Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: The Book of the Spiritual Man (version 3)


Read by Maggie Russell

(4.7 stars; 72 reviews)

This is Charles Johnston's translation of and commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Johnston's interpretation of this seminal yogic text focuses on "the birth of the spiritual from the psychical man." - Summary by Maggie Russell (3 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Introduction to Book One 5:35 Read by Maggie Russell
Book One, Sutras 1-29 22:07 Read by Maggie Russell
Book One, Sutras 30-51 18:53 Read by Maggie Russell
Introduction to Book Two 3:29 Read by Maggie Russell
Book Two, Sutras 1-27 25:02 Read by Maggie Russell
Book Two, Sutras 28-55 28:23 Read by Maggie Russell
Introduction to Book Three 6:22 Read by Maggie Russell
Book Three, Sutras 1-36 44:30 Read by Maggie Russell
Book Three, Sutras 37-55 21:12 Read by Maggie Russell
Introduction to Book Four 2:37 Read by Maggie Russell
Book 4, Sutras 1-34 47:13 Read by Maggie Russell

Reviews


(5 stars)

I really enjoyed listening to this. I plan to add it to my daily listening


(5 stars)

great book. Wonderful translation and mesmerized reading


(5 stars)

Wonderful book. Great narration. I will listen to this again and again. We need this book in our crazy world

Great title


(4.5 stars)

This is a must listen for all those spiritually inclined. Maggie does a good job of oration;however, I have a few hang-ups. I wish there was a clear demarcation between the interpreters commentary and the actual text. I plan to listen to some other readings and I enjoyed this so much that I know eventually I’ll get a hard copy for study, as the terms and ideas explored here are incredibly complex and deep.

Fine Reading


(5 stars)

This is an excellent solo reading of Charles Johnston’s interpretation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, spoken clearly by Maggie Russell. Her emphases and phrasing are more staccato than legato, which for a text such as this, I find helpful to grasp subtle aspects of Johnston’s explorations and distinctions of the sutras’ vocabulary and logical system. Highly recommended.

yoga sutras of pantajali : The book of the Spiritual man


(5 stars)

for me easily the most clear concise and coherent structure available to allow one to interpret and understand universal lores to obliterate the boudaries of the archaic frame work we live and understand our existence by Om Namah Shivay Jai Shree RamπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Worth it in many ways


(4 stars)

Excellent presentation and narration. Some of the commentary needs correction, such as the implication that thought travels faster than the speed of light (it doesn't), but overall this is well well worth the listen.

wonderful reading!


(5 stars)

I love these sutras! This has great commentary on each to make it more accessible and understandable. The reading is superb! Such a lovely reading voice, I hope she will do more.