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The Age of Patanjali by Pandit N Bhashyacharya

The Age of Patanjali by Pandit N Bhashyacharya

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e
First
Edition
1905
Reprinked
1915
BY
-
ADYAR,
ADRAS,
INDIA
 
IT
s well known that Patanjali was the author
of
theMahäbhãshya, the reat commentary on Psinini'sgrammar; and the author
of
the Yoga Sütras is alsocalled by that name. Some scholars are in doubt asto he identity
of
these two authors, nd everalOrientalists
fix
thedate of the Mahiibhäshya, eachfrom his own standpoint, and varying from
250
B.
c.
to
60
after Christ.
The
object of this paper is there-
fore
to enquire into
:-(a)
tlhe robable date
of
Patanjali, the author
of
the Mahabhäshya, and
(b)
he,supposed identity of
the
author of the Mahäbhãshyawith that
of
the Yoga Sfitras.The name Patanjali is not
of
unfrequent occurrenceinSanskrit iterature. In Brihadãranyaköpanishada Patanjala
of
Kapigötra is mentioned
:
in
Päraini's
Ganapata the names Patanjali and Patanjala occur
:
Such
RS
Bohtlingk, Max Muller,Weber
ancl
Goldstiicker.5t.h Adhyäya,
3rd
and
7th
Brahmanas,
or
p. 163
of
the Madras Edition
of
108
Upanishads.
6th
Adhygya,under
Vartika
of
Siitra,
I,
i,
64
:
also
II,
iv,
69.
Throughout the essay
quotations
like
I,
i,
64,.
refer
to
the
Adhyiizs,
the Pãcla and the number
of
theSütra-but never
to
Anhikas-of the Mahãbhãshya
or
theAshtãdhyiiyi
of
Phini,
as
the case may
be.
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