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Unveiling the Secrets of Indian Psychology

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Indian Psychology refers to the scholarly literature that we have inherited from our ancient Indian thinkers. These literatures have strong theories about consciousness, mind, cognition, sensation, perception, memory and behaviour. Not only theories the ancient Indian thinkers have contributed to the subjects of Personality, Abnormal behaviours and therapeutic interventions as well. Social ethics and discipline is also a subject of study in ancient Indian literature. The major sources of this literature are found in the vedic, vedantic, jaina and Bauddha traditions. Psychology is a subject that has its roots in philosophy.

Our ancient Rishis understood the continuum that passes from the physical through the mental to the spiritual. For them, a human being is not — as the post-Darwinian western philosophy would have us believe merely an evolved animal with superior survival skills.
In contrast, the Rishis taught the world, “अहं ब्रह्मािस्म” “I am a reflection of Brahma, the Supreme Power”. If we are a reflection of the Brahma embodied as humans, then we must necessarily possess a multi-layered system of communication and operation that connects us, at one end of the spectrum with the physical world, and at the other end of the spectrum with the spiritual cosmos. The section “Components of Mind” on page… of the book explains the multi-layered nature of the human Mind. The Lower Mind connects us to the physical world through the Gnanendriyas (ज्ञानेन्द्रियः) and helps us perform survival-acts through our Karmendriyas (कर्मेन्द्रियः).
The book explains concepts relating to the processes that take place within the Mind. The Antahkarana (अन्तःकरणम्) is the inner mind that uses our sense of the self (अहङ्कारः) and our faculty of understanding-and-decision-making (बुिद्धः) to relate to the incidents around us and to take decisions about appropriate reactions to these.

Weight 215 g
Dimensions 21 × 14 × 1 cm
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RARE Publications

ISBN 13

9789383826698

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