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Raja Yoga
Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga

by Swami Sivananda

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Bi-Lingual

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Divine Life Society

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8170521521 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 234

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Paperback

Swami Sivananda
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Author: Swami Sivananda
Publisher: Divine Life Society
Year: 2013
Language: Bi-Lingual
Pages: 234
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170521521

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From the book:

Yoga is not one way of living among many. It is the only way-gathering of your personality with one purpose. The removal of the idea of externality of the object is the process of meditation.

There are certain misconceptions about Yoga. It is not magic or feat of any kind, mental or physical. It is based on a sound philosophy and deep psychology. It is an education process by which the human mind is trained to become more and more natural and weaned from the unnatural conditions of life.

Very few authentic commentaries on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Maharshi are available today. And, the aspirants in this science-minded world of today take a keener interest in this branch of raja Yoga.

All the Westreb Sadhakas take to the practice of Raja Yoga. In Erope and America, Hundreds of men and women Sadhakas owe their progress in the practice of Raja Yoga to the practical and efficient guidance of Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj. Sri Swamiji’s approach is direct, clear and Positive.

There has been a persistent demand for a reprint of Sri Swamiji’s Raja Yoga. We are happy now to be able to present the readers with a reprint of this precious volume.

Contents

Publishers’ Note
Instructions of Sankara
Sri Sadguru Stotra
Introduction
CHAPTER I - WHAT IS YOGA?
1. Yoga Defined
2. Object of Yoga
CHAPTER II - YOGA SADHANA
1. Hints on Sadhana
2. Bhakti Yoga Sadhana
3. Hatha Yoga Sadhana
4. Karma Yoga Sadhana
5. Raja Yoga Sadhana
6. Jnana Yoga Sadhana
7. Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga
8. Different Paths
9. Period of Sadhana
10. What Is Vairagya
11. Para Vairagya
12. Auxiliaries to Yoga Sadhana
13. Obstacles in Yoga
14. Causes of Distractions
15. Remedy for Distractions
CHAPTER III – YAMA
1. Eight Accessories of Yoga
2. Benefits of the Accessories
3. What Is Yama
4. Universal Vows
5. Ahimsa
6. Satya
7. Asteya
8. Brahmacharya
9. Aparigraha
CHAPTER IV – NIYAMA
1. What Is Niyama
2. Kriya Yoga
3. Benefits of Purification
4. Benefits of External Purification
5. Benefits of Internal Purification
6. Santosha
7. Tapas
8. Svadhyaya
9. Isvarapranidhana
CHAPTER V - BHAKTI IN YOGA
1. Who Is Isvara
2. Source of Knowledge
3. The Guru of All
4. Name of Isvara
5. Japa of Om
6. Benefits of Japa
7. Benefits of Devotion
8. Instructions on Bhakti
CHAPTER VI – ASANA
1. What Is Asana
2. How to Get Asanajaya
3. Benefits of Asana
4. Instructions on Asanas
CHAPTER VII – PRANAYAMA
1. What Is Pranayama
2. What Is Prana
3. Yoga Nadis
4. Chakras
5. Prana and Mind
6. Prana and Breath
7. Pranayama Exercises
8. Preliminary Exercise
9. Sukha Purvaka Pranayama
10. Kevala Kumbhaka
11. Benefits of Pranayama
12. Mind Fit for Concentration
13. Hints on Pranayama Practice
CHAPTER VIII – MIND
PART 1—MODIFICATIONS OF MIND
1. Modifications of Mind
2. Five Modifications
3. Pramana
4. Viparyaya
5. Vikalpa
6. Nidra
7. Smriti
PART 2—AFFLICTIONS OF MIND
1. What Are the Afflictions
2. What Is Avidya
3. Avidya Explained
4. How to Remove Avidya
5. What Is Egoism
6. What Is Raga
7. What Is Dvesha
8. What Is Abhinivesa
9. How to Remove Raga, Dvesha and Abhinivesa
10. How to Remove Evil Thoughts
11. What Is Pratipaksha Bhavana
12. The Root of Afflictions
13. The Effect of Afflictions
14. Fruits of Afflictions
15. Destroy Afflictions
16. Karma in Yogis
17. Karma and Environments
18. Karmas in a Viveki
19. Avoid Misery
20. The Cause of Misery
21. Definition of "The Seen"
22. Ignorance Is the Cause
23. The Means for Kaivalya
PART 3—DESIRES
1. Consecutiveness in Desires
2. Desire Is Beginningless
3. How to Destroy Desires
4. Mind Acts for the Purusha
5. Desireless Mind
PART 4—GUNAS
1. Time and Gunas
2. Nature of Characteristics
3. Reality of Things
4. Stages of Gunas
5. Hints on Gunas
PART 5—MYSTERIES OF MIND
1. Ways of Mind Differ
2. Mind and Perception
3. Mind Is Coloured by Objects
4. Purusha Knows All Modifications
5. Mind Is Not Self-luminous
6. Mind Does One Thing at a Time
7. Cognition by One Mind
8. Mind Shines by Borrowed Light
9. Mind Understands Everything
10. Transformation of Mind
11. Dharmi Explained
12. Changes in Dharmas
PART 6—CONTROL OF MIND
1. Control by Abhyasa and Vairagya
2. What Is Abhyasa
3. Control by Suppression of Vrittis
4. Make the Suppression Steady
5. Control Mind by Virtues
6. Control Mind by Pranayama .
7. Control Mind by Vedantic Method
CHAPTER IX – PRATYAHARA
1. What Is Pratyahara
2. Benefits of Pratyahara
CHAPTER X – DHARANA
1. What Is Dharana
2. The Mind of Distractions
3. Dharana on Sense Perception
4. Dharana on Sattvic Mind
5. Dharana on the Desireless Mind
6. Dharana on the Knowledge of Dream
7. Dharana on Triputi
8. Dharana on Any Chosen Object
9. The Concentrated Mind
10. Benefits of Dharana
11. Instructions on Dharana
CHAPTER XI – SAMYAMA
1. What Is Samyama
2. Samyama As Antaranga Sadhana
3. Samyama As Bahiranga Sadhana
4. Benefits of Samyama
5. Samyama on External Objects
6. Samyama on Internal Centres
7. Samyama on Virtues
8. Samyama on Discrimination
9. Samyama on Sabda and Artha
10. Samyama on Karma
11. Samyama on Chakras and Nadis
12. Fruits of Pratibha
13. What Is Taraka
14. Parakaya Pravesa
15. Samyama on Forms
16. Eight Siddhis
17. Perfection of Body
18. Other Means for Siddhis
19. Instruction on Samyama
CHAPTER XII – DHYANA
1. What Is Dhyana
2. Instructions on Dhyana
CHAPTER XIII – SAMADHI
1. What Is Samadhi
2. Means for Samadhi
3. Dharmamegha Samadhi
4. Benefits of Dharmamegha Samadhi
5. Samprajnata Samadhi
6. Asamprajnata Samadhi
7. Benefits of Nirvichara Samadhi
8. Instructions on Samadhi
CHAPTER XIV – KAIVALYA
1. What Is Kaivalya
2. Means for Kaivalya
3. Purusha Cognises Through Intellect
4. Knowable Is for the Purusha
5. Pradhana Is Not Destroyed
6. Samyoga Explained
7. Mind Is Not Purusha
8. Discrimination Is Sevenfold
9. Mind Fit for Kaivalya
10. Thoughts Are Obstacles
11. Remedy for Obstacles
Epilogue
APPENDICES
A. Gleanings
B. Psychic Influence
C. Glossary
D. Reference to Sutras

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