Raja Yoga (book)

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Raja Yoga
Raja Yoga Swami Vivekananda front cover
Raja Yoga of Swami Vivekananda front cover
Author Swami Vivekananda
Language English
Subject Philosophy
Publication date

Raja Yoga is a book by Swami Vivekananda about the path of Raja Yoga. The book was published in July 1896.[1] It is one of the most well-known books by Vivekananda, who also wrote books on Karma Yoga (Karma Yoga), Bhakti Yoga, and Jnana Yoga (Jnana Yoga).


According to Vivekananda, the goal of Raja Yoga is how to concentrate the mind, how to discover the innermost recesses of our own mind and how to generalise their contents and form our own conclusions from them. In order to obtain the goal, practice is absolutely necessary.

The appendix contains the translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.


  • Introductory
  • The First Step
  • Prana
  • The Psychic Prana
  • The Control of Psychic Prana
  • Pratyahara and Dharana
  • Dhyana and Samahi
  • Raja Yoga in Brief
  • Appendix


  1. ^ Banhatti, G. S. (1995). Life and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda. New Delhi: Atlantic. p. 145. ISBN 8171562914. 

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