The Yoga sūtras of Pata˝jali: a new edition, translation, and commentary with insights from the traditional commentators

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North Point Press, Mar 20, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 598 pages
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A landmark new translation and edition

Written almost two millennia ago, Pata˝jaliĺs work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West.

Edwin F. Bryantĺs translation is clear, direct, and exact. Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English translation, and is followed by Bryantĺs authoritative commentary, which is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the meaning and depth of the su-tras in a user-friendly manner for a Western readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional authenticity. In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last millennium and a half.

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Review: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary

User Review  - Armen Melikian - Goodreads

The author has carefully reviewed the primary sources of yoga, including the major historical commentaries, in a painstaking attempt to provide a thorough intellectual background and analysis of ... Read full review

Review: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary

User Review  - Becky Schaaf - Goodreads

I find it difficult to give this book five stars for two reasons. One, I have not read other translations of/commentaries on the Yoga Sutras to know how it compares to other texts. And two, I found ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword by B K S Iyengar
ix
The History of Yoga
xvii
The Subject Matter of the Yoga Sutras
xlv
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

EDWIN F. BRYANT received his PhD in Indology from Columbia University. He is a professor of Hindu religion and philosophy at Rutgers University, and also teaches workshops on the yoga su- tras and other Hindu texts in yoga communities around the world.

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