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

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary Author Edwin F. Bryant
ISBN-10 0865477361
ISBN-13 9780865477360
Year 2009-07-21
Pages 672
Language English
Publisher North Point Press
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A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago Patajali s 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 Bryant s translation is clear direct and exact Each sutra is presented as Sanskrit text transliteration and precise English translation and is followed by Bryant s 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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