The present small book consists of lectures delivered by the author several years ago on the essentials of the Yoga system as propounded by Sage Particularly These lessons were intended particularly or students who required a special clarity of this intricate subject, and the approach has been streamlined accordingly in a form and style commensurate with the receptive capacities of the students.
The section on Pratyahara is especially noteworthy and students of Yoga would do well to go through it again and again as a help in internal training.
Table of Contents:
- Swami Krishnananda
- Psychological Presuppositions
- The Aim of Objective Analysis
- The Spiritual Reality
- Depth Psychology
- The Moral Restraints
- The Observances
- Asana or Posture
- Pranayama or Abstraction
- Peace of Mind and Self-Control
- Dharana or Concentration
- Dhyana or Meditation
- Samadhi or Super-Consciousness.
About the Author:
Swami Krishnananda was born on the 25th of April, 1922 into a highly religious and orthodox Brahmin family, and was given the name Subbaraya. At an early age, he had become very well versed in the Sanskrit language and its sacred texts. The longing for seclusion pulled him to Rishikesh, where he arrived in the summer of 1944 and met Swami Sivananda, who initiated the young Subbaraya into Sannyasa on the sacred day of Makara Sankranti, the 14th of January, 1946, and gave him the name Swami
Swami Krishnananda is a highly respected philosophical writer, especially on metaphysics, psychology and sociology. Swamiji's books are known the world over as excellent presentations of answers to the daily questions that arise in the day-to-day confrontations of a human being. Swami Krishnananda was the General Secretary of The Divine Life Society from 1961 until 2001. Swamiji was a direct disciple of His Holiness Swami Sivananda, founder of this Institution. Swamiji attained Mahasamadhi in 2001.