Reviews from a few of the Amazon.com readers:
William A. Lewis
At last, a straight-forward, easy to read manual for living without all the tedious layers of mythology and tradition that clutter many other books of like nature. Those cumbersome multi-volume texts can be enjoyable if one has the time for leisurely study and contemplation; but this book is designed for the field under combat conditions when inner struggles between reality and illusion can be extremely difficult without seasoned wisdom readily available. It's a love letter for humanity from one who truly cares.
Carrera's sourcebook is helpful in this daunting task of unpacking the sutras of Patanjali. He has explained so nicely his well-organized work which is clearly influenced by his guru, Swami Satchidananda. His clarity and humor are real gems in making this text accessible for the modern day yogi (yogini). It is highly readable and can be used as a resource and reviewed countless times. I find something new each time I read it!
Very comprehensive and understandable guide to help with Pantanjali's complex sutra....I'd recommend for anyone struggling to better understand sutras. I am using it in a study group and is by far the best guide in the group!
This reflective book is my peace in the morning. I start each day reading and re-reading one or two sutras. Rev. Jaganath has provided a text that directly relates to our modern day lives. This book has helped me pace my life and to encourage a mindful approach. Thank you for this lasting translation.
"Patanjali was really with him when he wrote this book."
Sri Swami Satchidananda, founder and spiritual head, Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville/Integral Yoga Institutes
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"Reverend Jaganath's commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is without comprise or condescension. Each word is harvested in the fields of insight as well as inspiration. This book is a 'must-have' reference for all scholars of Yoga."
David Life, co-author, Jivamukti Yoga - Practices for Liberating Body and Soul
"Applying the wisdom contained between these covers can make all the difference between a life of pain and one of joy. Reverend Jaganath takes lofty principles and explains them in a clear, modern language with practical examples we can understand. you will feel the author's sincerity and didecation to insights that transcend the ages but can make a difference now."
Alan Cohen, author of The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore
"Drawing from ancient wisdom, infused with inspiration from his beloved Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda, Reverend Jaganath gives us a practical 'how-to' manual for living a fulfilling life."
Sharon Gannon, co-author, Jivamukti Yoga - Practices for Liberating Body and Soul
"Inside the Yoga Sutras invites us to take delight in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, weaving truths with kind, humorous, and authoritative writing. He unveils the 196 sutras in all their richness. His translation and commentary reveal Patanjali's great compassion and humaness of voice. With anecdotes, dialogue, witticisms and truths, Reverend Jaganath's writing entertains and enlightens."
Nancy Miller, Ascent Magazine
You hold in your hands a revolution in consciousness; a manual for transcending all artificial notions of self and the universe we live in. The Yoga Sutras is the classic text of Yoga theory and practice. It speaks with clarity and authority on the inner workings of consciousness, the purpose of the creation, and on sufering and the means to transcend it. It is a step-by-step manual for attaining the unshakable peace that is your True Identity.
Inside the Yoga Sutras presents a clear, up to date perspective on these transformative teachings. This comprehensive sourcebook for the study and practice of The Yoga Sutras, includes:
- Commentary for each sutra.
- Extensive cross referencing.
- Section by section previews and reviews.
- Study guide for teachers or students.
- Word-for-Word Sutra Dictionary.
- Continuous translation of all 196 sutras.
- Sanskrit glossary highlighted by scriptural quotes.
- Down-to-earth hints for daily practice.
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