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Exploring the Yogasutra By Daniel Raveh

Exploring the Yogasutra

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Patanjali's "Yogasutra" is an ancient canonic Indian text composed in Sanskrit in the 3rd or 4th century. This title offers a philosophical exploration of the "Yogasutra", looking at themes of freedom, self-identity, time and transcendence, and translation - between languages, cultures and eras.
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Exploring the Yogasutra: Philosophy and Translation by Daniel Raveh

Patanjali's Yogasutra is an ancient canonic Indian text composed in Sanskrit in the 3rd or 4th century. Belonging to a very different cultural milieu, this multi-layered text is philosophical, psychological and practical in nature. Offering a philosophical reading of Patanjali's Yogasutra, this book discusses themes such as freedom, self-identity, time and transcendence, and translation - between languages, cultures and eras. Drawing substantially upon contemporary Indian materials, it discusses for the first time classical yoga as reflected upon by Daya Krishna (1924-2007) with constant reference to Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya's (1875-1949) studies in yoga philosophy. The genuine attempt on behalf of these two original thinkers to engage philosophically with Patanjala-yoga sets the tone of the textual exploration provided here. This book features a new annotated translation of the Yogasutra, and the author provides a useful background to the extensive Samkhya terminology employed by Patanjali. Daniel Raveh also offers a close reflection of a very act of translation, and the book concludes with suggestions for further reading and a glossary of central notions.

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"...a valuable and thought-provoking addition to the literature on the Yogasutra." --Andrew J. Nicholson, State University of New York at Stony Brook

About Daniel Raveh


Daniel Raveh is Lecturer of Indian and Comparative Philosophy at Tel Aviv University, Israel. Over the last twenty years he has divided his time between Israel and India, and has translated several Indian texts into Hebrew.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements / List of Abbreviations / List of Transliterations / Entree: Translating the Other: Reflections on a Fictional Dialogue / Introduction: Yoga, Translation, the Other / 1. Abhyasa/Vairagya: A Conceptual Investigation into the Process of Yoga / 2. Revisiting avidya and abhinivesa: A note on Yoga Psychology / 3. Rethinking Prajna: Yogasutra 1.49 under a Philosophical Magnifying Glass / 4. Text as a Process: A dialogue with Daya Krishna/ 5. "The Undeciphered Text: Anomalies, Problems and Paradoxes in the Yogasutra" by Daya Krishna / Concise Glossary / Appendix I: Introduction to the Yogasutra in Translation and The Yogasutra in Transliteration / Appendix II: The Yogasutra in Translation / Bibliography / Index

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GOR010333900
Exploring the Yogasutra: Philosophy and Translation by Daniel Raveh
Daniel Raveh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Continuum Publishing Corporation
2012-03-08
208
1441122125
9781441122124
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