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An Introduction to Yoga

 
Annie Besant (Author)
Synopsis This book is a collection of four lecture of Annie Besant, delivered in 37 parts, at Benaras. The topics included, cover a broad range in the realm of spiritualism. The readers of any grade or stage may find in this book, the solution to his problems. The book may serve as a hand book to the Bhakta, Jnani as well as the Yogi, all alike but to the followers of path of knowledge, it will be more useful and appealing. This book, perhaps still remains one of the best treatises on the practical understanding of Yoga. Yoga is a science, and not a vague, dreamy drifting or imagining. It is an applied science, a systematized collection of laws applied to bring about a definite end. It takes up the laws of psychology applicable to the unfolding of the whole consciousness of man on every plane, in every world, and applies those laws of unfolding consciousness acts exactly on the same principles that you see applied around you every day in other departments of science.
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Annie Besant

Annie Besant (1847-1933) joined The Theosophical Society in May 1889 and became Madame Blavatsky's devoted pupil and helper. She became a prominent worker in the Society and after the death of Col. Olcott in 1907, was elected president of the Society, which position she held till her death on 21 September 1933. Annie Besant established the Central Hindu college at Benares, which later formed the nucleus of the Benaras Hindu University, founded a weekly newspaper, Commonweal, owned New India (formerly Madras Standard) which she used to propagate the Home Rule movement, and started the Women's Indian Association. A strong supporter of India's freedom struggle, she was made president of the Calcutta session of the Indian national Congress held in August 1917. she also established the Indian Boy Scouts' Association which was united with the international movement according to Sir Robert Baden Powell's request, when she was made Honorary Commissioner for India, and in 1932 was awarded the Order of the Silver Wolf - the greatest honour that the Scout Movement could offer.

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Bibliographic information

Title An Introduction to Yoga
Author Annie Besant
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Cosmo Publications
Language: English
isbn 8177558978
length 141p.