Exploring the Yogasutra: philosophy and translation

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"Patanjali's Yogasutra is an ancient canonic Indian text composed in Sanskrit in the 3rd or 4th century. Belonging to a very different cultural milieu, this ulti-layered text is philosophical, psychological and practical in nature. Offering a philosophical reading of Patanjali's Yogasutra, this book discusses themes such as freedom, self-identity, time and transcendence, and translation - between languages, cultures and eras. Drawing substantially upon contemporary Indian materials, it discusses for the first time classical yoga as reflected upon by Daya Krishna (1924-2007) with constant reference to Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya's (1875-1949) studies in yoga philosophy. The genuine attempt on behalf of these two original thinkers to engage philosophically with Patanjala-yoga sets the tone of the textual exploration provided here."--
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
Number of pages166
StatePublished - 2012

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Patañjali -- Maharsisripatanjalimuniviracitam Patanjalayogadarsanam
  • Patañjali -- Patanjala Yoga
  • Patañjali -- Patanjalayogadarsanam
  • Patañjali -- Patanjali pranitam Yoga darsanam
  • Patañjali -- Yogadarsana
  • Patañjali -- Yogah-sutrah
  • Patañjali -- Yogasūtra
  • Patañjali -- Yokhasut
  • Yoga
  • Yoga -- Hinduism
  • Yoga exercises
  • Yogasūtra


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