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A third interpretation is to understand detachment (vairagya) as just an attitude’ – the attitude of dispassion. However, this interpretation gives just rise to a new question: how do we cultivate this attitude of dispassion? Buddhism again has its clear answer in the 8-fold path and especially mindfulness.
The YS’s answer to how to achieve detachment (vairagya) could in a similar Buddhist inspired way be found in the following chapter’s instructions about Ashtanga – the 8 limbs. Ashtanga is so to speak an eight-stepped stairway to samadhi. In samadhi there is final release. Hence ashtanga could be the YS’s alternative to the Buddhist eight-fold path.
But – once more – we have to critically assess whether it is really feasible to understand concepts in one chapter by pulling in concepts from other chapters, when we take into consideration the multi-source nature of the YS. Are we thereby exposing ourselves to the problem of mixing signs from various sign systems? If we accept such a limitation on merging sign systems, the reader is left in the dark as how to actually perform the technique of detaching’ – vairagya.