La Sarvāṅgayogapradīpikā de Sundardās: une classification des chemins du yoga au 17e siècle

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serval:BIB_375EF27E9927
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
La Sarvāṅgayogapradīpikā de Sundardās: une classification des chemins du yoga au 17e siècle
Journal
Asiatische Studien = Etudes asiatiques
Author(s)
Burger Maya
ISSN
2235-5871
0004-4717
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
68
Number
3
Pages
683-708
Language
english
Abstract
Sant Sundardās (1596–1689) wrote in the beginning of 17th century a versified exposition on yoga, a text entitled Sarvāṅgayogapradīpikā, in Brajbhāṣā. This text is a systematic summary and classification of the various yogas known at his time and constitutes an important source of knowledge for the study of yoga in the 17th century in a regional language. Such an attempt of classifying 12 types of yoga is testimony to a trend of his epoch to systematise the available knowledge of a branch or discipline. The classification is evaluative and shows which yogas are acceptable and which are not. In his specific case advaitayoga is the supreme yoga and unifies or encompasses all the others. His conceptual endeavour places him inside the long tradition of yoga and his classification shows interest in yoga beyond the haṭhayoga much in vogue at his time. This rarely studied work is hence an important document in the long history of yoga.
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