A critical edition of Brhadyogi-Yajnavalkya-Smrti prepared by Swami Kuvalayananda and Pandit Raghunathshastri Kokaje was for the first time published in 1951 by the Kaivalyadhama S. M. Y. M. Samiti, Lonavla. The entire text was in Sanskrit. In 1976 a revised edition was published by the Kaivalyadhama S. M. Y. M. Samiti which was also in Sanskrit. Looking to the importance of this text in the evolution and history of the developments in Yoga and the interest of the people in general in the study of Yoga, we had promised at the time of publication of the revised second edition that the English edition of the text would soon be brought out.
We are happy to fulfill our promise by presenting to the readers this English edition of the Brhadyogi-Yajnyavalkya Smrti. This edition has been made more useful not only by mere translation but also by addition of Glossary of important terms, index and a reproduction of the original article by Swami Kuvalayananda and Raghunathshastri Kokaje, the editors of the Sanskrit critical edition, high - lighting the circumstances behind the search of the manuscript, salient features, controversy on the originality raised by Shri P. C. Diwanji and clear-cut reply to the objections raised.
We hope that the readers will appreciate our efforts.
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