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Study on Types and Goal of Yoga In Different Religions |

Saurabh Bhatt, Dr. P. N. Deshmuk, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Within Jainism and the monist schools of AdvaitaVedanta and Shaivism,the goal of yoga takes the form of Moksha, which is liberation from all worldlysuffering and the cycle of birth and death (Samsara), atwhich point there is a realisation of identity with the Supreme Brahman. In theMahabharata, the goal of yoga is variously described as entering the world of Brahma, as Brahman, or asperceiving the Brahman or Atman that pervades all things. For the bhakti schools of Vaishnavism,bhakti or service to Svayam bhagavan itself may be theultimate goal of the yoga process, where the goal is to enjoy an eternalrelationship with Vishnu.Jump to: navigation,searchthis is an article about the YogaSutras of Patanjali. For general information on sutras, see Sutra. For a listof Hindu sutras, see List of sutras. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a foundational text of Yoga. Itforms part of the corpusof Sutra literature dating to India's Mauryanperiod.