The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali


The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
by Authors: Sri S. Satchidananda
Released: 01 October, 1990
ISBN: 0932040381

Sales Rank: 4320

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali > Customer Review #1:
Practical,humorous, guidance from an enlightened teacher

I am not a follower of Swami Satchidananda. I have previously studied Indian philosophy from an academic view. That is not the audience for this book. I personally have only tried to make Indian philosophy part of my life when outside sufferings force me to. This is a book for that! Swami Satchidanandas whole style is warm, straightforward and very modern. He never compromises the truth of the teachings, but his tone is beautifully supportive and gentle. If your desire is to try to understand the truth of the Yoga Sutras in your current life situation then I cant imagine a better book.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali > Customer Review #2:
Excellent book on the philosophy of yoga

This is *the* book to refer to get a proper understanding of the philosophy of Yoga.

I have gone through other books ( B. K. S. Iyengar , Georg Feuerstein , Swami Prabhavananda ) and some audio cassetes on the Yoga Sutras.
This is by far the best book on the subject. The sutras are beautifully explained in layman terms with ample annotations. The sutras in samadhi pada and sadhana pada are covered extensively.

Whenever there was a discrepency in the translation among different authors (such as sutras 18,19,33 of sadhana pada, which have been interpreted very differently) I found the translation and explanation in this book to be most logical, intuitive and complete.

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