HPI 30 - Philipp Maas on Yoga

November 27, 2016

A leading expert on the founding text of Yoga tells us why, when, and by whom it was written.

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HPI 29 - Practice Makes Perfect - Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra

November 13, 2016

Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical complement to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self.

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HPI 28 - Who Wants to Live Forever? - Early Ayurvedic Medicine

October 30, 2016

Philosophical aspects of Ayurveda, focusing on the oldest surviving medical treatise, the Caraka-Samhita.

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HPI 27 - The Theory of Evolution - Isvarakrsna’s Samkhya-karika

October 16, 2016

The oldest treatise of Sāṃkhya enumerates the principles of the cosmos and of the human mind.

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HPI 26 - Francis Clooney on Vedanta

October 2, 2016

Francis Clooney joins us to discuss the religious and philosophical aspects of Vedānta.

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HPI 25 - Communication Breakdown - Bhartrihari on Language

September 18, 2016

The grammarian Bhartṛhari argues that the study of language is the path to liberation, because the undivided reality underlying language is brahman.

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HPI 24 - No Two Ways About It - Sankara and Advaita Vedanta

September 4, 2016

Śaṅkara and his “non-dual” (Advaita) Vedānta, which teaches that only brahman is real, and the world of experience and individual self are mere illusion.

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Summer Reading

August 6, 2016

How to fill the month of August while the podcast is on summer break. Buy the book versions of the podcast at Oxford University Press.

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HPI 23 - Source Code - Badarayana’s Vedanta-sutra

July 24, 2016

The founding text of the Vedānta school, the Vedānta- or Brahma-Sūtra, interprets the Upaniṣads as teaching that all things derive from brahman.

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HPI 22 - Elisa Freschi on Mimamsa

July 10, 2016

Mīmāṃsā expert Elisa Freschi speaks to Peter about philosophical issues arising from the interpretation of the Veda.

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