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The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali : a biography

Author: David Gordon White
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
Series: Lives of great religious books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten in India for hundreds of years and maligned when it was first  Read more...
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Named Person: Patañjali.; Patañjali, Philosoph; Patañjali.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gordon White
ISBN: 9780691143774 0691143773
OCLC Number: 871961950
Description: xvii, 273 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Reading the Yoga Sutra in the twenty-first century : modern challenges, ancient strategies --
Patanjali, the Yoga Sutra, and Indian philosophy --
Henry Thomas Colebrooke and the Western "discovery" of the Yoga Sutra --
Yoga Sutra agonistes : Hegel and the German romantics --
Rajendralal mitra : India's forgotten pioneer of Yoga Sutra scholarship --
The yoga of the magnetosphere : the Yoga Sutra and the theosophical society --
Swami Vivekananda and the mainstreaming fo the Yoga Sutra --
The Yoga Sutra in the Muslim world --
The Yoga Sutra becomes a classic --
Ishvara --
Journeys east, journeys west : the Yoga Sutra in the early twentieth century --
The strange case of T.M. Krishnamacharya --
Yoga Sutra 2.0.
Series Title: Lives of great religious books.
Responsibility: David Gordon White.

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Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and  Read more...

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