By Harold G. Coward
Harold Coward explores how the mental facets of Yoga philosophy were vital to highbrow advancements either East and West. Foundational for Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist suggestion and non secular perform, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the classical assertion of japanese Yoga, are specific of their emphasis at the nature and significance of mental strategies. Yoga's impact is explored within the paintings of either the seminal Indian philosopher Bhartrhari (c. six hundred C.E.) and between key figures in Western psychology: founders Freud and Jung, in addition to modern transpersonalists resembling Washburn, Tart, and Ornstein..
Coward exhibits how the yogic thought of mental strategies makes Bhartrhari's philosophy of language and his theology of revelation attainable. He is going directly to discover how Western psychology has been prompted by means of incorporating or rejecting Patanjali's Yoga. the results of those developments in Western proposal for mysticism and reminiscence are tested to boot. This research leads to a striking perception, particularly, that there's a the most important distinction among jap and Western proposal with reference to how constrained or perfectible human nature is the West keeping that we as people are psychologically, philosophically, and spiritually restricted or fallacious in nature and hence now not perfectible, whereas Patanjali's Yoga and jap notion as a rule continue the other. various Western responses to the jap place are famous, from whole rejection via Freud, Jung, and Hick, to various levels of popularity by way of transpersonal thinkers."
Read or Download Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism (Suny Series in Religious Studies) PDF
Best Hinduism books
The Purana is without doubt one of the most vital and well known Hindu texts, the opposite being the Ramayana. it truly is a part of the preferred culture, instead of a literary vintage just like the Upanishads or the Gita. It tells the tale of the god Krishna, the very best godhead of the Hindus and worshipped by way of them for over and a part millennia.
The 1st readable and exact translation of twenty of the main authoritative Hindu files touching on ascetic beliefs and the ascetic lifestyle, this article opens to scholars an enormous resource for the examine of the Hindu ascetical associations and of the historic adjustments they underwent in the course of a interval of one thousand years or extra.
This ebook bargains the 1st English translation of a physique of hugely esoteric, mystical poetry and songs linked to the Khartabhajas, a Bengali sect dedicated to Tantrism. The interval from the past due 18th to the early nineteenth century, within which those lyrics have been written, was once an period of switch, experimentation, and transition from the older medieval kinds to the hot literary varieties of "modern" Bengal.
Hanuman, the dedicated monkey helper of Rama and Sita, has lengthy been famous as a favored personality in India's old Ramayana epic. yet extra lately he has additionally develop into some of the most liked and worshiped gods within the Hindu pantheon - enshrined in majestic new temples, yet both found in poster artwork, ads, and mass media.
Additional info for Yoga and Psychology: Language, Memory, and Mysticism (Suny Series in Religious Studies)