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 Inner Self and its Powers – M.S. Srinivasan

[Published in International Journal of Yoga, Human Movements and Sports Sciences] From the point of view of yogic psychology Kena Upanishad is one of the most important vedantic classics which requires detailed study.   In  this Upanishad  … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Renunciation and Discrimination–M.S. Srinivasan

In our previous article, we have discussed briefly the main principles of the inward movement in Vedantic Yoga. In this and subsequent articles, we will examine how or what is … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Inward Movement – M.S. Srinivasan

Yoga is the seeking for the inner Self in man. This capacity to turn the consciousness inward determines largely success in Yoga. In the Upanishads, we find for the first … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 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 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 · 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

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

Pranamaya Kosha: The Self of Life Next in the hierarchy of selves within the human being is the  Pranamaya Kosha  the  Self  of Life.  In the Vedantic psychology, the Life-force … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Annamaya Kosha – The Physical Sheath  Let  us  begin with the physical basis of our existence,  our  body,  the Annamaya  Kosha  or the “food Sheath”.  The “food” or Anna in  … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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 · 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 · Leave a comment