The Vedāntisation of the Yoga Sūtra or Patañjali: a modern appraisal

9th December 2014 | No Comments

In recent years Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra has been promoted by many teachers
and writers as the normative and quintessential text on yoga. Well, not everyone agrees. David Gordon White claims that ‘…the Yoga Sutra is as relevant to yoga as it is taught and practiced today as understanding the workings of a combustion engine is to driving a car.’