Fourth Way:

(or Fourth Path) There are four basic divisions amongst spiritual schools:

The path of the Fakir: those who seek union with God through willpower; this includes those who practice Hatha Yoga, physical austerities (tapas), etc.

The path of the Monk: those who seek union with God through emotion; this includes those who practice Bhakti Yoga, whose religion is prayer, or music or devotional practices.

The path of the Yogi: those who seek union with God through the intellect; this includes those who practice Jnana Yoga, who study and memorize theories and doctrines, or through various forms of meditation.

The path of the well-balanced human being: includes those schools and religions which unify all three paths in one, under the equilibrating influence of chastity, and guided by the Three Factors: birth, death and sacrifice.