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

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

Edwin F. Bryant


A landmark new translation and edition

Written nearly millennia in the past, Patañjali's paintings makes a speciality of find out how to reach the direct event and cognizance of the purusa: the innermost person self, or soul. because the classical treatise at the Hindu figuring out of brain and realization and at the means of meditation, it has exerted monstrous effect over the spiritual practices of Hinduism in India and, extra lately, within the West.

Edwin F. Bryant's translation is obvious, direct, and specified. each one sutra is gifted as Sanskrit textual content, transliteration, and detailed English translation, and is by way of Bryant's authoritative statement, that's grounded within the classical realizing of yoga and conveys the that means and intensity of the su-tras in a simple demeanour for a Western readership with out compromising scholarly rigor or conventional authenticity. moreover, Bryant offers insights drawn from the first conventional commentaries at the sutras written over the past millennium and a half.

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