Book Review : The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, commented by Sri Swami Satchidananda

What is the book about ?

yoga sutra by satchidanandaThe Yoga Sutra collects two hundred « philosophical rules » to follow in order to bring enlightement into an individual’s life. « Sutra » in sanskrit means the thread. You can understand this word as you are following a thread leading you toward a greater achievment.

The two hundred Sutras were written in Sanskrit. Sri Swami Stachidananda translated them into english and explained them in common western words.

Sri Swami Satchidananda was (1914-2002) an Indian spiritual master who became famous in the USA.

His purpose when writting this book was to bring the understanding of the Sutras to the western yoga adepts by describing each Sutra with metaphores and examples. Continue reading