The Art and Science of RAJA YOGA
by Swami Kriyananda
...from the foreword by Sheila Rush
"The practice of raja yoga awakens us to our deepest reality of oneness with the Infinite. The key word here is "practice". As a spiritual science, yoga is unique in that it encourages us to "test" the truth of its principles, not simply to believe. Using the many tools yoga gives us we can determine first-hand whether it does in fact live up to its glorious promise. The "proof" comes in our growing experience of the love, joy, calmness, and courage of our soul nature. Yoga is thus empowering. It gives us the teachings, the tools, and the validation of our own deepening experience of the Divine to speed us on our inner journey to God."