Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

This edition contains an introduction by BKS Iyengar, as well as a foreword by Godfrey Devereux, author of Dynamic Yoga. Patanjali wrote this collection of yoga wisdom over 2,000 years ago.

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007381623

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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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.
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Patanjali Yoga Sutras

This is a scriptural commentary of Lahiri Mahasaya on Patanjali Yoga Sutras in the Light of Kriya.

Author: Lahiri Mahasaya

Publisher: Ancient Kriya Yoga Mission

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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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.
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Luz sobre los yoga sutras de patanjali Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Texto fundacional de todas las corrientes de yoga, transmitido por el sabio Patañjali hace dos mil años, traducido y extensamente comentado por el maestro B.K.S. Iyengar.

Author: B. K. S. Iyengar

Publisher: Karios Editorial Sa

ISBN: 8472455254

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 490

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Texto fundacional de todas las corrientes de yoga, transmitido por el sabio Patañjali hace dos mil años, traducido y extensamente comentado por el maestro B.K.S. Iyengar.
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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 ...

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Publisher: Integral Yoga Dist

ISBN: 0932040381

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 263

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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.
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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

-Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar , author of Light on Yoga Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a concise English rendering of the classical text on yoga and meditations . Patanjali is to Yoga what Buddha is to Buddhism .

Author: Patañjali

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578632013

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 124

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This is an English rendering of the classical text on yoga and meditations that maintains the poetic forms of the sutras. Patanjali is to Yoga what Buddha is to Buddhism. His sutras- scriptural narratives sometimes defined as literally "the path to transcendence"- are a darshan, or philosophical worldview and method to aid the awakening of self-realization. Patanjali reveals a set of landmarks that enable practitioners to lift the veils and study the hidden self, eventually following this path to enlightenment.
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The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

Patañjali and Yoga. New York: Schocken, 1975. . Yoga: Immortality and Freedom. Princeton, N.J.; Princeton University Press, 1958/69. Feuerstein, Georg The Yoga Tradition. Prescott, Ariz.: Hohm Press, 1998. Iyengar, B. K. S. Light on ...

Author: Chip Hartranft

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611807028

Category: Health & Fitness

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A classic work of Indian philosophy that succinctly spells out how the mind works and what is needed to attain liberation. In 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy succinctly spells out how the mind works and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. The Yoga-Sūtra is a road map of human consciousness and a helpful guide to the mental states that one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. Chip Hartranft’s 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-Sūtra and its enduring relevance for us today.
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The Yoga s tras of Pata jali

“Full text of Sri Vedanta-sutra.” https://archive.org/stream/SriVedanta-sutra/VedantasutraAdhyaya1_djvu.txt (accessed August 18, 2015). Iyengar, B.K.S. Light on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali. New Delhi: HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.

Author: Gaura Kṛṣṇa Dāsa

Publisher: Bhaktivedanta College Press

ISBN: 9789631296686

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 286

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Vedic literature, the ancient spiritual treasure of India, is an invaluable gift to us today. The most important questions of human existence and the final answers are discussed and revealed on its pages. Those who are seeking perfection often wonder what right way to choose in order to achieve the state of perfect bliss and freedom. They are yearning for the freedom that is not restrained by time or space, or in other words, by the limits of the material world. Freedom and happiness are the two genuine qualities of the original state of the soul, and by achieving liberation, it is possible to experience this original state once more. Liberation, the first stage of our spiritual existence, can be attained by the process of self-realization, and this is called yoga. The author of this volume, Gaura Kṛṣṇa Dāsa (László Tóth-Soma), who is a professor at the Bhaktivedanta College of Budapest, translated Patañjali’s Yoga-sūtras from the original Sanskrit text in a very authentic way. His commentaries contain theoretical and philosophical teachings on yoga, as well as various instructions for those practicing yogis who have already stepped on the path of self-realization. His in-depth knowledge and an over two-decade-long practice make his work a reliable help for those who would like to know their real self and their relation to the final source of all. The present volume elaborates on the first part of Patañjali’s Yoga-sūtras, the so-called Samādhi-pāda. The following three parts will soon be available.
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307549921

Category: Religion

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“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.
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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Kriya Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Siddhas. Eastman, Quebec: Kriya Yoga Publications, 2000. Houston, Vyaas. The Yoga Sutra Workbook—The Certainty of Freedom. Warwick, NY: American Sanskrit Institute, 1995. Iyengar, B. K. S. Light on ...

Author: Mukunda Stiles

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633412040

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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A concise and poetic rendering that conveys the essence and depth of this perennial classic of yoga. “This beautiful, poetic rendition of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras was gathered from Mukunda’s lifetime of abiding in the good company of the saints and sages of the Great Tradition. We can rely upon the fact that these words come from his own authentic experience of love and life and of Yoga. Please enjoy this gift of poetry from Mukunda and embrace the beauty of your life every day.” —Mark Whitwell, author of Yoga of Heart: The Healing Power of Intimate Connection Patanjali is to yoga what the Buddha is to Buddhism. His yoga sutras—literally “the path to transcendence”—are a means to profound self-realization and are considered the spiritual and philosophical root of the yoga tradition in its various forms. This concise, poetic rendering of the classic Yoga Sutra text conveys both the essence and depth of the yoga tradition. Mukunda Stiles had a lifelong devotion to the spiritual practice of yoga. Here, he shares Patanjali's essential work with precision and insight. He also includes a succinct line-for-line commentary, as well as word-by-word Sanskrit-to-English translation.
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