Raja-Yoga has ratings and 66 reviews. Roy said: Clinging to books only degenerates the human Vivekananda was, among other things, on. 19 May Raja-Yoga. Preface · Introductory · The First Steps · Prana · The Psychic Prana · The Control Of The Psychic Prana · Pratyahara And. 8 Jan This book describes the ancient India’s Yoga mentioned in text Patanjali Yoga Sutra. It talks of various methods for meditation and Samadhi etc.
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Mar 10, Sri Joydip rated it it was amazing. This interpretation is not something that one can easily find in the modern day. Then thou, propitious, rose to shed The light of Freedom vivekansnda mankind.
Such a religion, Vivekananda argued, required no faith since it had no dogmas, and was perfectly consistent with a rationalist worldview. Vivekananda 1 11 Sep 19, Provides the easiest and the safest method of meditation in a systematic format. He writes in a direct and simple way, and what he says is not shrouded in mystery.
Perhaps just to appeal to his audience, Vivekananda couched his explanation of Raja Yoga in the language of rationalism. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Seemed to spend most of its time commenting on the Yoga Sutras. Anything that is secret and mysterious in these systems of Yoga should be at once rejected. I also greatly appreciated and found viivekananda helpful to have Swami Vivekananda’s commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
I appreciated the overview of Raja Yoga, as the different systems of yoga can get confusing. To the things that reside within. However, I must warn you that this book is very technical and it takes several reads to decipher and absorb in these concepts, but I still have several gaps in understanding them. Wikisource has original text related to this article: I enjoy the book Finally i complete this book. It is better to read Vivekananda’s version before IK Taimni’s.
Raja yoga is one of the four types of yogas to attain enlightenment and Vivekananda could not have explained it any better.
Clearly, people were feeling a little aimless. I recommend this book to everyone who wants to know about your self. Mazumdar rated it it was amazing. This book vivekanandq a dead must read for someone seeking spiritual independence! From the time it was discovered, more than four thousand years ago, Yoga was perfectly delineated, formulated, and preached in India.
He preached a universalist doctrine, proposing a religion compatible with many different creeds, not based on any faith but on direct experience. The spiritual plane is, after all, the more fundamental reality; and the yogi who can access it might be able to control the visible world in ways that break the normal laws. If there is a book that every one must read then this is the book. Do this either by work, or worship, or psychic control, or philosophy — by one, or more, or all of these — and be free.
Too many Western interpretations of the Yoga Sutras and by people who are using the lens of Western ideals and philosophies to interpret an at least year old way Another excellent read by Swami Vivekananda. Jun 13, P. Jun 21, Kalashnijov Kai rated it it was amazing. That it is important to take a balanced approach, one that is not of extremes. Vivekananda prefers to understand the various meditative states through experience rathe Raja yoga is one of the four types of yogas to attain enlightenment and Vivekananda could not have explained it any better.
In India, for various reasons, it fell into the hands of persons who destroyed ninety per cent of the knowledge, and tried to make a great secret of the remainder. His letters are of great lite “Arise Awake and Stop not til the goal is reached” Vivekananda left a body of philosophical works see Vivekananda’s complete works.
Most of the book is dedicated to describing the eight steps leading to Samadhi, starting with 2 basic levels of moral training. Preview — Raja-Yoga by Swami Vivekananda. Human willpower possesses infinite force.
Intro to Indian mind science and sankhya philosophy.
Essential reading for the modern day jedi. Vivekananda’s interpretation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is mostly based on the part on astanga yogathe eight limbs of yoga described in the Sadhana Pada or practice part. His own Bengali writings stand testimony to the fact that he believed that words – spoken or written – should be for making things easier to understand rather than show off the speaker or writer’s knowledge.
While perhaps not as comprehensive as IK Taimni’s academic version of the yoga sutras, it is simple yet not simplistic, and is direct and clear. This page was last edited on 11 Augustat His language is very free flowing. Vivekananda, and also from some lectures given in the late 19th century.
Scientific treatment of Yoga philosophy describing methods of concentration, psychic development, and the liberation of the soul from bondage of the body. Books by Swami Vivekananda.
In religion, as in all other matters, discard everything that weakens you, have nothing to do with it. If you want to read about yoga’s roots, or at least closer to it than many of the writings being produced today, especially in the West, and want an authentic understanding, then this is a must read.
The goal is to manifest this divinity within by vivekanand nature external and internal. Before him, Yoga was heard of in the West only in snatches, and that too from westernized Indians who were divorced from its traditions, or carried back by Western academics.
This is done through several steps.