Dattatreya, who is said to be avatar of Tridev, was born in 10th Treta yuga of the current Vaivasvara Manvantra and is believed to have acquired the knowledge of Yoga. In his history, there was no Guru for him but he rather attained the enlightened state by observing 5 elements of nature (Panchabootha), people etc.

Recently I heard he has prescribed yoga shastra for Moksha. Do any of scriptures describe it?

  • May be the Dattatreya Tantram?
    – Rickross
    Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 10:19
  • I don't know @Rickross... that's why asked Commented Jan 23, 2019 at 11:11

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You can read the Jivanmukti-Gita consisting of 23 slokas explaining the meaning of Yoga and Mukti by Sri Dattatreya.

Please check the link : https://sanskritdocuments.org/doc_giitaa/jivanmuktigiitaa.html?lang=iast

The Yoga-Sastra by Dattatreya can be purchased here: https://www.exoticindiaart.com/m/book/details/yoga-sastra-of-dattatreya-rare-book-NAD535/

  • Your answer is fine to some extent on Jivan Mukti Gita. But Do you know Dattatreya tantram which @Rickross mentioned? Commented Feb 8, 2019 at 3:48
  • @AkshayS No i have not heard of such tantra
    – user17294
    Commented Feb 8, 2019 at 3:50
  • Dattatreya Tantram is there .. Few Bengali publishers have published it too .. Also see this: exoticindiaart.com/book/details/… @Partha
    – Rickross
    Commented Feb 8, 2019 at 6:20
  • But the Q asks about Yoga Shastra of Dattatreya and u hv given the link for it besides giving another Yogic text related to him .. so this is a good answer. @Partha
    – Rickross
    Commented Feb 8, 2019 at 6:21
  • @Rickross Can you answer that Tantram? Commented Feb 8, 2019 at 6:39

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