The Wisdom of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide

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Morning Light Press, 2009 - Religion - 221 pages
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Some of yoga’s most important writings, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras have remained relevant for 2,300 years because of their wisdom and inspiration. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali prescribes adherence to eight "limbs" or steps to quiet the mind and achieve the sacred state ofkaivalya.Spread throughout are Patanjali’s 196 aphorisms, found in each of the book's four chapters: “Samadhi Pada” (blissful state where the yogi is absorbed into the One), “Sadhana Pada” (practice or discipline), “Vibhuti Pada” (power or manifestation), and “Kaivalya Pada” (liberation). InThe Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras,noted scholar and longtime practitioner Ravi Ravindra offers a fresh, direct translation of Patanjali’s text. Ravindra’s enriching, extensive commentary and his spiritual exercises make this book an integral part of daily practice.

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User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

Perfect. Just be sure to take in small bites to get everything out of it. And once you get everything out of it, plan to read it again, to see what you missed. Read full review

Review: The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

This is an AMAZING book. I am reading it for the third time. It is different each time as there is always something more or different to understand. I HIGHLY recommend this to yogis if they want to deepen their understanding of yoga. Keep in mind that it is a very challenging book to read. Read full review

Contents

In Its True Form 1 34
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Freedom from the Known 1 1516
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A Tranquil Mind 1 3339
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Ravi Ravindra teaches comparative religion and physics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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