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)

Stopping the Mind-M.S. Srinivasan

We have discussed in some detail the Rajayogic conception of bondage, described interms of five afflictions of the human mind.   These afflictions have important implications for the sadhana of Rajayoga.  … Continue reading

July 24, 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 · 2 Comments

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 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

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