Haṭhayoga’s Philosophy: A Fortuitous Union of Non-Dualities

  title={Haṭhayoga’s Philosophy: A Fortuitous Union 
of Non-Dualities},
  author={James Mallinson},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
  • J. Mallinson
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Art
  • Journal of Indian Philosophy
In its classical formulation as found in Svātmārāma’s Haṭhapradīpikā, haṭhayoga is a Śaiva appropriation of an older extra-Vedic soteriological method. But this appropriation was not accompanied by an imposition of Śaiva philosophy. In general, the texts of haṭhayoga reveal, if not a disdain for, at least an insouciance towards metaphysics. Yoga is a soteriology that works regardless of the yogin’s philosophy. But the various texts that were used to compile the Haṭhapradīpikā (a table… 
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