Yoga-Tarangini: A Rare Commentary on Goraksa-sataka
Author: Jan K Brzezinski
(Jagadananda Das) Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd, Delhi
(Pp 351, ISBN 978 81 208 3989 2, Rs 600)
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 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 kriyayoga and the first five components of eightlimbed astanga-yoga.