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TOPICAL OUTLINE

TOPICAL OUTLINE

BOOK I. THE PROBLEM OF UNION.

a. The higher and lower natures defined.

b. The obstacles and their removal considered.

c. A summation of the Raja Yoga system.

Topic:  The versatile psychic nature.

BOOK II. THE STEPS TO UNION.

a. The five hindrances and their removal.

b. The eight means defined.

Topic:  The means of attainment.

BOOK III. UNION ACHIEVED AND ITS RESULTS.

a. Meditation, and its stages.

b. Twenty-three results of meditation.

Topic: The powers of the soul.

BOOK IV. ILLUMINATION.

a. Consciousness and form.

b. Union or at-one-ment.

Topic: Isolated unity.

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