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

Language: English

Pages: 400

ISBN: 1583949100

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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

Liberation as Affirmation: The Religiosity of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture)

Being and Nothingness

A Commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics: A Most Ample Index to the Metaphysics of Aristotle: Index Locupletissimus in Metaphysicam Aristotelis

The Metaphysics of Knowledge

Renewing Philosophy

















process at all. The sensations are therefore not only the first things we know about the clock but actually the last things also. It is this incredible rapidity of mental action which creates what is nothing less than an illusion of having entered into direct contact with something outside when in fact we have only entered into our own sensations. Similarly the sight of somebody standing near is a composite result of various sensations, i.e., the sum of what the senses represent to our mind, but

water—respectively cold, tepid, and as hot as is bearable. Put your left hand in the hot water and at the same time plunge your right hand in the cold water. Keep both hands immersed for two or three minutes. Then withdraw them quickly, shake off the drops and plunge both hands in the bowl containing lukewarm water. The water will feel cold to your left hand but warm to the right one! The sense of touch in each limb will contradict the other, for it will estimate different temperatures for the

really is in itself. They often cause a man to see things which do not exist at all, but which through association of ideas he imagines to exist. It is a pathological fact that the various forms of insanity and mental disorder are rooted in the ego and all the obsessions and complexes are likewise connected with the “I.” He who has not undergone the philosophic discipline is frequently infatuated with himself and his state of mind is bounded on all sides by the pronoun “I.” This “I” cheats him

instance. Yet we both call it by the same designation! Let us be frank with ourselves in such cases and realize that we often entertain mental images different from those of other persons, while both of us apply the same label to these dissimilar entities. The man who has received news of the death of a most beloved friend may, in response to a question, explain how sad he feels about the event. But his hearer can only get a rough grasp of what he hears, never of what the other man feels. And

and fix its full significance thus carries him into a weary task which is as interminable as it is inconsequential. For do what he may he is wholly unable to discover what exactly is meant by this disarmingly short word. It is susceptible of a diversity of strange interpretations. It may furnish fifteen meanings to as many persons. It has probably given rise to more nebulous vapourizing than any other word in the dictionary. All that he can discover is what a multitude of persons, ranging from

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