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 Three Types Of Seekers-M.S.Srinivasan

A core idea of tantric psychology is the classification of seekers into three categories.  This article presents a brief review of this classification, which will be discussed in greater detail … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Process of Integral Yoga-Sri Aurobindo

There are three outstanding features of this action of the higher when it works integrally on the lower nature. In the first place it does not act according to a … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Vignanamaya Kosha: The Gnostic Self We  are  now  passing beyond mind and entering  into  the  transcendental realms  of consciousness.  Only the living experiences of Yogis can give  some glimpse  or  … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Sri Aurobindo on the Nirvanic Experience

Among modern yogis, Sri Aurobindo has briefly described his own experiences of Nirvana in one of his letters to a disciple.  In his poetic epic Savitri, Sri Aurobindo gives a … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Path of Jhana:Eight Steps to Nirvana-M.S.Srinivasan

The last limb of the eight-fold yoga of Buddha is Jhana or meditative obsorbtion.  Most of these methods of meditation are taught by Buddha and later developed further and systematized … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Ramana Maharishi On The Sadhana Of Self-Enquiry

(An unpublished conversation of Ramana Maharishi with Paul Brunton.) Q:  Why is it sometimes I find concentration on the Self so easy, and at other times hopelessly difficult? Ramana Maharishi … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Satipathana: Bare Attention Of Mindfulness-Nyanaponika Thera

In what is seen there should be only the seen; in what is heard only the heard; in what is sensed (as smell, taste or touch) only the sensed; in … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Soul And Nature-M.S.Srinivasan

The concept of Soul and Nature is an idea or rather an intuition which was accepted by almost all schools of Indian Yoga, except the Buddhist.  This article examines this … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yoga of the Vedic Seers-III-M.S.Srinivasan

The Inner Discipline: This is the process of Vedic Yoga.  What is the inner discipline followed by the Vedic sages? The first and the most important is the Act of … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yoga of the Vedic Seers-II-M.S. Srinivasan

The Second Stage: The Solar Quaternary The first stage of perfection in Vedic Yoga is prepared by Indra, Agni and Maruts filling the mind and heart of the aspirant with … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Worship of Form and the Formless in Tantra-Sri Aurobindo

Human conceptions of the Divine divide themselves first into the worship of the formed and the aspiration towards the formless, secondly, into the adoration of the Qualified and the urge … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yoga of the Vedic Seers-I-M.S.Srinivasan

We have discussed in our previous articles some of the main tenets of the vedic vision and the principles of vedic psychology.  Let us now examine how they are applied … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Five Sheaths of our Self-V-M.S.Srinivasan

The Mental and Gnostic Self The exact nature of  the  manomaya kosha  and  vignanamaya kosha in Taithria Upanishad, mental and gnostic self  is a matter of controversy  among  commentators.  Most … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Five Sheaths of our Self-IV-M.S.Srinivasan

The Structure of Human Mind Next to the Self of Life comes the Self of Mind.  Prashna Upanishad classified human mind into five categories:  Chitta, Manas, Buddhi, Ahankar and Tejas.  … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment