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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ISBN-13: 9781594734380
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 314
File size: 2 MB

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part One: The Way of Karma-Yoga: The Path of Action
1 The Message of Karma-Yoga 11
2 The Philosophy and Psychology of Karma-Yoga 21
3 Karma-Yoga and True Renunciation 31
4 The Practice of Karma-Yoga 41
5 Karma-Yoga for Self-Knowledge 57
6 Obstacles in Karma-Yoga 71

Part Two: The Way of Bhakti-Yoga: The Path of Devotion
7 The Message of Bhakti-Yoga 81
8 The Philosophy and Psychology of Bhakti-Yoga 87
9 Preparatory Practices in Bhakti-Yoga 97
10 Characteristics of the Teacher and the Aspirant 105
11 Spiritual Disciplines in Bhakti-Yoga 115
12 Obstacles in Bhakti-Yoga 135

Part Three: The Way of Raja-Yoga: The Path of Meditation
13 The Message of Raja-Yoga 147
14 The Philosophy and Psychology of Raja-Yoga 155
15 Preparatory Practices in Raja-Yoga 167
16 The Eight-Limbed Practice 171
17 Obstacles in Raja-Yoga 191

Part Four: The Way of Jnana-Yoga: The Path of Knowledge
18 The Message of Jnana-Yoga 203
19 The Philosophy and Psychology of Jnana-Yoga 207
20 The Goal of Jnana-Yoga: Self-Knowledge 213
21 The Practice of Jnana-Yoga 221
22 Meditation for Self-Knowledge 237
23 Two Aspects of Liberation 245
24 Obstacles in Jnana-Yoga 255

Part Five: Conclusion
25 Harmony of the Yogas 263

Notes 269
Glossary 279
Credits 289
Index 291
About the Author 297

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