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Book: A Translation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra translated by Shyam Ranganathan goes beyond the usual literal translation of the foundational text for the practice of yoga. It is a contemporary interpretation with an introduction that explains the challenges of accurately translating Indian philosophical texts, locates the historical antecedents of Patanjali’s text and situates Patanjali’s philosophy within the history of scholastic Indian philosophy.About Yoga Sutra from Penguin FlyerPatanjali’s Yoga Sutra (second century CE) is the basic text of one of the nine canonical schools of Indian philosophy. In it the legendary author lays down the blueprint for success in yoga, now practiced the world over. Patanjali draws upon many ideas of his time, and the result is a unique work of Indian moral philosophy that has been the foundational text for the practice of yoga since.

The Yoga Sutra sets out a sophisticated theory of moral psychology and perhaps the oldest theory of psychoanalysis. For Patanjali, present me…

Quotes Dr S Radhakrishnan

Dr S Radhakrishnan Quotes, thoughts and sayings are from various sources. They are mainly from his books, talks and articles.
Any form of worship which falls short of complete self-naughting will not take us to the unitive life. Faith, devotion, surrender are the means to it. Each individual has to achieve insight by his own effort after long and persistent practice.The Divine reveals itself to men within the framework of their intimate prejudices.Gorgeous flowers justify the muddy roots from which they spring. The law of karma encourages the sinner that it is never too late to mend. Service of one’s fellows is a religious obligation. To repudiate it is impiety. When the wick is ablaze at its tip, the whole lamp is said to be burning. Those who separate themselves from the rest of the world in the name of religion or race, nation or polity, are not assisting human evolution but retarding it. Truth wears vestures of many colors, and speaks in strange tongues. No type can come into existence …