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HOW TO BE A YOGI [Kindle Edition]

Swami Abhedananda
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How To Be A Yogi
by Swâmi Abhedânanda

A road-map of the Yogic schools.

TRUE religion is extremely practical; it is, indeed, based entirely upon practice, and not upon theory or speculation of any kind, for religion begins only where theory ends. Its object is to mould the character, unfold the divine nature of the soul, and make it possible to live on the spiritual plane, its ideal being the realization of Absolute Truth and the manifestation of Divinity in the actions of the daily life.

THE Vedânta Philosophy includes the different branches of the Science of Yoga. Four of these have already been treated at length by the Swâmi Vivekananda in his works on "Râja Yoga," "Karma Yoga," "Bhakti Yoga," and "Jnâna Yoga"; but there existed no short and consecutive survey of the science as a whole. It is to meet this need that the present volume has been written. In an introductory chapter are set forth the true province of religion and the full significance of the word "spirituality" as it is understood in India. Next follows a comprehensive definition of the term "Yoga," with short chapters on each of the five paths to which it is applied, and their respective practices.
What is Yoga?
Hatha Yoga
Râja Yoga
Karma Yoga
Bhakti Yoga
Jnâna Yoga
Science of Breathing
Was Christ a Yogi?

About the Author

About the Author:

"Swami Abhedananda was born in Calcutta on October 2, 1866. His father, Rasiklal Chandra, was a senior teacher of English in the Oriental Seminary of Calcutta. His mother Nayantara Devi named him "Kaliprasad",meaning grace of the Divine Mother Kali. His keen interest in Sanskrit and philosophy took a lion's share of his studies in his boyhood. Even before he came of age, he felt an inner inspiration to learn Yoga. His longing for yoga practice drove him to Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsadev at Dakshineswar. Sri Ramakrishna recognised him as a great yogi in his previous birth and that this was his last birth. He readily agreed to teach him yoga practices and initiated him with mantram. The mystic touch of the Guru immediately led him to deep Samadhi. Right from this beginning and during the course of his spiritual sadhana Kaliprasad experienced many divine visions till he reached the state beyond name and form." (Quote from

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 100 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1480060186
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043EVAFI
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5.0 out of 5 stars Speaks to the inner truth of one's core. 16 May 2014
By PiePony
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Although a book of it's time and slightly strange in the way it is worded for modern use, the truths and insights of human desire to be at peace in abundance, receiving from an infinite intelligent source, without harm to others is intrinsic in all of us.
Learning to let go of desire and ego, to be mindful of God or Universal Creative force, to become a better human being and progress by allowing Grace to overcome Karma is the general teaching of Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Christian Faiths.
Well worth a read.
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