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Author Patañjali, author.

Title The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali [electronic resource] : The Book of the Spiritual Man / Charles Johnston.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
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Summary This ancient text represents one of yoga's most influential and important works. Dating back to India of the second century B.C., the yoga sutras constitute a complete manual for the study and practice of the philosophical system. The sutras, or threads, are aphorisms of wisdom that offer guidelines to living a meaningful and purposeful life. This volume explains the eight limbs of the discipline: restraint, observances, posture, breath control, withdrawal from the senses, attention, meditation, and stillness. Little is known about the life of Patanjali beyond the assumption that he was a contemporary of the Buddha. Charles Johnston, an immensely learned scholar of Eastern traditions, offers modern readers a straightforward translation of Patanjali's writings. This easy-to-follow interpretation will prove a rewarding companion to yoga students, participants in teacher-training programs, and students of Eastern philosophy.
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Subject Patañjali. Yogasūtra.
Yoga -- Study and teaching.
Yoga -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Johnston, Charles, 1867-1931, translator.
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Added Title Yogasūtra. English
ISBN 9780486845791 (epub)
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