Author: Swami Veda Bharati
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-208-2069-X
The Sutras are a set of mental pegs on which to hand the principles and precepts of a system.
The Volume One of the Commentarty on the Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali (Samadhi-Pada) was published in 1984, and was highly acclaimed as a work of rare authencity, based on thirteen commentaries, synthesized and studied in the light of the oral tradition and direct experience in the master-disciple lineage of the yogis.
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on the Sadhana-pada is further enhanced by adding the study of even more published Sanskrit commentaries as well as unpublished manuscripts.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 can be further researched and enchanced 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 re initiated into them.
Abbreviations of Commentaries
Abbreviation of Texts cited
Sutras II. 1 to II.55
Appendix to Sutras 29,30,32, Angas, Yamas and Niyamas
Appendix to Sutra II.50
Appendix to Sutra II.51: A summry of NTC
Sutra II.54, Pratyahara
Some Sages Referred to in YS Commentries
Patanjala-Yoga-Sutrs: An Oral Tradition?
Texts, Commentaries nd Translations
Primry Textual Sources
Reference Sources Bibliography