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Manas 2 (2015), 2.

Published on 12.12.2015

ISSN: 2367-6256

Russeva, Georgina. Perception of Time According to Patañjali’s Yogasūtra and Vyāsa’s Yogasūtrabhāṣya. – In: Manas: Senses and Sensitivity, Vol. 2, 2, 2015.

2015 / Volume 2 / Issue number 2 : Senses and Sensitivity

Perception of Time According to Patañjali’s Yogasūtra and Vyāsa’s Yogasūtrabhāṣya

Georgina Russeva


In the present article are given some connected with time and time-perception extracts from Patañjali’s Yogasūtra and Vyāsa’s commentaries on them. They are considered in the light of contemporary psychological, neuro-psychological and cognitive researches on time and time-perception. It turns out that the Patañjali’s and Vyāsa’s opinions on lots of questions, such as discrete or continuous are time and time-perception, does the moment has any duration, is the time-perception conceptualized are similar to contemporary views. However, there are points over which they are divided – suggested by Vyāsa and Patañjali possibilities of knowing the future or remote past, based on specific causality, give a different perspective.

The main text of the article is in Bulgarian