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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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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.

Synopsis:

An original translation of a 2300-year-old Indian spiritual text offers reflections on the art of meditation, answering questions about what yoga is, how it works, and how it can be used to purify the mind and enhance one's search for knowledge. 10,000 first printing.

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ALISTAIR SHEARER did postgraduate work in Sanskrit at the University of Lancaster, after studying literature at Cambridge. He has practiced and taught meditation for many years. He currently divides his time between lecturing and writing on the sacred art of Hinduism and Buddhism, teaching meditation courses, and leading cultural tours to the Indian subcontinent each winter. His latest publications include The Spirit of Asia and Buddha: The Intelligent Heart.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307549921
Publisher:
Harmony/Bell Tower
Subject:
Religion : Eastern - General
Author:
, Patañjali
Author:
Patanjali
Author:
Pataanjali
Author:
Shearer, Alistair
Subject:
Yoga
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Religion-Eastern - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Yoga Sutras
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Yoga
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020108
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
144

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"Synopsis" by , An original translation of a 2300-year-old Indian spiritual text offers reflections on the art of meditation, answering questions about what yoga is, how it works, and how it can be used to purify the mind and enhance one's search for knowledge. 10,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , ALISTAIR SHEARER did postgraduate work in Sanskrit at the University of Lancaster, after studying literature at Cambridge. He has practiced and taught meditation for many years. He currently divides his time between lecturing and writing on the sacred art of Hinduism and Buddhism, teaching meditation courses, and leading cultural tours to the Indian subcontinent each winter. His latest publications include The Spirit of Asia and Buddha: The Intelligent Heart.
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