English translation and commentary by T.K.V. u. Kausthub Desikachar
Klappentext: Adi Sankara
is one of the most important saints to have lived in India. Founder of the Advaita Vedanta system, his contributions transcended the realms of Hindu philosophy. In his short life spanning thirty two years, he revolutionized Indian thought in many of the existing philosophies and teachings. His works include commentaries on the Vedanta Sutra-s, Bhagavad Gita and the primary Upanisad-s, apart from numerous poems and various topics.
However, little is known about his immense contribution to the field of yoga. Two of Sankara’s works illustrate his great regard for yoga, which has been part of the Indian tradition since time immemorial. One is a beautiful commentary on the Yoga Sutra-s of Patanjali, the master text on yoga. The other is his composition Yoga Taravali.
Through this poem Yoga Taravali, Sankara poetically and metaphorically summarizes the highest teachings of yoga. A most for every yoga enthusiast, this text will not only provide deep insights into the teachings of yoga, but will also indicate Adi Sankara’s mastery over the ancient discipline of yoga.
This handy book is inspired by the interpretations of T Krishnamacharya, who considered Yoga Taravali one of the best poems on the message of yoga. This work includes the original text in Sanskrit with Roman transliteration and translation and commentary by TKV Desikachar, one of the most respected yoga masters of our times, and his student Kausthub Desikachar. The lucid and simple presentation makes this book a handy companion not just to every enthusiast of yoga but also to everyone who follows Adi Sankara’s teachings.
Aus dem Inhaltsverzeichnis:
- First words
- Adi Sankara – the yogi
- Yoga Taravali text
- Appendices: Human anatomy according to the yogi-s, Script of foreword written in Kannada
für alle, die sich in der Tradition von Krishnamacharya/ Desikachar verstehen, zum tieferen Verständnis