||These are four MSS. of Hemacandra’s Yogas'astra.The first contains Books I-IV with a brief. Avacuri ; the second contains Books I-II with Avacuri; the third contains Hemacandra’s own Vrtti on Books V-XII without the text and the last contains only the text of Books I-IV.Yogas’astra (also called Adhyatmopanisad) is a work in 12 chapters containing instructions regarding religious practices in general and Yogic practices in particular, conducive to the edification of a Jain. See Winternitz, Gesehichte, II. p. 347ff. First four books are edited with translation by E Windisch at Z. D. M. G., vol. 28, p. 185ff.The whole with the author’s own commentary is published' in the Bibliotheca Indica Series, No.172, and (without commentary) by the Jaina Dharma Prasaraka Sabha,Bhavnagar,Sam. 1971.
Also with Gujrati translation, by Hiralal Hansraj,1903. The Vrtti alone iss published with Italian translation in the Journal of Italian A. Society.XXI. p. 123ff.