Brahma Sutras criticises the Yoga school in Adhyaya 2, Pada 1, Sutras 1&2:
Topic-1: Conflict with Smriti
If it be argued (that from the acceptance of Brahman as the cause of the universe) arises the defect of the (Samkhya) Smritis being left without any scope, then not so, for otherwise will arise the defect of other Smritis losing their scope.
And (Pradhana is not the cause) since the others are not met with (in the Vedas and common experience).
Topic-2: Refutation of Yoga
- Hereby is refuted Yoga.
On the other hand, Swami Vivekananda advocated both schools.
So how does he interpret the Vyasa's criticism of the Yoga school? Is this issue addressed by Swamiji in the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda?
Does Swamiji use Vijnanabhiksu's argument that Yoga speaks about Brahman being only the efficient cause of the universe in the Vyavaharika level whereas Vedanta talks about Brahman being both the efficient cause and the material cause of the universe in the Paramarthika level?
For those of you who do not who Vijnanabhiksu is, he was a sixteenth century Vaishnavite scholar who was famous for integrating Samkhya, Yoga and Vedanta into a philosophy called the Avibhagadvaita; and also for writing commentaries on the Brahma Sutras and Isvara Gita.