Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Author: B. K. S. Iyengar
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-06-28
ISBN 10: 000738162X
ISBN 13: 9780007381623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book Review:

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.

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Author: Patañjali,B. K. S. Iyengar
Publsiher: HarperThorsons
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105008956166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book Review:

A fresh translation of the writings of Patanjali, the first man to record the ancient practice of yoga, by Iyengar, the man who introduced yoga to the West. Serious students and teachers of yoga, especially those studying Iyengar yoga (the most popular form in North America), will find this an indispensable guide to wholeness, poise, and peace.

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Patanjali Yoga Sutras
Author: Lahiri Mahasaya
Publsiher: Ancient Kriya Yoga Mission
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Patanjali Yoga Sutras Book Review:

This is a scriptural commentary of Lahiri Mahasaya on Patanjali Yoga Sutras in the Light of Kriya. All living beings are subject to the law of cause and effect. As a result oftheir past actions, they suffer again and again without breaking the cycle of birthsand deaths. Desires cause them to embody and reembody in the world. Once in embodiment, the individual seeks happiness and avoids pain andsorrow. Pleasure and/or pain is reaped in this life according to past good and badactions. Moreover, in order to be happy in this world, one should also suffer becausehappiness and suffering are relative. There is no escape from suffering until alldesires themselves are dissolved, or transcended. Perfect Happiness can only be found in Peace, or Shanti. How can one find Peace? There is no other means for finding Peace except through the practice ofYoga. By the practice of Yoga, the tremendously restless heart becomes calm. Notonly does the heart become calm by Yoga practice, but longevity is also increased.The body becomes healthy, and absolute Knowledge is gained. Who can tell how long a man will remain alive? It is well known that even ordinary people, without mentioning Yogis, canlive up to one-hundred to one-hundred-fifty years. It is also admitted that, startingwith the body in the mother’s womb up to the age of eighty, individuals are facedwith premature death. What is the cause of premature death? How can one prevent it? Who is also lucky not to be afflicted with hereditary ill-health or prematuredeath? Individuals themselves are the cause of their own death. It will become clearwhen one analyzes the nature of his restless activities and desires in search ofHappiness. What could be more desirable than to enjoy Peace with a steadfast heart? It In not so easy to remain steadfastly calm no matter what happens in life.But why in this not possible? Where is one's command over the mind? One shall have to tactically acquire dominion over the mind. That can onlybe accomplished by Yoga practice. It is possible to live even when all physical and mental activities have cometo a stop when one practices Yoga. Yoga is one of the six systems of philosophy. Yogi Patanjali is the founderof this system as well as the author of the many commentaries on Yogi Panini (thefather of Sanskrit grammar). This very valuable, tiny book is divided into four parts: In the first part, it describes the nature of Yoga, Samadhi, or "Attunement"with the ultimate Self and discusses its various aspects.In the second part, the first five steps of the eightfold Yoga path are outlinedfor the benefit of the truth seeker.In the third part, the last three steps are outlined, namely, Dharana ("concept of Tranquility"), Dhyana ("meditation") and Samadhi ("Attunement"). The state of going within during meditation practice and the danger of developing yogic powers on discussed.In fourth part, Kaivalya, or "the highest Liberation", is discussed.In fact, discussion of Yoga is the aim of this book.

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Patanjali Yoga Sutras
Author: A. K. Aruna
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2012-04-02
ISBN 10: 9780981864075
ISBN 13: 0981864074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Patanjali Yoga Sutras Book Review:

Composed over two millenniums ago, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali remains the philosophical thread that unites the ancient and current world of yoga. Yet, its many translations are underwhelming, lacking connection to reality and practicality. Innumerable forms and sects of yoga have come and gone in between. Obsessed with gaining special powers over mind and body, yoga’s re-tellers have clouded its history in a mystical mist of fantastic claims. It is human nature to crave powers to radically change our lot in life. These layers of dazzle and glitter have over the centuries led us further away from yoga’s spiritual core. The sutras’ clear, logical, and practical path has been blurred and lost. Radically breaking with this mystical tradition, A. K. Aruna seeks to reclaim for us this fountainhead of yoga by retying the understanding of these sutras to the even more ancient source of spiritual knowledge and yoga—the Upanishads. The Upanishads eschewed limited pursuits in order to seek an ultimate goal that was not time-bound. In this still pure form of the yoga of seeking ultimate, timeless truth, the words of Patanjali become crystal clear and practical. Yoga shines in timeless relevance. A. K. Aruna’s Patanjali Yoga Sutras: A Translation in the Light of Vedanta Scripture has brilliantly refocused the light on the Yoga Sutras. This is a companion, translation only, booklet to the Translation and Commentary version of the text by A. K. Aruna.

The Light of the Soul

The Light of the Soul
Author: Alice Bailey,Patanjali
Publsiher: Lucis Publishing Companies
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-05-14
ISBN 10: 0853304122
ISBN 13: 9780853304128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Light of the Soul Book Review:

This volume is an original paraphrase, with commentary, of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras are of ancient origin, first reduced to writing by Patanjali, who is considered the founder of the Raja Yoga School. Control of the mind and its illumination by the soul are brought about through the practice of Raja Yoga.

A Re-appraisal of Patanjali's Yoga-sutras in the Light of the Buddha's Teaching

A Re-appraisal of Patanjali's Yoga-sutras in the Light of the Buddha's Teaching
Author: S. N. Tandon
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015041083711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali

The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali
Author: Chip Hartranft
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2003-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780834825802
ISBN 13: 0834825805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali Book Review:

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

Enlightenment
Author: Maharishi Sadasiva Isham,Msi
Publsiher: S F A Publications
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2013-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780984323319
ISBN 13: 0984323317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Enlightenment Book Review:

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.

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali
Author: Edwin F. Bryant
Publsiher: North Point Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 142999598X
ISBN 13: 9781429995986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali Book Review:

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 Wisdom of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras

The Wisdom of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras
Author: Ravi Ravindra
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781596750258
ISBN 13: 1596750251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Wisdom of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras Book Review:

"A new translation of: The yoga sutras of Patanjali, the ancient Indian text which sets forth the practical and philosophical foundations of yoga, presented here with extensive commentary and spiritual exercises to assist in the practice and understanding of one's own spiritual search"--Provided by publisher.

Core of the Yoga Sutras

Core of the Yoga Sutras
Author: B. K. S. Iyengar
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780007921263
ISBN 13: 0007921268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Core of the Yoga Sutras Book Review:

A study of the philosophical core of yoga offers commentary on and explanations of Pataänjali's såutras and illuminates the spirituality that is the foundation of yoga practice, in a work containing the såutras in their original language.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Author: Swami Satchidananda
Publsiher: Integral Yoga Dist
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN 10: 9781938477072
ISBN 13: 1938477073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Book Review:

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.

Dynamic Yoga

Dynamic Yoga
Author: Godfrey Devereux
Publsiher: HarperThorsons
Total Pages: 257
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780722536575
ISBN 13: 0722536577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Dynamic Yoga Book Review:

Provides nine workouts that combine fitness training with stress release and dynamic breathing to build up strength, stamina, flexibility, concentration, and alertness

The Essence of Yoga

The Essence of Yoga
Author: Bernard Bouanchaud
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1997
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105110178626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Essence of Yoga Book Review:

An overview of the Patanjali's fundamental text offers an explanation of yoga as an integration of physical and spiritual discipline

The Gift of Consciousness

The Gift of Consciousness
Author: Gitte Bechsgaard
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-06-12
ISBN 10: 1443861553
ISBN 13: 9781443861557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Gift of Consciousness Book Review:

Meticulously researched and compellingly written, The Gift of Consciousness is an engaging and approachable overview of Patañjali's Yoga Sutras through the prism of both Eastern and Western psychology. Grounded in a thorough knowledge of the Sanskrit original and training in psychology, Gitte Bechsgaard opens out these complex texts to the general reading public. Bechsgaard's clear-eyed approach makes this ancient text relevant to anyone interested in Yoga philosophy and practice. This book ...

Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali

Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali
Author: Swami Aranya Hariharananda
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 483
Release: 1983-01-01
ISBN 10: 1438405820
ISBN 13: 9781438405827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali Book Review:

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are universally acknowledged as the fundamental text on yoga and meditation in the Indian classical tradition. This English translation of Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali is widely regarded as the most authoritative and authentic that has been available in recent times. It is a serious and clear presentation of Patanjali's sutras and Vyasa's Bhasya, providing these basic texts both in the original Sanskrit and in readable and accurate English. These classical works are augmented by the commentary of Swami Hariharananda Aranya, a scholar and yogi of great repute, who, in his lifetime, was the foremost exponent in India of the Samkhya Yoga system of which the Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali are the principal work.

Threads of Yoga

Threads of Yoga
Author: Matthew S. Remski
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN 10: 9781480100473
ISBN 13: 1480100471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Threads of Yoga Book Review:

A new translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for our present paradigm. Threads uses the lenses of contemporary philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience to "remix" the original stillness and insight of the old book with the best that our age has to offer. The author interweaves the refashioned verses with critical commentary and personal reflections from a decade of practice. "I don't know of any reading of the yoga sutras as wildly creative, as impassioned and as earnest as this. it engages Patanjali and the reader in an urgent, electrified conversation that weaves philosophy, symbolist poetry, psychoanalysis and cultural history. There's a kind of delight and freshness in this book that is very rare in writing on yoga, and especially rare in writing on the yoga sutras. This is a Patanjali for postmoderns, less a translation than a startlingly relevant report on our current condition, through the prism of this ancient text." -- Mark Singleton, author of Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice "This is a massively important work... finally a philosophical text rich in contemporary wisdom that can speak to the radical embodiment and deepening intimacy with ecology and relationship that modern yoga practice inspires. Matthew is not only the most stunning writer in prose working in the (underpaid) world of yoga discourse he's also one of its most fluent cultural critics. More importantly, what he does here is pave a new road forward for the future of Western spirituality: embodied, psychologically informed, with an aesthetic so potent it has the power to heal." -- Shyam Dodge, author of Wet, Hot & Wild American Yogi

Aphorisms on Spiritual Method

Aphorisms on Spiritual Method
Author: Joseph Hilary Michael Whiteman
Publsiher: Colin Smythe Limited
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032972559
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Aphorisms on Spiritual Method Book Review:

In the present period of soul-searching, many people are turning to the ancient Indian classics of spiritual development and psychology for illumination and guidance. Prominent among these is this collection which offers a systematic exposition of pr

The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali
Author: Swami Venkatesananda
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 9788120833517
ISBN 13: 8120833511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali Book Review:

There are many spiritually elevated people in the world, but not many levitating yogis: and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are meant to elevate the spirit of every man, not to teach him how to levitate. This is clearly the gospel of enlightened living, neigher an escape from life nor a hallucinatory 'light'. The attempt in this little book has been to expose that gospel, to avoid technicalities, and to relate the whole yoga philosophy to the ordinary and simple daily life of everyone. There are many excellent translations of the Sutras: this, however, is an interpretative translation. There are several scholarly and erudite commentaries, too: this is definitely not one of them. This book is not meant for the research scholar but for one who is in search of truth which shall free him from self-ignorance.

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
Author: David Gordon White
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 0691197075
ISBN 13: 9780691197074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali Book Review:

White retraces the strange and circuitous journey of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra from its ancient origins to today, bringing to life the improbable cast of characters whose interpretations and misappropriations led to its revered place in contemporary popular culture.