Yogashastra, Yogaśāstra, Yoga-shastra: 9 definitions



Yogashastra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Yogaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Yogasastra or Yogashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र).—Works on Yoga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 37. 27.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: WikiPedia: Jainism

Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र) refers to “Yoga treatise” and is a Sanskrit work on Yoga, Jain philosophy and practice by the Jain Svetambara philosopher Hemachandra (fl. 12th century). It is a systematic exposition of Jain doctrine using the canonical scriptures (sruta) and tradition (sampradaya), as well as influenced by the Jain scholastic tradition of thinkers like Umasvati and Haribhadra.

Source: University of Cambridge: Jainism

Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र), composed by the 12th century Jain monk and teacher Hemacandra. This comprehensive treatise on Śvetāmbara Jainism consists of 12 chapters which were usually handed down in two parts, namely chapters 1-4 and 5-12. [...] The first four chapters deal with important topics of the Jaina doctrine. The last eight chapters mainly concern themes of breath control, meditation and divination.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Yogashastra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र).—the Yoga philosophy, esp. the work of Patañjali.

Derivable forms: yogaśāstram (योगशास्त्रम्).

Yogaśāstra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms yoga and śāstra (शास्त्र).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र).—[neuter] the Yoga doctrine.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—yoga. Paris. (Singh. 5). Rādh. 17. Oppert. Ii, 7114.
—by Dattātreya. B. 4, 2. Burnell. 112^a. Oppert. 995. See Yogagrantha.
—by Patañjali. See Yogasūtra.
—by Vasiṣṭha. Peters. 3, 391. See Vasiṣṭhasaṃhitā.

2) Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र):—yoga from the Vairāṭapurāṇa q. v.

3) Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र):—med. by Ānandasiddha. Bd. 906.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र):—[=yoga-śāstra] [from yoga] n. any [work] on the Y° doctrine ([especially] that of Patañjali), [Mahābhārata; Yājñavalkya etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce works.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र):—n. Yoga-Lehre (unter andern die des Patañjali) [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch.3,110.] [Mahābhārata 14,546. 549.] [Weber’s Verzeichniss 14,5.] [Oxforder Handschriften 17,a,4 v. u. 71,a,35. 89,a,1. 237,a, No. 568. 302,b,6.] [PAÑCAR.1,10,4.2,8,32.] [Madhusūdanasarasvatī’s Prasthānabheda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien.1,22,18.] [SARVADARŚANAS. 154,2. fgg.] sūtrapāṭha [HALL 18.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र):—n. Yoga-Lehre (unter andern die des Patañjli.) sūtrapāṭha m. Titel eines Werkes.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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