Cessation and Integration in Classical Yoga
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What is Yoga philosophy and how can it enrich our understanding of human nature? What is the relationship between self-understanding, morality and spiritual emancipation in Yoga thought? As a response to these questions, my paper will explore, within the Hindu tradition, Patanjali's (c third century CE) authoritative system (darsana) of Classical Yoga - a philosophical perspective which has, I submit, far too often been looked upon as excessively spiritual to the point of being a world-denying philosophy, indifferent to moral endeavour, neglecting the world of nature and culture, and overlooking human reality, vitality and creativity.