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The Four Paths of Yoga
Swami Vivekananda

We have placed ourselves in this net, and will have to get out. We have got ourselves caught in the trap, and we will have to work out our freedom. So get this experience of husbands, and wives, and friends, and little loves; you will get through them safely if you never forget what you really are. Never forget this is only a momentary state, and that we have to pass through it. Experience is the one great teacher — experience of pleasure and pain — but know it is only experience. It leads, step by step, to that state where all things become small, and the Purusha so great that the whole universe seems as a drop in the ocean and falls off by its own nothingness. We have to go through different experiences, but let us never forget the ideal.

The Four Paths of Yoga

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

Yoga means the realization in direct experience of the preexisting union between the individual consciousness and the universal consciousness.

  • Swami Vivekananda recognised that every Yogi, or human being for that matter, possesses and identifies with each of these elements: intellect, heart, body and mind. He therefore advocated everyone to practice certain techniques from each path. This came to be known as the Four Paths of Yoga. He also taught that in accordance with individual temperament and taste one can emphasize the practice of certain Yogas over others.
  • There are four main paths of Yoga – Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga and Jnana Yoga. Each is suited to a different temperament or approach to life. All the paths lead ultimately to the same destination – to union with Brahman or God – and the lessons of each of them need to be integrated if true wisdom is to be attained.
The Four Paths of Yoga, by Swami Vivekananda
The Four Paths of Yoga, by Swami Vivekananda

INTRODUCTION: THE FOUR PATHS OF YOGA

  • I. Jnana Yoga
  • II. Raja Yoga
  • III. Karma Yoga
  • IV. Bhakti Yoga

BOOK I: JNANA-YOGA

  • CHAPTER I: THE NECESSITY OF RELIGION
  • CHAPTER II: THE REAL NATURE OF MAN
  • CHAPTER III: MAYA AND ILLUSION
  • CHAPTER IV: MAYA AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPTION OF God
  • CHAPTER V: MAYA AND FREEDOM
  • CHAPTER VI: THE ABSOLUTE AND MANIFESTATION
  • CHAPTER VII: GOD IN EVERYTHING
  • CHAPTER VI: REALISATION
  • CHAPTER IX: UNITY IN DIVERSITY
  • CHAPTER X: THE FREEDOM OF THE SOUL
  • CHAPTER XI: THE COSMOS: The Macrocosm
  • CHAPTER XII: THE COSMOS: The Microcosm
  • CHAPTER XIII: IMMORTALITY
  • CHAPTER XIV: THE ATMAN
  • CHAPTER XV: THE ATMAN: ITS BONDAGE AND FREEDOM
  • CHAPTER XVI: THE REAL AND THE APPARENT MAN

BOOK II: RAJA-YOGA

  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER II: THE FIRST STEPS
  • CHAPTER III: PRANA
  • CHAPTER IV: THE PSYCHIC PRANA
  • CHAPTER V: THE CONTROL OF PSYCHIC PRANA
  • CHAPTER VI: PRATYAHARA AND DHARANA
  • CHAPTER VII: DHYANA AND SAMADHI
  • CHAPTER VIII: RAJA-YOGA IN BRIEF

BOOK II, PART II: PATANJALI’S YOGA APHORISMS

  • PATANJALI’S YOGA APHORISMS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I: CONCENTRATION: ITS SPIRITUAL USES
  • CHAPTER II: CONCENTRATION: ITS PRACTICE
  • CHAPTER III: POWERS
  • CHAPTER IV: INDEPENDENCE

BOOK III: KARMA-YOGA, THE PATH OF SELFLESS ACTION

  • CHAPTER I: KARMA IN ITS EFFECT ON CHARACTER
  • CHAPTER II: EACH IS GREAT IN HIS OWN PLACE
  • CHAPTER III: THE SECRET OF WORK
  • CHAPTER IV: WHAT IS DUTY?
  • CHAPTER V: WE HELP OURSELVES, NOT THE WORLD
  • CHAPTER VI: NON-ATTACHMENT IS COMPLETE SELF-ABNEGATION
  • CHAPTER VII: FREEDOM
  • CHAPTER VIII: THE IDEAL OF KARMA-YOGA

BOOK IV: BHAKTI-YOGA

  • CHAPTER I: PRAYER
    • DEFINITION OF BHAKTI
  • CHAPTER II: THE PHILOSOPHY OF ISHVARA
  • CHAPTER III: SPIRITUAL REALISATION, THE AIM OF BHAKTI-YOGA
  • CHAPTER IV: THE NEED OF GURU
  • CHAPTER V: QUALIFICATIONS OF THE ASPIRANT AND THE TEACHER
  • CHAPTER VI: INCARNATE TEACHERS AND INCARNATION
  • CHAPTER VII: THE MANTRA: OM: WORD AND WISDOM
  • CHAPTER VIII: WORSHIP OF SUBSTITUTES AND IMAGES
  • CHAPTER IX: THE CHOSEN IDEAL
  • CHAPTER X: THE METHOD AND THE MEANS

BOOK IV, PART II: PARA-BHAKTI

  • CHAPTER I: THE PREPARATORY RENUNCIATION
  • CHAPTER II: THE BHAKTA’S RENUNCIATION RESULTS FROM LOVE
  • CHAPTER III: THE NATURALNESS OF BHAKTI-YOGA AND ITS CENTRAL SECRET
  • CHAPTER IV: THE FORMS OF LOVE — MANIFESTATION
  • CHAPTER V: UNIVERSAL LOVE AND HOW IT LEADS TO SELF-SURRENDER
  • CHAPTER VI: THE HIGHER KNOWLEDGE AND THE HIGHER LOVE ARE ONE TO THE TRUE LOVER
  • CHAPTER VII: THE TRIANGLE OF LOVE
  • CHAPTER VIII: THE GOD OF LOVE IS HIS OWN PROOF
  • CHAPTER IX: HUMAN REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DIVINE IDEAL OF LOVE
  • CHAPTER X: CONCLUSION

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