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March 2016

Yoga Psychology | Yogic Learning & Yogic Thinking


Manana -The 2nd Level The next step in the Four Step process of Yogic learning, following the first Smarana, [click here for Yogic Learning I] is Manana. The word Manana comes from the root Man in Sanskrit, meaning thought, and Manana is- to think. So, to think about what we have cognized through Smarana, is Manana. This is the second of the 4 step Yogic Learning process. According to Yoga, there are 5 ways of thinking, out of which 4 lead to error, and one leads to the right conclusions: Right Knowledge/ Pramana Cognitive Dissonance/ Non-discernment/ Viparyaya Affective delusion/Language based delusion/ [...]

Yoga Psychology | Yogic Learning & Yogic Thinking2019-12-25T14:55:45+00:00

Yoga Psychology | Learning Through Epiphany


How do we Know something? How do we know something? And how do we know something for sure? These two things are definitely different. For example, we know that oranges are sweet, but to know for sure whether or not the orange lying on that table is sweet or not, we would have to take a bite ourselves. So knowledge which we hold to be true, we can’t really say if it is true or not until we test it ourselves. This is the method of direct perception. But then direct perception too can be deceiving-for example, if we were to [...]

Yoga Psychology | Learning Through Epiphany2019-12-19T16:12:03+00:00

February 2016

CHITTA- The 4 Level Matrix Of The Mind


"As a human being, one has been endowed with just enough intelligence to be able to see clearly how utterly inadequate that intelligence is when confronted with what exists." - Albert Einstein Chitta, in Samskrit, the ancient language of Yoga, can be understood either as the entire range of consciousness, or the sub-conscious total memory storage area of the mind, depending upon the context in which the word is used. When Chitta is seen as the sub-conscious total memory storage area of the mind, the mind itself is seen as being composed of the following four parts: 1. Manas or the [...]

CHITTA- The 4 Level Matrix Of The Mind2020-01-06T17:57:30+00:00

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