Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $27.79

Buy Now for $27.79

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

The subject of the present audiobook is the form of yoga known as Raja yoga. The aphorisms of Patanjali are the highest authority on Raja yoga and form its textbook. The other philosophers, though occasionally differing from Patanjali in some philosophical points, have, as a rule, acceded to his method of practice a decided consent. 

The first part of this audiobook comprises several lectures to classes delivered by the present author in New York. The second part is a rather free translation of the aphorisms (sutras) of Patanjali, with a running commentary. Effort has been made to avoid technicalities as far as possible and to keep to the free and easy style of conversation. 

In the first part, some simple and specific directions are given for the student who want to practise, but all such are especially and earnestly reminded that, with few exceptions, yoga can only be safely learnt by direct contact with a teacher. If these conversations succeed in awakening a desire for further information on the subject, the teacher will not be wanting.

©2017 Medicine of One (P)2017 Medicine of One

What listeners say about Raja Yoga

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for william
  • william
  • 17-01-2021

Important for true healing

Hearing these words and teachings, discovering that everyone had the ability to harness their internal tools for bringing themself back to their true state of peace and joy is extremely important. I wasn’t raised in a home that taught you naturally possessed the tools within and with just alittle practice, great grounding is there. After learning to meditate about three years ago, so many new things have been opening up to my awareness. It was just something at first to help with my anxiety and depression. Now it’s the greatest internal therapy I could have ever dreamed of and so much more. ❤️

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Christopher Schuck
  • Christopher Schuck
  • 17-11-2020

Excellent and informative

This is mandatory reading for many in depth Adept occult lists. And rightfully so! The book and the explanation breaks down Yoga and explains it like never before. Not the physical aspects although important and touched upon here; but the spiritual. Much of the Yogic seekers today believe they are pro’s because they can warrior pose and sun salutation all day. But, without spirituality and deep understanding it’s like having a pool but not being able to swim. A must read for those serious about learning!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 28-11-2018

Perfect primer for any serious Yogi

I have many books on raja yoga, and few compare in the straightforwardness this book offers, really easy to follow this instruction and put it into motion

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Christa
  • Christa
  • 02-06-2018

SUPERB! INSTRUCTIVE, INSPIRING. LIKE I WAS THERE!

Vivekanada was so articulate in expressing these difficult subjects of Yoga. I learned so much and enjoyed the whole production.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for R. E. James
  • R. E. James
  • 21-08-2020

Learn Pronunciation

Great book! A classic on the nature of reality. One thing drove me crazy though, the narrator mispronounces the name of Pantanjali 100% of the time. I even asked my meditation teacher who is Indian if it was right and he said that is not how it is pronounced. It’s a small thing I would still recommend this to everyone I just think if your are going to be a professional narrator at least learn the words.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.