This book is a treasure trove of delights for anybody interested in Philosophy. 'Humanics' is the combined aspect of physics, psychophysics, psychics, meta-psychics and meta-physics of human. The art, science and philosophy of yoga that has remedy, reformation and evolution has bequeathed to man of any age and any era.
Since Hindu religion together with its philosophy is meant for the cosmicalisation of every particle of human being, the two together
are considered to be the complete science of 'Humanics'. Therefore this work may also serve as 'A Manual on Humanics'.
This title explicitly mentions that this dissertation is a compendium of Hindu philosophy and religion. At this point it may become essential to explain the relation between Vedism and Hinduism. The obvious questions are whether the two have a relation of the nature of absolute non-difference or difference. Hinduism is not different from Vedism in so far as it is in full concordance with Vedism and owes complete fidelity to it. But Hinduism has a relation of difference with Vedism in so far as it has fallen short due to the vicissitudes it has undergone from time to time. The religion of our forefathers some tens of thousands of years ago was unguestionably different from ours of this era. Yet we belong to the same lineage as them; the faith and metaphysics are also the same.
Yoga is an endless pursuit of knowledge. All emotions that man faces i.e. pain, pleasure, love, hatred, devotion and profanity are on account of mind. The mind is easily vulnerable to emotions and circumstances. Thus, Yoga is development of an internal capacity to help the mind keep restrained from all fanciful, violent and turbulent radiations and establish it in placidity.
About the Author(s)
Prashant S. Iyengar is the son of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar and an authority on Yoga. He is presently the director of Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI). His knowledge about the scriptures and the ancient texts makes learning yoga very interesting. He is also an accomplished violinist.