The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary

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Shambhala Publications, Apr 1, 2003 - Religion - 144 pages
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In just 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy spells out succinctly how the mind works, and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. Compiled in the second or third century CE, the Yoga-Sutra is a road map of human consciousness—and a particularly helpful guide to the mind states one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. It expresses the truths of the human condition with great eloquence: how we know what we know, why we suffer, and how we can discover the way out of suffering. Chip Hartranft's fresh translation and extensive, lucid commentary bring the text beautifully to life. He also provides useful auxiliary materials, including an afterword on the legacy of the Yoga-Sutra and its relevance for us today.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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The Yoga Sūtra with Commentary
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The YogaSutra Today 75
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Chip Hartranft's work bridges the traditions of yoga and Buddhist meditation. He is the founding director of The Arlington Center, dedicated to the integration of yoga and dharma practice, and has taught a blend of movement and stillness to students in the Boston area since 1978. A student of yoga chiefly in the Krishnamacharya traditions, Chip has also practiced vipassana meditation for many years. He leads annual retreats in the United States and abroad, blending yoga movement, breathwork, and mindfulness. More information, including how to contact Chip Hartranft and The Arlington Center, can be found at www.arlingtoncenter.org.

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