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Three works in one pair of covers. The Rules are a set of mental pegs on which to hang the principle and precepts of a system which you must learn from the living teacher of your “8chool.” The Comment is a reinvestiture of the skeleton of the Rules with the fesh and blood of comprehensible details. And the Explanation is of course commentary on the Comment. The Comment is the oldest written systematic exp० 8ition of Yoga-doctrine in Sanskrit that we p08e8. (0f the Hindu philosophies, by far the most important are the ancient dualism called Sānkhya, the monisाm of the Vedanta, and the Yoga-system. Kautilya, prime-ministe of Chandragupta (300 B.C.), mentions Sankhya and Yoga as current in his day. But the elements of Yoga, rigorous austerities and control of the senses, are०indefinitely antique, and are one of the oldest and most striking products of the Hindu mind and character When one consider3 the foods of p3eudo-scientifio writing with which the propagan dists of Indian “isms' in America, have deluged us, one is the better prepared to appre ciate the self-reठtraint of Dr. Woods in keeping all that pertains to miracle-mongering and sen8ationalism in the background, and in devoting himself to the exposition of the spiritual and intellectual aspects of Yoga. His work “ continues the tradition of austere 80bolarathip" which has, from the beginning, characteriळed the Harvard Oriental Serie3. volumes 18 and 19. The Veda of the Black rajus School, entitled Taittirya Samlhtt. Translated from the original Sanskrit proee and verse, with a running commentary law, and of His Majesty's Colonial 0ffice, sometime Acting Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Oxford, Author of * Responsible Government in the Dominions.' Wolume 18, kāpla8 1-III; volume 19, kpas [W-WI. 1914. Pages 464 +-374 = 838. Roya18० Price 7. Not sold separately The Rig-Veda holds unquestioned primacy in the sacred literature of the Hindus; but, their reatest mediawal 30choliast on the Vedas, Sāyapa, did not write his commen tary on the Rig-Veda until after his commentary on the Yajur-Veda, because (as he expressly tells us) of the tran80endent importance of the Yajur-Veda for the 8acrifice The Yajur-Veda is the Veda of8aorificial formulas. An accurate edition of the Taittirya Samhita was published in 1871-21by Weber. It waited migh fifty years for a translator For the difficult, task of translation, no English or American Sanskritist wa8 80 well १ualifed by previous studies as Keith. To it he has brought, his wide and varied learn ing, and with such effectiveness as to produce a work, which, in spite of its large extent, is notable for its well-rounded completeness. The entire text is translated. The com mmentary runs por p008u with the version, embodies the gist of Sāyapa's scholia, and is presented with the utmost typographical perspicuity. An elaborate introduction is given, treating of the relation of this text to kindred texts, its contents, language, style, and date ('about 600 B.C.), and the religious ritual of ancient, India. volumes 20 and 24. Rg-Veda Repetitions. The repeated verses and distichs and stansas of the Rig-Veda in systematic presentation and with critical disou8sion. By MAएarc: Universi ty, Baltimore. 1916. Pages, 508 +2006 = 714. Royal8. Not Bold18eparately Volume 20 contains Part, 1: The repeated passages of the Rig-weda, systematically presented in the order of the Rig-Veda, with critical comments and note3. Volume 24 contains Part, 2: Comments and classifications from metrical and lexical and gram matical points of view, and from the point of view of the themes and divinities of the repeated passages. Also Part 3: List and indexes. [Digitized by (Google