Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Bryant, Edwin Francis:
The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali : a new edition, translation, and commentary ; with insights from the traditional commentators / Edwin F. Bryant. - New York : North Point Press, 2009. - lxvii, 598 S. : Ill.
Einheitssachtitel: Yogasūtra <Sanskrit, engl.>
ISBN 978-0-86547-736-0 / 0-86547-736-1 (Paperback)
Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali's work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the puruṣa: the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West.
Edwin F. Bryant's translation is clear, direct, and exact. Each sūtra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English translation, and is followed by Bryant’s authoritative commentary, which is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the meaning and depth of the sūtras in a user-friendly manner for a Western readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional authenticity. In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last millennium and a half. [Verlagsinformation]
Foreword by B. K. S. Iyengar
Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide
The History of Yoga
The Subject Matter of the Yoga Sutras
The Present Translation and Commentary
I. Meditative Absorption. 3
II. Practice. 169
III. Mystic Powers. 301
IV. Absolute Independence. 406
Chapter Summaries. 475
Devanagari, Transliteration, and Translation of Sutras. 477
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms and Names. 563
Word Index. 579
EDWIN F. BRYANT received his PhD in Indology from Columbia University. He is a professor of Hindu religion and philosophy at Rutgers University, and also teaches workshops on the yoga sūtras and other Hindu texts in yoga communities around the world. Profile page.