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Title:
Yoga as philosophy and religion
Author:
Dasgupta, Surendranath, 1885-1952.
Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2002.
Physical Description:
vi, 200 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published: London : K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. ; New York : E.P. Dutton, 1924.

Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780486425054
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A practical guide by an experienced teacher, this book shows how the highest form of yoga, the Rājayoga espoused by the great sage Patanjali, serves as a path to the kind of mental steadiness that ultimately yields self-realization. It explains the foundation of yoga practices -- their philosophical, psychological, cosmological, ethical, and religious doctrines -- and compares the essential features of Rājayoga with other yoga systems.
The first of its two parts deals with yoga metaphysics, delineating the characteristics and functions of Prakrti and Purusa, the reality of the external world, and the process of evolution. The second part expounds yoga ethics and practice, with emphasis on yoga method, stages of samādhi, and related topics.
Both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners will find this classic volume a useful and inspiring reference.


Table of Contents

Book I Yoga Metaphysics
I Prakrti
II Purusha
III The Reality Of The External World
IV The Process Of Evolution
V The Evolution Of The Categories
VI Evolution And Change Of Qualities
VII Evolution And God
Book II Yoga Ethics And Practice
VIII Mind And Moral States
IX The Theory Of Karma
X The Ethical Problem
XI Yoga Practice
XII The Yogangas
XIII Stages Of Samadhi
XIV God In Yoga
XV Matter And Mind
Appendix
Index