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Date Posted: 13:13
Author: Green Lantern - 25 Aug 2002
Subject: Re: New Version - Biography of a Yogi
In reply to: ketch-25Aug02 's message, "Re: New Version - Biography of a Yogi" on 13:12

Quite true, though as an admirer of Yoganandaji I tend to prefer the translation of Yoganikitan which seems to put him and his work in a better light. Of course this is just my bias. Since I can't read Bengali I have to think about the motivations: what possible motivation does Yoganikitan have to try paint Paramahansaji in an overly positive light? What possible motivation does Swami Satyeswarananda have to try paint Paramahansaji in a negative light? Any ideas? For me personally I can't shake the feeling that Swami Satyeswarananda has some sort of grudge toward SRF, Paramahansa Yogananda or both. I think one always has to use discrimination while reading any translation because some of the translators perspective can't help but creep in - at least to some small degree.

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  • Re: New Version - Biography of a Yogi -- Anonymous-25Aug2002, 13:14
  • Re: New Version - Biography of a Yogi -- Hendrik-25Aug02, 13:15
  • Recognising tendentious renderings -- ketch-26Aug02, 13:17

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