Yogashastra, aka: Yogaśāstra, Yoga-shastra; 3 Definition(s)
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 (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Yogaśāstra (योगशास्त्र).—Works on Yoga.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 37. 27.
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.
General definition (in 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: WikiPedia: Jainism
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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Search found 16 books and stories containing Yogashastra, Yogaśāstra or Yoga-shastra. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Yoga Vasistha [English], Volume 1-4 (by Vihari-Lala Mitra)
Chapter IX - Origin of yoga in the vedas < [The yoga philosophy]
Chapter X - Rise of the heretical yogas < [The yoga philosophy]
Chapter LXXX - Display of the quintuple elements < [Book VI - Nirvana prakarana part 1 (nirvana prakarana)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Notes on Āsana (postures) < [Notes]
Part 15: Sermon on sāmya < [Chapter VI - Śrī Mallināthacaritra]
Appendix 1.4: The nine tattvas < [Appendices]
Vedānta-sūtras Part II (by George Thibaut)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - The Canonical and other Literature of the Jains < [Chapter VI - The Jaina Philosophy]
Part 21 - Jaina Yoga < [Chapter VI - The Jaina Philosophy]
Part 6 - Yoga and Patañjali < [Chapter VII - The Kapila and the Pātañjala Sāṃkhya (yoga)]
The Mirror of Gesture (abhinaya-darpana) (by Ananda Coomaraswamy)
Vāsiṣṭha Dharmasūtra (by Vāsiṣṭha)