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Gnani Yoga

Gnani Yoga – Yogi Ramacharaka

„Gnani Yoga“ is the „Yoga“ of Wisdom. It is followed by those of a scientific, intellectual type, who are desirous of reasoning out, proving, experimenting, and classifying the occult knowledge. It is the path of the scholar. Its follower is strongly attracted toward metaphysics. Examples of the idea of „Gnani Yoga“—apparently widely differing examples—are to be seen in the great philosophers of ancient and modern times, and in the other extreme, those who have a strong tendency toward metaphysical teachings. As a matter of fact, nearly all students of the Yogi Philosophy, are more or less attracted to „Gnani Yoga“, even though they be said to be following one of the other of the three paths. This book consists of twelve lessons that explain the basics, principles and secrets of Gnani Yoga.

Gnani Yoga

Gnani Yoga

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Gnani Yoga.

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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga – Yogi Ramacharaka

A Complete Manual of the Great Oriental Yogi System of Physical Weil-Being Health Strength and Vigor. It Preaches a Sane, Normal, Simple Theory of Physical Health, and tells how to put the theory into practice. It teaches that the Body is the Temple of the Soul, and should be kept clean and in good order. Its keynote is the healthy Man and Woman. Its purpose, the instruction and mankind to conform to the standard of that healthy man or woman.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga

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Hatha Yoga.

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What is Hatha Yoga? (from Wikipedia):

Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that emphasizes physical exercises to master the body along with mind exercises to withdraw it from external objects. The word haṭha literally means „force“ in Sanskrit, and may have this association because the early Indians believed that its practice was challenging and „forced its results to happen“ on the yogi. The term „Hatha yoga“ connotes a system of supplementary physical techniques within the broader concept of Yoga. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali – Charles Johnston

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are in themselves exceedingly brief, yet they contain the essence of practical wisdom, set forth in admirable order and detail. The theme, if the present interpreter be right, is the great regeneration, the birth of the spiritual from the psychical man: the same theme which Paul so wisely and eloquently set forth in writing to his disciples in Corinth, the theme of all mystics in all lands. We think of ourselves as living a purely physical life, in these material bodies of ours. In reality, we have gone far indeed from pure physical life; for ages, our life has been psychical, we have been centred and immersed in the psychic nature. Some of the schools of India say that the psychic nature is, as it were, a looking-glass, wherein are mirrored the things seen by the physical eyes, and heard by the physical ears. But this is a magic mirror; the images remain, and take a certain life of their own. Thus within the psychic realm of our life there grows up an imaged world wherein we dwell; a world of the images of things seen and heard, and therefore a world of memories; a world also of hopes and desires, of fears and regrets. Mental life grows up among these images, built on a measuring and comparing, on the massing of images together into general ideas; on the abstraction of new notions and images from these; till a new world is built up within, full of desires and hates, ambition, envy, longing, speculation, curiosity, self-will, self-interest. The teaching of the East is, that all these are true powers overlaid by false desires; that though in manifestation psychical, they are in essence spiritual; that the psychical man is the veil and prophecy of the spiritual man. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Lectures Vol. 5

Lectures Vol. 5 – Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. This book includes the following of his brilliant lectures:

The Methods And Purpose Of Religion
The Nature Of The Soul And Its Goal
The Importance Of Psychology
Nature And Man
Concentration And Breathing
Introduction To Jnana-Yoga
The Vedanta Philosophy And Christianity
Worshipper And Worshipped
Formal Worship
Divine Love
… and many more …

Lectures Vol. 5

Lectures Vol. 5

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Lectures Vol. 5.

ISBN: 9783849695156

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Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and philosophy (from Wikipedia):

Vivekananda propagated that the essence of Hinduism was best expressed in Adi Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Nevertheless, following Ramakrishna, and in contrast to Advaita Vedanta, Vivekananda believed that the Absolute is both immanent and transcendent. According to Anil Sooklal, Vivekananda’s neo-Advaita „reconciles Dvaita or dualism and Advaita or non-dualism“. Vivekananda summarised the Vedanta as follows, giving it a modern and Universalistic interpretation: Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Lectures Vol. 4

Lectures Vol. 4 – Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. This book includes the following of his brilliant lectures:

The Ramayana
The Mahabharata
Thoughts On The Gita
The Story Of Jada Bharata
The Story Of Prahlada
The Great Teachers Of The World
On Lord Buddha
Christ, The Messenger
My Master
Indian Religious Thought
… and many more …

Lectures Vol. 4

Lectures Vol. 4

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Lectures Vol. 4.

ISBN: 9783849695415

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Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and philosophy (from Wikipedia):

Vivekananda propagated that the essence of Hinduism was best expressed in Adi Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Nevertheless, following Ramakrishna, and in contrast to Advaita Vedanta, Vivekananda believed that the Absolute is both immanent and transcendent. According to Anil Sooklal, Vivekananda’s neo-Advaita „reconciles Dvaita or dualism and Advaita or non-dualism“. Vivekananda summarised the Vedanta as follows, giving it a modern and Universalistic interpretation: Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Lectures Vol. 3

Lectures Vol. 3 – Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. This book includes the following of his brilliant lectures:

Unity, The Goal Of Religion
The Free Soul
One Existence Appearing As Many
Vedantism
The Mission Of The Vedanta
My Plan Of Campaign
Vedanta In Its Application To Indian Life
The Sages Of India
The Work Before Us
The Future Of India
The Vedanta In All Its Phases
Vedic Teaching In Theory And Practice
… and many more …

Lectures Vol. 3

Lectures Vol. 3

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Lectures Vol. 3.

ISBN: 9783849695408

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Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and philosophy (from Wikipedia):

Vivekananda propagated that the essence of Hinduism was best expressed in Adi Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Nevertheless, following Ramakrishna, and in contrast to Advaita Vedanta, Vivekananda believed that the Absolute is both immanent and transcendent. According to Anil Sooklal, Vivekananda’s neo-Advaita „reconciles Dvaita or dualism and Advaita or non-dualism“. Vivekananda summarised the Vedanta as follows, giving it a modern and Universalistic interpretation: Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga – Swami Vivekananda

Bhakti-Yoga is a real, genuine search after the Lord, a search beginning, continuing, and ending in love. One single moment of the madness of extreme love to God brings us eternal freedom. This love cannot be reduced to any earthly benefit, because so long as worldly desires last, that kind of love does not come. Bhakti is greater than karma, greater than Yoga, because these are intended for an object in view, while Bhakti is its own fruition, its own means and its own end.

This edition includes the Swami’s ten lectures on Bhakti Yoga, plus ten more on the Supreme Devotion called Para-Bhakti.

Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga

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Bhakti Yoga.

ISBN: 9783849695392

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The Bhakti movement (from Wikipedia):

The Bhakti Movement was a rapid growth of bhakti, first starting in the later part of 1st millennium CE, from Tamil Nadu in Southern India with the Saiva Nayanars and the Vaisnava Alvars. Their ideas and practices inspired bhakti poetry and devotion throughout India over the 12th-18th century CE. The Alvars („those immersed in God“) were Vaishnava poet-saints who wandered from temple to temple singing the praises of Vishnu. They established temple sites (Srirangam is one) and converted many people to Vaishnavism. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Lectures Vol. 2

Lectures Vol. 2 – Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. This book includes the following of his brilliant lectures:

Work And Its Secret
The Powers Of The Mind
Hints On Practical Spirituality
Bhakti Or Devotion
The Way To The Realisation Of A Universal Religion
The Ideal Of A Universal Religion
The Open Secret
… and many more …

Lectures Vol. 2

Lectures Vol. 2

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Lectures Vol. 2.

ISBN: 9783849695712

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Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and philosophy (from Wikipedia):

Vivekananda propagated that the essence of Hinduism was best expressed in Adi Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Nevertheless, following Ramakrishna, and in contrast to Advaita Vedanta, Vivekananda believed that the Absolute is both immanent and transcendent. According to Anil Sooklal, Vivekananda’s neo-Advaita „reconciles Dvaita or dualism and Advaita or non-dualism“. Vivekananda summarised the Vedanta as follows, giving it a modern and Universalistic interpretation: Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Lectures Vol. 1

Lectures Vol. 1 – Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century. This book includes the following of his brilliant lectures:

Soul, God And Religion
The Hindu Religion
What Is Religion?
Vedic Religious Ideals
The Vedanta Philosophy
Reason And Religion
Vedanta As A Factor In Civilisation
The Spirit And Influence Of Vedanta
… and many more …

Lectures Vol. 1

Lectures Vol. 1

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Lectures Vol. 1.

ISBN: 9783849695699

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Swami Vivekananda’s teachings and philosophy (from Wikipedia):

Vivekananda propagated that the essence of Hinduism was best expressed in Adi Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Nevertheless, following Ramakrishna, and in contrast to Advaita Vedanta, Vivekananda believed that the Absolute is both immanent and transcendent. According to Anil Sooklal, Vivekananda’s neo-Advaita „reconciles Dvaita or dualism and Advaita or non-dualism“. Vivekananda summarised the Vedanta as follows, giving it a modern and Universalistic interpretation: Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Jnana Yoga

Jnana Yoga – Swami Vivekananda

Students of religion will find much of interest in this book; those who care for India in any way will be glad to receive an indication of high Hindu thought in one of the most striking religious movements of the day; while the orthodox Christian will derive some information from the work regarding the attitude of cultured Hindus toward Christianity and its Founder. After reading the book one is inexcusable if his ideas concerning Vedanta are hazy. The lectures are all extremely interesting, the style brilliant, the reasoning often subtle. Whether the philosophy advanced is satisfactory or not to those whose theories are the outgrowth of a different system of thought, Vivekanandas method of presenting it affords an “intellectual pleasure.“

Jnana Yoga

Jnana Yoga

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Jnana Yoga.

ISBN: 9783849695705

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Definition of Jnana Yoga (from Wikipedia):

Jnana is knowledge, and refers to any cognitive event that is correct and true over time. It particularly refers to knowledge inseparable from the total experience of its object, especially about reality (non-theistic schools) or supreme being (theistic schools). In Hinduism, it is knowledge which gives Moksha, or spiritual release while alive (jivanmukti) or after death (videhamukti). According to Bimal Matilal, jnana yoga in Advaita Vedanta connotes both primary and secondary sense of its meaning, that is „self-consciousness, awareness“ in the absolute sense and relative „intellectual understanding“ respectively. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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