In its summary of yoga in the first three phases, we dimly see some yoga methods. Those three initial phases – and not the aforementioned seven stages – seem on closer reading to express the core of this jnana-yoga. So if we insist on classifying this yoga, we could call it a three-limb yoga’. Thus, as in Patanjali’s kriya-yoga, there are also three limbs in Vasistha’s jnana-yoga (Chapple 2012, Manjdadria 2002).
Stages of insight:
1 stage Dispassion towards life (viraga), Due to build up of merits
2 stage Deep thinking (vicarana) Dharana, dhyana, tarka
3 stage Non-attachment (asamsanga) Leads to yoga consciousness
The first phase does not originate in a person’s temporary will-power, but emerges as a result of countless reincarnations. The virtuoso in other words claims distinction and symbolic capital due to symbolic labour accumulated in former re-incarnations. It is due to the build up of positive merits through earlier lives that a person finally experiences the deep-seated feeling of enough is enough. Accordingly the YV claims:
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