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Patanjali Yoga Sutra: Sanskrit Text With Transliteration, English Commentary

G.L. Verma (Author) Chaukhamba Surbharati Studies
In order to facilitate complete understanding of the concept of a Sutra, a glossary of terms used in this translation has been added along with the simplified and suitable explanation in the context in which the terms has been used.

Efforts have been made to exclude all the difficult words of Sanskrit language in this rendering and in their place suitable English equivalent words have been substituted. However, essential Sanskrit words in transliterated version find place with easy English equivalents'()' parentheses and vice-versa. Besides, an index of the original text of Sanskrit Sutras (Sutranukramanika) with page numbers at the end of the book has also been provided so as to be convenient for a reader to have a quick look with regard to a particular Sutra.
The ‘Yoga Sutra' of Patanjali contains 196 Sutras which have been presented in a condensed form comprising essential philosophical concepts and Yogic techniques in a scientific and systematic manner. His philosophy is not a new one but simply gives a new face by co-ordinating all the existing systems into a single treatise. His ‘Yoga' is a discipline for controlling the mind and the body in order to attain liberation from the material world.

Patanjali deals with the theory of Klesas ( afflictions) which gets reflected in the prevailing conditions of human life on account one suffers as the same are born out of avidya (ignorance) which is root of all miseries. By avidya he does not mean "no knowledge" but the lack of true knowledge or reality. He emphasizes that true knowledge can be gained through the steady and stabilized mind. The mind is like a mirror, it gathers dust while reflects. In other words, when one's mind attains unmodified state, one develops the discriminative knowledge which causes the ignorance to disappear and paves the way for removal of the cover which blocks the light of the ‘Purusa'.

In order to get unmodified state of mind, Patanjali has suggested to practice the "Astanga Yoga" which ultimately leads one to attain the ‘Dharma-megha-samadhi' resulting in liberation of ‘Purusa' from the clutches of ‘Prakriti'. This state of ‘Purusa' has been termed as ‘Kaivalya' by Patanjali in which it is no more bound to the ‘Karms', nor is affected by time, space, cause and effect of this phenomenal world.
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About the author

G.L. Verma

G.L. Verma was born in 1932 at Srimadhopur, Rajasthan. He was Educated at Maharaja’s College and University Law College in Jaipur. He served the Govt. of Rajasthan for about 8 years starting as Panchayat Extension Officer and in various other capacities till 1966.
G.L. Verma had the priviledge of being associated with the Larrdis Divisions of the Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament House, New Delhi as Sr. Assistant, Research Assistant, Research Officer, Assistant Director and Deputy Director, the last three being positions of class I status. In this capacity his main responsibility was to provide information needs of the Members of Parliament of both the Houses along with the Members of the Union Council of Ministers for 25 years.

Following his superannuation in January, 1991, he carried on legal assignments and enrolled himself as an Advocate and practiced at Delhi High Court till 2005.

He has now shifted to Jaipur and is currently pursuing his astrological studies and research. He enjoys fabulous reputation as an astrologer and is known for his correct prediction.

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Title Patanjali Yoga Sutra: Sanskrit Text With Transliteration, English Commentary
Author G.L. Verma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English, Sanskrit
isbn 9789380326313
length xxvi+100+1p., Glossary; Index; 22cm.