Overview for The Secret of Self-Transformation: A Synthesis of Tantra and Yoga
The central theme of discussion in this monograph revolves round the problem of man's self-transformation in the midst of an artificial and soulless civilization. According to the author, the solution to the problem lies in a synthesis between 'the two principal traditions of India' - Yoga and Tantra which he defines as philosophy and practice. In his view, only on a successful synthesis between the two depends the full flowering of the individual, and only 'a transformed individual can become a nucleus for fundamental social change'. The Secret of Self-Transformation is at once an indictment of all sorts of monstrosities that go under the banner of modern science and a call for revolutionary change within man himself. The call also goes out for restructuring the world in such a way that man does not become a creature of technology but rises up as a master of his true self. The discussion takes place within a compass of twenty chapters. The richness of ideas, presented in a lucid and convincing style, attracts readers of all shades.
Rohit Mehta (Author)
Rohit Mehta was born in 1908 and was educated at Bombay, Surat and Ahmedabad. He was jailed five times by the British Government for anti-Government activities. Mehta was a founder of the Congress Socialist Group in 1934, which later on became the Socialist Party of India. But while he accepted the economics of socialism, he was deeply dissatisfied with the philosophy of socialism. This led him to become an active worker in the Theosophical Society. He became an International Secretary of the Society when Dr. G.S. Arundale was the President. He became also the General Secretary of the Society for India, and functioned as such for 16 years. Mehta has also been a member of the U.P. Universities Commission. He has travelled widely in almost all parts of the world as a lecturer speaking on Religion, Philosophy, Yoga, Psychology, Education, etc.