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An outline of Yoga philosophy.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781846377242
  • Publisher: Echo Library
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Lecture I. The Nature of Yoga 1
1. The Meaning of the Universe 1
2. The Unfolding of Consciousness 4
3. The Oneness of the Self 7
4. The Quickening of the Process of Self-Unfoldment 7
5. Yoga is a Science 10
6. Man a Duality 14
7. States of Mind 18
8. Samadhi 20
9. The Literature of Yoga 24
10. Some Definitions 28
11. God Without and God Within 31
12. Changes of Consciousness and Vibrations of Matter 32
13. Mind 36
14. Stages of Mind 37
15. Inward and Outward-turned Consciousness 40
16. The Cloud 42
Lecture II. Schools of Thought 45
1. Its Relation to Indian Philosophies 48
2. Mind 67
3. The Mental Body 70
4. Mind and Self 73
Lecture III. Yoga as Science 77
1. Methods of Yoga 77
2. To the Self by the Self 80
3. To the Self through the Not-Self 84
4. Yoga and Morality 87
5. Composition of States of the Mind 92
6. Pleasure and Pain 98
Lecture IV. Yoga as Practice 108
1. Inhibition of States of Mind 109
2. Meditation with and without Seed 114
3. The Use of Mantras 120
4. Attention 121
5. Obstacles to Yoga 124
6. Capacities for Yoga 125
7. Forthgoing and Returning 131
8. Purification of Bodies 138
9. Dwellers on the Threshold 141
10. Preparation for Yoga 147
11. The End 149
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    A fascinating introduction to yoga from Theosophist Besant. Some

    A fascinating introduction to yoga from Theosophist Besant. Some real insights into yoga here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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