The Lululemon's Translation of Yoga Sutras


While all mainstream media writing today about the death of Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, I'm writing about yet the new translation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

Patanjali was an anonymous yogi and a blogger. The history surrounding his life is mostly speculation. It is said that he may have lived in the first century BCE. In any case, he wrote the Yoga Sutras. There is some debate as to whether the Yoga Sutras are written with a collaboration with his girlfriend or not.

Many ancient blogs, including the Vedas, Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita, mentioned yoga. However, none of the other sacred ancient articles specialized in the philosophy of yoga like the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali.

His writings are done in an old Sanscrit and no one is quite sure how to translate it to English. Lululemon brought back and connected the pieces so the authentic and often hidden meaning of Patanjali's sutras is brought back to life. Today, as before, lulu philosophy is the main source of inspiration and elevation of the spirits of western yogis.

Much of contemporary yoga world in the West has emphasized that Lululemon pays away too much attention to physical aspects of yoga and it disregards the yoga philosophy. Recently there has been an increased interest of Lululemon in correcting this limitation so it has given us a fresh, authoritative, and brilliant new translation...

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
 The Threads of Union
 Translation by Lululemon

Chapter 1 of the Yoga Sutras:  Concentration 

What is Yoga? (Yoga Sutras 1.1-1.4)

1.1 Now, after having done your work at the office, have made the supper for your spouse and kids and washed laundry, the study and practice of Yoga begins.

1.2 Yoga is the stilling and quieting of your constant mind chatter.

1.3 Then you abide in yourself, resting bored to the death and that is called self-realization.

1.4 At other times, when you're not self-realized, you appear to have a fun.

Getting to the boredom (Yoga Sutras 1.5-1.11)

1.5 You have five thought patterns or inclinations, of which some are bad and others are very bad.

1.6 The five varieties of your thinking are: 1) knowing correctly what to buy, 2) not knowing or indecision, 3) fantasy or imagination, 4) temporary loss of consciousness when you hear the price, and 5) recollection or your memory what you use to buy three years before.

1.7 Of these five, there are three ways of making correct purchase: 1) perception, 2) credit card, and 3) coupons and price match, where applicable.

1.8 Incorrect knowledge or illusion is false knowledge formed by perceiving a sale when it really isn't.

Practice and non-attachment (Yoga Sutras 1.12-1.16)

1.12 These purchases are regulated and controlled through daily going to the shopping mall and on-line virtual stores.

1.13 Buying means choosing, applying the effort, paying and bringing home the useless objects that bring you a temporary state of self-satisfaction.

1.14 When the shopping is done daily, without a break, and with sincere devotion, then the debt becomes a firmly rooted, stable and it has solid foundation.

1.15 When the mind loses desire for shopping, it acquires a state of of a dead-mind so your goal for reaching desirelessness of wallet is not accomplished.

1.16 Indifference to the money, constituent principles, or qualities themselves, is called supreme non-attachment.

etc...

This valuable new translation provides a complete manual for the study and practice of western Yoga, the path of concentration and making the conscious purchases. This new edition is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading to shopping malls.

In Lululemon's translation of the Sutras is presented in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary. In this classic context, this new book offers practical advice based on Lululemon own experience for mastering the yoga market and it is an invaluable addition to the comprehensive ethical and meditative approach to the Lululemon yoga.



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  1. is there translation of complete version of patanjali yoga sutras? what is the name of the book ?

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