Yoga-Tarangini: A Rare Commentary on Goraksa-Sataka
by Jan K. Brzezinski / Swami Veda Bharati
ISBN (Paperback): 8120839897, 9788120839892
Price (Paperback): 600.00 INR
Language: Sanskrit & English
Year of Pub.: 2015
Publication: Motilal Banarsidass
About Yoga-Tarangini: A Rare Commentary on Goraksa-Sataka:
Yoga-Sutra is a significant landmark in the protracted evolution of the
yogic for an extensive commentarial literature stretching from the
Yoga-Bhasya of Vyasa (c. 450 C.E.) to modern traditionalist
interpretation in Hindi and other Indic vernaculars as well as various
European languages, notably English.
The present volume by Swami Veda Bharti provides a learned
commentary on the second chapter of the Yoga Sutra, i.e., Sadhana Pada.
This contains the core of Patanjali's philosophical and
metapsychological framework, and it also defines both the components of
kriya-yoga and the first five components of eight-limbed astanga-yoga.
This chapter demonstrates very clearly that in Yoga, theory and practice
form a homogenous whole. The theoretical concepts were largely
distilled from practical experience and, in turn, informed further
experimentation on the path. How could we hope to travel the path
mapped out by Patanjali without recourse to such pregnant concepts
citta, vrtti, pratyaya, samskara vasana, asaya, mirodha, parinama, guna,
pratiprasava.All these ideas were shaped in the intense practice
environment of Yoga over many generations.
Swami Veda Bharti brings to his exegesis a singular sensitivity and
wonderful comprehension of yogic concepts, which are rooted in his
extensive traditional training as a Sanskrit scholar and also his
personal yogic practice. This latest contribution to our comprehension
of Patanjali's teachings takes us a lot further than other similar