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, Gregory Goode
> Hi Bobby,
> I have a modest collection of Swami Dyananda's written and recorded
works. And I read this interview when it was first published.
Nowhere in this interview or in any of Swami Dyananda's teachings
that I'm familiar with does he talk about the Yoga Sutra. Or
Patanjali, as I can recall.
> The Vyasa he refers to in this interview is the figure often
called "Veda Vyasa," the one to whom the original Vedas have been
attributed. Rgveda, Yajurveda, Atharvaveda, and Samaveda. Vedantic
study treats of these to some extent, but mostly the Upanishads, the
Bhagavad Gita, and the Brahma Sutra. The work that Swami Dyananda
mentioned teaching every morning is the Mandukya Upanishad, often
thought to be the most sophisticated presentation of advaita among
the Upanishads, and the only one that can make sense without relying
on religious faith. It's a very great book, in fact I had it on my
altar years ago when I was looking for a guru and couldn't find one!
All the other Upanishads use the notion of a creator or deity to some
> Hari OM!
Thanks Greg. You are a valuable resource. Do you happen to know
what is the book of sutra which entirely analyzes Advaita Vedanta by
Veda Vyasa? He referred to it after he referred to the Mandukya
> On 6/28/03 12:28 pm "texasbg2000" (Bigbobgraham@a...) wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "steve" <BR>
> <spirit5562000@y...> wrote:<BR>
> What caught my eye was the following paragraph about what I take is
> the "Yoga Sutra"-<BR>
> !~~~~AC: Before Shankara there were no written commentaries? <BR>
> SD: There were some. In fact, what I'm teaching every morning now
> a commentary on one of the Upanishads, by Shankara's own teacher's
> teacher, Gaudapada. There are a few others also, Vyasa's sutras.
> He is apparently giving the authorship of "Yoga Sutra" usually
> to Patanjali to the sage Vyasa. Feuerstein in his commentary on
> Patanjali frreely uses Vyasa as a translator of 'Yoga Sutra' and
> mentions that some attribute the works to Vyasa.<BR>
> Of most interest to me is the idea from a foremost authority on <BR>
> Advaita that the 'Yoga Sutra' analyzes the whole of Advaita