A Re-Appraisal of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras – in the light of The Buddha’s Teaching


Author: S. N. Tandon
Publisher: Vipassana Research Institute
Publication Date: 1/1/1998
Pages or No. of Discs: 142


Artikelnummer: 51 Kategorien: ,


Siddhartha Gotama the Buddha, who lived in the 6th century B.C., preceded Patanjali by a few centuries. While Patanjali, the author of the Yoga-Sutras, could draw upon the oral as well as the living tradition of the Buddha’s teaching, which were extant in his time, his commentators and sub-commentators remained ignorant of both. This fact itself seems to have resulted in inadequate — and, at times, uncalled for — interpretations being offered by these commentators while explaining the Yoga-Sutras. The flaw can be rectified by attempting a re-appraisal of the Yoga-Sutras in the light of the Buddha’s teaching as enshrined in the Pāli Canon.–from the Preface, by S.N. Tandon

Pāli and Sanskrit in both Roman and Devanagari scripts; Yoga-Sutra text included; extensive footnotes; bibliography.

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Gewicht 185 g
Größe 21,5 × 14 × 0,7 cm