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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
... yoga, whose macrohistory comprises a global case of xenophilia, beginning with Vivekananda's address at the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago and still ongoing today. Before that watershed speech in 1893, however, indigenous scholars were translating Sanskrit texts into Bengali as part of an...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 490–505.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Andrew J. Nicholson This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies” explores the boundaries between religions by exploring the ambiguous place of yoga in various religious traditions, both modern and premodern. Recently, certain Hindus and Christians have tried to argue that...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Richard H. Davis Thoreau was likely the first American to entertain seriously the possibility of identifying himself as a yogi. “Depend upon it that rude and careless as I am, I would fain practice the yoga faithfully,” he wrote to his friend Harrison Blake in 1849: “To some extent, and at rare...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 367–403.
Published: 01 August 2010
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 439–456.
Published: 01 August 2010
... , we find: “Yoga is the cessa the “Yogais find: we , , chapters chapters...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2004) 10 (3): 485–517.
Published: 01 August 2004
... Kripal Puri, a naked wandering alchemist and ascetic whose departure (or presence— it is not clear which) sent the young priest into a dangerous six-month trance that is celebrated as exemplifying the pinnacle of yoga (“enstatic absorption without trace” or nirvikalpa samadhi...