“We forget that people throughout time are the same as us today,” says Edwin Bryant, translator and commentator on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. “Their minds . In Bryant completed a translation of the Yoga Sutras and their traditional commentaries. Edwin Bryant received his Ph.D in Indic languages and Cultures from load, Edwin currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu.

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He is a professor of Hindu religion and philosophy at Rutgers University, and also teaches workshops on the yoga sutras and other Hindu texts in yoga communities around the wor Evidence and Inference in Indian History. In Bryant completed a translation of the Yoga Sutras and their traditional commentaries.

He notes that the discovery of Indo-Aryan language family was foundational to the investigation of the origins of the Western civilization, and the relationship between the Indo-Aryan family and the remaining Indo-European languages must be established.

As a personal practitioner of yoga for 40 years, a number of them spent in India studying with traditional teachers, where he returns yearly, Edwin strives to combine academic scholarship and rigor with sensitivity towards traditional knowledge systems.

Yoga Sutras of Bryaht. When the yogi merges completely in the object of devotion, duality is transcended and the non-dual state is achieved. This book, edited by Edwin Bryant and Laurie Patton, [9] contains a series of articles by proponents of the ” Indigenous Aryans ” position and scholars sutra the Indo-Aryan migration theorywith some alternative interpretations.


In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last millennium and a half. YogaHindu philosophy.

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From Wikipedia, the free eswin. This work, too, seeks to ground the practices of Bhakti in a traditional framework. Jamison likened the effort of the volume to calls to “teach the controversy” by the proponents of Intelligent Design. Tales and Teachings from the Bhagavata Purana.

In the interview Inside the Yoga Tradition[13] Bryant describes some tenets of his interpretation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”I stress in my commentary that Patanjali is emphatic about the yamas and niyamas vows and observances.

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Discussing theistic overtones bgyant Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the practice of ishvara-pranidhana commitment or surrender to GodDavid Gordon White points out in his The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – A Biography[14] “Edwin Bryant, who, in his recent splendid commentary on the Yoga Sutra, notes that Vijanabhikshu considered ishvara-pranidhana to refer to the practice of devotion to Krishna, the Lord of the Bhagavat Gita.

Edwin Bryant received his Ph. North Point Press Publication Date: His clear and engaging prose brings Patanjali’s aphorisms to life, taking his reader on an amazing journey through the show more.


Fosse and Deshpande’s contributions to the volume provide a critical analysis of the historiography and the nationalist and colonial agendas behind it. So their apparently even-handed assessment lacks merit and cannot be regarded as objective scholarship. Bryant’s translation is clear, direct, and exact.

D in Indic languages and Cultures from Columbia University. More about Edwin F. Check out the top books of the year ewdin our page Best Books of In his research engagements, he lived several years in India where he studied Sanskrit and was trained with several Indian pundits. Retrieved 15 May He probes for loopholes on both sides Looking for beautiful books?

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The editors are not linguists, she contends, and they have accepted patently weak or false linguistic arguments. In addition to his academic course load, Edwin currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu Philosophy at yoga studios and teacher training courses throughout the country.

She also holds Bryant’s desire to present what he calls the views of “Indian scholars” for “reconstructing the religious and cultural history of their own country” as misleading because it patently ignores the views of historians of India who have done so since the beginning of the twentieth century.