The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Classics) pdf epub fb2

The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Classics) by Patanjali, Chip Hartranft pdf epub fb2

The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Classics) Author: Patanjali, Chip Hartranft
Title: The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Classics)
ISBN: 1590300238
ISBN13: 978-1590300237
Other Formats: mobi rtf lrf lit
Pages: 144 pages
Publisher: Shambhala; Shambhala Classics edition (April 1, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1787 kb
Size EPUB version: 1612 kb
Subcategory: Philosophy




In just 196 short aphorisms, this classic work of Indian philosophy spells out succinctly how the mind works, and how it is possible to use the mind to attain liberation. Compiled in the second or third century CE, the Yoga-Sutra is a road map of human consciousness—and a particularly helpful guide to the mind states one encounters in meditation, yoga, and other spiritual practices. It expresses the truths of the human condition with great eloquence: how we know what we know, why we suffer, and how we can discover the way out of suffering. Chip Hartranft's fresh 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-Sutra and its relevance for us today.