Author: Swami AdiswaranandaPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 277ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178234892
Swami Adiswarananda was the leader of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Centre of New York from 1973 until his passing away in 2007. A deep thinker and a forceful speaker, he wrote a number of books focusing on Yoga and Vedanta and their application in life. His insightful and clearer grasp of Yoga and Vedanta, both in India and in the West.The book serves as a comprehensive guide to the practice of all the Four Yogas-Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga. All these Yogas lead to the goal of Self-realisation, a fact that Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda repeatedly emphasized on different occasions. The author provides lucid and authentic explanations to the rationale and the method of each type, along with its specific practices.
IntroductionPART ONE : THE WAY OF KARMA-YOGA: THE PATH OF ACTIONThe Message of Karma-YogaThe Philosophy and Psychology of Karma – YogaKarma- Yoa and True RenunciationThe Practice of Karma-YogaKarma-Yoga for Self –KnowledgeObstacles in Karma –YogaPART TWO: THE WAY OF BHAKTI-YOGA: THE PATH OF DEVOTIONThe Message of Bhakti – yogaThe Philosophy and Psychology of Bhakti –YogaPreparatory Practices in Bhakti – YogaCharacteristics of the Teacher and the AspirantSpiritual Discipliness in Bhakti – YogaObstacles in Bhakti – YogaPART THREE: THE WAY OF RAJA – YOGA: THE PATH OF MEDITATIONThe Message of Raja-YogaThe Philosophy and Psychology of Raja-YogaPreparatory Practices in Raja-YogaThe Eight-Limbed PracticeObstacles in Raja-YogaPART FOUR : THE WAY OF JNANA_YOGA: THE PATH OF KNOWLEDGEThe Message of Jnana-yogaThe Philosophy and Psychology of Jnana-yogaThe Gola of Jnana-Yoga: Self-KnowledgeThe Practice of Jnana-YogaMeditation for Self-KnowledgeTwo Aspects of LiberationObstacles in Jnana-YogaPART FIVE: CONCLUSIONHarmony of the YogasNotesGlossaryCreditsIndex