[Advaita-l] Yoga and Advaita Vedanta - 0
avsundarrajan at yahoo.com
Sun Sep 24 23:49:54 CDT 2006
Look forward to your analysis. I thought once or twice during the last few weeks of creating a 'misconceptions' list on the other 'advaitin' but never got around to it.
One of the first things to tackle is the 'terminology' - here is as an example of mixing Patanjali Yoga with Nirvikalpa samadhi
> 3. Those who talk about Nirvikalpa samadhi as defined in Patanjali
> Yoga as the direct means of AtmajnAna are at variance with Adi
> Shankaras teaching because NS or Dhyana is not accepted as a
> pramAna> by Shankara or any other Acharya.
First, some clarifications on nomenclature:
Nirvikalpa Samadhi is NOT a term used in Patanjali Yoga sutras and
linking Nirvikalpa Samadhi to Patanjali causes confusions (IMHO).
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