There is a commentary Dipika by
> Swami Vidyaranya and
> other illustrious Advaitin acharyas have also
> commented on it or quoted
> from it. However some modern historians question
> the genuineness of this
> work in part precisely because it is replete with
> yogic references.
In reply to this post Sri Stig mentioned - "However,
there is a view among scholars that Shankara is the
author only of the
101 slokas, while the rest of the slokas (102-144)
where authored by
else at a later stage. As far as I understand, this
view was shared
Jaldhar: would you please comment if Dipika has
commentary on slokas 102 to 144, and similaly did the
other traditional teachers/quthors quote from slokas
102 to 144 ?
Om Namo Narayanaya !!
> > Just a few days ago I was hearing Svami
> > lectures on Vedanta Sara and therein I heard him
> > saying Patanjali never called his method 'Raja
> > and it is Vivekananda who coined that word.
> Patanjali didn't call his system Rajayoga and
> Vivekanandas' neat division
> of "yogas" is bogus but it is a stretch to say he
> invented the term.
> > Also, Vedanta Sara of Sadananda mentions SravaNa,
> > manana, nididhyAsana, and samadhi as the four
> > for sadhana. See paragraph 181.
> > I understand Vedanta Sara is followed as a
> > text book. So what is the tradition ? Does it mean
> > that the Sankara's followers accept the position
> > this author, because they are teaching it.
> As K. Kathirasan says, while it is replete with
> yogic ideas, the
> aparokshanubhuti uses them to Advaita Vedantic ends.
> So there is
> no conflict there.
> We have discussed in the past that the classical
> Samkhya/Yoga system was
> gradually absorbed and "Vedantized"
> Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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