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)

Chitta: The Basic Mind-Stuff -M.S. Srinivasan

The concept of Chitta, is one of the foundational ideas of Indian psychology.  The Sanskrit term for consciousness is Chit and Chitta means “of consciousness.” Chit and Chitta Indian philosophy … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Triple Qualities of Nature and the Indian Vision of Human Development – M.S. Srinivasan

The other original contribution of Sankhya philosophy to yoga psychology is the concept of three Gunas or qualities of Nature. But this is not a mere intellectual concept; like the … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

The Anandamaya Kosha: The Bliss-Self We are now moving to the last part of this series, the Anandamaya  kosha  or  the Self of Bliss.    The Vignanamaya and Anandamaya kosha belongs … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Roots of Bondage-IV-Abhinivesha: The Thirst for Life -M.S. Srinivasan

The fifth affliction is Abhinivesa; which is defined as “self-taste  swarasa flowing  and carried on by its own inclination vahi, in that  way  established even in the wise”  What is … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Two Parallel Movements- The Mother

There should be two parallel movements in the evolution of an individual; and it is because he generally neglects one or the other of these movements in order to concentrate … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment