September 21, 2017

Yoga Sutras and Yoga Vasistha.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


I have been integrating your wisdom for many years now and am following your “leads” to other sources of Vedic wisdom such as Patanjali, Nisargadatta Maharaj, and of course Vashistha… I’m not sure what you consider a beginner with regard to interpreting Spiritual Texts, as it were, but am intrigued by Vashistha’s point of view none the less…
 My question is a simple one. I am asking you for a resource for finding and purchasing such texts as “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” & “The Yoga of Vashistha” etc.
I am not currently fluent in Sanskrit so a translation would be necessary, preferably a translation by someone you would accept for your own collection… 
 A resource to purchase authentic Vedic wisdom from, which has been translated by an authentic “Vedic Resource”… Maybe, you? O.K., the next best will do….”LAUGH”


Translations of the Yoga Sutras are easy to find. If you want to save yourself the initial expense and read it first online, you can go to and find it under the Hindu section. If you then want a hard copy to study from, you will probably be fine with whatever you find available online. I have a few different translations. A good translation and commentary of the Yoga Sutras by I. K. Taimni is disguised in his title “The Science of Yoga.”

The Yoga Vasistha is a little harder to find. Swami Venkatesananda has done a nice abridged version called the Concise Yoga Vasistha. Another shortened version I like a lot is the Laghu-Yoga-Vasistha by K.N. Aiyer.  The unabridged English translation of the Yoga Vasistha is rarer outside of India, but you may have luck finding the 5-volume edition here by Swami Jyotir Maya Nanda.

I haven’t gotten around to attempting a translation of my own, and if I were you, I wouldn’t hold my breath on that project happening anytime soon either.



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