In the present period of
soul-searching, conflict and reconciliation, may people are turning to the
ancient Indian classics of spiritual development and psychology for
illumination and guidance. Prominent among these classics is the
collection of aphorisms called the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, which offer a
systematic exposition of principles and practices successfully followed
over the course of one thousand years before the Christian era.
This comprehensive and up to date study will hopefully make the substance
of this ancient guide to spirituality more immediately accessible and
illuminating for our modern times.