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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies Guide

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A new translation and study guide.

Hindu religious thought recognises yoga as one of the six darśanas, or philosophical systems and Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtras holds the position of being the seminal work that defines the system. Even today, when Yoga has progressed considerably from the teachings of Patañjali, it is still usually referred to as the principal work on Yoga wit
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Published May 31st 2017
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Johanna Elsener
May 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
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A great foundation. Although rather poorly structured and written. Given that is is a rather short interpretation offering a good foundation the sentences are unnecessarily long and complicated. It could overall be better presented. But regardless of that I would still recommend it.

My personal thoughts at the end were how fascinating it is that the spiritual idea of the ceasation of karma, the idea of purusha and essentially the detachment of the body and mind has resulted in such a tantricisati
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Robert Lutsky
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is only the second translation of The Yoga Sutras I have read. I'm not so qualified to have a strong opinion on this subject, but I did feel this translation / guide gave me some good historical and religious perspective of what Patanjali was aiming for. Gave it only 4 stars, as I'm not a scholar of this subject. ...more
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Breaks down the sutras in a easy to digest way.
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