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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

ISBN-10: 0486432009
ISBN-13: 9780486432007
Edition: 2003 (Unabridged)
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Description: One of yoga's most important and influential works,The Yoga Sutras of Patajali forms a keystone of Indian philosophical and religious thought. This translation by a Harvard professor ranks among the most acclaimed interpretations of Patajali's work.  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

One of yoga's most important and influential works,The Yoga Sutras of Patajali forms a keystone of Indian philosophical and religious thought. This translation by a Harvard professor ranks among the most acclaimed interpretations of Patajali's work. The eight-step path to Raja Yoga consists of restraint, observances, posture, breath control, sublimation, attention, concentration, and meditation. This volume contains complete sutras, along with a commentary by Veda-Vyasa and explanations by Vachaspati-Mira, plus background information provided by the translator's introduction and appendixes. Unabridged republication of the classic 1927 edition.

Preface
Reasons for taking up the work
Difficulties of comprehending the work
Difficulties of style
Translation of technical terms
Punctuation
Texts and manuscripts
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Authorship of the Yoga-sutras: The two Patanjalis
Tradition of their identity not earlier than tenth century
Comparison of philosophical concepts does not confirm the tradition
Date of the Sutras (between A. D. 300 and 500)
Date of the Bhasya (between A. D. 650 and 850)
Date of Vacaspatimicra's Tattva-vaicaradi (about A. D. 800 to 850)
Analytical Summary of the Yoga-sutras
Book 1, Concentration (samadhi)
Book 2, Means of attainment (sadhana)
Book 3, Supernormal powers (vibhuti)
Book 4, Isolation (kaivalya)
The Yoga-sutras translated without the Comment or the Explanation
Being the Sutras translated in groups, with group-headings by translator
Translation of Patanjali's Yoga-sutras or Mnemonic Rules: Together with the Comment or Yoga-bhasya, attributed to Veda-vyasa And Vacaspatimicra's Explanation or Tattva-vaicaradi
Book 1, Concentration (samadhi)
Book 2, Means of attainment (sadhana)
Book 3, Supernormal powers (vibhuti)
Book 4, Isolation (kaivalya)
Appendixes
Bibliography of works referred to in this volume
Index of quotations in the Comment, in the order of citation
Index of the same grouped according to their sources
Index of quotations in the Tattva-vaicaradi, in the order of citation
Index of the same grouped according to their sources
Quotations not yet traced to their sources
Index of words in the Yoga-sutras

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