The Philosophies and Religions of India - Yogi Ramacharaka & William Walker Atkinson

The Philosophies and Religions of India

By Yogi Ramacharaka & William Walker Atkinson

  • Release Date: 1909-09-01
  • Genre: Spirituality


This is one of the most important of the several series of lessons by Yogi Ramacharaka, and will prove a worthy Final Message from this Great Teacher. It is wider and broader in scope and treatment than any of his previous works, as it covers the entire field of Hindu Philosophy instead of the conceptions and doctrine of but one of the many branches of the Oriental Teachings. To take up the many forms of the Hindu Philosophy and Religions, and to present them to the Western student in a plain, practical style, is quite an undertaking, but Yogi Ramacharaka pledged himself to make this work a success, and he always accomplishes that which he undertakes to do.

THE INNER TEACHINGS: In addition to the full, clear and practical explanation and description of the various popular Philosophies and Religions of India, these lessons give a thorough consideration and description of The Inner Teachings of these philosophies and religions—the Esoteric or Hidden Side as well as the Exoteric or Outer Phase of the teachings which are given the general public. Under the surface of the Hindu Philosophies and Religions there is a great body of Inner Teaching which is rarely ever written or printed, but which is reserved for those sufficiently advanced to be able to comprehend it and among whom it is transmitted from mouth to ear. These lessons go into this hidden and secret phase of the teachings, by the means of which much light is thrown upon many obscure and perplexing points of the Outer Teachings.

LESSONS: The Land of the Ganges—The Inner Teachings—The Sankhya System—The Vedanta System—Patanjali’s Yoga System—The Minor Systems—Buddhism—Sufiism—The Religions of India. Part I—The Religions of India. Part II—Hindu Wonder‑Working—The Vedas; and Glossary.