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AN INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
AN INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
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In the lectures delivered in Varanasi at the thrity-second annual convention of the theosophical Society, Dr. Anie Beasant explores the nature of yoga- as a science and in practice- the obstacles to yoga, and the capacities for yoga. She declares: Yoga is within your reach within your powers, and even some of the lower practices of Yoga, some of the simpler applications of the laws of the unfolding of consciousness to yourself, will benefit you in this world as well as in all others.

This inspiring little manual provides the basis for a deeper study of the teachings of Patanjali and of Yoga in general containing as it does the essential to be kept in mind throughout the different stages of living and practice.

About the Author:

Annie Besent second President of the Theosophical Society was described as a Diamond Soul for she had many brilliant facets to her character. She was and outstanding orator of her time a champion of human freedom, educationist, philanthropist and author with more than three hundred books and pamphlets to her credit. She also guided thousand of men and women all over the world in their spiritual quest.

In her earlier days in England she did remarkable work as a Freethinker and Fabian socialist, and supported many noble causes including women's rights. From 1893 she lived in India and worked indefatigably for the cultural and spiritual renaissance of the country. She organized the Home Rule movement and inspired Indians with a dynamic vision of India's future.

CONTENTS
Lecture I The Nature Of Yoga 1
1. The Meaning of the Universe 1
2. The Unfolding of consciousness 4
3. The Oneness of the Self 7
4. The Quickening of the Process of Self- Unfoldment 7
5. Yoga is a Science 10
6. Man is Duality 14
7. States of Mind 18
8. Samadhi 20
9. The Literature of Yoga 24
10 Some Definitions 28
11. God without and God Within 31
12. Changes of Consciousness and Vibrations of Mater 32
13. Mind 36
14. Stages of Mind 37
15. Inword and Outword Turned Consciousness 40
16 The Cloud 42
Lecture II. Schools of Thought 45
1. Its Relation to Indian Philosophies 48
2. Mind 67
3. The Mental Body 70
4. Mind and Self 73
Lecture III Yoga as science 77
1. Method of yoga 77
2. To the Self by the Self 80
3. To the Self through the not- self 84
4. Yoga and Morality 87
5. Composition of the state of the Mind 92
6. Pleasure and Pain 98
Lecture IV Yoga as Practice 108
1. Inhibition of States of Mind 109
2. Meditation with and without Seed 114
3. The Use of Mantras 120
4. Attention 121
5. Obstacles to yoga 124
6. Capacities for yoga 125
7. Forthgoing and returning 131
8. Purification of Bodies 138
9. Dwellers on the Threshold 141
10. Preparation for yoga 147
11. The End 149
Index 151

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AN INTRODUCTION TO YOGA

Item Code:
IDF632
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Paperback
Edition:
2002
ISBN:
8170590515
Language:
English
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6.2" X 5.0"
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150
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About the Book:

In the lectures delivered in Varanasi at the thrity-second annual convention of the theosophical Society, Dr. Anie Beasant explores the nature of yoga- as a science and in practice- the obstacles to yoga, and the capacities for yoga. She declares: Yoga is within your reach within your powers, and even some of the lower practices of Yoga, some of the simpler applications of the laws of the unfolding of consciousness to yourself, will benefit you in this world as well as in all others.

This inspiring little manual provides the basis for a deeper study of the teachings of Patanjali and of Yoga in general containing as it does the essential to be kept in mind throughout the different stages of living and practice.

About the Author:

Annie Besent second President of the Theosophical Society was described as a Diamond Soul for she had many brilliant facets to her character. She was and outstanding orator of her time a champion of human freedom, educationist, philanthropist and author with more than three hundred books and pamphlets to her credit. She also guided thousand of men and women all over the world in their spiritual quest.

In her earlier days in England she did remarkable work as a Freethinker and Fabian socialist, and supported many noble causes including women's rights. From 1893 she lived in India and worked indefatigably for the cultural and spiritual renaissance of the country. She organized the Home Rule movement and inspired Indians with a dynamic vision of India's future.

CONTENTS
Lecture I The Nature Of Yoga 1
1. The Meaning of the Universe 1
2. The Unfolding of consciousness 4
3. The Oneness of the Self 7
4. The Quickening of the Process of Self- Unfoldment 7
5. Yoga is a Science 10
6. Man is Duality 14
7. States of Mind 18
8. Samadhi 20
9. The Literature of Yoga 24
10 Some Definitions 28
11. God without and God Within 31
12. Changes of Consciousness and Vibrations of Mater 32
13. Mind 36
14. Stages of Mind 37
15. Inword and Outword Turned Consciousness 40
16 The Cloud 42
Lecture II. Schools of Thought 45
1. Its Relation to Indian Philosophies 48
2. Mind 67
3. The Mental Body 70
4. Mind and Self 73
Lecture III Yoga as science 77
1. Method of yoga 77
2. To the Self by the Self 80
3. To the Self through the not- self 84
4. Yoga and Morality 87
5. Composition of the state of the Mind 92
6. Pleasure and Pain 98
Lecture IV Yoga as Practice 108
1. Inhibition of States of Mind 109
2. Meditation with and without Seed 114
3. The Use of Mantras 120
4. Attention 121
5. Obstacles to yoga 124
6. Capacities for yoga 125
7. Forthgoing and returning 131
8. Purification of Bodies 138
9. Dwellers on the Threshold 141
10. Preparation for yoga 147
11. The End 149
Index 151

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