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Item Code: IDG555
Author: Swami Rajarshi Muni
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 817224424 X
Pages: 200
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.6" X 7.2"

About the Book :

Yoga - The Ultimate Attainment is a groundbreaking work about "Spontaneous Yoga" or the yoga of liberation. Instead of discussing the physical exercises or meditations to achieve inner peace, this book is about a proven process by which you can achieve unlimited divine powers, liberation from the limitations of time and space, and an immortal, physically perfect divine body that is retained forever. The sagas who composed the ancient scriptures achieved such a state - as have people of all religious traditions. How? Through the process of spontaneous Yoga, in which the body and mind are surrendered to the spontaneous workings of the awakened life force: prana.

Once prana has been awakened, it works in its own amazing way to purify your physical and non-physical body and over time, all the bondages of karma are released and you become fully liberated. Yoga - The Ultimate Attainment reveals how anyone who's genuinely sincere can practice dharma, or pure conscious living, which results in prosperity, pleasure, happiness, and the joy of selflessness.

About the Author:

Swami Rajarshi Muni was born in 1931 and has devoted himself to serious yoga study since 1950. He renounced the world to receive Sannyas initiation in 1971, and lives in seclusion practicing the yoga of liberation.

Chapter 1:
General Concept of Yoga

Yoga Is a Gift form the Sages2
Yoga Is both Philosophy and Science2
Yoga Is Not a Religion3
Emphasis of Yoga4
Approach of Yoga5
Objectives of Yoga6
Access to Yoga7
Aspirants of Yoga8
Guidance and Self-effort in Yoga9
Chapter 2:
Yoga in the Context of Time and Space
Yoga Transcends Time and Space12
Measures of Cosmic Time13
Methods of Calculating Time13
Brahma and His Life Span14
Cosmogonic Cycle of Creation and Dissolution16
Life Span of the Other Aspects of the Trune Godhead17
A Yogi Can Transcend Time18
Our Place in Cosmic Time18
Chapter 3:
Origin and history of Yoga Philosophy
Historical Origins of Yoga Philosophy20
Systemization of Yoga22
A Never-ending Search for the Truth23
Chapter 4:
Yoga in Indian Philosophy
Sankhya and Yoga 29
Mimamsa and Vedanta33
Vaisheshika and Nyaya38
Some Cosmological Differences42
The Six Systems Complement One Another43
Yoga Links All the Systems44
Chapter 5:
Metaphysics of Yoga
Dualistic and Non-dualistic Approaches51
Purusha, God, and Brahman52
Relationship between Purusha and Prakriti53
Cosmological Evolution and Involution55
Forces behind the Unfoldment of Prakriti56
Trinity of the Gunas: Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas57
Reflections Cause Imbalance Among Gunas60
Sequence of Evolution of Prakriti60
The Internal Instrument (Antahkarana)61
The External Instrument (Bahyakarana)63
Coordination between Internal and External Vehicles64
Subtale and Gross Elements66
Classification of the Tattva Categories68
Differences Regarding Primordial Principles70
Differences in Metaphysical Approaches70
Chapter 6:
Similarity of Macrocosm and Microcosm
Macrocosm and Microcosm74
Sheathing Structure of the Human Organism75
Composition of the Triple Bodies75
Illusion of Microcosm78
States of Microcosm78
Macrocosm Vis-à-vis Microcosm80
Individual Consciousness in Microcosm80
Significance of the Syllable "Om"83
Progressive Resolution of All States Into One84
Chapter 7:
Theory of Rebirth
Clinging to Life88
Transmigration to Heaven, Hill, or Earth89
Interlude between Two Lives90
Process of Death90
After-death Intermediate State91
Seeking Rebirth93
Chapter 8:
Causes of Bondage and Suffering
Dual Role of the Cycle of Transmigration96
Awakening and Release from Conditioned Existence97
Means for Transcending the Cycle of Transmigration99
Subconscious Impressions (Samskaras): The Seeds of "Becoming"100
Causes of Bondage101
What Are the Afflictions (Kleshas)102
The Afflictions Appear in Succession103
The Afflictions Cause All Sufferings103
Various States of the Afflictions (Kleshas)105
Yoga Aims at Total Destruction of the Afflictions (Kleshas)106
Chapter 9:
Doctrine of Karma
Karmas Cause Rebirths112
Inexorable Principle of Karma114
Karma Philosophy is Not Fatalistic114
Various Aspects of Karma115
Riddle of Action in Inaction119
Chapter 10:
Operation of Karmic Law
Physiology of Karma122
Influx of Subtle Karmic Substance123
Categories, Smell, and Coloring of Karmic Substance124
Karmic Substance Obstructs Liberation125
Piling up the Karmic Debt126
Suffering is Universal127
Need to Accept Karma Doctrine128
Chapter 11:
Human Life and Its Purpose
Modes of Human Endeavor132
Where Does "Real Happiness" Lie133
Limitations of the Ego-personality134
Final Goal of Life: Yoga and Not Sense-enjoyment (Bhoga)135
Sense-enjoyment: Outcome of Desire and Craving135
Yoga: Fruit of Contentment136
Spiritual Life Is Worthwhile136
Course of an Ideal Human Life137
Real Goal of Life138
Chapter 12:
Supreme Bliss and Worldly Joys
Nature and Power of Illusion (Maya)140
False Indentification with Ego-personality140
Impermanent Worldly Joys141
Joys of Objects142
Infinite Bliss142
Sublime Joy of God-realization142
Yoga Leads to Supreme Bliss143
Chapter 13:
Modifications of Consciousness and Yoga
The Embodied Soul and Psychomental Consciousness146
Levels of Human Consciousness146
What is Consciousness (Chitta)147
Difference between Consciousness and Mind147
Functioning of Consciousness148
How Modifications (Vrittis) Occur150
types of Modifications of consciousness151
The Type of Modifications Reflect Evolutionary Development153
Chapter 14:
Superconsciousness through Yogic Purification
Need to Purify the Triple Bidies156
Levels of Purification157
Appendix 1161
How to Begin Practice164
What Is Prana166
Importance of Prana in Spiritual Upliftment167
The Working of Prana in the Gross and the subtle Bodies167
Willful and Spontaneous Practice of Yoga169
Manifestations Resulting from the Release of the Vital Force170
purpose behind Spontaneous Manifestations171
Results of Spontaneous Meditation172
Appendix 2179
The Five Yamas, or Restraints180
The Five Niyamas, or Observances180
the practice of Yamas and Niyamas181
Creating Pranaprabalya :The Strengthening of Prana182
The Practice of Anuloma Viloma Pranayama183
Beginning Spontaneous Yoga Practice184
Guidance for Spontaneous Yoga Practice184

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