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P.J. Mazumdar holds an MBBS and MS from Guwahati Medical College in Assam, northeastern India. He works as an ENT surgeon and has published his poetry in India, the UK, and the US. He is a member of the Assamese community of the northeastern part of India. Originally from Hajo, a town centered on the famous Hayagrib Madhob temple of which his family has been part of the traditional administrators, he has been brought up in the rich traditions of Hinduism. Mazumdar's influences include the saints Sankardeva of Assam and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa of Bengal, whose syncretic teachings combine the unbending rationalism of Advaita philosophy with the devotion of the Bhakti tradition.
"This superb book tackles the difficult questions contained in the metaphysics of Yoga with great clarity, so that to-day's educated laymen, eager to understand these great truths, will find it comparatively easy to comprehend them. P.J. Mazumdar is a distinguished Indian surgeon, and is thus able to bring, through his knowledge of modern science, the necessary lucidity to find the satisfactory congruence with contemporary knowledge and the ancient hallowed teachings of Advaita Vedanta and Non-Dualism.... I am confident that this book will serve as an indispensible guide for all those earnest readers keen to follow and understand the essential wisdom of the major Upanashadic Truths, still applicable more than ever for the modern man and woman." --Alan Jacobs, President of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK