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

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Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali 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 Patanjalihis 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 136 x 208 x 16mm | 200g
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 0892812621
  • 9780892812622
  • 21,504

Table of contents

Preface to the American Edition

Preface to the Original Edition

Introduction
Patanjali and the Exegetical Literature
Some Philosophical Concepts of Kriya-Yoga
Overview of Topics Discussed by Patanjali

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

Bibliography

Guide to the Pronunciation of Sanskrit

Index

About the Author
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"The great value of this youthful work is in its thoroughness of approach." * Dennis Littrell, reviewer, Feb 2008 * "This is certainly one of the most profound and original contributions to the understanding of classical yoga." * Professor Mircea Eliade, University of Chicago, author of Yoga: Immortality and Freedom * "Georg Feuerstein is a scholar with a heart and a spiritual explorer with a keen intellect." * John White, author of The Highest State of Consciousness *
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About PhD Georg Feuerstein

Georg Feuerstein was an internationally recognized yoga scholar who began studying yoga at the age of fourteen. He also wrote The Essence of Yoga, Lucid Waking and The Philosophy of Classical Yoga.
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