Mock Practice Test-5
Read each of the following passages and answer the items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.
The Yoga system is divided into two principal parts—Hatha and Raja Yoga. Hatha Yoga deals principally with the physiological part of man with a view to establish his health and train his will. The processes prescribed to arrive at this end are so difficult that only a few resolute souls go through all the stages of its practice. Many have failed and some have died in the attempt. It is therefore strongly denounced by all the philosophers. The most illustrious Shankaracharya has remarked in his treatise called Aparokshanubhuti that “the system of Hatha Yoga was intended for those whose worldly desires are not pacified or uprooted.”
Which of the following option best reflects Shankaracharya’s comments on Hatha Yoga?
A Hatha Yoga is for those whose worldly desires are not placated.
B Hatha Yoga has disastrous consequences for Yoga practitioners.
C Practiced under the guidance of experts, Hatha Yoga is better than Raja Yoga for some people.
D Raja Yoga gives better results and in a shorter time period for most people, and therefore it should be encouraged.