Yogashastra, aka: Yogaśāstra, Yoga-shastra; 2 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit term Yogaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Yogasastra or Yogashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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.
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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]
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)]
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]
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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)