first published in 1888, this book contains a concise treatise on the subject of the relationship between mystical Buddhism and yogic philosophy. It was originally a lecture given by M. Monier-Williams to the Victoria Institute, and is published here for the enjoyment of modern readers with an interest in the subject. Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1819 – 1899) was the second Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University, England. He dedicated his life to the study, documentation, and teaching of Asian languages, in particular Persian, Sanskrit, and Hindustani. This volume is not to be missed by those with an interest in Buddhism and yoga, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on yoga.