Yoga and the Luminous von Christopher Key Chapple


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Zustand: neu – Sprache: Englisch, Sanskrit (Devanagari, Umschrift) – Jahr: 1. ind. Auflage 2013 – ISBN: 9789381218716 – Abmessungen: 14,5 x 22cm – Seitenzahl: 301 – Einband: Festeinband – Verlag: Divine Books – Gewicht: 470g

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Untertitel: Patanjali’s spiritual path to freedom


In Yoga and the Luminous, a book that emerges from more than thirty years of practice, study, and reflection, Christopher Key Chapple addresses the need for an accessible explanation of Yoga’s difficult philosophy and its applications in daily life. Yoga practice takes an individual on an inward journey, and through yoga, one enters a rarefied state of consciousness, a transparency and luminosity described by its great philosopher Patanjali as being „like a clear jewel“.

Exploring yoga through the prism of practice, Chapple begins with a historical overview of the many yogic traditions in Indian religions. He continues with yoga practice and the philosophy of Samkhya, an then, in step-by-step fashion, he brings the reader to an understanding of the ethics of yoga, the role of movement and breath, and the processes of concentration and meditation. Finally, building on the root metaphor of luminosity and light, Chapple explains the applications of yoga in daily life.

Yoga and the Luminous also includes a word-by-word translation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, the foundational text of Yoga philosophy and a system of ethical practice and bodily purification. The translation is accompanied by an analysis that traces key ideas through the text, such as the reversal of mental and sensory outflows and the theme of spiritual discernment. Chapple also gives attention to the feminine in the description of yoga practices.“

Aus dem Inhalt:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. The Yoga Tradition
  • I. The practice of yoga
  • 2. Samkhya philosophy and yoga practice
  • 3. Precepts and vows in yoga in Jainism
  • 4. Imitation of animals in yoga tradition: Taming the sacred wild through asana practice
  • 5. Patanjali on Meditation: Undoing the thinking self
  • II. Yoga and liberation
  • 6. Luminosity and yoga
  • 7. Living liberation in Samkhya and yoga
  • III. Patanjali’s yoga sutra
  • 8. Approaching the yoga sutra
  • 9. The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: Continuous text and translation
  • 10. Translation methodology and grammatical analysis
  • 11. Samadhi pada
  • 12. Sadhana pada
  • 13. Vibhuti pada
  • 14. Kaivalya pada
  • IV. Interpreting yoga
  • 15. Reading Patanjali without Vyasa: A critique of four Yoga Sutra passages
  • 16. The use of the feminine gender in Patanjali’s description of yogic practices
  • 17. Contemporary expression of yoga
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index of Sanskrit terms
  • Index
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Christopher Key Chapple is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University.


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