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The World's Religions - Chapter II, Hinduism, The Way to God through Knowledge, Summary & Analysis

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Chapter II, Hinduism, The Way to God through Knowledge, Summary and Analysis

Jnana yoga is prescribed for those who have a spiritual bent and are highly reflective in their thought. This type of yoga requires that a person be able to distinguish clearly between the larger inner self and the surface self. The idea is that one's being is Being itself. In this kind of thinking, the Atman (God within) becomes a realization. The mind, even as the body constantly changes, yet there is that which remains Self in the mind. The aim is to distinguish Self from one's lesser physical being. The task, then, is to correct false identification leading to a transient image of the inner being. One manifestation of this idea is to think of the physical personal in the third person, which drives...

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