From the Publisher
Yoga is one of the most ancient and striking
products of the Hindu mind and character. It has
claims both as a system of philosophical thought.
Thought much has been written on the practical
side of the yoga, very little has come up of it in
relation to other systems of Indian thought. The
present book fulfills long-felt desideratum. It
compares and contrasts some of the central
concepts of yoga with similar concepts of other
systems of Indian Philosophical thought.
The book is divided into eleven chapters.
Chapter I traces the germs of the Samkhya and Yoga
philosophy in the earlier Upanisads. Chapter II
deals with the yoga of Patanjali. Chapters III-IV
discuss the Guna theory and some Ontological
problems in the light of the Guna theory. Chapters
V-VII discuss the theory of soul, Yoga Cosmology
and Yoga Physics. Chapter VIII contrasts Samkhya
Atheism with Yoga Theism. Chapters IX-XI analyse
Yoga Psychology and Yoga Practice.
The book is fully documented. It has a preface,
introduction and general index.