The Yoga-Sutra of Pata˝jali: A New Translation and Commentary

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Inner Traditions/Bear, 1989 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 179 pages
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Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga-Sutra of Pata˝jali is the landmark scripture on classical yoga. The translation and commentary provided here by Georg Feuerstein are outstanding for their accessibility and their insight into the essential meaning of this ancient and complex text.

A scholar of international renown who has studied and practiced yoga since the age of fourteen, Feuerstein also brings to The Yoga-Sutra of Pata˝jali his experience as a professional indologist. His faithful and informed rendering of the aphorisms (sutras) is based on extensive personal research into the Sanscrit sources. Each word is explained so that the entire text becomes readily available to the western reader and student of yoga.

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User Review  - Tobias.Bruell - LibraryThing

This relatively short text is a buddhistic interpretation/commentary of Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra. The basic concepts are readily explained in the introduction; I believe that this helped my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samantha Newman - Goodreads

I just wanted to read the actual text, so I read those portions, but I didn't read the commentary, which I'm sure would be insightful. Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Preface to the American Edition

Preface to the Original Edition

Pata˝jali and the Exegetical Literature
Some Philosophical Concepts of Kriya-Yoga
Overview of Topics Discussed by Pata˝jali

Annotated Translation
Chapter One: Samadhi-Pada
Chapter Two: Sadhana-Pada
Chapter Three: Vibhuti-Pada
Chapter Four: Kaivalya-Pada

Continuous Translation

Word Index to the Yoga-Sutra


Guide to the Pronunciation of Sanskrit


About the Authorá

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