The basis of this book is a manuscript in Sanskrit which he obtained from India and its value lies in the depth and detail with which this new material has been studied and presented. The author is to be congratulated, not for his skilful translation from Sanskrit but also for the clarity with which he has applied this to western needs and western minds. Much has been written in the past regarding the psychosomatic effects of Pranayama and Asanas but in his text, Dr Saher explains clearly the mechanism by which brain and mind operate in conjunction with bodily functions, emotions and psychic experience and also how these may be controlled and applied for our betterment. He also shows how specific areas of the brain control similar areas of mind, how these can be applied to Selfanalysis and by means of exercises also given in the text, so control both mind and body, that Self-Realisation is possible in the highest sense and that even before this stage is reached, Health, Harmony and Serenity will be attained, surely to be prized for themselves alone. This fascinating and profound book of ancient, Eastern esoteric wisdom backed by the latest discoveries and experiments of modern science treats the health of the soul by showing the relationship between soul and brain. Here is a practical guide to Zen-Yoga which can help to master suffering and harness latent powers. At a time when science is exploring outer space, Zen-Yoga helps us to explore the inner space of the human psyche, to recognize within ourselves new freedom – freedom to work out our own destiny with integral consciousness or the divine supra – Self as the light within. This book is a cybernetic exploration of the mind’s inner space leading to expanded cosmo-electronic consciousness. Having shown the differences between Eastern and Western thought – processes, Saher explains how the sages of the East have acquired that source of wisdom and bliss which our misguided youth seeks vainly in hallucinogenic drugs.
Dr. P. J. Saher (Purvezji Jamshedji Saher) was born in Bombay (Mumbai now) and studied in England and Germany. He gave up a career at the Bar to take up research in mysticism, mastered yoga, and came under the influence of Heidegger, then Radhakrishnan and Huxley. He has published several books in German as well.