Asmita is discussed as a klesa – an affliction that is experienced in our day to day life, towards attaining clarity on this, it is essential that the views of all accessible classical Samskrta commentaries are consulted.
Jayaraman Mahadevan, Director, Textual Research, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. He holds a PhD in - Sanskrit from the University of Madras (2006-2010) with gold medal and first rank both in his undergraduate and post graduate degrees. He underwent traditional Gurukula education, in Vedas and Shastras (1998-2005), in Veda Vijnana Gurukulam, Bengaluru, Under Pracarya Kotemane Ramachandra Bhat. Since 2010 he is working in the research department of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. His work is in the field of Textual aspects of Yoga involves editing, translating and disseminating inputs from traditional Sanskrit literature on Yoga. Thus far, he has published 14 books and 12 peer reviewed Journal articles on Yoga and Sanskrit literature. He is also involved in developing immersive learning methods of Yoga texts. 'Yogasya Bhasha' a four part self-learning material on Sanskrit and Yoga, 'Yoga-vaisharadi' - https://kymyogavaisharadi.org/ - a searchable web-repository on classical texts of Yoga are a few of his noteworthy contributions in recent times. His workshops on "Tantrayukti - Ancient Indian thesis/text construction methodology" are well received. His love also lies in composing Sanskrit poetry on contemporary themes. Current memberships and associations: 1. Member, Expert panel for Yoga, TKDL-CSIR, Govt of India 2. Member, BoS, Dept of Sanskrit, University of Madras & RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai 3. Member, Academic Council, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthana, Research Instt., under Karnataka Sanskrit University, Bengaluru