Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Philosophy > Yoga > Synthesis of Yoga
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Synthesis of Yoga
Synthesis of Yoga
Description
Back of the Book

R. Balasubrarnanian (Ph.D. and D.Litt., Madras University), was Professor and Head, Sri Aurobindo School of Eastern and Western Thought and Chairman, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. A specialist in Advaita, Phenomenology and Existentialism, he has number of books and articles to his credit and has lectured in several universities in and outside India. He taught in Besant Theosophical College, Vivekananda College, and Annarnalai University before joining the faculty of Radhakrishnan Institute for Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Madras, of which he was the Director for a number of years. He spent a year at Stanford University as a Fulbright and Smith• Mundt scholar for his post doctoral studies. Some problems in the Epistemology and Metaphysics of Ramanuja (1976), A study of the Brahmasiddhi of Mandanamisra (1983), The Nuiskurmyasiddhi of Suresvara (1988) and The Sivajnanabodhasangrahabhasya of sivagrayogin (Sanskrit, co-editor)(1992).

 

Preface

One of the distinguishing features of Indian philosophy is the unity of theory and practice. The intellectual analysis of the goal is theory, and the pursuit of it through moral and spiritual discipline is practice. The Indian tradition holds that theory without practice is empty and that practice without theory is blind. It means that the all-round development of an individual requires the help of both theory and practice. The unity of theory and practice finds an important place in all the traditions of Indian philosophy — Vedic, Buddha, and Jaina. According to Sankara, the human being (jiva) has the special competence to pursue knowledge and perform goal-directed, deliberate actions (karma—jnana-adhikarah). All the Vedanta systems accept the synthesis of yoga for the realization of the goal through spiritual transcendence. Also, they hold that Karma—yoga is the foundation for both bhakti-yoga and jnana-yoga. The question whether bhakti-yoga should precede jnana-yoga, or vice versa, is purely academic. For molding the life of a spiritual aspirant, all the three disciplines are necessary, and that is why the Bhagavad-Gita and other texts try to present a synthetic view of these three disciplines. Consider, for example, the text of the Bhagavad-gita (4.10) which says: "Freed from attachment, fear, and anger, absorbed in Me. Taking refuge in me purified by the fire of knowledge. many have attained me. While the first line refers to karma yoga and Bhakti-yoga the second line highlights Jnana-yoga.

I am thankful to the Chinmaya international Shodha Sansthan (CIFSS) for publishing this work.

 

Contents

 

Benediction vii
Prologue ix
Preface xi
Abbreviations xiii
Jiva: A Rational And Moral Agent 1
Basis for the Fusion of Yogas 12
Karma-Yoga 21
Bhakti-Yoga 35
Jnana-Yoga 79

Sample Pages









Synthesis of Yoga

Item Code:
IHL807
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2010
ISBN:
9789380864006
Size:
8.3 inch X 5.3 inch
Pages:
111
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 160 gms
Price:
$20.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Synthesis of Yoga

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5796 times since 5th Dec, 2018
Back of the Book

R. Balasubrarnanian (Ph.D. and D.Litt., Madras University), was Professor and Head, Sri Aurobindo School of Eastern and Western Thought and Chairman, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. A specialist in Advaita, Phenomenology and Existentialism, he has number of books and articles to his credit and has lectured in several universities in and outside India. He taught in Besant Theosophical College, Vivekananda College, and Annarnalai University before joining the faculty of Radhakrishnan Institute for Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Madras, of which he was the Director for a number of years. He spent a year at Stanford University as a Fulbright and Smith• Mundt scholar for his post doctoral studies. Some problems in the Epistemology and Metaphysics of Ramanuja (1976), A study of the Brahmasiddhi of Mandanamisra (1983), The Nuiskurmyasiddhi of Suresvara (1988) and The Sivajnanabodhasangrahabhasya of sivagrayogin (Sanskrit, co-editor)(1992).

 

Preface

One of the distinguishing features of Indian philosophy is the unity of theory and practice. The intellectual analysis of the goal is theory, and the pursuit of it through moral and spiritual discipline is practice. The Indian tradition holds that theory without practice is empty and that practice without theory is blind. It means that the all-round development of an individual requires the help of both theory and practice. The unity of theory and practice finds an important place in all the traditions of Indian philosophy — Vedic, Buddha, and Jaina. According to Sankara, the human being (jiva) has the special competence to pursue knowledge and perform goal-directed, deliberate actions (karma—jnana-adhikarah). All the Vedanta systems accept the synthesis of yoga for the realization of the goal through spiritual transcendence. Also, they hold that Karma—yoga is the foundation for both bhakti-yoga and jnana-yoga. The question whether bhakti-yoga should precede jnana-yoga, or vice versa, is purely academic. For molding the life of a spiritual aspirant, all the three disciplines are necessary, and that is why the Bhagavad-Gita and other texts try to present a synthetic view of these three disciplines. Consider, for example, the text of the Bhagavad-gita (4.10) which says: "Freed from attachment, fear, and anger, absorbed in Me. Taking refuge in me purified by the fire of knowledge. many have attained me. While the first line refers to karma yoga and Bhakti-yoga the second line highlights Jnana-yoga.

I am thankful to the Chinmaya international Shodha Sansthan (CIFSS) for publishing this work.

 

Contents

 

Benediction vii
Prologue ix
Preface xi
Abbreviations xiii
Jiva: A Rational And Moral Agent 1
Basis for the Fusion of Yogas 12
Karma-Yoga 21
Bhakti-Yoga 35
Jnana-Yoga 79

Sample Pages









Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Synthesis of Yoga (Philosophy | Books)

Synthesis of Yoga
Deal 15% Off
Item Code: NAD325
$125.00$106.25
You save: $18.75 (15%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Synthesis of Yoga
Item Code: NAK606
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Yoga: A Synthesis of Psychology and Metaphysics
Item Code: IDG438
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Alchemy of Yoga (Yoga: The Science of the Soul)
by Osho
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Osho Media International
Item Code: NAM851
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Alchemy of Yoga (Commentaries on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)
by Osho
Hardcover (Edition: 2004)
A Rebel Book
Item Code: IDI510
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Yoga and Modern Psychology
Item Code: IDJ350
$8.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Yoga and Mental Health and Beyond (A Guide to Self Management)
by R. S. Bhogal
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Kaivalyadhama Samiti Lonavla
Item Code: NAK219
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Hi, I would like to thankyou for your excellent service. Postage was quick. Books were packaged well and all in good condition.
Pauline, Australia
Thank you very much. Your sale prices are wonderful.
Michael, USA
Kailash Raj’s art, as always, is marvelous. We are so grateful to you for allowing your team to do these special canvases for us. Rarely do we see this caliber of art in modern times. Kailash Ji has taken the Swaminaryan monks’ suggestions to heart and executed each one with accuracy and a spiritual touch.
Sadasivanathaswami, Hawaii
Good selections. and ease of ordering. Thank you
Kris, USA
Thank you for having books on such rare topics as Samudrika Vidya, keep up the good work of finding these treasures and making them available.
Tulsi, USA
Received awesome customer service from Raje. Thank You very much.
Victor, USA
Just wanted to let you know the books arrived on Friday February 22nd. I could not believe how quickly my order arrived, 4 days from India. Wow! Seeing the post mark, touching and smelling the books made me long for your country. Reminded me it is time to visit again. Thank you again.
Patricia, Canada
Thank you for beautiful, devotional pieces.
Ms. Shantida, USA
Received doll safely and gift pack was a pleasant surprise. Keep up the good job.
Vidya, India
Thank you very much. Such a beautiful selection! I am very pleased with my chosen piece. I love just looking at the picture. Praise Mother Kali! I'm excited to see it in person
Michael, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India