The Yoga-Darsana Project

Plamen Gradinarov plamen at ORIENTALIA.ORG
Fri Jan 14 13:46:28 UTC 2005

For Immediate Release

Sofia, Jan 14th, 2005 - Yoga-darsana, The Philosophy of Yoga, is the most important Indopedia project, inspired by the classical work of pandit Dhundhiraj Sastri (1935) and officialy started today.

The project is necessitated by the existence of many, often diametrically different translations and interpretations of Yoga-sutra over the last hundred years. What both readers and translators need is to unify, or at least discuss the technical language of interpreting the Yoga concepts and methods in terms of modern knowledge as well as in the light of the recent advances in the fields of comparative philosophy, religion, and linguistics.

The Project strives to cover the major lines in translating and interpreting YS, namely, the line of Vyasa (Vedantic line included) and the line of the independent commentaries on YS, formally designated as the line of Bhojaraja.

Patanjala Yoga-sutra serves as the core text followed by different commentaries in one or another of the represented commentarial traditions. All individual sutras and commentaries are linked to their category title and to corresponding chapter of YS. The footnotes to any particular entry (sutra or commentary page) are on the Discussion page. When dealing with translations from Sanskrit, Interwiki links to the Sanskrit site of the project are required, no matter whether there is or there is not a real Sanskrit text submitted.

Satellite dictionaries
Terms and concepts are linked to and explained in one of the satellite dictionaries, depending on the nature of the term. The following hypertext dictionaries have been set up to explain terms in different logical context, conceptual framework, and Yoga traditions:
- Yoga-kosa
- Nyaya-kosa
- Dharma-kosa
- Sabda-kosa
- Mantra-kosa

The project is developed - so far - in two languages: English and Sanskrit. Should there be contributors desiring to maintain another language version of Yoga-darsana, the administration can easily set up additional sites and separate YD database.

Anyone with sound knowledge of Sanskrit can take part in the project and contribute material to any part of its structural components. The only formal reqierement is registration at Indopedia.

Editorial board 
Currently, members of the Yoga-Darsana Editorial Boards are: 
- Dr. Plamen Gradinarov
- Prof. Rasik Vihari Joshi

Official site

Indopedia Front Page

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