A review of Hindu mysticism and the Hindu faith. Contents: Sacrificial mysticism; Mysticism of the Upanishads; Yoga mysticism; Buddhistic mysticism; Classical forms of devotional mysticism; Popular devotional mysticism. Many varieties of mystical practice and belief are described and considered.
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Modern civilisation tends to stifle this higher call
Nature of Vedic ritualism Strictest accuracy in the performance of all ritual
selfcontrol and absolute desirelessness considered
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