The four chapters of Patanjali's Yoga-Sutra in a new, commented word-by-word translation by Dr. Ronald Steiner. Get a new perspective on yourself with the help of this 2000 year-old guideline and fundamental source text.

Source texts and Sanskrit
patañjalitatpuruṣa-compound genitive
patañjalisubstantive masculine
Patanjali
patañjalisubstantive masculine
patverbal rootañjalisubstantive masculine
Patanjali
patverbal roothaving fallen from the sky, to fly
añjalisubstantive masculinethe both cupped and opened hands placed on one another
yogatatpuruṣa-compound genitive
yoga
yoga
yogasubstantive masculine
yujverbal root
yoga, connection, harnessing
yujverbal rootto harness, to tense
sūtramnominative singular
sūtrasubstantive neuter
guideline

The guideline (sūtra) for the Yoga Path (yoga) of Patanjali (patañjali)

Dr. Ronald Steiner


Die Yoga-Sutra's des Patañjali

Paul Deussen - 1908

[The Yoga Sutra of Patañjali]


Yogasūtras of Patañjali

James R. Ballantyne - 1852

Yoga-Sutra
Yoga Sutra 1: On the experience of absolute unity Yoga Sutra 1: On the experience of absolute unity

Yoga Sūtra 1: On the experience of absolute unity (samādhi)

Patañjali begins his Yoga Sūtra with the basics: learning to distinguish your perception from your essence. This will allow you to immerse yourself in an experience of absolute unity (samādhi).

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Yoga Sutra 2: Über die spirituelle Praxis Yoga Sutra 2: Über die spirituelle Praxis

Yoga Sūtra Kapitel zwei: Über die spirituelle Praxis (sādhana)

Das zweite Kapitel des Yoga Sūtra widmet sich ganz einer systematischen Praxis (sādhana) durch die Du schließlich in die Einheitserfahrung (samādhi) eintauchen kannst.

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Yoga Sutra 3: Über Ergebnisse der Yogapraxis Yoga Sutra 3: Über Ergebnisse der Yogapraxis

Yoga Sūtra 3: Über Ergebnisse (vibhūti) der Yogapraxis

Das dritte Kapitel des Yoga Sūtra schildert wie Du schrittweise tiefer in die Meditation (saṁyama) eintauchst - und welche Ergebnisse (vibhūti oder siddhi) Du dadurch entwickelst. Teilweise wirken diese Fertigkeiten Das dritte Kapitel des Yoga Sūtra schildert wie Du schrittweise tiefer in die Meditation (saṁyama) eintauchst - und welche Ergebnisse (vibhūti oder siddhi) Du dadurch entwickelst. Teilweise wirken diese Fertigkeiten übernatürlich. Wie sind sie gemeint?

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Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom Yoga Sutra 4: On Inner Freedom

Yoga Sūtra Chapter Four: On Inner Freedom (kaivalya)

The fourth chapter of the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali begins describing supernatural abilities and a shift in perception (siddhi). These eventually lead us to an absolute inner freedom (kaivalya) which is the culmination of the The fourth chapter of the Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali begins describing supernatural abilities and a shift in perception (siddhi). These eventually lead us to an absolute inner freedom (kaivalya) which is the culmination of the Yoga-path.

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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – sung by Ronald Steiner (MP3)

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali rank among the basic philosophical writings of yoga. There has been and still is a long tradition of passing it on from teacher to pupil to be practiced and repeated. With the rhythm of the Sanskrit language wisdom is The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali rank among the basic philosophical writings of yoga. There has been and still is a long tradition of passing it on from teacher to pupil to be practiced and repeated. With the rhythm of the Sanskrit language wisdom is transported, which exceeds the simple meaning of the words easily. Find here the Yoga Sutras sung by Dr. Ronald Steiner (MP3).