Georg Feuerstein Patañjali
- Title: The Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali: A New Translation and Commentary
- Author: Georg Feuerstein Patañjali
- ISBN: 9780892812622
- Page: 423
- Format: Paperback
Approximately two thousand years old, The Yoga Sutra of Pata jali is the landmark scripture on classical yoga The translation and commentary provided here by Georg Feuerstein are outstanding for their accessibility and their insight into the essential meaning of this ancient and complex text A scholar of international renown who has studied and practiced yoga since the aApproximately two thousand years old, The Yoga Sutra of Pata jali is the landmark scripture on classical yoga The translation and commentary provided here by Georg Feuerstein are outstanding for their accessibility and their insight into the essential meaning of this ancient and complex text A scholar of international renown who has studied and practiced yoga since the age of fourteen, Feuerstein also brings to The Yoga Sutra of Pata jali his experience as a professional indologist His faithful and informed rendering of the aphorisms sutras is based on extensive personal research into the Sanskrit sources Each word is explained so that the entire text becomes readily available to the western reader and student of yoga.
Recent Comments "The Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali: A New Translation and Commentary"
Georg Feuerstein is in love with his words. How else to explain his needlessly flashy translation that renders perfectly well known Sanskrit terms such as samadhi with equivalents like "enstasy"? Eliade sets many excellent precedents in his "Yoga", but this is not one of them. Feuerstein's translation of Patanjali's indispensable and abstruse Yoga-Sutra is highly learned but obscured by this kind of showy jargon. Feuerstein is intelligent and articulate, but sometimes shows that his command of l [...]
Feuerstein, Georg The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation and Commentary (1979) *****A splendid work by the youthful scholarThis is one of Feuerstein’s earliest works, written in the late seventies when he was around thirty years old. It is a young scholar’s book, marked by impatience with the scholarly establishment’s misconceptions and errors, and filled enthusiasm for setting the old guys aright. It is vigorously pedantic and refreshingly candid.Inspired by the great Romanian sch [...]
I had less trouble understanding the sanskrit terms than the self-invented english wording of the author.
Scholarly and academic, with an emphasis on looking closely at the Sanskrit translation. Feuerstein is not afraid to "show his work" and talk about the process of translating almost as much as the practical aspects of the sutras. If you're seeking poetry and inspiration, this is not the commentary for you, but if you're interested in language, Feuerstein is your guy.
Of the many readings I have run across, this is the first to explain in more depth the 4 Noble Truths, etc. commonly referred to in the Buddhist goshos. Interesting since Buddhism is said to have its roots in Hinduism. GREAT YOGA WEBSITE.with wonderful Valentine videojournal/practice/139
I have read many translations of the Yoga-Sutra. Dr. Feuerstein's is certainly one of the most authoritative, very clear analysis, carefully detailed.11/2009--this is the most clear, concise translation of the Sutra that I have read. It is a literal translation from the Sanskrit, with complex commentary.
I'm finding his translations interesting, but his commentary is a bit dry and assumes you have a fairly extensive background with his previous book, "Textbook of Yoga." Still muddling through though!
A very academic translation of the Sutras (using created words like "enstasy"). Good for comparison.
Straight up, no thrills, classical reading of Patanjali’s Sutras.
i think i will always be reading this book
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