Consciousness, Indian Psychology and Yoga
edited by: Kireet Joshi & Matthijs Cornelissen
in association with A.K. Sen Gupta

PrefacexiiiKireet Joshi & Matthijs Cornelissen
ForewordxviiD. P. Chattopadhyaya
ContributorsxixD. P. Chattopadhyaya
General IntroductionxviiD. P. Chattopadhyaya
1Yoga: Science and Technology of Consciousness3Kireet Joshi
2Sri Aurobindo’s Evolutionary Ontology of Consciousness11Matthijs Cornelissen
3Centrality of Consciousness in Indian Psychology53K. Ramakrishna Rao
4The Theme of Consciousness in Indian Culture76N. Veezhinathan
II. SCHOOLS OF YOGA–SĀDHANĀ
5The Vedic Seer’s Quest for the Supramental Consciousness91S.P. Singh
6The Tradition of the Buddhist Yoga104Karunesh Shukla
7Stages of Spiritual Development in Jainism117Mukul Raj Mehta
8Nature of Consciousness and Yoga in Kaṣmīra Ṥaiva Tantra123Kailash Pati Mishra
9Chakra Meditation in Achieving Altered States of Consciousness130B. Mukhopadhyay & S. Renukadevi
10Sikhism and the Yoga Tradition137D.S. Dhillon
11Spiritual Experiences of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda145Swami Jitatmananda
12The Science of Kriyā Yoga177Keshav Sharma
13Essentials of Transformative Psychology191Ananda Reddy
III. PSYCHOLOGY AND THE INDIAN TRADITION: IN SEARCH OF A MEETING GROUND
14Challenges and Opportunities for Indian Psychology in a Rapidly Globalizing Post-modern World205Anand C. Paranjpe
15Psychology in India: Past Trends and Future Possibilities224Suneet Varma
16Relativism and Its Relevance for Psychology238Kundan Singh
17Personal Growth and Psychology in India248V. George Mathew
18Rising up to the Supramental Consciousness: The Need for a New Psychology257R.C. Pradhan
19Psychology in India: A Future Perspective264Aster Patel
IV. INDIAN PSYCHOLOGY: SOME THEORETICAL ISSUES
20Yoga and Knowledge271Kireet Joshi
21Old Ideas of Mind278Ananda Wood
22The Concept of Mind in Orthodox Indian Thought: Its Implications for Modern Psychology296K. Srinivas & K. Krishna Mohan
23An Information Theoretic Approach to the Issues of the Collective Unconscious and the Superconscious307P.G. Vaidya
24Emotion in Modern Psychology and Indian Thought314Girishwar Misra
25Indian Concepts of Personality332 Adhikari Srikanta Dash & Mamata Rout
26The Meeting of East and West: The Fusion of Vedānta and Western Psychology in Integral Psychology342Brant Cortright
27Revitalizing Developmental Psychology: Sri Aurobindo’s Theory of Human Development353Monica Gupta
V. INDIAN PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED
28The Yogic View of Life with Special Reference to Medicine371R.L. Bijlani
29A Holistic Model of Sustainable Development: An Indian Approach to Environmental Psychology379R.S. Pirta
30The Flowering of Aravind Eye Care System391Pravir Malik
31Spiritual Health of Organizations: A New Vision of Organizational Change in Rural Bank Development404 Susmita Mukhopadhyay & Debdulal Dutta Roy
32An Indian Approach of Psychotherapy: Sattvāvajaya – Concept and Application419K.M. Tripathi
33Sahya: The Concept in Indian Philosophical Psychology and Its Contemporary Relevance426L. Sam S. Manickam
34Spiritual Depths of Admiration in Family Therapy: Gṛhastha – Family Life as a Spiritual Path436Stuart Sovatsky
35Intervention for Cancer through Integral Psychotherapy444Annalakshmi Narayanan
36Yoga as an Intervention Strategy for Augmenting Spiritual Intelligence461Anamika Sharma & Madhu Jain
Index471