The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga: The Path to Self-Realization and Philosophic Insight, Volume 1

The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga: The Path to Self-Realization and Philosophic Insight, Volume 1

by Paul Brunton


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Inspired by his time spent with wise sages in Asia in the 1930s, Paul Brunton (1898-1981) wrote The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga (and its companion volume The Wisdom of the Overself) at the request of these remarkable teachers, who recognized that he had a significant role to play in the transmission of Hindu Vedanta and Buddhism to the West. Brunton's books are a profound re-creation of the teachings of those two philosophical schools of thought, informed by the insights of deep meditation. Clearly written without the specialized vocabulary found in those traditions, the books speak directly to the contemporary spiritual seeker.

The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga is a step-by-step guide to actually experiencing the spiritual truth that reality is formed within our consciousness rather than outside us in the world of material things. Brunton's expert analysis of perception, grounded in science, is designed to awaken us to our sacred foundation and to transform our personality into a mirror of that reality. Brunton prepares us for this journey by describing the attitudes, mental disciplines, and character traits that are beneficial for success in this quest.

This new edition has been updated to incorporate the author's final revisions and includes an introduction by the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.

Foreword by The Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation
1.Beyond Yoga
2.The Ultimate Path
3.The Religious and Mystic Grades
4.The Hidden Philosophy of India
5.The Philosophical Discipline
6.The Worship of Words
7.The Search After Truth
8.The Revelation of Relativity
9.From Thing to Thought
10. The Secret of Space and Time
11. The Magic of the Mind
12. The Downfall of Materialism
Epilogue: The Philosophic Life
Appendix 1: Some Misconceptions Cleared Up
Appendix 2: Additional Resources from The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, Compiled by the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation Editors

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583949108
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

PAUL BRUNTON (1898-1981) is one of the twentieth century's most brilliant spiritual writers. Generally recognized as having introduced yoga and meditation to the West, he was the most popular and authoritative source of information on Eastern philosophies, gurus, and meditation systems from the mid-'30s to the '60s. His books have sold over two million copies in 17 languages. In 1954, he withdrew from public life and continued writing the material that was posthumously published as The Notebooks of Paul Brunton--a truly East-West spiritual philosophy. Written with the passion of an authentic pioneer and the thoughtfulness of a seasoned practitioner, his work is re-emerging as a beacon for all contemporary seekers.

Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation xi

Preface Paul Brunton xv

1 Beyond Yoga: Who Am I? 1

What Is the Meaning of the World?

Apprenticeship to Yoga

Waiting for Wisdom

2 The Ultimate Path: The Three Grades of Yoga 27

Where I Now Stand

3 The Religious and Mystic Grades: What Meditation Is 45

A Summary of Mysticism

Mysticism Is Not Enough

4 The Hidden Philosophy of India: The Philosophy of Truth 63

The Secret Doctrine of India

5 The Philosophical Discipline The Truth Above All 85

Hold On and Hope On


Inner Detachment

Concentration, Calmness, and Reverie

Discipline Emotion and Purify Character

Give Up the Ego!

6 The Worship of Words The Psychopathology of Words 113

Strange Discoveries about Truth, God, and Spirit

What Is a Fact?

7 The Search After Truth: The Thinking Way 141

Through Intuition and Mysticism

The Philosophic Insight

8 The Revelation of Relativity: The Tricks of Time 169

The Doctrine of Standpoints

Man's Expanding Space-Time Sense

9 From Thing to Thought: From Eye to Mind 197

The Birth of Conscious Experience

10 The Secret of Space and Time: The Illusions of Geometry 219

Mental Projections

The Making of Space and Time

11 The Magic of the Mind The Riddle of Sensations 251

The Primacy of Thought

What Are Things?

12 The Downfall of Materialism From the Unreal to the Real 277

The World As a Thought

Epilogue: The Philosophic Life On Conduct and Art

The Doctrine of Karma

The Welfare of the World

A Philosophic View of the World Crisis 303

Appendix 1 Some Misconceptions Cleared Up Paul Brunton 339

Appendix 2 Additional Resources from The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, Compiled by the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation Editors 353

Notes 367

Index 371

About the Author 377

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