In the Tantric period some Jain texts surfaced mentioning yoga even in their titles. One we have already mentioned: the very influential Jain Haribhadra who in the 8 century wrote two Sanskrit works on (eight-limb) yoga – Yoga-bindu and Yoga-dristi-amuccaya . As discussed earlier when Haribhadra was talking about yoga, it was a wider meaning of sadhana.
Later on the similarly influential Jain intellectual and monk Hemacandra (1089-1172) wrote the Yoga-sastra. It was written at the request of a Saivite king who considered living as a Jain. Hemacandra, like Haribhadra, chose to use the word yoga’ in the wider meaning of a sadhana’: that is as a single minded practising of disciplines giving metaphysical benefits’-a perception of yoga that corresponds to the original meaning of the Greek notion askesis. Hemacandra said that the Jain religion consisted of three pillars – he actually used the word jewels’ – which constituted Jain yoga: correct conduct, right belief, correct knowledge’. Meditation – being of both of still-mind and contemplative character – was an essential part of building these three pillars. So here we have an example of a Jain intellectual, who used the strongly negative loaded sign yoga’ to inform the core of Jain discourse – the three jewels. Why this significant change? As Hemacandra’s purpose in writing was to convert his ruler – a Saivite king, who most probably had a high opinion of yoga – he was perhaps trying to make Jain discourse acceptable to the king, by saying: Look, it is no different from what you already believe in – Jain discourse is in fact a specific yoga discourse .
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