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Patanjali (from Wikimedia, Public Domain Image)
Patanjali (from Wikimedia, Public Domain Image)

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

by Charles Johnston


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...there is no cure for the misery of longing, but to fix the heart upon the eternal. (II, 17)

This is an early 20th century translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, one of the earliest and most important texts of Yoga. The translation and commentary are intended for general readers, so there is a minimum of technical language and apparatus.

Title Page
Introduction to Book I
Book I
Introduction to Book II
Book II
Introduction to Book III
Book III
Introduction to Book IV
Book IV