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 – www.integralmusings.wordpress.com)

The Ahamkar: I-maker-III-M.S. Srinivasan

Ego as a Cosmic Principle Every one of use might have had some experience of these forms of egoism in our life. But to experience the primal ego- principle in … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ahamkar: I-maker-II-M.S. Srinivasan

The Forms of Egoism    We can classify the forms of egoism into three categories Tamasic, Rajasic and Sattwic. The tamasic ego identifies itself with its disabilities and failures and wails … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Ahamkar: I-maker-I-M.S. Srinivasan

The fourth element in  the psychological apparatus of Man is the Ahankara or the I-maker or the ego-idea. We have already discussed this principle in brief elsewhere. From a cosmic … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Budhi: Intelligent Will-M.S. Srinivasan

We have discussed so far three major powers of the human psychological apparatus: Chitta, Manas and Prana and their function and role in Yoga. The fourth is Budhi which is … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Prana-The Life-Force-II-M.S. Srinivasan

Transformation of Prana Indian Yogic tradition has evolved many disciplines for the purification, liberation and transformation of Prana ranging from the physico-vital methods of pranayama to the spiritual methods of … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Prana-The Life-Force-I-M.S. Srinivasan

The Inner Horse The other important part of the psycho-physical equipment of man is Prana or Life-force. Prana is the vital energy, inner horse in us which animates and energises … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Manas – The Sense Mind-M.S. Srinivasan

The second power of the psychological equipment of man is Manas. Here again we have to go beyond the superficial translation of the sanskrit term into the omnibus english word … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · Leave a comment