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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
... on 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...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2010) 16 (3): 367–403.
Published: 01 August 2010
... self “ its of breathing, precondition the making breath, our holding breathing, A precondition of breathing. Itof instinct isthe life our honored yoga in non...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 106–107.
Published: 01 January 2021
... (bhumikas) of spiritual advancement in India s Yoga Vaisistha. All of these sevens envision a final luminosity beyond the gods and antigods that Gray dismisses. Closer to home, Gray could reread Schopenhauer in light of the Upanisads that so fascinated him. Or better still, Gray might rethink an odd lapse...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 86–103.
Published: 01 January 2021
.... and had sung nothing but Sa for two and a half hours. Sa is the first degree of a scale in Indian music, regarded as the most important note and the base for all other notes. The next day, I observed the early morning workshop, again led by Ustad. The subject was Nada Yoga, which is a metaphysics, a yogic...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2004) 10 (3): 485–517.
Published: 01 August 2004
... 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). Ramakrishna also...