Swami Satchidananda, Patanjali Yogasutra, Sri Swami Satchidananda book:
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
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Review by U. G. Desai from woodland Park, Colorado United States
An excellent translation and commentary. Patanjali Sutra should be ranked with commentaries of yoga masters such as McAfee's "Beyond the Siddhis" and Satchidananda's "Yoga Sutras", as one of the best books available on Patanjali's sutras. It is well written, focused, easily understood and goes to the core of the sutras - self understanding, with great insight. Shearer has done a great job.
Review by Ellerp from Virginia
I am not a 'follower' of Swami Satchidananda. I have previously studied Indian philosophy from an academic view. That is not the audience for this book. I personally have only tried to make Indian philosophy part of my life when outside sufferings force me to. Patanjali Sutra - this is a book for that!
Swami Satchidananda's whole style is warm, straightforward and very modern. He never compromises the truth of the teachings, but his tone is beautifully supportive and gentle. If your desire is to try to understand the truth of the Yoga Sutras in your current life situation then I can't imagine a better book.