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

His most recent work is a sequel to this by the same publisher entitled Bhakti Sytras Jamison likened the effort of the volume to calls to “teach the controversy” by the proponents of Intelligent Design. Journal of Indo-European Studies.

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. Retrieved from ” https: Bryant’s translation is clear, direct, and exact.

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brynt On the contrary, she holds that the timing and renewed vigour of the indigenist arguments during the s demonstrates unscholarly opportunism. In other projects Wikiquote.


He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for three years, and is presently professor of Religions of India at Rutgers University where he teaches courses on Hindu philosophy and religion. Indian Philosophy workshop includes “the foundational philosophical texts of yoga and examine the underpinnings and essential principles of the classical schools of Hindu philosophy I enthusiastically recommend it.

In a review, Sanskrit linguist Stephanie W.

In his article History Repeats Itself Yoga Journal, Novthe author adds that “Our modern world, more than any other epoch in human history, has universalized and idolized consumerism – the indulgence of the senses of the mind – as the highest goal of life. She states that the Indo-Aryan controversy is a “manufactured one” with a non-scholarly, religio-nationalistic attack on scholarly consensus and the editors Bryant and Patton have unwittingly provided it a gloss of intellectual legitimacy.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Fosse and Deshpande’s yogs to the volume provide a critical analysis of the historiography and the nationalist and colonial agendas behind it.

Edwin Bryant, Ph.D. — About Edwin

Edwin Bryant received his Ph. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. His book is a well-rounded and inspiriting course on the real connections between ideas, practices, and direct experience. Tales and Teachings from the Bhagavata Purana. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings bryat our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. 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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I find most of the evidence that has been marshalled to support the theory of Indo-Aryan migrations into the subcontinent to be inconclusive upon careful scrutiny, but on the other, I have not been convinced by an Out-of-India position, since there has been very little of significance offered so far in support of it. We can’t say that what he is teaching is applicable only to the time period in which he codified the Sutras or that they are only for Hindus living in India.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Best Books of Bryant clearly aligns himself with this interpretation of the term, reading ishvara-pranidhana as submission to a personal god and asserting that most yogis over the past two millennia have been associated with devotional sects. He is a professor of Hindu religion and philosophy at Rutgers University, and also teaches workshops sutrae the yoga sutras and other Hindu texts in yoga communities around the wor He exwin for loopholes on both sides The editors are not linguists, she contends, and they have accepted patently weak or false linguistic arguments.

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In Bryant completed a translation of the Yoga Sutras and their traditional commentaries.