Author: Swami Krishnananda
Publisher: Divine Life Society
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7052-130-0
Patanjali is a great name in India's scriptural lore. He was a mighty sage. The Yoga of Patanjali is meant for everyone, in much the same way as the Bhagavad Gita. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and the Gita are universal scriptures, dealing with the Science of Life, the Science of Reality, and no one is outside its purview. It is an all-inclusive science, meant for everyone's practical living. But Yoga is a much misunderstood and abused term these days. Yoga, let is be understood, is a sacred word. It signifies both the means and the end. It is the aim of human existence.
Yoga is not merely a practice, or a set of practices, but the whole science of life itself. We are living muted lives. Yoga offers the whole life. Yoga promises to cure all our diseases - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual - all of them. Yoga promises perfection. Yoga promises perennial bliss shorn of all misery.
In this book, swamiji expounds Patanjali's Yoga Sutras with a refreshingly new approach. The reference to the Sanskrit language and to the Sutras is kept to the minimum. The result is that the student is led uninterruptedly, step by step, from the most basic enunciation of man's present predicament to the ultimate stage of the highest attainment.