Yoga: the Discipline of Freedom
The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali
By (author) Barbara Stoler Miller
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Yoga: the Discipline of Freedom by Barbara Stoler Miller
Book DescriptionDating from about the third century A.D., the "Yoga Sutra" distills the essence of the physical and spiritual discipline of yoga into fewer than two hundred brief aphorisms. It is the core text for any study of meditative practice, revered for centuries for its brilliant analysis of mental states and of the process by which inner liberation is achieved. Yet its difficulties are legendary, and until now, no translation has made it fully accessible. This new translation, hailed by "Yoga Journal" for its "unsurpassed readability," is by one of the leading Sanskrit scholars of our time, whose "Bhagavad Gita" has become a recognized classic. It includes an introduction to the philosophy and psychology underlying the "Yoga Sutra," the full text with explanatory commentary, and a glossary of key terms in Sanskrit and English.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553374285
(210mm x 137mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Bantam USA
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Publish Date: 2-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Barbara Stoler Miller
Until her death in 1993, Barbara Stoler Miller was Samuel R. Milbank Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University. A leading translator of Sanskrit literature and well-versed in Indian music and art, Dr. Miller edited and translated numerous works of poetry and drama, including her much-praised translation of the "Bhagavad-Gita." Dr. Miller studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Barnard College and held a doctorate in Sanskrit and Indic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught at Barnard for twenty-five years.
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