Translation, with Introduction, Appendix, and
Notes Based Upon Several Authentic Commentaries
Manilal Nabhubhai Dvivedi
M. N. Dvivedi (1858-1898) and the opening page of the present book
A 2018 Editorial Note:
The following document reproduces
the 1890 edition of “The Yoga-Sutra of
Patanjali”, published by Tookaram Tatya for
the Bombay Theosophical Publication Fund.
Helena Blavatsky had a deeply favourable view
of Mr. M.N. Dvivedi’s work, as one can see by the
articles she published on his books and essays. [1]
(Carlos Cardoso Aveline)
[1] See “Collected Writings”, H.P. Blavatsky, TPH, volume XIII, pages 67-68, 71-72, and 158. A favourable commentary on the present book will be found at “Lucifer” magazine, February 1891 edition, pp. 509-512. The word “Lucifer”, it must be said, is a pre-Christian, Latin term meaning “light-bringer”. The word refers to the planet Venus, the morning star, and has been grossly distorted by ill-advised theologians. Regarding Mr. Dvivedi’s writings, see other articles in “Lucifer” magazine, April 1891, pp. 99-104 and “Lucifer” magazine, May 1891, pp. 193-200. A commentary on his book “Raja Yoga” is published at “Lucifer”, January 1891, pp. 423-426. (CCA)
The book “The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali”, by Manilal Nabhubhai Dvivedi, was published in our associated websites on 21 August 2018.
See also the book by William Q. Judge entitled “The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali”.
See the articles “Experiencing the Yoga Aphorisms”, by Carlos Cardoso Aveline; The Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali”, by Katherine Hillard; and “Reflections on Patanjali’s Yoga”, by The Theosophical Movement.