Jnana Yoga (book)

Jnana Yoga (book)

Jnana Yoga
Jnana Yoga Swami Vivekananda front cover
Jnana Yoga of Swami Vivekananda front cover
Author Swami Vivekananda
Country India
Language English
Subject Indian philosophy
Publication date

Jnana Yoga (The yoga of knowledge) is a book of Swami Vivekananda.[1] based on a series of lectures on the topic delivered mainly in New York and London by Swami Vivekananda. These lectures were recorded by a professional stenographer J.J.Goodwin (who later became a disciple of Swami Vivekananda.[2]


Jnana means for "knowledge" in Sanskrit. The word is derived from the Sanskrit word Jna – to know; Jnana yoga is one of the types of yoga mentioned in Hindu philosophies. Jñāna in Sanskrit means "knowledge". In this book Swami Vivekananda has described "knowledge" is 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.  
  2. ^ "Jnana Yoga". http://www.vivekananda.net. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Sen, Amiya P (2006). The indispensable vivekananda. India: Permananet Black. p. 228.  

External links

  • Jnana Yoga full text at Archive.org