Yoga: Rāja Yoga
(7,278 words)

Key words nowadays associated with Rāja Yoga are inwardness, mind control, purity, peace, bliss, meditation, easiness, being ancient, and authenticity – all of them supposedly representative of “classical” Yoga (Pātañjala Yoga) as canonized in the Yogasūtra attributed to Patañjali. Thus, “Rāja Yoga” falls in the domain …

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Peter Schreiner, “Yoga: Rāja Yoga”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_000353>
First published online: 2012



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