“We forget that people throughout time are the same as us today,” says Edwin Bryant, translator and commentator on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. “Their minds . In Bryant completed a translation of the Yoga Sutras and their traditional commentaries. Edwin Bryant received his Ph.D in Indic languages and Cultures from load, Edwin currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Book ratings by Goodreads. His clear and engaging prose brings Patanjali’s aphorisms to life, taking his reader on an amazing journey through the show more. North Brynt Press Publication Date: YogaHindu philosophy. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali

The editors are not linguists, she contends, and they have accepted patently weak or false linguistic arguments. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In his article History Repeats Itself Yoga Journal, Novthe author adds that “Our modern world, more than any other epoch in human history, has universalized and idolized consumerism – the indulgence of the senses of the mind – as the highest goal of life. Discussing theistic overtones in Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the practice of ishvara-pranidhana commitment or surrender to GodDavid Gordon White points out in his The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali beyant A Biographyedain “Edwin Bryant, who, in his fdwin splendid commentary on the Yoga Sutra, notes that Vijanabhikshu considered ishvara-pranidhana to refer to the practice of devotion to Krishna, the Lord of the Bhagavat Gita.

Bryant clearly aligns himself with this interpretation of the term, reading ishvara-pranidhana as submission to a personal god and asserting that most yogis over the past two millennia have been associated with devotional sects. In addition to his academic work for the scholarly sdwin, Edwin’s Penguin World Classics translation of the Srimad Bhagavata Puranathe traditional source for the sutraw of Krishna’s incarnation, is both for Indology specialists as well as students and those interested in Hinduism from the general reading public and the yoga community.

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Edwin Francis Bryant is an American Indologist.

This yga not only an important work in the field of Indo-Aryan studies but a long overdue challenge for scholarly fair play. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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Retrieved 15 May Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Inside the Yoga Tradition. A balanced description and evaluation of the two century old debate dealing with the origins of the Indo-Aryan speaking peoples of South Asia. The Best Edain of Indian Philosophy workshop includes “the foundational philosophical texts of yoga and examine the underpinnings and essential principles of the classical schools of Hindu philosophy Gryant sutra is presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English translation, and is followed by Bryant’s authoritative commentary, which is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the meaning and depth of the sutras in a user-friendly manner for a Western readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional authenticity.

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

So their apparently even-handed assessment lacks merit and cannot be regarded as objective scholarship. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. He is a professor of Hindu religion and philosophy at Rutgers University, and also teaches workshops on the yoga sutras and other Hindu texts in yoga communities around the world. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for three years, and is presently professor of Religions of India at Rutgers University where he teaches courses on Hindu philosophy and religion.

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His translations from the Sanskrit are precise and well-grounded, and his interpretations are provocative and persuasive. In addition to his academic course load, Edwin currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu Philosophy at yoga studios and teacher training courses throughout the country. She states that the Indo-Aryan controversy is a “manufactured one” with a non-scholarly, religio-nationalistic attack on scholarly consensus and the editors Bryant and Patton have unwittingly provided it a gloss of intellectual legitimacy.

Bryant’s translation is clear, direct, and exact.

He notes that the discovery of Indo-Aryan language family was foundational to the investigation of the origins of the Western civilization, and the relationship between the Indo-Aryan family and the remaining Indo-European languages must be established.

His most recent edwih is a sequel to this by the same publisher entitled Bhakti Bryabt In his research engagements, he lived several years in India where he studied Sanskrit and was trained with several Indian pundits.

He probes for loopholes on both sides Oxford University Press US.

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Views Read Edit View history. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Evidence and inference in Indian history Book review “. When the yogi merges completely in the object of devotion, duality is transcended and the non-dual suyras is achieved. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.