The Yoga Sutras of Pata jali

Author: Edwin F. Bryant
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 9781429995986
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Religion

A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali'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 sutras 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.

The Yoga Sutra of Pata jali

Author: Patañjali
Publisher: Inner Traditions
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038618323
Release Date: 1989-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The landmark scripture on classical yoga, these aphorisms by the sage Patañjali constitute a complete course in the philosophy of yoga and the attainment of self-realization.

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Author: Chip Hartranft
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825805
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Religion

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.

Enlightenment

Author: Maharishi Sadasiva Isham
Publisher: S F A Publications
ISBN: 0984323317
Release Date: 2013-09-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

Yoga is the science of joining together the individual lower self with the universal higher Self. Yoga is not a belief system or religion nor even a philosophy; it is an extremely practical methodology for systematically expanding the conscious mind.

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007381623
Release Date: 2012-06-28
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Note that due to the limitations of some ereading devices not all diacritical marks can be shown. BKS Iyengar’s translation and commentary on these ancient yoga sutras has been described as the “bible” of yoga. This edition contains an introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga.

Exploring the Yogasutra

Author: Daniel Raveh
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781441114662
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Philosophy

Patañjali's Yogasutra is an ancient canonic Indian text composed in Sanskrit in the 3rd or 4th century. Belonging to a very different cultural milieu, this multi-layered text is philosophical, psychological and practical in nature. Offering a philosophical reading of Patañjali's Yogasutra, this book discusses themes such as freedom, self-identity, time and transcendence, and translation - between languages, cultures and eras. Drawing substantially upon contemporary Indian materials, it discusses for the first time classical yoga as reflected upon by Daya Krishna (1924-2007) with constant reference to Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya's (1875-1949) studies in yoga philosophy. The genuine attempt on behalf of these two original thinkers to engage philosophically with Patañjala-yoga sets the tone of the textual exploration provided here. This book features a new annotated translation of the Yogasutra, and the author provides a useful background to the extensive Samkhya terminology employed by Patañjali. Daniel Raveh also offers a close reflection of the very act of translation, and the book concludes with suggestions for further reading and a glossary of central notions.

S tras Stories and Yoga Philosophy

Author: Daniel Raveh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317269243
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Philosophy

This book presents a close reading of four Indian narratives from different time periods (epic, Upaniṣadic, pre-modern and contemporary): Ekalavya's story from the Mahābhārata (MBh 1.123.1-39), the story of Prajāpati, Indra and Virochana from the Chāndogya Upanisad (CU 8.7.1-8.12.5), the story of Śankara in the King's body from the Śankaradigvijaya, and A.R. Murugadoss's Hindi film Ghajini (2008), respectively. These stories are thematically juxtaposed with Pātañjala-yoga, namely Patañjali's Yogasūtra and its vast commentarial body. The sūtras reveal hidden philosophical layers. The stories, on the other hand, contribute to the clarification of "philosophical junctions" in the Yogasūtra. Through sūtras and stories, the author explores the question of self-identity, with emphasis on the role of memory and the place of body in identity-formation. Each of the stories diagnoses the connection between self-identity and (at least a sense of) freedom. Employing cutting-edge methodology, crossing the boundaries of literary theory, story-telling, and philosophical reflection, this book presents fresh interpretations of Indian thought. It is useful to specialists in Asian philosophy and culture.

Shifting Locations and Reshaping Methods

Author: Ulrich Winkler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783643910226
Release Date: 2018-06-11
Genre:

This collection of essays presents the reader with a fine overview and detailed discussion on the impact of interreligious studies and intercultural theology on methods and methodologies. New fields of study require new methods and methodologies, and, although these two new fields draw from a host of existing other disciplines and areas of thought and are almost transdisciplinary in nature, they nonetheless influence existing methodologies and help them evolve in new directions.

Light on the Yoga S tras of Pata jala Pata jala Yoga Prad pik

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar
Publisher: Thorsons Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105008956166
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Philosophy

From the world's greatest and best-known teacher of yoga comes this guide to the discipline. Patanjali, an early Indian sage and mystic, was the first to systematize and codify the principle and practice of yoga. Patanjali's collection of 185 aphorisms, Yoga Sutras, remains the classical work on the subject - this book provides a commentary on Patanjali's work.

Divine Cartographies

Author: W. David Soud
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198777779
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Genre:

Recent critical studies of late modernism have explored the changing sense of both history and artistic possibility that emerged in the years surrounding World War II. However, relatively little attention has been devoted to the impact of poets' theological deliberations on their visions of history and their poetic strategies. Divine Cartographies: God, History, and Poiesis in W. B. Yeats, David Jones, and T. S. Eliot triangulates key texts as attempts to map theologically driven visions of the relation between history and eternity. W. David Soud considers several poems of Yeats's final and most fruitful engagement with Indic traditions, Jones's The Anathemata, and Eliot's Four Quartets. For these three poets, working at the height of their powers, that project was inseparable from reflection on the relation between the individual self and God; it was also bound up with questions of theodicy, subjectivity, and the task of the poet in the midst of historical trauma. Drawing on the fields of Indology, theology, and history of religions as well as literary criticism, Soud explores in depth and detail how, in these texts, theology is poetics.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Swami Veda Bharati
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 8120818253
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Yoga

Incl. Abbrev., Append., Biblio, Index, notes, Ref. - Yoga: Meditation: Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Swami Satchidananda
Publisher: Integral Yoga Dist
ISBN: 1938477073
Release Date: 2012-09-14
Genre: Philosophy

Providing a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga--the path of concentration and meditation--a new deluxe printing of a collection of timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. Reprint.

Bhakti Yoga

Author: Edwin F. Bryant
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 9780374714390
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Religion

From the author of what has become the standard edition of The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, an exploration of probably the most significant tradition in Hinduism, along with a rendering of key texts and parables from that tradition Bhakti Yoga explores one of the eight “limbs” of yoga. In the simplest terms, bhakti yoga is the practice of devotion, which is the essential heart of yoga and of Hinduism in general. In recent times, the term has come to be used in a rather simplistic way to refer to the increasingly popular practice of kirtan, or chanting in a group or at large gatherings. But bhakti yoga is far more complex and ancient than today’s growing kirtan audiences are aware, and embraces many strands and practices. Edwin F. Bryant focuses on one famous and important school of bhakti and explores it in depth to show what bhakti is and how it is expressed. And he supplies his own renderings of central texts from that tradition in the form of “tales and teachings” from an important work called the Bhagavata Purana, or “The Beautiful Legend of God.” This clarifying work establishes a baseline for understanding, and will be welcomed by all serious students of the spiritual heritage of India.

The Science of Yoga

Author: I. K. Taimni
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 8170592119
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Health & Fitness

The book aims to cover the fields of evolution, the unfoldment of consciousness, the practical approach to a spiritual way of life, the unravelling of the great mystery of existence, and the culminating experience of samadhi, the goal of the kingly science of Yoga. It seeks to present to the serious student the fundamental teachings of Yoga, its science, philosophy, and technique, in the light of modern thought. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is in Sanskrit with transliteration in Roman, translation and commentary in English.