Freitag, 12. Juni 2015, 15:15 - 16:45 iCal

The authorship of the P?tañjalayoga??stravivara?a

The current state of research.

Seminarraum 1 des Instituts für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.7, 1090 Wien


Ein Vortrag von Dr. Kengo Harimoto (Mahidol University Bangkok, Thailand)


Whether the P?tañjalayoga??stravivara?a (YVi), a commentary on the P?tañjalayoga??stra (the Yogas?tra plus the Yogabh??ya), is a work of the famous ?a?kara, the author of the Brahmas?tra???karabh??ya (BSBh), is an open question. In the present talk, I will first present a chronology of various views regarding this problem. This will be followed by examinations of underlying theoretical and technical issues. I will then discuss my personal views and approaches to the problem that have evolved over the years. The final part of the presentation will introduce my current focuses that might finally give some answers to the authorship problem. One focus is the question if Ma??ana Mi?ra, whom I consider to have known both the BSBh and the YVi, thought that the two works have the same author.

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Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde


Judith Starecek
Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde
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