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The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali
A New Translation and Commentary159
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 Patanjali 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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"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 * "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 * "The great value of this youthful work is in its thoroughness of approach." * Dennis Littrell, reviewer, Feb 2008 *
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.
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