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 Vedic Mantra-The Psychology of the Inspired Word – M.S. Srinivasan

[Published in the Journal of Yoga and Physiotherapy, New York] The Manthra   is an important part of the Vedic yoga.  But what is exactly the Vedic mantra?  We must  remember … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Evolution of the Vedic Spirit: A Psychological Perspective-V-M.S. Srinivasan

The Central Significance This is in essence the story of the inner psychological and spiritual evolution of the Vedic Spirit.  The central significance of  this  evolution will  be  clear  to  … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

Evolution of the Vedic Spirit: A Psychological Perspective-IV-M.S. Srinivasan

The Tanthric Experiment But  even  Gita and Vaishnavism taken together doesn’t express all the  dynamic  comprehensiveness  and integrality  of  the  Vedic  spirit but only some aspect  of  it.   The  Vedic … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Evolution of the Vedic Spirit: A Psychological Perspective- III-M.S. Srinivasan

The Synthesis of the Gita We have become so familiar with the Gita’s message we think we have “understood” this profound spiritual classic.  While lauding its “eternal message which is … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Evolution of the Vedic Spirit: A Psychological Perspective- II-M.S. Srinivasan

The Upanishadic Epiphany The Upanishads are the first and the earliest self-expression of the Vedic spirit in its progressive evolution.  The Vedas are the creation of the spiritual mind expressing … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Evolution of the Vedic Spirit : A Psychological Perspective-I-M.S. Srinivasan

We were discussing so far the various aspects of the spiritual psychology and yoga of the Vedas.  What is the relevance of the Vedic spiritual ethos to the future of … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Psychology of the Vedic Ritual-M.S. Srinivasan

The ritual is a part of the artistic and aesthetic dimension of religion.  The Vedic ritual is the extension of the logic behind the concept of Manthra to the most physical plane.  … Continue reading

June 15, 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

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 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

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

Psychology of the Gods–M.S. Srinivasan

We have discussed in our earlier article nature of the Vedic revelation. But the more important part of Vedic spiritual culture is the inner psychological and spiritual discipline or in … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Hidden Secret of the Vedas – M.S. Srinivasan

Is there any worthwhile psychology in the Vedas? To answer this question we have to understand the nature of Vedic revelation.  For, modern western scholarship had foisted a superficial, naturalistic … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 5 Comments