Heritage of Centuries | 2017 | No. 1 (9)Alexander Gutsalov


Gaining Insight into Oneness


© Alexander A. Gutsalov

Cand. Sci. (The History of Philosophy),
Senior Researcher, Department of the Heritage Studies
and Expert Activities, Southern Branch, Russian Research
Institute of the Cultural and Natural Heritage





Аbstract: It is a review of a book for the first time published in Russia which presents a fairly large collection of selected articles, interviews and poems by a famous modern yoga` and Vedanta` teacher Swami Jyotirmayananda (India–USA). His teaching is a special branch of yoga – the universal (integral) yoga-Vedanta. In the in the reviewer’s spotlight are philosophical and psychological problems raised in the book. They are arising in such processes as self-discovery, understanding the world, spiritual and religious practice. The book reveals also the questions of the relation between a faith and a will, a freedom and a determinism, a mind, and an intuition, and an intellect.

Keywords: yoga, self-knowledge, Vedanta, religion, tradition, Swami Sivananda Saraswati, Swami Jyotirmayananda, intelligence, love, intuition, unity.

Article information: Received on February 22, 2017, signed by the print, volume 1 / 2017 on April 14, 2017, published on April 28, 2017.

Full bibliographic reference to the article: Gutsalov, A. A., Postizhenie edinstva (Gaining Insight into Oneness), Review of the book: Iskusstvo samopoznaniya. Yoga i vedanta v uchenii Svami Dzh’otirmayyanandy (The Art of Self-Knowledge. Yoga and Vedanta in the Teaching of Swami Jyotirmayananda), Afanasyev, V. P., Comp., Transl., Moscow: Amrita-Rus, 2017, Nasledie Vekov, 2017, no. 1, pp. 79–85. http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017_1_Gutsalov.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.



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