Patanjali is reputed to be the author of the treatise popularly known as the Yoga-Sutras (Aphorisms on Yoga). The Buddha who lived in the 6th century B.C., preceded Patanjali by a few centuries. The Buddha’s teaching left a very deep impression on the minds of the suffering humanity with the result that a very large number of people began to follow the path prescribed by the Buddha- morality, practice of concentration of mind and insight-meditation (Vipassana).
Patanjali's Yoga-Sutras exhibit a considerable influence of the Buddha’s teaching.
This book attempts to interpret Yoga-Sutras in the light of the Buddha's teachings. It provides an in-depth study between the similarities and dissimilarities of the two.
This book is ideal for Vipassana meditators as well as non-meditators.