A short treatise on the various forms of yoga, including Hatha, Raja, Karma, Bhakti, and Jnana.
The book also has chapters on the science of breathing, and the possibility that Christ was a Yogi.
An effort has been made to keep the text free from technical and Sanskrit terms which makes it invaluable for not only the student of Oriental thought but for the general reader as yet unfamiliar with one of the greatest philosophical systems in the world.
TRUE religion is extremely practical; it is, indeed, based entirely upon practice, and not upon theory or speculation of any kind, for religion begins only where theory ends. Its object is to mould the character, unfold the divine nature of the soul, and make it possible to live on the spiritual plane, its ideal being the realization of Absolute Truth and the manifestation of Divinity in the actions of the daily life.
THE Vedânta Philosophy includes the different branches of the Science of Yoga.
Four of these have already been treated at length by the Swâmi Vivekananda in his works on “Râja Yoga,” “Karma Yoga,” “Bhakti Yoga,” and “Jnâna Yoga”; but there existed no short and consecutive survey of the science as a whole. It is to meet this need that the present volume has been written. In an introductory chapter are set forth the true province of religion and the full significance of the word “spirituality” as it is understood in India.
Next follows a comprehensive definition of the term “Yoga,” with short chapters on each of the five paths to which it is applied, and their respective practices.
What is Yoga?
Science of Breathing
Was Christ a Yogi?