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The 108 Heads of Lord Patanjali

Mehta, Shyam - The 108 Heads of Lord Patanjali

« In the USA and UK alone there are some 10,000 yoga teachers, teaching approximately 2 million people. Every or perhaps virtually every yoga teacher in the world has heard of and acknowledges the work of sage Patanjali in approximately 500 B.C. In yoga, there is no better known textbook, there is no work that anyone has written that has superseded Patanjali's original "Yoga Sutras".

It is the author's contention that all commentators have missed the essential joke that sage Patanjali played on his future commentators. There have been hundreds of commentators on this work and strangely all of them say very different things in regard to the more complicated sections of Patanjali's work.

It needed a mathematical mind to understand how many hundreds of permutations of meanings one can give when with the lapse of time the original meanings of the Sanskrit words used have been lost. The author uses simple easy to understand logic to demonstrate why it is that there are so many different interpretations of this work.

He also shows that Patanjali deliberately sought to confuse his audience. Virtually all of the 196 verses were written in such a way that a person who started off with the premise that the work makes sense would then proceed to make sense of it, irrespective of the truth.

There is only one sutra in this work that is a specific benefit to the true yoga practitioner. The yogi needs to engage in work to help his fellow man. »

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Langue : Anglais - 280 pages
Philosophie & Essais

ISBN: 1412151600

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Commentaires de lecteurs :

A. This is a comprehensive tome on the Yoga Sutra. Mr. Mehta does not use many words. In one short chapter, he explains logically and simply, from a mathematical perspective, that it is not possible for any scholar to translate or comment on this work. There are simply too many possible meanings for any given Sanskrit word.
Mathematician, Cambridge University

B. Where are we left when the author demonstrates convincingly that the Yoga Sutra was written as a trap to all scholars? Nothing that you or I believed about yoga survives. At the very least you need to glance at this book.
Student of Buddhist philosophy, London

C. Please note that we do not have time, nor are we interseted in fruitless dialog. We do however wish you the very best with your publication.
Yours in the service of Lord Sri Krishna.
On this auspicious occasion of Sri Govardhana Puja.
Caitanya Candra das
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna,
Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.
ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness)

D. We apologose for the late reply. We are sorry but we have nobody in our organisation who is skilled in Yoga. Can we still help you in some way??
Hanuman Mandir and Neeb Karori Baba Ashram, Parikrama Marg, Vrindavan

E. Reading just First Part of your book is this "Enlightening" to me I can't imagine the rest....Iam hooked on to "Yoga" described by you in the most scientific & Authentic way.People do practise Yoga & Open shools just to make money & cater to the Gullible.Shyam you have said it all very clearly all aspects of "Yoga" in a Clear simple way for one and all to understand.I have to admit I did not know about Yoga the way you set it step by step...Yoga is not just Yoga....Submitting oneself to God & Mankind .Mind Body & Soul...Well Done Bravo !!!!!!!!!!!".
Lady from Tamil Nadu, India

F. Thank you very much for the first part of your book. It's interesting for me. I think it can help the people in all world, which want to study the yoga.
Lady from Ordjinikidse, Ukraine

G. To the best of my knowledge, Patanjali's Yoga Sutra has been influenced by eight fold Path of Lord Buddha. His is the Vedic Version of Buddha's Eight Fold Path.
Expert on Buddhism, India

H. Hi Shyam,
First of all i have been never been given a task like this so please forgive me as i try to put into words, the best i can, what i got from reading the book. You asked for my honest not reactive response. so here it goes

I found that your extensive study and findings gave me knowledge of key aspects that bring seperation from God. i liked that you named individuals that are claiming to serve and even to be God and fool people.

I think your questioning is very powerful and can shake people out of their reality and to doubt what we have been told seems to untie the knots that have been created in the past, man has certainly distorted the ancient knowledge in desire for recognition and acclaim. It is their certainty that has caused seperation, ( to me knowing God is to be living in mystery)

The book is a great wake up call to live in love and oneness and it sheds light on many of the shadows of our world of so called great minds. its a good thing to shed light on the dark aspects that control and imprison us in our own minds especially when it encourages an acceptance and an embracing of all that is dark .....after all it is all God or his master plan!!. if our mind is the problem knowing this can spark individuals to take correct action and to encourage all that listen to choose to live in God now!

I feel your book highlights for all readers to see the shadows created by mankind in order to choose to heal them, enabling those who read it to choose God and light if they are open and wise enough. The book does this task very nicely and i have been inspired to go back to the beginning and to read the recommended books too. Mahabharata and Ramayana. ( i liked that section)unfortunately in the west here the study of Yoga is backward this is the starting point where all should begin. i hope this is useful.

I cannot tell you how grateful i am that you chose to contact me, its a blessing and a miracle to read your work.

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