The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Yoga-System of Patanjali
James Haughton Woods
“The Sutras are a set of mental pegs on which to hang the principles and precepts of a system. The Bhasya of Vyasa is a reinvestiture of the skeleton of the Sutras with the flesh and blood of comprehensible details. And the Tika of Vacaspati is of course a commentary on the Bhasya - oldest written systematic exposition of Yoga-doctrine in Sanskrit that we possess. The present work is a translation from the original Sanskrit texts maintaining all the gloss of all the fundamentals of the philosophy and practices of Yoga.”
The Yogasutras of Patanjali
Fernando Tola and Carmen Dragonetti
“The Yogasutras is one of the most important works of Indian culture - partly on account of its intrinsic worth as a masterly analysis of trance and as an equally masterly description of the method by which it is reached. The present book is an attempt of interpretation of the Yogasutras based on: (1) the use of the traditional commentaries as auxiliaries, not as guides, with rudence and freedom and (2) to interpret those Sutras in which Patnjali refers. The book includes the Sanskrit text of the Sutras and an English translation by the authors."