Jnana Yoga (book)

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Jnana Yoga
Jnana Yoga Swami Vivekananda front cover
Jnana Yoga of Swami Vivekananda front cover
AuthorSwami Vivekananda
SubjectIndian philosophy
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Jnana Yoga (lit.'The Yoga of Knowledge') is a book of lectures by Swami Vivekananda as transcribed by Joseph Josiah Goodwin.[1] The lectures were delivered mainly in New York and London. These lectures were recorded by Goodwin, a professional stenographer, who later became a disciple of Swami Vivekananda.[2]


Jnana yoga is one of the types of yoga mentioned in Hindu philosophies. Jñāna in Sanskrit means "knowledge"; the word is derived from Sanskrit jna – to know. In the book, Swami Vivekananda describes "knowledge" as the ultimate goal. According to Swami Vivekananda, freedom is the object of Jnana Yoga.[3]


  • The Necessity of Religion
  • The Real Nature of Man
  • Maya and Illusion
  • Maya and the Evolution of the Conception of God
  • Maya and Freedom
  • The Absolute and Manifestation
  • God in Everything
  • Realisation
  • Unity in Diversity
  • The Freedom of the Soul
  • The Cosmos: The Macrocosm
  • The Cosmos: The Microcosm
  • Immortality
  • The Atman
  • The Atman: Its Bondage and Freedom
  • The Real and the Apparent Man
  • The soul of everyone

See also


  1. ^ Chande, M.B. (2000). Indian philosophy in modern times. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers and Distributors. pp. 212–213. ISBN 9788171568963.
  2. ^ "Jnana Yoga". vivekananda.net. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  3. ^ Sen, Amiya P (2006). The indispensable vivekananda. India: Permananet Black. p. 228. ISBN 8178241307.

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