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Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
Translation and Commentary
TKV Desikachar Produced by
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The Yoga Sutra is considered one of the most authoritative classical texts on yoga, authored by the Sage Patanjali. Although popularly known as a philosophical text, Patanjali's work is fundamentally a very practical guide to the purpose, meaning and objective of our lives as human beings.

Patanjali presents the mind as both the source of and the solution to all our difficulties and shows us the means by which we can rise above our baser instincts and progressively refine the mind so that it achieves and sustains its highest possible potential.

About this App

This App presents a lucid translation of the Yoga Sutra and an accompanying commentary by world renowned yoga master, TKV Desikachar.

Each Sutra is presented in the original Sanskrit script along with the English transliteration following the Roman Transliteration system. An unique vale add of this App is the clear audio presentation of each sutra, following the system of chant notations developed and popularized by TKV Desikachar, rendered by his daughter and student, Mekhala Desikachar.

Each sutra is chanted in the classical and simplified modes. The classical mode presents the sutra exactly as it is in the text. The simplified mode breaks up the words that comprise a sutra in a manner that makes it easy for the beginner to listen and learn to chant the sutra-s. Also available is the option of listening to both the classical and simple renditions of the sutra-s in the repeat mode to enable listening and repetition by the user.

Those who wish to only listen to the chanting of the sutra-s may do so in any of the following four modes by going directly to the audio center.
Classical
Classical (repeat mode)
Simplified
Simplified (repeat mode)

There is also the option of using the text-and-audio mode in which it is possible to navigate easily from sutra to sutra across chapters while also listening to the audio rendition of each sutra in classical and simplified modes.

Also available in this App as an upgrade, is a chapter wise index of words and where they occur.

This App brings together the written and audio mediums in a synergistic manner thus making it convenient for all those who are interested in understanding the nuances of the Yoga Sutra, to simultaneously have access to the original text, its transliteration, translation into English and commentary by an acclaimed expert on yoga, along with classical and simplified audio renditions.

The Home icon returns the user to the title page of the App.

The Main Menu presents a list of the four chapters of the Yoga Sutra. In each chapter, it is possible to select either the audio mode alone (which takes the user to the audio center or the text-and-audio mode ( which opens to a sutra wise listing of the selected chapter).

In the audio center, the audio rendition of each sutra is presented, chapter wise. The user can select the chapter he/she wishes to listen to by clicking
Each sutra is presented in four audio modes:
Classical
Classical (repeat mode)
Simplified
Simplified (repeat mode)

The classical mode presents the sutra exactly as it is in the text. The simplified mode breaks up the words that comprise a sutra in a manner that makes it easy for the beginner to listen and learn to chant the sutra-s. Also available is the option of listening to both the classical and simple renditions of the sutra-s in the repeat mode to enable listening and repetition by the user.

If the user selects the text-and-audio mode, it opens to give a sutra-wise listing of the selected chapter. The user can click on the specific sutra that he/she wishes to read. The back button on the sutra pages takes the user to the sutra-wise listing for that chapter.

The forward and backward icons   enable the user to navigate from one sutra to the next. The back button on the sutra-wise listing of each chapter takes the user to the Main Menu.

The Icon at the lower right hand corner of any page on the screen takes the user to a brief on how to use the App.















 
 
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