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By Swami Harshananda

On the Yogasutras of Patañjali[1] there is an ancient and original commentary known as the Vyāsabhāsya by Vyāsa. On this, there are two well-known glosses:

  1. The Tattvavaiśāradl of Vācaspati Miśra[2]
  2. The Yogavārttika of Vijñānabhikṣu[3]

The Yogavārttika is a lucid explanation of the Vyāsabhāsya. However it differs from the views given in the Tattvavaiśāradi. Vijñānabhikṣu seems more inclined towards bringing the Sāñkhya-yoga philosophy nearer to the traditional Vedānta.


  1. He lived in 200 A. C.
  2. He lived in A. D. 850.
  3. He lived in A. D. 1550.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

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