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Yoga philosophy of Patañjali containing his yoga aphorisms with commentary of Vyāsa in original Sanskrit, and annotations thereon with copious hints on the practice of yoga by PatanМѓjali.

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Published by University of Calcutta in [Calcutta] .
Written in English


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Stamped on t. p.: Munshi Ram Monohar Lal, Delhi.

Other titlesVyasa. Sāṃkhyapravacanabhāsya.
Statementby Swāmi Hariharānanda Aranya. Rendered into English by P. N. Mukerji. Foreword by Swāmi Dharmamegha Aranya.
ContributionsHariharānanda Āraṇya, Swami, ed., Mukerji, Paresh Nath, 1882- tr.
LC ClassificationsB132.S3 P33 Patañjali.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 472 p.
Number of Pages472
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2257M
LC Control Numbersa 65004032

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  Take enough yoga classes and you'll eventually hear one of your teachers quote from the Yoga Sutra, which is the guidebook of classical, or raja (royal), n at least 1, years ago, it's made up of aphorisms (sutras), or words of wisdom.   Ravi Ravindra brings together his unique background - an academic well versed in religion as well as physics - to offer clear insights into the wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga. After long I have come across such a remarkable book that addresses the spiritual and profound aspects of /5(9). "Patanjalis Yoga-sutras is considered to be the most authoritative treatise on Yoga. Condensed in his one hundred and ninety-six aphorisms, or 'Sutras', are the essential philosophy and technique of Yoga. Over the centuries scholars and teachers of Yoga have attempted to expand these Sutras by the writing of commentaries and explanations.".   A History of Modern Yoga traces the roots of Modern Yoga back to the spread of western esoteric ideas in 18th century Bengal's intellectual circles. In due course Raja Yoga, published by Vivekananda in , became the seminal text of Modern Yoga largely because, the author shows, it reconfigured the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali along the lines of a then emerging New Age occultistic style .

The Yoga Sutras contain Sutras, divided between four chapters, discussing the aims and practice of yoga, the development of yogic powers and finally, liberation. Like a gentle guiding hand, the Yoga Sutras warn you of the pitfalls on your spiritual journey and offer the means to overcome them. While there is a teaching in each Sutra, we. This book is the best translation of Patanjali's works that I found. It is because the author is living with the wisdom of The Yoga Sutras. This book contains the the translations of The Yoga Sutras, and the explanation about the meaning and the goal of each sutras, and Sri Swami Satchidananda's explanation is a very easy read, even if you never know the yoga philosophy before/5. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: I need to reread this. It's a teeny tiny book that is so dense with information and stuff to think about. I learned a TON about yoga (which is x more than just the exercise class) from the analysis chapters that preceded the sutras themselves, and I'm glad to have read all of that before reading the sutras /5. The Yoga sutras of Patanjali: the book of the spiritual man: an interpretation / (New York: Quarterly Book Department, ), by Patañjali and Charles Johnston (page images at HathiTrust) Vedânta philosophy; lectures (New York, The Baker & Taylor company, , c), by Swami Vivekananda and Patañjali (page images at HathiTrust).

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali rank among the basic philosophical writings of yoga. There has been and still is a long tradition of passing it on from teacher to pupil to be practiced and repeated. With the rhythm of the Sanskrit language wisdom is The Yoga Sutras of . Patañjali: Yoga Sastra, the Yoga sutras of Patenjali examined: with a notice of Swami Vivekananda's Yoga philosophy. (London, Madras: The Christian Literature Society for India, ), also by John Murdoch and Christian Literature Society for India (page images at HathiTrust; US access only). The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali are a collection of Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Yoga. Although the Yoga Sutras have become the most important text of Yoga, the opinion of many scholars is that Patañjali was not the creator of Yoga, which existed well before him. This is why I say that this book is one that must be read and reread. Nevertheless, there is enough accessible truth here that someone who is ready to go deeper in the philosophy of yoga can still walk away with something and someone who well-versed in yogic thought will /5(10).