The present volume provides a learned commentary on the second chapter of the Yoga-Sutra. From a traditional perspective, it is as original, broad, bold, and aweinspiring a commentary as Vijnanabhikshu's 16th century Yoga-Varttika. The second chapter of the Yoga-sutra contains the core of Patanjali's philosophical and metapyschological framework, and it also defines both the components of kriya-yoga and the first five components of the eight limbed Ashtanga-Yoga.
The value of the present volume on the Sadhana-pada is further enhanced by adding the study of even more published Sanskrit commentaries as well as unpublished manuscripts. Seven lenghty appendices add to the value of the work as material presented in these appendices can be further researched and enhanced to form into independent theses.
The present volume is sequel to Volume 1 of the commentary on the Yoga-sutras of Patanjali (Samadhi-Pada).