Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self Paperback – September 5, 2000
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
Stephen Cope writes from a perspective that I feel really speaks to the Western spiritual seeker. He combines his experience and knowledge as a psychotherapist with his knowledge of Yoga and other spiritual paths.
While Yoga is a path of union, it appears only too clear that without removing the layers of psychological baggage, union with the divine cannot truly mainfest in ones life. All of the spiritual insights and epiphanies will never be more than a transparent veil placed thinly over the unresolved baggage. Insights without fertile ground to take root will soon fade or be used as another vehicle for ego building.
The author makes clear that the mature path of Yoga is not one of renunciation, or a solitary journey, but explains that "as spiritual practice matured in India there arose a radical new understanding of the paradox of action and inaction. This was the doctrine of inaction in action, and goes further to explain that Krishna teaches in the "Gita" to "Act in the world in alignment with your true vocation, your true self etc....." Clearly not a path of renunciation or a solitary path but one that involves action IN the world.
I found this book really spoke to me as a person on the spiritual path in a way that is truly transformative and not just a bunch of religious dogma. Using his own personal experiences and the experiences of other seekers throughout the book, he has woven a beautifully written guide that is really eye opening and practical. It clearly put into perspective many things that I have either personally struggled with or wondered about.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Despite the somewhat grandiose title, this book is clear, rational, cogent, and non-woo woo. No hokey religion; a much wider application of "Yoga" than the modern... Read morePublished 2 months ago by bardo
Disappointed toward the middle.
It sounded so promising from the beginning with the nice quote and story lines. But it doesn't hold the reader. Read more
I've never written a review on Amazon before, but I am compelled to contribute to the positive reviews of this book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this book hoping to see some of my own story reflected - he markets it as filling that void. However, he is not your ordinary Westerner at all. Read morePublished 11 months ago by CambMom