Pata~njali: one person or two?

Wed Oct 11 10:23:20 UTC 2000

Dear members of Indology,
The Mahabhasya does not contain any Yogic references except those for the
YAUGIKA words! It seems that the author of the Mahabhasya, was certainly
different from the author of the Yogasutras though possessing the same name.
Otherwise one must hand it to Patanjali if he could manage to make so
water-tight compartments of his mind and reason while authoring the two
- Shreenand Bapat

>From: Dmitri <dmitris at PIPELINE.COM>
>Reply-To: Indology <INDOLOGY at LISTSERV.LIV.AC.UK>
>Subject: Pata~njali: one person or two?
>Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 18:42:07 +0100
>Dear Indology memebers,
>The legend has it that the author of Yoga Suutra is the author of
>Are there any reasons to believe that legend?
>Say, are there "stylistical similarity" or "lexicon similarity"
>studies between Yoga Suutra and Mahaabhaashya?
>I would appreciate references and/or
>pro- & contra- arguments for the attribution of
>Yoga Suutra and Mahaabhaashya to the same person.
>Best regards, Dmitri.

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