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)

From Ignorance To Knowledge – M.S.Srinivasan

The Sanskrit word “gnana” which was imperfectly translated as “knowledge” is a frequently used term in Indian Yoga.  Similarly, the word Avidya or “Ignorance” is another word which is repeated … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Roots of Bondage-III- Raga-Dvesha: The Tentacles of Attachment- M.S. Srinivasan

The third affliction of the mind is Raga which is described as “clinging, anusayi,  to happiness” Raga is the attachment to the temporary and  evanescent pleasures thrown by Nature or … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Science of Living: Building the Four-Fold Being-The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram

(In the integral view, yoga should not become an exclusive preserve of spiritual seekers; it has to become an integral part of life-long education.  This article presents a vision and … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Universal Principles of Yoga-M.S. Srinivasan

(On the occasion of International Day of Yoga on 21st June) Each path of Yoga has its own methods and systems of practice. But behind all these systems and methods … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Swami Satyananda Saraswati: Life-enriching Potentialities of Yoga-M.S. Srinivasan

The other great teacher of Yoga who belongs to the category of “evolving traditionalist” is Swami Satyananda, the founder of the Bihar School of Yoga. While Swami Vivekananda brought-forward the … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sri Aurobindo on Tantra-M.S. Srinivasan

We observe, first, that there still exists in India a remarkable Yogic system which is in its nature synthetical and starts from a great central principle of Nature, a great … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Roots of Bondage -II- Asmita :The Division of Egoism-M.S.Srinivasan

The Knot of Mineness The  second  Klesha is Asmita which mean “Mineness” or  egoism. In the Sankhya philosophy on which Rajayoga is  based Ego  is  called Ahamkarathe “I – Maker”.  … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sri Aurobindo on Buddha and His Teachings

Buddha, according to Sri Aurobindo is an “incarnation” [like Christ], a Avatar as they call in India: the Divine taking a human form to help and guide the spiritual evolution … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Five Sheaths of Our Self-I-M.S.Srinivasan

One of the most important and enduring contribution of Upanishads to the Yogic  psychology  is its five-fold classification  of  psychological  or psycho-spiritual  constitution of the human being.  This series of … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Fire Of Sacrifice-M.S.Srinivasan

The Vedic yoga and the Vedic dharma revolves around the concept of sacrifice, Yagna.  In the Vedic vision the process of creation and the process of evolution of Man and … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Our Inner Instruments-M.S.Srinivasan

A clear understanding of our psycho-spiritual structure or in other words our inner instruments, is indispensable for yoga.  This article presents a brief snap-shot of our inner being in the … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Object of Yoga:The Divine Reality-M.S.Srinivasan

Yoga means union.  The object of Union is the Divine Reality.  One of the aims of the yogic discipline is to mould our human nature in the image of the … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

List of Articles

I.  Buddhist Yoga 1. The Sorrowful Change 2. The Psychological Approach to Religion 3. Sri Aurobindo on Buddha and His Teachings 4. The Yogic Path of Buddha 5. Buddhist Psychology … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Sun Hidden In Darkness – M.S.Srinivasan

The Vedas are full of symbolic legends and myths. Among them, the  legend which  describes  the  rescue  of  the lost herds  of  the  Sun  by  Indra,  is significant for understanding … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · Leave a comment