The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Various traditions date Patanjali Maharishi’s Yoga Sutras to over 1,500 years ago. Although exact dates, and even who Patanjali may have been are unclear, what is quite apparent is that this text with its examination of the mind is completely relevant for today’s fast paced world. There are many translations and commentaries available. Since we are by no means authorities on the subject we are also listing some other resources that you can look into as well. Scroll down.
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