Yoga

Patanjali of Yogasutras

Author: Chandramouli S. Naikar

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

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Category: Yoga

Page: 100

View: 841

Study of Yogasūtra of Patañjali; includes text with English translation.
Philosophy

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Swami Satchidananda

Publisher: Integral Yoga Dist

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

View: 143

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.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali

Author: Alistair Shearer

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 261

The basic questions of Who Am I? Where Am I Going? What Is the Purpose of Life? are asked by every generation, and Patanjali's answers (given in the third century BC) form one of the oldest spiritual texts in the world. 'That which unites' is called 'Yoga' - and is thus much broader than the form of exercise so popular today. It is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a centre that is silent and unbounded. Alistair Shearer's superb introduction and translation bring these ancient, vital teachings to life in the modern world and are for all those who seek the benefits of self-knowledge.
Philosophy

Exploring the Yogasutra

Author: Daniel Raveh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 456

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.
Religion

Tantra of the Yoga Sutras

Author: Alan Finger

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

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Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 959

A readable, accessible version of the ancient classic primer on the practice of yoga--interpreted by a contemporary Tantric yoga master. The Yoga Sutras is Patanjali’s classic text on how to experience oneness (samadhi) within yoga practice. Serious yoga students want to bring the wisdom of the Sutras to their practice but often find the text impenetrable and difficult to relate to. Here, yogi and Tantric master Alan Finger offers an interpretation of the Sutras that is clear and immediately relevant—and he shows contemporary practitioners that samadhi is something that they can experience here and now. Yoga is a process of spiritual evolution, and samadhi is as natural as breathing and available to all, because it is our true nature. Viewed through a Tantric framework, Finger shows us how the Sutras describe the yogic process that both leads us to the experience of samadhi and allows us to weave the wisdom and grace of that experience back into our everyday life.
Health & Fitness

The Yoga Sutras

Author: Nicholas Sutton

Publisher: Mandala Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 625

This short course sets out a detailed study of the text, philosophy, and significance of the millennia-old yoga system defined in the Yogasutras. The popular practice of yoga finds its origin in one of the most venerated wisdom books of India: the Yogasutras. Comprised of 196 short statements on the essential teachings of yoga, Patanjali’s Yogasutras holds the position of being the seminal work that defines the yoga system. Over the centuries many important commentaries have been written that seek to explain and extrapolate the full meaning of the sutras, and to this day, the text continues to be appreciated for the profound wisdom contained within it. While the Yogasutras were originally written in Sanskrit, this short course offers an accessible translation and commentary without sacrificing any of its profound wisdom. This edition will allow the reader to study and dive into the meaning and philosophy of this ancient text with its significant contemporary relevance. Yoga students, practitioners, and scholars alike will appreciate the way in which this short course guides the reader through the text. To see available courses from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, visit ochsonline.org.
Religion

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

Author: Edwin F. Bryant

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 752

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.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 846

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.
Religion

The Yoga Sutras

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 311

This short course sets out a detailed study of the text, philosophy, and significance of the millennia-old yoga system defined in the Yogasutras. The popular practice of yoga finds its origin in one of the most venerated wisdom books of India: the Yogasutras. Comprised of 196 short statements on the essential teachings of yoga, Patanjali’s Yogasutras holds the position of being the seminal work that defines the yoga system. Over the centuries many important commentaries have been written that seek to explain and extrapolate the full meaning of the sutras, and to this day, the text continues to be appreciated for the profound wisdom contained within it. While the Yogasutras were originally written in Sanskrit, this short course offers an accessible translation and commentary without sacrificing any of its profound wisdom. This edition will allow the reader to study and dive into the meaning and philosophy of this ancient text with its significant contemporary relevance. Yoga students, practitioners, and scholars alike will appreciate the way in which this short course guides the reader through the text. To see available courses from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, visit ochsonline.org.
Fiction

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Book of the Spiritual Man

Author: Patañjali

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 430

"The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Book of the Spiritual Man" by Patañjali. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Health & Fitness

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Patanjali

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 216

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. The sutras begin with the most basic concentration, and then progresses to discipline, manifestation, and finally, emancipation of the transcendental ego. It is now considered one of the most important textual sources for the practice of yoga. 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.
Religion

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

Author: Abū Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 684

A brilliant cross-cultural Arabic interpretation of a key text of yoga philosophy The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali is the foundational text of yoga philosophy to this day and is still used by millions of yoga practitioners and students worldwide. Written in a question-and-answer format, The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali deals with the theory and practice of yoga and the psychological question of the liberation of the soul from attachments. This book is a new edition and translation into English of the Arabic translation and commentary on this text by the brilliant eleventh-century polymath al-Bīrūnī. Given the many historical variants of the Yoga Sutras, his Kitāb Bātanjali is important for yoga studies as the earliest translation of the Sanskrit text. It is also of unique value as an Arabic text within Islamic studies, given the intellectual and philosophical challenges that faced the medieval Muslim reader when presented with the intricacy of composition, interpretation, and allusion that permeates this translation. A bilingual Arabic-English edition.
Philosophy

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Charles Johnston

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 771

Straightforward, easy-to-follow interpretation of ancient guidelines for living a meaningful, purposeful life. Explains the eight limbs of yoga: restraint, observances, posture, breath control, withdrawal from the senses, attention, meditation, and stillness.
Philosophy

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Author: Patañjali

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 667

Acclaimed translation of one of yoga's most important and influential works covers eight-step path of Raja Yoga. This volume incorporates complete sutras, plus a valuable commentary by Veda-Vyasa and explanations by Vachaspati-Miçra.
Health & Fitness

Edgar Cayce and the Yoga Sutras

Author: Istvan Fazekas

Publisher: ARE Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 212

View: 204

Reinterpreted as a companion to Cayce's spiritual readings on yoga this informative book provides the wisdom of ancient teachings and the means to apply them to your regular practice
Health & Fitness

Inside the Yoga Sutras

Author: Jaganath Carrera

Publisher: Integral Yoga Dist

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 406

View: 468

Reverend Jaganath Carrera has shared the joy and wisdom of the Yoga Sutras with thousands of students for over three decades. A long-time disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda, he has taught all facets of Yoga at universities, prisons, Yoga centers, and interfaith programs. He established the Integral Yoga Ministry and is a spiritual advisor and visiting lecturer on Hinduism for the One Spirit Seminary in New York City. He is a former chief administrator of Satchidananda Ashram--Yogaville and founded the Integral Yoga Institute of New Brunswick, NJ, where he was director for fourteen years. He served as Dean of Academics at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and is a member of its Govern ing Board. A senior member of the Integral Yoga Teachers Council, he co-developed the highly regarded Integral Yoga Meditation and Raja Yoga Teacher Training Certification programs.
Literary Criticism

The Yogasutra of Patanjali

Author: Patañjali

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 115

View: 649

The Indian system of philosophy is the store-house which has supplied spiritual food, through the ages, to all the nations of the world. Other teachings, whatever they be, are but the sauces and the spices, useful so long as this philosophy supplies the spiritual inspiration. Yogasutra of Patanjali is divided into four chapters. It comprises aphorisms on the system of yoga. The aphorisms relate to the subject of Spiritual Absorption (Samadhi), Means of Practice (Sadhana), Accomplishments (Vibhuti) and Emancipation (Kaivalya). To expound further: Ch. I explains the grades of Spiritual Action for the restraint of the exhibitive operations of the mind. Until that is done no yogic achievement is possible. Ch. II deals with the process of Material Action which can attenuate the gross impurities that have entered into the mind. Ch. III pertains to the Dissolutionary Change of the worldly life by means of Samyama. Ch. IV explains the working of threefold action— the present action, the stored-up action and the regulated fruitive action. It teaches how the individual soul, released from the bond of actions, realizes the Reality of the Supreme Being wherein the individual souls merge into Brahman as rivers do into the ocean. The entire system of Yoga, in all its categories, is nowhere better treated than in this book.
Religion

Thinking with the Yoga Sutra of Patañjali

Author: Christopher Key Chapple

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 827

This book explores Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra from a contemporary scholarly perspective. Chapters in this book explore questions regarding its metaphysics, epistemology, and praxis. Contributors to this volume guide us in a philosophical journey through this text that will be of interest to scholars and yoga practitioners alike.