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Ācārya Haribhadra assimilated many elements from Patañjali’s Yoga-sūtra into his new Jain yoga (which also has eight parts) and composed four texts on this topic, Yoga-bindu, Yogadṛṣṭisamuccaya, Yoga-śataka and Yoga-viṅśikā.The first five stages of Haribhadra's yoga system is preparatory and includes posture and so on.Sagarmal Jain divides the history of Jaina yoga and meditation into five stages, 1. canonical age (fifth century BCE to fifth century CE), 3.post-canonical (sixth century CE to twelfth century CE), age of tantra and rituals (thirteenth to nineteenth century CE), modern age (20th century on).The 20th century saw the development and spread of new modernist forms of Jain Dhyana, mainly by monks and laypersons of Śvētāmbara Jainism. A form of this which includes a strong component of scripture study (Svādhyāya) is mainly promoted by the more conservative Digambara tradition of Jainism.The word Sāmāyika means being in the moment of continuous real-time.The practitioner strives to be just a knower-seer (Gyata-Drashta).Jain meditation can be broadly categorized to the auspicious (Dharmya Dhyana and Shukla Dhyana) and inauspicious (Artta and Raudra Dhyana).

The first two are mental or psychological states in which a person may become fully immersed and are causes of bondage.Sagarmal Jain notes that during the canonical age of Jaina meditation, one finds strong analogues with the 8 limbs of Patanjali Yoga, including the yamas and niyamas, through often under different names.Sagarmal also notes that during this period the Yoga systems of Jainism, Buddhism and Patanjali Yoga had many similarities.The other two are pure states of meditation and conduct, which are causes of emancipation.They are: According to the Tattvarthasutra, yoga is the sum of all the activities of mind, speech and body. sometime between the 2nd and 5th-century CE) calls yoga the cause of "asrava" or karmic influx Other important figures are Jinabhadra, and Pujyapada Devanandi (wrote the commentary Sarvārthasiddhi).

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