Exploration of Indian Yoga Psychology

A blog on the Transpersonal Psychology of Indian Yoga and the Spiritual Genius of India (another blog of the same author – http://integralmusings.aurosociety.org)

The Yoga of Nature: Psychology of Planetary Evolution-M.S.Srinivasan

A new insight which modern Yogis like Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo bring to the science of Yoga is the evolutionary significance of Yoga. Since this is an important modern … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Evolving Tradition –M.S. Srinivasan

India is now well-known all over the world as the land which gave birth to the great science of Yoga. But the Indian mind has an inbuilt tendency to look … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Psychological Approach to Religion-M.S.Srinivasan

Indian religion gave birth to two great spiritual tradition: Hinduism and Buddhism.  India yoga or psychology is normally associated with the Hindu tradition.  But there is an equally profound tradition … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Spiritual Genius of India–M.S. Srinivasan

The popular conception of India pictures it as a land of religions or mysticism or yoga but without any clear understanding of these terms or the distinction between them. But … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Misunderstood Tradition – M.S.Srinivasan

The  Tantras are of two types: higher and lower.  The lower tantra  is  a form  of Magic of various colours and hues : white, black, grey.  The  higher tantra  is … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Sorrowful Change-M.S.Srinivasan

The  human  being, in the Buddhist perspective, is an everchanging  stream  of consciousness  or  to  be more precise, a  perpetually  changing  movement  or a process  of psycho-physical energy with no … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Yogic Vision of Tantra -M.S. Srinivasan

The Indian Tantra was perhaps the most daring spiritual synthesis ever conceived in the spiritual history of mankind. Amazingly comprehensive in its vision, profoundly intuitive in its conceptions, strikingly bold … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Roots of Bondage-I–M.S. Srinivasan

We  have  discussed  in  our earlier  article  some  of  the  fundamental principles  of the psychology of Raja Yoga.  We have indicated that the central thrust of Rajayogic sadhana is to … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Path to Kaivalya-M.S.Srinivasan

The  system  of Raja yoga as it is expounded by Patanjali in  his Yoga-suthra is now recognised by the students and practitioners of yoga as the most authentic, systematic and … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Psychology of the Absolute-M.S.Srinivasan

One of the most creative intuitions of Upanishadic seers is the concept of Sat-Chit-Ananda, Being-Consciousness-Bliss as the nature of the ultimate Realty.  This concept is as much psychological as well … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Light Unvieled –M.S. Srinivasan

After the Vedas, the Vedanta.  After the Vedic symphony, the Upanishadic epiphany.  The Upanishad is like a splendour of light which burst upon the world at the dawns of Indian … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Psychology of the Gods–M.S. Srinivasan

We have discussed in our earlier article nature of the Vedic revelation. But the more important part of Vedic spiritual culture is the inner psychological and spiritual discipline or in … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Hidden Secret of the Vedas – M.S. Srinivasan

Is there any worthwhile psychology in the Vedas? To answer this question we have to understand the nature of Vedic revelation.  For, modern western scholarship had foisted a superficial, naturalistic … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Spiritual Humanism — M.S. Srinivasan

The Indian psychology is based on a paradigm of spiritual humanism.  Indian thought viewed Man as essentially a soul, spirit and a self beyond Mind. The human being is in … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments