Two ways of applying Indian Psychology

There are two distinct ways in which Indian Psychology can be applied; there is a gradient between these two approaches, and many mixed forms are possible, but conceptually it is useful to distinguish them. The first could be called instrumental or pragmatic, the second essential or paradigmatic. In the first approach, decontextualised ideas and techniques… Read More »

How to do research in Indian Psychology?

One of the hallmarks of Indian Psychology is the central role it gives to consciousness. But how do you study consciousness? Consciousness is quintessentially subjective, and mainstream science does its level best to be as objective as possible. Can subjective and objective research be brought together in one single framework? During the last few hundred… Read More »

Early morning musings on mind, brain, time and coffee

Early morning thoughts stream slowly and meander leisurely through the mind without much of discipline. Yesterday I fixed a new mirror in the bathroom. The old mirror is still laying next to it. Seeing them both, I remember the adventures with "mirror-books" that Fynn describes with so much love in Mr. God, this is Anna. With some… Read More »

Time

Psychologically time is quite a strange phenomenon. St. Augustine famously said about it that he perfectly understood what time was ... till someone asked him to explain. In a talk with the children of the Ashram school, the Mother described how it operates in the different inner worlds. Sri Aurobindo gave a marvelous short summary of… Read More »