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Monday, March 27, 2017

The Subconsciousness and the Superconsciousness Planes of Mind by W. W. Atkinson

The Subconsciousness and the Superconsciousness Planes of Mind is a book written by Atkinson. I had completed the reading on March 26, 2017. It was started after the completion of the reading of the books by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. I had already read half of the book written by Ved Bharti but when I again began to read that book, I suddenly picked up this book from the compilation of the complete works of W. W. Atkinson. The last book which I had read by the writer was Psychic Healing which I have already reviewed. I wanted to shift away from this writer. As one of the commentators on his writing had recorded that you read his books because of their contents, I felt the desire to return to this writer because of the attraction of the style and content of the books by him. The reading of Ved Bharti is still incomplete. I have picked this new title and have completed its reading. It is because of the ability of the writer to narrate his point of view in a smooth English, that one can continue to read his different titles. No doubt, the Kindle software and technology of internet are also an important factor in accomplishing this task. I have nearly 100 titles by this author. If my affair with his writing continues like this, I will be able to read the whole compilation.

Before coming to the chapters of this book, I would like to comment on the style of his writing. I am repeating my version on it. The present comment will be in a mixed language which includes Hindi and English. No doubt, I wrote those comment in between while I was fully engrossed in reading the book.

Nature of the Style of writing:

Author Inductive Logic का खूब प्रयोग कर रहा है । एक proposition देता है। उस की परिभाषा को बनाता है। उस को प्रभावी बनाने के लिए उस का एक premises तैयार करता है। उस पर फिर शुरू हो जाती है एक प्रक्रिया ।  यह प्रक्रिया क्या है? Testimony पर Testimony, Testimony पर Testimony और Testimony पर Testimony। इस Lord ने यह कह। उस Sir ने यह कहा । इस scholar ने ये कहा । इस प्रकार chapter बनता जाता है। Chapter का अंत अचानक रोक दिया जाता है। अब तक लेखक आप के चित से करामात कर चुका है। यह आप हैं जिस ने निष्कर्ष निकाल लिया है। पर आप उस के बारे में actively conscious नहीं हो। तो फिर यह कैसे कह दिया गया है कि आप ने निष्कर्ष निकाल लिया है?

आप के subconscious से लेखक खेल चुका है। निष्कर्ष आप के subconscious में plant हो चुका है । बस अब तो वक्त की बात है जब आप कह उड़ें - हाँ मैं जनता हुँ कि यह ऐसा ही होता है। यह ऐसा ही है। यह तो बहुत से बुद्धिजीवि भी मानते हैं ।

आप से अगर उन बुद्धिजिवियों का नाम पूछा जाए तो शायद आप एक का भी समरण न कर पायें । पर आप अपने दावे पर अड़ जाएंगे ।  ऐसी है इस लेखक की शैली। ऐसी है इस शैली की करामात । पर इसे आप scientific नहीं कह सकते । 

Influence of Swami Vivekanand
There is enough evidence within the different titles of W. W. Atkinson, that his writings have a connection with the people of Theosophical Society. In this book, we can observe another feature. It is that the visit and views of Swami Vivekananda had left a great impact on the literary society of the American scholarship and influenced the development of the thought of the American thinkers. No doubt, W. W. Atkinson had borrowed a name spelt as Yogi Ramcharaka. He had tried to introduce the American world to the Eastern Philosophy in those terms which could attract the attention of the American world of 1910. Here, is a glimpse that shows that it was the visit and speeches of Swami Vivkenanda which was well received in America. It percolated their thought and started making changes. You find a long quotation from the speeches of Swami Vivekananda while the author explained the concepts which he desired to explain. He had been using the testimonies of the European scholars only. When he quoted Swami Vivekanada, the difference was quite evident and arresting.

The Chapterization:

The book can be divided into two sections.  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mind is Your Business (Isha Foundation: Sadhguru)

Mind is Your Business is the book in focus here. It is published by Jaico.

Jaico is not considered as a publisher of the literature for academic purpose. It generally publishes general reading literature on varied topics.

There is no intention to show any disrespect to the publisher. This is what I understand. I can put it in other words. This is my impression and an opinion.

I have bought this book on March 13, 2017, along with the Inner Engineering. I had completed the reading on March 20, 2017. I am posting this after three days. There is a gap in recording. Due to time constraint, I am not able to write as per the actual motive of this blog. It has to be the first impression.

The title also displays the name of Sadhguru. The term appears as Sadhguru Yogi, Mystic and Visionary. The point is that it is not specifically declared that this book is written by him.

The book is published from Mumbai, India, in the year 2015. The ISBN number is
978-81-8495-695-5. The copyright is in favour of Isha Foundation. The description does not contain the name of the author. The cost of the title is ₹ 99. Similar titles in Penguin is also priced at ₹ 99 but therein, Sadhguru is shown as the author. They have a different set of chapters.

The book contains five chapters which are:
The Circus of Mind
The Garbage Bin
A Ladder to the Divine
Isha Kriya.

There is another book with same design and outlay but with a different title. The title of that book is Body the Greatest Gadget.

It is about this book (Mind is Your Business), that a reader and buyer had recorded his dissatisfaction in the review section of the online Kindle bookstore of amazon. He wrote that this book was in question answer format. All that was written was already available on the Internet on different sites as well on YouTube. Well everyone has the right to express his opinion and impression about a thing which can be identified by others. That is the way of a testimony to show that the given thing is a fact.

However, there is another question. The question is that what actually is the inner content of the written words. What is the intrinsic value of the narration?

Sadhguru is best in expressing the abstruse thought in terms which can easily attract the attention of even an existentialist and materialists. One of the new features that one can easily discern is that he uses the present day terms, terminology and phrases to explain the contents and processes of esoteric science. One can read that Mind is a software and body is the hardware. How is that? Does it attract you? Will that make talks on Mind, body and soul as more meaningful? If so, then you will like to go through this book. He talks about the works of neurologists. In Inner Engineering he has virtually thrown a challenge to the neurologists. He has suggested that they would not reach the submit which the Yogis has reached. The neurologists are working in the field of material world only.

I had been reading W. W. Atkinson for some time. He also discusses the topics like Mind, Body, Prana or Energy, the real I and the Absolute. He wrote in 1910. He tried to explain these terms to the western world as the knowledge of East. He tried to interpret in scientific terms the processes and mechanism of esoteric science. He had used the scientific knowledge of the level as it had developed by 1910. He adopted the method of using evidences and testimonies by quoting the scholars and established thinkers of that period. He followed a literary style. I can not say that I understood everything which he explained. Somewhere, I received an impression from his writings. I can claim that I was not only receiving suggestions as desired by him but also learned few things. It was not a blind faith in whatsoever he said. But there was a learning along with the receiving the impressions by the writing of an expert writer.

In the case of Sadhguru, you also find that perfection which you find in the case of W. W. Atkinson. However, Jaggi Vasudev does not quote anyone to provide evidence or testimony to establish his views as facts. But, he is using the phrases of present times more dominated by computer sciences and neurology. He had the courage to even challenge the learning of the neurology. No doubt, his inimitable style is to use anecdotes and happenings of day to day life. He has a degree in English literature. He has written in his other book that he was a good reader. Therefore, he is also a master in writing.

Coming back to the chapters as given in the book, the first chapter is Introduction. It is not in question answer form. It is a full essay. It is an essay by the Isha foundation. It tells about the view of Sadhguru on Mind.

The second chapter is titled The Circus of Mind. Herein, it is work of Sadhguru. He had explained the contents in many of his YouTube publications. However, one has to remember that Mind has a special meaning in the realm of esoteric studies and Yogic Philosophy. It is not something which is explained in the field of psychology or philosophy. In order to appreciate the contents, one must understand the views of the Yogis about the Chitta or Mind. That is another thing, that Jaggi Vasudev had not used the term Chitta here. The essay will impart you a different meaning of Mind and problems associated with it.

The next chapter is titled The Garbage Bin. It is again an essay on the working of Mind as understood by the Yoga expert and problems related to it. They are not self improvement suggestion. I am highly infatuated by the subject of psychology. The Psychology is definitely adding to the knowledge of the humanity and helping in improving our lives in different spheres of activity, like Medical science, commerce, social problems, advertisement, personal management. However after reading about the concept of Mind as propounded by these Yogic talks, I am trying to review my attraction towards psychology. I believe that those who study these views may be able to recognize what I am trying to say.

The question answer format begins from the chapter The Garbage Bin.

After taking up many questions on Mind in the chapter of The Garbage Bin, the next chapter takes the issue of spiritualism. The title of the chapter is A Ladder to the Divine. In this chapter, one can find a set of questions which is related to the path of spiritualism and the role of Yoga in it. I would like to emphasise, that after reading two books by Sadhguru, I find that Sadhguru has his own way of talking about spiritual facts. All these Yogis talk about the same thing. However, Sadhguru has his own trademark when he takes up the question of Spiritualism.

The Isha Kriya is the last chapter. It directs to access the It contains instructions on the meditation. The similar instructions can be watched on YouTube. Even the diagrams given in the books also appear there.

Mind, Prana, Body or Matter are the three identities which are the subject of the Yogic Philosophy. The postures of the Yogic are one aspect only. One has to learn about the theory also which they propound. This book is about the Mind as talked about in Yogic Philosophy.

I must accept that I have read this book just after completing the reading of "Inner Engineering – A Yogi's Guide to Joy". I have already posted it here. I have to complete my version of that book. Somewhere, in this essay, I may have carried the impression of that book also.

There is another set of books which are published by Penguin. Sadhguru, The Three Truths of Being: ... In the case of that publisher, it is prominently displayed that the author of the titles is Sadhguru. It is in Penguin E-Single series. They are also priced for ₹. 99.

A very emphatic comment about the introduction on Sadhguru in most of the publications on him is, "Sadhguru, a profound mystic of our times". It continues to reappear in the different introduction to Jaggi Vasudev.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Inner Engineering – A Yogi's Guide to Joy by Sadhguru (Penguin - Ananda)

Inner Engineering – A Yogi's Guide to Joy is written by Sadhguru. He is also addressed as Jaggi Vasudev on the Internet at many places. He is a celebrity. Nobody introduced me to his work. On Shivaratri, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi visited his place. At that time I was reading, as usual, a book in a collection of W. W. Atkinson. I was reading psychic healing. I was somewhat disenchanted with the content. After that, I had started looking into the sample pages on the books written by Sadhguru on amazon online portal after Shivaratri. On March 13, 2017, I just bought two titles written by him. On March 18, 2017, I completed the reading this title which is published by Penguin under Penguin Ananda Series. The digital edition of 2016 is marked e-ISBN: 978-9-386-05758-7. I bought it for Rs./- 119.20. After that, the price has been reduced by 10%. Very Bad.

During those five days when I read this book, My approach towards the reading of the book passed through a swing mode. Sometimes I laughed, then I just glided through some of the explanation totally unconcerned and at times, I was all appreciation for the contents.

A reviewer on the amazon site had commented that one should not buy a particular title authored by Sadhguru. The argument presented by the person is that whatsoever is written in the book, is already available online free of cost. When I read, I google a lot and watch YouTubes also. Thanks to Mukesh Ambani for that, regardless of the speed which is committed. I observed and listened in many of the interviews of Jagdish Vasudeva on YouTube, which are again conducted by celebrities, that the answers which he gives to them, appear word by word in the book which I was reading. Well now, Mukesh Ambani will charge money for the internet, you can not watch all of them at leisure and within a specific time. On the other hand, the title which I have completed, has its own organic unity. I want to contradict that reviewer. I will rather say, BUY IT. But I suggest a caution. You can enjoy this book, only if, you have some understanding of the Philosophy concerning Sankhya, Yoga, Naya, Vesheshika and Mimansa (Vedanta). If you follow Aristotelian Logic, or follow Western Scholars (European) from Enlightenment onwards, then you may reject it. If you believe that you want a Self Improvement or Self Help or DIY book, then, this book is not meant for you.

Sadhguru is a celebrity. He is a master in his field. I do not have enough of that thing in me to venture to comment on the contents. Well, I may present my view on my way of reading a book.

(to be continued).

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Science of Psychic Healing by W. W. Atkinson

The Science of Psychic Healing by W. W. Atkinson

There are 21 chapters. I am writing it after reading the Chapter 17

Presently I am in a different mood. The supply of electricity is discontinued again. It was not there for ten hours yesterday.

A Contradiction:
In the Fourteen Lessons of Yogi Philosophy, the author invites the seekers to seek the knowledge of Yoga Philosophy. He warns that if they are approaching him to acquire some special powers or 'sensational abilities' then they are not there to instruct them or impart them such things.

In Psychic healing, he gives the motive for the book as instructions or as a practical guide to heal the patients.

There is a contradiction in above two propositions. There is a contradiction between the two premises. There is a contradiction between the actual purpose of the different books which are basically shown as supplementary and complementary to each other.

Herein, the main motive of learning about Yogic philosophy get demolished. Do we really seek all this knowledge to merely to seek superhuman powers? Is it not so? How will peace be achieved? Why is the peace a goal? What does the peace consist? Is it an end or an acquisition?

We are all one. We do not hate or envy each other. We are all going to merge finally with the Ultimate, the Absolute. Is that the peace? You want to convert people to the ways in which you perceive things. You are free to have such a desire. But, who has given you the right to expect others to accept it when the science is doing its job without such a goal?

Jai Charvahaks. Buy Patanjali products. Bake in India. Oh, Sorry. Make in India. Do Anulom, Pratiloma, Kpalbhatti and Pranayama as told to you by the Great Scientist, Thinker and Nationalist Ghamagha Dev. Consult Ghaal Bhasam for Cancer and HIV and any other incurable disease. Even Aliens visit him. Aliens do visit yogis who live in Himalayas. They have not yet revealed that secret. Right, Mr. Yogi Ganchakra. Oh, Sorry Ramcharak.

Has anyone seen any UFO near Rishikesh?

W. W. Atkinson died too soon? He should have visited Rishikesh. He would have learned about making Chavanprash. That would have definitely helped the Americans. It is good for constipation as well as the lungs.

If I am right and If it is true then let me ask, did The Beatles sue an Indian Yogi? Why did they do so? Probably a Yogi from South India may tell the truth.

I must seek blessings of some Yogi. No, Maha Yogi. I believe that is Shiva of Kailash. But he now camps at Benaras. I should visit Sirsa first.

NamamiIshan Nirvan Rupam
Na Jamami Jap Nem Puja.(Sant Tulsidasa)

The Economy and Ground Realities of Published books: A Digital Cheating
There seems to be a truth in an observation that the books by Atkinson are popular even today. As per the American law, the patent rights ends after 60 years. The books by Atkinson are available on free of cost. They are the original books. There are titles which are available on Google Books and Kindle which are available for a consideration. They are recycled with new title prints and formats so that they can be available in the different digital readable format. Is it not a cheating? I fear that the people behind the Internet Archive may not read it. They are also providing these documents in digitally readable format.

Regardless of the above two points, one can still enjoy reading these books. At least, they encourage you to learn about an exercise of breathing correctly. Do it, find it and get the result. The result will be worth the experience. If it gives you some therapeutic benefit, then it is a bonus. But do observe Moderation.

(to be continued). The observation on the completion of the reading. 

This book has 21 chapters. It can be divided into two sections. Up to chapter 17, it should be called Section I on psychic healing. For three chapters, that are from 18 to 20, it should be called Spiritual Healing or Metaphysical Healing. The author then gives instructions to the Spiritual Healer on how to heal the patient. Does a Spiritually awake mind need such instructions? Who will be the better instructor to him, this author or the Absolute?

Just a view:
Out of the whole world, does this field of knowledge work well if it heal the patient? What are the Health systems meant for? Can no other task be expected to be achieved that such esoteric, mystic, omniscient knowledge may think about? Are other problems of the humanity the task of the State in power? Can such expert not reach to each and every person to spread their impact? Is the Yogi Philosophy meant for it? Can Yogi Philosophy think about some other aspect of humanity or even the whole world?

I can not claim to be an authority. It is just a view after reading the book.

Digital and Economic Issue:
As I have stated above, the free document which is available on in digital form in pdf format and also in Kindle format, where you have to pay nothing except for the internet data and electricity which you use and no doubt, the time you devout to read such things apart from your other duties, contains some more details about the document.

That archive document declares it a 'Sequel to Hatha Yoga' which I have already reviewed. The author continues to suggest to the reader in the book, that in order to appreciate the contents of this book, he should practice the guidelines of Hatha Yoga.

The actual publisher is Yogi Publication Society, Chicago, Illinois. The author of this particular book has mentioned about the publisher again and again in the body of the book but does not name it. The London Agent is L. N. Fowler & Co. 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, E. C., The Latent Light Culture, Tinnevelly, So. India. It seems that it tried to say South India. Tinnevelly is in India. The Copyright is 1906. Is it another clue of Theosophical Society connection? By that time, it was headed by Annie Besant, the person from Great Britain.

The book begins with a passionate appeal to the readers to believe in the content. One message is worth noting. It suggests that the healing should be practised on one own self. I believe that is a better idea.

On the whole, in the case of this book and the Hatha Yoga, I felt amused. In the case of other titles, I remained serious, appreciative, contemplative and reflective. I just admired the contents. But, here, I am moving away. Probably, that is why, I just bought two titles of Sadhguru, a person from South India. I had remarked earlier that all the books, which I have collected by now have a Bengal connection. Here, I find that this book is having a South India connection.

So I am moving from East India to South India. From Calcutta to Madra, from the Himalayas to the Indian Ocean, the way River Ganga moves to the Bay of Bengal. Clive from Great Britain moved from Madras to Calcutta. Wow. Quite Mystic.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Hatha Yoga or the Yogi Philosophy of Physical Being by W. W. Atkinson

I have completed the reading of this book on March 12, 2017. I would have completed the reading yesterday but for a number of hurdles. One of the hurdles was that it for the first time, I have felt tired while reading the works of W. W. Atkinson. Surprise.

It is a large book because it contains 32 chapters. However, it is a small book because many chapters contain merely two to three pages.

One may ask that if you have read the book then tell us about Hatha Yoga.

 Ok, Explain, What is Hatha Yoga?

My answer will be that I have not learned anything about Hatha Yoga.


Ok, Let me explain. I believe that I have a preconceived notion about Hatha Yoga without exactly knowing the real meaning of Hatha Yoga. Yoga, as generally perceived is a practice of a set of some postures which are not generally acquired or followed in day to day life. You have to learn about them in order to recognise that you can put your body in a particular posture. Some may say that they are a set of peculiar exercises.

A person who may like to flaunt his eruditeness may say it includes doing pranayama, anoloma and pratiloma, sheersh Asana, Makar Asana, Surya Namaskar, Kpal Bhatti, pavan mukta asana, pachimuttan asana, vakra asana, padam asana, gumukha asana, vajra asana and many more.

He may say that it is a high level learning. You may have to be a blessed one in order to fully understand the Yoga. Then, he would utter some sounds, which you may not comprehend.

You may say, "What was that? Are you a human mockingbird? If so, then Charles Darwin study is incomplete."

He would reply that this is what I have told you that you are not a blessed one. Baby, it is Sanskrit.

Now, W. W. Atkinson had tried to explain it in a very simple English.

What has he told?

I believe that it is about the Deep Breathing and Complete Breathing. It is about a suggestion that one should do regular exercise.

If I quote him from his last chapter then, read the following quotations borrowed from the chapter 32.

"The whole theory and practice of Hatha Yogi is based upon this idea of return to nature—" (Atkinson, William Walker. The Complete Works of William Walker Atkinson (Unabridged)

One of the chapters attracted my attention. I was highly amused to read into the actual nature of the content. It is chapter number 30 titled Regeneration. I did not know that the western world observe restraint in talking about this subject in print in 1910. I had a different impression of the western world on this aspect. One can learn about the actual cultural attitude of the Indians about this topic by reading the Autobiography of a Yogi.

It is also amusing to learn about the features of the culture of the America as it was prevailing there in 1910. The author has tried to address some of the cultural habits of the Americans by writing chapters on exercise, bathing and general hygiene.

'The actual contents are same as I have commented on in my other post on Raja Yoga. I reproduce the comment here.

"यहाँ'तक पहुँच कर एक रूप और स्पष्ट होता है । कथन के दो हिस्से रहते है। योगी पद्धतियों से एक सम्मिकरण उठाया जाता है। उन पर चन्द शब्दों का प्रयोग किया जाता है। यह एक हिस्सा बनता है।

दुसरे हिस्से में एक व्याख्या होती है जिस की रचना पश्चमी समाज के बुद्धिजीविओं के कथनों के संग्रह से की जाती है। His selection of the western scholars is quite specific. The explanation can be termed as a motivational and psychological counselling.'

However, in the case of this book, he has discussed the anatomy and physiology in more detail without referring to any Yogic thought.

Among all the books written by W. W. Atkinson, which I have read, this book is not all that gripping. In the case of other books, I yearned to return back to his writing. In the case of this book, I just glided through it. If I was able to read the whole, it is only because of the attractiveness of the writing of the author.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Adolf Hitler A Life from Beginning to End by Hourly History

Adolf Hitler - A Life from Beginning to End by Hourly History was made available on Amazon as a free of cost book. I have completed this reading on March 10, 2017, while reading the books by W. W. Atkinson. There is a holiday today as the Election Commission and the local district administration have taken over our premises for election purpose. On March 11, 2017, there will be counting. There is a holiday tomorrow also. Do the Election Commission and the district administration not have enough infrastructure to secure their material? Is it justifiable to disrupt one activity in name of doing a national activity? Probably, the education is not a national का मुरली मनोहर महकमा । We are definitely making a Skilled India. 

There are eight chapters. The first chapter is titled introduction. It contains the whole history in one chapter. It is like a summary before the book begins. The next six chapters provide you a glimpse into the life of Hitler. Some chapters give you details which one may not know about Hitler. Other chapters cover important issues hurriedly. A reader feels cheated. The Conclusion, the last chapter, is an opinion of the author who is behind the Hourly History. 

Yes, one can read the book in near about an hour. But, I undertook usual googling through the features available in the Kindle. No doubt, I digressed to some different topics on the internet while reading the new search. I found only Wikipedia entries worth reading. I was soon directed to some of the YouTube entries. They are quite informative. I did not care to look out for some serious reading on this topic.

Adolf wanted to be a  painter. I knew it. Adolf had a troubled childhood. This is a theory which has been otherwise emphasized in the western world. This is not a place to take up that issue. 

On the whole, it helps to revisit the contents which you may have studied during the academic years while pursuing a specified course or syllabus for exams. I do not find that this is a work which can be used as a reference material. It may provide one or two or even more than that count, some names and places to look out further. It is a brief biography. But, it can not be recommended for a serious study. 

There are many more titles which are provided as the free gifts on the internet. Many of them are provided by Hourly History series. I have downloaded these free gifts as per my interest and information which I already have. I will definitely read and write about the rest of them gradually in coming days.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Gyan Yoga by W. W. Atkinson.

The actual title of the book is written as "Gnani Yoga (A series of Lessons in Gnani Yoga). It is in his Fourteen Lessons Course, that writer had explained that why he was using the spelling as given by him. I have used the spellings as Gyan.

I have completed the reading of this book on March 5, 2017. Somewhere I have written that I had read it. Actually, there is a chapter in the Advance course with the same title. I have read that chapter and then reported that I had read the book.

At the time of launching this blog, I had already read the Fourteen Lessons and the Advance course before starting this series of book which forms the part of the Complete Works of W. W. Atkinson. I have yet to write the reviews on this blog about those books. The reading and contents of those two books had pushed and goaded me to continue the reading of the writings of W. W. Atkinson. The writer writes well. As one of the readers had pointed on the internet itself that he had bought these books for its contents. No doubt, he has given the true picture.

I will like to record following points as my first impressions.

1. The nature of writing is same as I have pointed out in the case of Raja Yoga by the same author. The writer takes up a teaching of Yogic philosophy without referring to any teacher. His sole argument about the basis of those teachings is that they are the essence of Eastern Teaching and Philosophy. Then he gives his elaboration. He writes a very smooth English. If a reader has any inclination for Philosophical studies, even if he is not spiritually inclined, he will get interested in his explanation. His explanation is built on the basis of the references and quotations from the Western Thinkers, philosophers and English literature.

2. The writer was definitely in touch with the teachers from the Theosophical Society. The guiding forces, the possessed writing theory, and all such views about the actual nature of this writing are actually directed by the people from Theosophical society. There are references to it in Raja Yoga, in Fourteen Lesson and in this book as well. So, the doubts about this Yogi Ramcharak and Baba Bharta can be investigated from that angle.

3. There are 12 chapters in this book. Some chapters are chapters from Zoology. The standard of the contents in that field is up to the level to which that science would have developed by 1910.

4. The closing lines provide announcement for another set of series which the people behind these writings about began. They had planned to write on "Mystic Christianity. They had planned to on write on "Mystic Christianity.

5. The contents also show that there was an intellectual conflict between the utility of Scientific Subjects and Non-Scientific Subjects or other philosophies.

6. There are many fascinating and thrilling chapters if you are interested in such type of readings.

7. It is fascinating to read the views of the author about J. C. Bose. Do the Indians talk about him? There was a chapter in Autobiography of Yogi on J. C. Bose. Presently, India only talks about Gandhi and uses the cosmetics and grocery produced by Ramadev.

8. One should know that it is a part of a set of courses which the writer has completed in four years.

The following titles actually form the part of the whole course.

a. Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism.

b. Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism.

c. Hatha Yoga.

d. The Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath.

e. Raja Yoga

f. Gnani Yoga. It is at the end of this book that the writer announces that the course is complete. In all the books mentioned here, you will find references and instruction to read each of these books.

Hence, we can say, the course started with Fourteen Lessons and ends with Gnani Yoga and in between other books are also included.

To be concluded.