Yogatattva Upanishad

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The Yogatattva Upanishad is classified as a minor Upanishad in the Advaita canon, dealing with the practices of yoga. It has lists of troubles and afflictions, known as upasarga (Sanskrit, "affliction"), that a practitioner of yoga should strive to overcome, such as:[1]

  • dosha (20): hunger, thirst, excitement, grief, anger, greed, etc.
  • vighna (5}: sloth, boastfulness, bad company, cultivation of mantras for wrong reasons, and longing for women.

The Yogatattva Upanishad is also known as one of the early sources of tantric ideas related to chakras.

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  • Paul Deussen, Sixty Upanishads of the Veda, transl. V.M Bedekar and G.B. Palsule, Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 1980, ISBN 81-208-1467-3, Vol.2, pp. 713–716

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