Raja yoga

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In Hinduism, raja yoga is considered to be the “royal” or highest path to union with God, hence “the royal road to reintegration.” In raja yoga, one seeks to realize God by the control of the mind and emotions through concentration and meditation. It is looked upon as a psychological process or experiment, wherein one enters into certain mental exercises and observes the inner spiritual effects. The goal, as explained by Huston Smith in The Religions of Man, is to attain the “direct personal experience of ‘the beyond that is within.’”[1]

As defined in The Pearl of the Orient, by Geoffrey A. Barborka, the term “Râja-Yoga signifies ‘kingly union’ or the royal union of man’s faculties, spiritual, mental, moral and physical.”[2]

The ascended masters teach that raja yoga is a means of attaining integration in all of the chakras and in the I AM Presence; it is the royal road to reintegration with one’s Divine Self. The key to this reintegration is the violet flame and the science of the spoken Word, the resolution of one’s psychology and demonstrating union with God through acts beneficial to self and society.

For the student of the ascended masters, raja yoga, as well as all other forms of yoga, must include the path of the ruby ray under the ruby ray masters.

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Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 33, no. 44, November 11, 1990.

  1. Huston Smith, The Religions of Man (Harper & Row, 1965), p. 53.
  2. Geoffrey A. Barborka, The Pearl of the Orient: The Message of the Bhagavad-Gita for the Western World (Wheaton, IL: Theosophical Publishing House, 1968), p. 11.