Author: Swami Prabhavanda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171202217
A new translation and commentary on one of the classical guides to spiritual life. An Indian Edition of 'How to Know God' originally published by the Vedanta Society, and co-authored with Christopher Isherwood.
These aphorisms were composed by Patanjali, a great Indian sage, over 1500 years ago and are now translated into clear, intelligible English prose, simplifying some of the technical difficulties. The accompanying commentary interprets the sayings for the spiritual aspirants of today.
In a brief compass we are given a full picture of what Yoga is, what its aims are, how it can be practiced, what powers can be attained by it and finally what liberation of the soul consists in.
Whether you regard this book as a work of intellectual philosophy, or as an interpretation of the principles underlying great religious truths, it is one that is deeply satisfying, stimulating and absorbing.
AUTHORS: Swami Prabhananda is the author of The Sermon on the Mount according to Vedanta, The Spiritual Heritage of India, The Eternal Companion, and co-translator The Upanishads.
Christopher Ishwerwood is the well-known writer who previously collaborated with Swami in translating the Gita and Sankara's Crest-Jewel of Discrimination.