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The Four Yogas: A Guide to the Spiritual Paths of Action, Devotion, Meditation and Knowledge
     

The Four Yogas: A Guide to the Spiritual Paths of Action, Devotion, Meditation and Knowledge

by Swami Adiswarananda
 

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Choose the Yoga path that best suits you, and you choose the way to know God.

The philosophy of Yoga tells us that the root cause of our sorrows and suffering is loss of contact with our true Self. Our recovery is only possible by reestablishing contact with our innermost Self, the

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Choose the Yoga path that best suits you, and you choose the way to know God.

The philosophy of Yoga tells us that the root cause of our sorrows and suffering is loss of contact with our true Self. Our recovery is only possible by reestablishing contact with our innermost Self, the Reality of all realities, and by recognizing that knowledge of Self is our salvation.

In this comprehensive guide, Swami Adiswarananda introduces the four spiritual paths of Yoga—Karma-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Raja-Yoga and Jnana-Yoga—and what you can expect as an aspirant on each path. Covering the message and practice of each of the Yogas as well as philosophy and psychology, preparatory practices, common obstacles and ways to overcome them, this accessible book will prove invaluable to anyone wishing to follow a Yoga practice in order to realize the goal of Self-knowledge.

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The Midwest Book Review
The Four Yogas: A Guide To The Spiritual Paths Of Action, Devotion, Meditation And Knowledge by Swami Adiswarananda (Minister and Spiritual Leader of the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York)is an extensive interpretivecollection of the ideals and concepts underlying the spiritual philosophiesof Yoga and the true callings of the acceptance of its pathway. Comprehensively exploring the theoretics and ideologies of progressive introspection,and through Yoga,the finding of one's inner-most self. The Four Yogas recognizes both the philosophical and the artistic approach to yoga and provides readers with a plethora of informative commentaries drawn from Karma Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Raja-Yoga and Jhanana-Yoga. The Four Yogas is very strongly recommended to all readers with an interest in the Hindu religion and wishing to explore a more Yoga-oriented aspect of their spiritual development and practice.

New Age Retailers Magazine
The Four Yogas: A Guide to the Spiritual Path of Acton, Devotion, Meditation, and Knowledge.Swami Adiswarananda. A comprehensive source for exploring yoga as the way to realization of one's true universal self.

The Messenger: A Guide for Life's Adventure
The Four Yogas: A Guide to the Spiritual Paths of Action, Devotion, Meditation and Knowledge by Swami Adiswarananda. The philosophy of Yoga says the root cause of sorrow and suffering is loss of contact with our true Self. This book introduces the four ways that we can walk to realize the goal of Self-knowledge. Practices, common obstacles and ways through them are all discussed here with compassion and wisdom. Excellent read.

The Messenger: A Guide for Life's Adventure

The Four Yogas: A Guide to the Spiritual Paths of Action, Devotion, Meditation and Knowledge by Swami Adiswarananda. The philosophy of Yoga says the root cause of sorrow and suffering is loss of contact with our true Self. This book introduces the four ways that we can walk to realize the goal of Self-knowledge. Practices, common obstacles and ways through them are all discussed here with compassion and wisdom. Excellent read.

The Messenge: A Guide for Life's Adventure

The Four Yogas: A Guide to the Spiritual Paths of Action, Devotion, Meditation and Knowledge by Swami Adiswarananda. The philosophy of Yoga says the root cause of sorrow and suffering is loss of contact with our true Self. This book introduces the four ways that we can walk to realize the goal of Self-knowledge. Practices, common obstacles and ways through them are all discussed here with compassion and wisdom. Excellent read.

From the Publisher

"The clearest, most user-friendly and most practical exposition of Hinduism's four spiritual paths that I have ever read. Profound and exceptionally articulate … leads the reader, step by step."
Nathan Katz, professor of religious studies and director of the Center for the Study of Spirituality, Florida International University, Miami

“A precious spiritual transmission with the power to help you live a more conscious, fulfilled life. With clarity and precision … makes ancient yogic principles thoroughly accessible for modern times. A gift to the world.”
Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of A Woman’s Journey to God and Seven Paths to God

“Approachable and compelling … dispels many myths about the Yogic way…. Combines the keen observation and analytical skills of a scientist with the transcendent wisdom of a spiritual master.”
Ray Kurzweil, inventor, scientist and author of several books, including The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity Is Near

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594734380
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Swami Adiswarananda (1925–2007), former senior monk of the Ramakrishna Order of India, was Minister and Spiritual Leader of the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York.

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