"First published 2007. This edition first published in the UK and USA 2018 by Watkins, an imprint of Watkins Media Limited"--Title page verso.
Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
Category: Yoga, Rāja
Providing an explanation of the practical and philosophical foundations of Raja Yoga, The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali is arguably the most important text on Yogic philosophy. The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali is widely regarded as the most authoritative text on yoga. It comprises a collection of 196 Indian sutras ("threads" - as sutra translates from Sanskrit) written 1,700 years ago. These threads or aphorisms were compiled by the Indian sage Patañjali and offer guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life. The book is organized into four parts and provides descriptions of the eight limbs of yoga, such as pranayama and asana. The translated text is presented alongside a clear and insightful commentary by Swami Vivekananda, which makes them more accessible to the modern reader and yoga practitioner. His message of universal brotherhood and self-awakening remains relevant today, especially in the current backdrop of widespread political turmoil around the world.
'The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali' were composed by the famous Indian sage sometime between the first and third centuries CE. These lay the practical and philosophical foundations of Raja Yoga in aphorisms that clearly mark out the path to self ...
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Category: Yoga, Rāja
'The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali' were composed by the famous Indian sage sometime between the first and third centuries CE. These lay the practical and philosophical foundations of Raja Yoga in aphorisms that clearly mark out the path to self-realization.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is one of India's finest sacred texts filled with ancient wisdom and understandings from a true devoted yogi.This book will enhance your meditations and give you insights into the mind and the universe.
Author: Patanjali Patanjali
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is one of India's finest sacred texts filled with ancient wisdom and understandings from a true devoted yogi.This book will enhance your meditations and give you insights into the mind and the universe. It will provide you with an understanding of Indian spiritual understandings.All profits from the sale of this book will go to the Freeriver Community project, a project that aims to promote peace and harmony in the world, to learn more about the project please visit the website;www.freerivercommunity.com
Alistair Shearer’s lucid introduction and superb translation, fully preserving Patanjali’s jewel-like style, bring these ancient but vital teachings to those who seek the path of self-knowledge today.
Author: Alistair Shearer
“A wonderful translation, full of contemporary insight yet luminous with eternal truth.”—Jacob Needleman The Yoga Sutras were cast in their present form in India around the third century b.c. Yoga is from the Sanskrit root meaning “union,” and a sutra is a thread or aphoristic verse. The basic questions “Who am I?” “Where am I going?” “What is the purpose of life?” are asked by each new generation, and Patanjali’s answers form one of the oldest and most vibrant spiritual texts in the world. He explains what yoga is, how it works, and exactly how to purify the mind and let it settle into absolute stillness. This stillness is our own Self. It is the indispensable ground for Enlightenment, which is the ultimate goal of all our aspirations. Alistair Shearer’s lucid introduction and superb translation, fully preserving Patanjali’s jewel-like style, bring these ancient but vital teachings to those who seek the path of self-knowledge today. Bell Tower’s series, Sacred Teachings, offers essential spiritual classics from all traditions. May each book become a trusted companion on the way of truth, encouraging readers to study the wisdom of the ages and put it into practice each day. From the Hardcover edition.
The author hopes that this book will help you to find your life path, to progress in it (using Kundalini or Iyengar) yoga to help you and to solve any physical, sexual, emotional, love, mental, spiritual or divine energy sphere issues you ...
Author: Shyam Mehta
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
There are three sacred texts (i.e. giving the word of God) on Yoga: the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Svatmarama. These set out completely different paths: loving God, self knowledge and health. The Yoga Sutras in particular is shown in this book to be very strange. There are three sacred texts underpinning the philosophy of Hinduism (known as Vedanta): the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras. There is one text underlying Christianity: the Bible. One version of the bible differs from another. It has been subject to complex theological and political influences over the millennia. Even in the New Testament, Jesus says some nice things but some silly things. Christianity gives a fourth path, following Jesus. There is one sacred text underlying Islam: the Koran. Islam is a fifth way, ’to submit to and serve God’. The Gita, the Koran and the Yoga Sutras all state that you need to surrender to God in order to make progress on your life path. Hatha yoga is preparatory to this. They all say that you need to serve humanity. Unlike with the Bible and the Yoga texts, though, the Gita and Koran do not ask you to believe in magic. The author, with 57 years’ of yoga practice, 40 years’ of yoga teaching experience, and a deep study of these texts, has written this book from a practitioner’s perspective. He surrendered his body, mind and soul to God in 2002 and since has been practicing Bhakti yoga, with a view to serving God by helping all nice people he meets to be happy. In this book he shows that the different texts highlight different paths that you may wish to follow: you need to choose. Whatever path you choose, you will find that Kundalini (Iyengar) yoga will help you to serve God better, by improving and maintaining your health. The author hopes that this book will help you to find your life path, to progress in it (using Kundalini or Iyengar) yoga to help you and to solve any physical, sexual, emotional, love, mental, spiritual or divine energy sphere issues you may have, and to become happier.
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II.44 svādhyāyād iṣṭa-devatā-samprayogaḥ Svādhyāya literally means self-
study, but it more commonly refers to the study of sacred texts (in a sense the two
meanings overlap, since sacred texts typically teach about the self). In the earlier
Author: Edwin F. Bryant
Publisher: North Point Press
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.
Around 200 B.C.E., these initial ideas were developed into an elaborate science
of meditation called Yoga, by the philosopher Patañjali. His treatise, the Yoga Sutras (Yoga Sūtras), inaugurated the system of yoga as we know and practice it
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
A man takes the Qur'an in his hand, carefully pronouncing each syllable of Arabic, repeating the language of Allah. A family gathers together to read the story of Christ's passion. A young nun pores over the sutras, searching for an answer. Sacred Texts and Authority probes what five great world religions mean by the term sacred text. For many religions a text might include a person or drama or dance--as much as a document--informing teachings that will be remembered through the passage of time. How are such texts related to authoritative teachings? What sorts of claims does a traditional authority hold on current believers and seekers? These insightful questions are answered by authorities on each tradition.
This is the sixfold yoga. Comments: These six steps of the path of yoga are very
similar to the classical Yoga Sūtras compiled by Patañjali that invite being
unpacked. Breath control (prāṇāyāma) is necessary, because ordinary modes of
Author: Carl Olson
Covering the major monotheistic religions—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—as well as selected Eastern religions and Bahá'í, Zoroastrianism, and Mormonism, this cross-cultural book offers excerpts of sacred texts and interprets passages to enable a deeper understanding of these religious writings. • Guides readers through some of the most important religious texts in world history, providing significant interpretative material to help students understand the history and ideas within these writings • Discusses the nature of a sacred text and suggests ways of reading a sacred text to more fully appreciate its significance • Provides insightful comments from the editor that accompany the selected texts, explaining the context of passages to enhance readers' comprehension
Reflections on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali Bernard Bouanchaud. Union with the
chosen divinity comes from the study of self through the sacred texts . Do I devote
time each day to reciting , studying , and meditating on an inspired text ?
Author: Bernard Bouanchaud
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Health & Fitness
An overview of the Patanjali's fundamental text offers an explanation of yoga as an integration of physical and spiritual discipline
88 The reason why I chose verse 119 of Thirumullar's Thirumanthiram is that the
Sanskrit text of Patanjali and the Tamil text of ... The Samadhi Pada of Yoga Sutras, in its very introduction, primarily addresses this as the aim of Ashtanga
Author: Barnabas Tiburtius
Publisher: Notion Press
In this information age, the need for explicit meaning in scriptures and rituals is a vital ingredient that is lacking. The literal interpretations and obligatory rituals have left a void in the individual’s spiritual journey and hence, the increasing disappointment in organized religions. There are 50 articles in this book whose contents aim to provide a deeper spiritual meaning that is conveyed through certain specific symbols and themes such as Agni or Fire, Cave, Cloud, twice-born, Four beasts, Dragon, Trilogy, Hero, Charioteer, Hostile brothers, Inner demon, East, Nakedness, Reincarnation, Redemption, Deluge, Sword, and Twins. These common symbols and themes, across many mythologies and the spiritual significance they convey, are brought out so that the higher nature of man and the spiritual path one has to traverse can be indicated. The very fact that man seeks a higher and more meaningful knowledge denotes that he is on a path to exploring his true nature or awake to his true self. These symbols and themes cut across all dominant spiritual traditions such as Vedic, Buddhist, Hebraic, Christian, and Islamic religions. Symbols and Themes in Sacred Texts contain the key to unlock the spiritual treasure hidden from humanity through literal and archaic cultural interpretations.
The sacred texts of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali call those things that we follow as
a practice Niyamas (observances) and those that we restrain from doing our
Yamas (abstentions). In order for life to be harmonious, it must be a balance of
Author: Tami Quinn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Health & Fitness
The healing powers of traditional yoga, Oriental medicine, nutrition, and other mind/body techniques are accessible with this do-it-yourself manual for women who are struggling with infertility or just looking to improve their odds of conception. Natural methods based on Integrative Care for Fertility™ use a holistic approach to demonstrate how a home-based holistic fertility program can improve mind, body, and spirit, and in turn, maximize chances for conceiving. Photographs are provided to illustrate the proper yoga postures, and interspersed stories from yoga practitioners and experts present real-life struggles of infertility patients and victories that will inspire all women who are trying for a healthy pregnancy and birth. With more than 30 pages of new information, this updated edition also includes a study guide.
And this is further elaborated by the smrti texts : At the time of creation he
produces the creation , At the time of ... I.T. Althongh there are many similar
passages in the sacred texts , the sonrce of this particular verse quoted by HA
conld not be ...
self - study ; study of sacred texts ; sva ( own ) + adhi ( over , on ) + Va ( hither ,
unto ) + ya , from Vi ( go ) iśvara ( m . ) ... Austerity , self - study , and dedication to
īśvara are kriya - yoga . ... attraction ( see 1 : 57 The Yoga Sū tras of Patañjali.
Author: Patanjali, Swami VivekanandaPublish On: 2012
Patanjali, Swami Vivekananda ... It meant, first, the recital of sacred texts, which,
in their very sounds, had mystical potencies; and it meant a recital of texts which
were divinely emanated, and held in themselves the living, potent essence of the
Author: Patanjali, Swami Vivekananda
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
This edition includes an extensive preface by Swami Vivekananda, the chief disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He gives the reader deep insights about Yoga and the Ultimate Goal in Life. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. The theme, if the present interpreter be right, is the great regeneration, the birth of the spiritual from the psychical man: the same theme which Paul so wisely and eloquently set forth in writing to his disciples in Corinth, the theme of all mystics in all lands. We think of ourselves as living a purely physical life, in these material bodies of ours. In reality, we have gone far indeed from pure physical life; for ages, our life has been psychical, we have been centred and immersed in the psychic nature. Some of the schools of India say that the psychic nature is, as it were, a looking-glass, wherein are mirrored the things seen by the physical eyes, and heard by the physical ears. But this is a magic mirror; the images remain, and take a certain life of their own. Thus within the psychic realm of our life there grows up an imaged world wherein we dwell; a world of the images of things seen and heard, and therefore a world of memories; a world also of hopes and desires, of fears and regrets. Mental life grows up among these images, built on a measuring and comparing, on the massing of images together into general ideas; on the abstraction of new notions and images from these; till a new world is built up within, full of desires and hates, ambition, envy, longing, speculation, curiosity, self-will, self-interest. The teaching of the East is, that all these are true powers overlaid by false desires; that though in manifestation psychical, they are in essence spiritual; that the psychical man is the veil and prophecy of the spiritual man.
Siddha Meditation Commentaries on the Shivasutras and other sacred texts by
Swami Muktananda . The Saints of India T . M . P . Mahadevan . The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Commentary by M . R . Desai . Amir Khusrow Krut Devisingh ...
Author: Bilkees Latif
Category: Hyderabad (India)
Reminiscences of the author about her mother Alys, d. 1947, widow of Ali Hydari of the royal family of Hyderabad; interspersed with sociocultural history of the city of Hyderabad.
Self-Study: One of the self-discipline practices (niyamas) outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is svadhyaya, which means “study.” This practice refers both to
study of sacred texts and self- study, which is a vehicle for self-understanding and
Author: Carol Krucoff
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
Everyday activities such as using the computer, driving, or even curling up with a good book can create tension in the neck and shoulders. It's no wonder that so many of us have persistent discomfort and pain in these areas. Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain presents simple, yoga-based practices that you can do at work and at home to release muscle tension for immediate relief. After suffering from chronic neck pain for years, author and yoga therapist Carol Krucoff developed the unique self-care program found in this book. Now you, too, can free yourself from neck pain by practicing simple yoga exercises to stretch tight muscles and strengthen weak ones and by learning to properly align your body when performing everyday activities that may be contributing to your pain. This fully illustrated, easy to follow guidebook also addresses common problems that may accompany neck tension, including headaches, upper back pain, and stress.
A Translation and Commentary Patañjali, Usharbudha Arya ... That is the noble
authority , a revealed knowledge , conveyed into the student directly by the
teacher into whom it was revealed , or through a lineage , or in the form of sacred texts .
The Raja Yoga Sutras ( Aphorisms ) of Patanjali ( fifth century BCE ? ) discuss
these higher senses . They are implicit in many other sacred texts of the East .
Such commentators as Will Durant would assert that the first step in these ' secret
Important sacred texts Probable date Name of text 1200 - 1000BCE The Rig
Veda , the Sama - Veda , the Yajur Veda and ... 200BCE Grihya Sutras , giving
mantras and rules for rituals carried out at home . 200BCE Yoga Sutras by Patanjali .
Author: Hemanta Kāniṭakara
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
Category: Buddhism - Scriptures
Hinduism in the home - Vedas - Gurus - Ramayana - Ramalila - Funerals - Weddings - Ganesha worship.