Item Code: IDF131
by Swami Veda BharatiPaperback (Edition: 2009)
Size: 9.5" X 6.1"
Weight of the Book: 1.480 kg
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The volume one of the Commentary on Yoga-sutras of Patanjali (Samadhi-pada) was published in 1984 and is available from the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy, Route 1, Box 400, Honesdale, PA 18431, USA. It was highly acclaimed as a work or rare authenticity, based on thirteen Sanskrit commentaries, synthesized and studied in the light of the oral tradition and direct personal experience in the master-disciple lineage of the yogis. The author is of the opinion that without such personal experience much of the terminology of the Yoga-sutras would remain obscure and any explanation of purely scholastic grounds would be incomplete.
The value of the present volume on the Sadhana-pada is further enhanced by adding the study of even more published Sanskrit commentaries as well as unpublished manuscripts. Seven lengthy appendices add to the value of the work as the material presented in these appendices can be further researched and enhanced to form into independent theses. The author makes certain that the works of the previous commentators be examined in the light of how the Sutras are taught in the Himalayan caves among those who Practice the various methods and are initiated into them.
About the Author :
Swami Veda Bharati, formerly known as Dr. Usharbudh Arya was born in Dheradun in a Sanskrit speaking family. He taught his first course in the Yoga-sutras at the age of nine. From the age of 19 he has traveled in all continents, teaching, lecturing and organizing social, religious and spiritual work. Well versed in the scriptures of all religions and various schools of eastern and western philosophies, he has access to 17 languages and guided meditations in at least ten languages.
Gurudeva Swami Rama of the Himalayas initiated him into highest mysteries of meditation in the tradition of the Himalayan yogis.
He is a published English poet, research guide, prolific author, lecturer and is referred to as a "scholar saint." His writings include Ritual Songs and Folksongs of the Hindus of Surinam; Superconscious Meditation and the art of Dying; Philosophy of Hatha-yoga; God; Sayings; Blessings; Light of Ten Thousand Suns; etc. Besides he has to his credit nearly thirty booklets on various topics; and numerous articles. He has also recorded over three thousand hours of audiocassettes on all aspects of spiritual philosophy, yoga and meditation.
|Abbreviations of Commentaries||XXIII|
|Abbreviations of Texts Cited||XXIV|
|Appendix to Sutras 29, 30, 32: Angas, Yamas and Niyamas||655|
|Appendix to Sutra II.50||690|
|Appendix to Sutra II.51 A Summary of NTC||715|
|Sutra II.54, Pratyahara||742|
|Some Sages Referred to in YS Commentaries||778|
|Patanjala- Yoga-Sutras: An Oral Tradition?||784|
|Texts, Commentaries and Translations||810|
|Primary Textual Sources||816|
|Reference Sources 837|