Concise Yoga Vasistha (Paperback)

By Swami Venkatesananda (Translator), Christopher Key Chapple (Introduction by)

State University of New York Press, 9780873959544, 448pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 1985

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Description

The Concise Yoga Vasistha a clear, provocative summary of one of the leading texts of Hinduism. Swami Venkatesananda continues the long tradition of elaborating on and clarifying the teachings of the sage Vasistha. It captures the verve of the original text while eliminating needless repetition. For the specialist, this book makes available a handy guide to the original Sanskrit without sacrificing philosophical depth. To the comparative religionist, it provides an occasion for understanding how Hinduism has been able to accommodate seemingly opposite schools of thought without giving way to the platitudes which mar many syncretic movements.