By Swami Yatiswarananda, 294 Pages, Paperback.
While the out and out materialist looks upon man as a body—a combination of cells—and the psychologist as an integrated body-mind, the spiritually illumined regards man in his essential nature as a soul having the mind and body as its coverings or instruments. Material life is, therefore, concerned primarily with the well-being of the body. Mental life is occupied with the welfare of both the body and the mind. Spiritual life, on the other hand, takes into account all the three factors, the soul the mind and the body, and aims at the harmonious development of the body and the mind so that the soul may be able to unfold its potential divinity spontaneously. The instruments of the mind and the body must be made healthy and vigorous so that the soul may function through them freely and joyfully.