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I.K. Taimni
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The Science of Yoga

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A very clearly detailed commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.
Published (first published January 1st 1961)
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Rodrigo d'Orey
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent book on the yoga of Patanjali (Raja Yoga). Really well written and and well explained a subject that is truly difficult to understand at first reading. You will need to re-read a few times to digest well and assimilate those teachings. I know I will have to return to it again and again and again. There is another very good book by the same author called "Gayatri: The Daily Religious Practice of the Hindus", a book/subject very dear to me that I too well recommend. Really exc ...more
Ranjan Saurabh
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book by Dr Taimni is a comprehensive work giving the text of the Yoga-sutra in sanskrit transliteration in Roman followed by a translation and commentary.It covers the the field of evolution,the unfoldment of consciousness, the practical approach to a spiritual way of the unravelling of the great mystery of existence, and the culminating experience of samadhi, the goal of the kingly science of Yoga. It presents to the serious student the fundamental teachings of Yoga, its science, philosoph ...more
John
Mar 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a book to digest slowly....like a white dwarf...very intelligently translated by someone who has the big picture as far as kashmiri shivism and it's cosmology. Highly reccomended for anyone interested in yoga, or philosophy.
Catherine
Oct 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the most valuable commentary on the Yoga Sutras that I've found so far.
Jesse Rhodes
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is basically the manual for the human central nervous system. Incredibly valuable information: practical, useful, scary-powerful stuff.
Maja
Jan 29, 2009 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Available through: The Theosophical Society.
Invaluable in understanding fundamental principles of Yoga Practice, along the 8 limbs, the Yamas & Niyamas (disciplines), Asana & Pranayama (more popularly known physical practices), and the following intensions of concentration, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, & Samadhi.
Moniiq
Aug 18, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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