Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism

Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

The twelve lessons forming this volume were originally issued in the shape of monthly lessons, known as “The Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism,” during a period of twelve months beginning with October 1904, and ending September 1905. These lessons were intended as a continuation of, or sequel to “The Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism” issued during the previous year.

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Anapanasati, Mindfulness of Breathing

Anapanasati, Mindfulness of Breathing

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

The term “anapanasati” does not mean, as is generally interpreted, mindfulness established on in and out breathing. Actually it means mindfulness established on an object all the time with each in and out breath: Initially one establishes mindfulness on the breathing itself, then on different kinds of feeling, different states of mind, then the characteristic of impermanence… and finally on relinquishment, which is the…

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Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramhansa Yogananda

Autobiography of a Yogi introduces the reader to the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. The book begins with his childhood family life, to finding his guru, to becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. The book continues in 1920 when Yogananda accepts an invitation to speak in a religious congress in Boston, Massachusetts, USA…

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Bhakti Yoga

Bhakti Yoga

Swami Vivekananda

BHAKTI-YOGA is a real, genuine search after the Lord, a search beginning, continuing, and ending in Love. One single moment of the madness of extreme love to God brings us eternal freedom. “Bhakti,” says Nârada in his explanation of the Bhakti-aphorisms, “is intense love to God.”—”When a man gets it, he loves all, hates none; he becomes satisfied for ever.”—”This love cannot be reduced to any earthly benefit,” because so long as worldly…

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Esoteric Teachings of the Tibetan Tantra

Esoteric Teachings of the Tibetan Tantra

C. A. Muses

This book contains three separate, and very important, works detailing Tibetan Tantric Buddhist thought and practice: Seven Initiation Rituals of the Tibetan Tantra, The Six Yogas of Naropa, and The Vow of Mahamudra. These were translated and edited by Musés assisted by exiled Tibetan monks from manuscripts in the Library of Congress. There are some very strange passages here. There is the mysterious prophecy of Mi-Gyur-Dorje found in one…

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Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy

Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

This book contains, as the title suggests, 14 lessons on Yogi philosophy. ‘It is with no ordinary feelings that we address ourselves to our students of the Yogi class of 1904. We see, as they perhaps do not, that to many of them this series of lessons will be as seed planted in fertile soil, which will in due time put forth sprouts which will force their way gradually into the sunlight of consciousness, where they will put forth leaves…

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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

To the healthy man and woman this book is respectfully dedicated. They have done certain things (consciously or subconsciously) in order to bring themselves from infancy to healthy, normal maturity. And if you (who may not be so healthy and normal) will do just these same things, there is no reason why you, too, should not be just as are they. And this little book is our attempt to tell you just what this healthy man and woman…

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Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Yoga Swami Svatmarama

The Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā is a classic Sanskrit manual on hatha yoga, written by Svāmi Svātmārāma, a disciple of Swami Gorakhnath. Said to be the oldest surviving text on the hatha yoga, it is one of the three classic texts of hatha yoga, the other two being the Gheranda Samhita and the Shiva Samhita.

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The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath

The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

For thousands of years, yogis have believed that breath is the essential link between body and mind, energizing a subtle body which connects the physical and mental aspects of our being. In this book, Swami Rama and two noted American physicians explore the science of breath as the missing key to both physical health and the attainment…

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The Hindu-Yogi System Of Practical Water Cure

The Hindu-Yogi System Of Practical Water Cure

Yogi Ramacharaka (William Walker Atkinson)

This book is a health classic that covers topics such as water and prana, water as the basis for life, how much water to drink daily, repercussions of consuming too little water, overview of the organs of assimilation and elimination, how to remove toxins from the digestive tract, the importance of internal cleanliness, using the skin as an organ of elimination, how to take cleansing baths, wet pack treatments, sweat pack…

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Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga

Swami Vivekananda

This is a set of lectures by Swami Vivekananda on the subject of Karma Yoga, one of the several yogic paths to enlightenment. Karma Yoga is a mental discipline which allows one to carry out one’s duties as a service to the entire world, as a path to enlightenment. By working in the real world, but giving up attachment to work, we can obtain spiritual liberation. Vivekananda discusses the concept of Karma in the Bhagavada-Gita…

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Kundalini, The Mother of the Universe

Kundalini, The Mother of the Universe

Rishi Singh Gherwal

This little self-published work could be most charitably described as an anthology of material on Kundalini Yoga. Very little of this book was actually written by Gherwal; the majority of the material here consists of long quotes from other authors, notably Arthur Avalon. The reason why this book is of interest is the English translation of the Lalita Sahasranama, the ‘Thousand Names’ of the Goddess.

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