Monday, January 19, 2009

Indian Epistemology of Perception

Indian Epistemology of Perception
by Sinha, Jadunath
Publisher: Sinha Publishing House, Calcutta
Date Published: 1969
Description: VG in slightly chipped and nicked near VG dust jacket. 8vo. pp (11), 224. Philosophy, epistemology.
Languages: English


JOURNAL OF INDIAN PSYCHOLOGY: A Journal of Classical and Current Research

About the Journal:
This is a journal of ideas as well as of hard facts. This international journal is devoted to the discussion of classical ideas concerning the nature of man and current research aimed at their empirical testing and application. It publishes both theoretical papers and empirical reports. The emphasis, however, is on the integration of research and theory. Cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary research and studies integrate normal, abnormal and paranormal experiences so as to stimulate alternative scientific paradigms and heuristic models for the study of man will be of special interest. While the primary focus of this journal is on larger issues having bearing on man’s total nature, investigations dealing with specific variables will also be considered for publication.

The Institute for Yoga and Consciousness, Vijayanagaram Palace, Andhra University, Pedawaltair Junction, Visakhapatnam - 530 017, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Elements Of Ancient Indian Psychology

Elements Of Ancient Indian Psychology B. Kuppuswamy
PBISBN : 81-220-0166-1
Publisher: New Delhi : Vikas,Year Of Publication : 1979 Price : . (PB) Rs 75

About the Book:
Though the first laboratory to study human behaviour was started in 1879 in Leipzig University in Germany by the physician and physiologist Wilhelm Wundt, the history of psychology goes back to thousands of years earlier. Ancient Indian thinkers devoted considerable attention to the analysis of experience, while this flowered in the later part of the Vedas, viz. the Upanishads, one can see glimpses even in the earlier part of the Vedas, namely the Samhitas.
Elements of Ancient Indian Psychology attempts to present ancient Indian psychological thought in a manner that will conform to the new methods of exposition developed by Woodsworth and other modern psychologists. the book is divided into four parts. Part I deals with scope and methods, the fundamental problems of consciousness as expounded in the Vedas, the contribution of the Gita, and the evolution of the mind as it is given by the Samkhya and Yoga theorists. Part II analyses cognitive processes. Part III discusses the problem the way in which the principles have been used by the ancient thinkers in the fields of meditation, philosophy of sex and religion.

About the Author:
Prof. B. Kuppuswamy was the Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Mysore, in 1962, Joint Director, India International Centre, New Delhi (1962-64), and Research Consultant at the India International Centre between 1964-67. He was also the Director of Institute for Social and Psychological Research, Bangalore.
He has numerous publications to his credit and has contributed widely to journals in India and abroad on rural problems and the influences of industrialization and modernization.

Part IEvolution of Psychology

Part IICognitive Processes

Part IIIEmotion and Action

Part IVApplications



Thursday, January 15, 2009


Professor of Philosophy, Meerat College

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Indian Psychology Perception
By Jadunath Sinha
Published by READ BOOKS, 2007
ISBN 1406712264, 9781406712261
400 pages
About the Author:
Late JADUNATH SINHA was the holder of the most covetable Roychand Premchand Scholarship. He taught philosophy at the colleges in Calcutta, Rajsahi, Dacca and Meerut. He wrote several books, tracts and reviews. Some of his works are: Indian Philosophy (6 Vols.), Indian Realism, Vaishnav Vedanta (5 Vols.), and Comparative Religions (4 Vols.)

Indian Psychology: Cognition; Emotion and Will; Epistemology of Perception

Indian Psychology: Cognition; Emotion and Will; Epistemology of Perception
(3 Vols.)

by Jadunath Sinha

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Edition: 2
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1986
Reprints originally published: Calcutta, 1958-1969.
ISBN 8120801652, 9788120801653
512 pages, Price: Rs. 1000

About the Book:
Here is the magnificent attempt made at a constructive survey of Indian psychology. The work is divided into three volumes. Volume One makes a minute and detailed discussion of the problem of perception and cognition. Volume Two deals comprehensively with questions associated with emotion and will. Volume Three is exclusively devoted to the analysis of epistemology and its perceptional aspect. Indian Psychology created a new standard in scholarly work on its first publication by Kegan Paul in the thirties. The present reprint of all the three volumes of this classic meets the needs of students and teachers of Indian psychology as well as the general reader interested in the study of Indian philosophical-psychological literature.

Indian Psychology: A Critical and Historical Analysis of Psychological Speculation in Indian Philosophical Literature

Indian Psychology: A Critical and Historical Analysis of Psychological Speculation in Indian Philosophical Literature by Raghunath Safaya
Year of Publication : 1976
ISBN : 8121502845 Price Rs. 200
New Delhi, India; Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; 1976; 81-215-0284-5 / 9788121502849; First Edition; Hardcover , New 15 x 23 Cm ,Printed Pages: 392. Price: 4.95 USD

Transliteration Chart;
Chapter 1: Introduction;
Chapter II: Psychology in Pre-Upanisadic Literatures;
Chapter III: Psychology in the Upanisads;
Chapter IV: Psychology in the Samkhya;
Chapter V: Psychology in Nyaya; Chapter
VI: Psychology in Vaisesika;
Chapter VII. Psychology in Mimamsa;
Chapter VIII; Psychology in Advaita Vedanta;
Chapter IX. Psychology in Visistadvaita;
Chapter X. Yoga-Pscyhology;
Chapter XI. Psychology in Buddhism And Jainism;
Chapter XII. Conclusion and Recapitulation;

Origins of Indian Psychology

Origins of Indian Psychology (Paperback)
by N. Ross Reat (Author)
A brilliant study examining the development of the ancient theoretical psychological thought in India, starting from the pre-Vedic period and its maturation up to the early Buddhist period. It outlines the concept of monism in the Vedas, the Vedic concept of afterlife, the Vedic concept of the human being, in terms of individual identity, vital faculties and the mental organs. It should be of enormous interest to the students of religious as well as modern psychology.
Publisher: Asian Humanities PressDate Published: 1990ISBN-13: 9780895819239ISBN: 0895819236

Consciousness, Indian Psychology and Yoga

Consciousness, Indian Psychology and Yoga
(History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization VolX.I Part 3)
Kireet, Joshi et al (Eds.))Year: 2005
Indian Book Corporation (For Online Purchase)[ 28 cm., pp. xxxvii+495 ][ Price: RS. 1,460.00, US$ 31.74 ]
(It is one of a set of four volumes purported to launch the sub-project Consciousness, Science, Society, Value and Yoga. Devoted to the exploration of consciousness, this volume is part of an on-going effort to bring the indic tradition and the social sciences closer together. Its focus is on three major contributions : a deep and many-faceted understanding of consciousness, a well-worked out methodology to arrive at reliable knowledge of the subject domain, and a variety of effective methods to transcend and transform human nature. Just as western science has used physical technology to increase our knowledge and power in the physical domain, so the Indic tradition has used yoga to create an immense wealth of insight and wisdom in the psychological domain. The five sections of this book deal with the central role of consciousness in Indian psychology; different paths of Yoga; the coming together of Indian and Western systems of psychological thought; Indian approaches to core issues of theoretical psychology; and finally, Indian contributions to various aspect of applied psychology, which range from physical health to sustainable development, management and psychotheraphy.
Contents :
Preface/Kireet Joshi and Matthijs Cornelissen.
Foreword/D.P. Chattopadhyaya
Part I: Consciousness in the Indian Tradition –
1. Yoga: Science and technology of consciousness/Kireet Joshi.
2. Sri Aurobindo's Evolutionary Ontology of Consciousness/Matthijs
3. Centrality of consciousness in Indian psychology/K. Ramakrishna Rao.
4. The theme of consciousness in Indian culture/N. Veezhinathan
Part II : Schools of Yoga-Sadhana
5. The Vedic Seer's Quest for the Supramental Consciousness/S.P. Singh.
6. The tradition of the Buddhist Yoga/Karunesh Shukla.
7. Stages of spiritual development in Jainism/Mukul Raj Mehta.
8. Nature of consciousness and Yoga in Kasmira Saiva Tantra/Kailash Pati
9. Chakra meditation in achieving altered states of consciousness/B.
Mukhopadhyay and S. Renukadevi.
10. Sikhism and the Yoga tradition/D.S. Dhillon.
11. Spiritual experiences of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda/Swami Jitatmananda.
12. The science of Kriya Yoga/Keshav Sharma.
13. Essentials of transformative psychology/Ananda Reddy
Part III : Psychology and the Indian Tradition: In Search of a Meeting Ground
14। Challenges and opportunities for Indian psychology in a rapidly globalizing post-modern world/Anand C. Paranjpe
15. Psychology in India: past trends and future possibilities/Suneet Varma.
16. Relativism and its relevance for psychology/Kundan Singh.
17. Personal growth and psychology in India/V. George Mathew.
18. Rising up to the supramental consciousness: the need for a new
psychology/R.C. Pradhan.
19. Psychology in India: a future perspective/Aster Patel
Part IV : Indian Psychology: Some Theoretical Issues
20. Yoga and knowledge/Kireet Joshi.
21. Old ideas of mind/Ananda Wood.
22. The concept of mind in Orthodox Indian thought: its implications for modern psychology/K. Srinivas and K. Krishna Mohan.
23. An information theoretic approach to the issues of the collective unconscious and the superconscious/P.V. Vaidya.
24. Emotion in modern psychology and Indian thought/Girishwar Misra.
25. Indian concepts of personality/Adhikari Srikanta Dash and Mamata Rout.
26. The meeting of east and west: the fusion of Vedanta and western psychology in integral psychology/Brant Cortright.
27. Revitalizing developmental psychology: Sri Aurobindo's Theory of Human Development/Monica Gupta
Part V : Indian Psychology Applied
28. The Yogic view of life with special reference to medicine/R.L. Bijlani.
29. A holistic model of sustainable development: an Indian approach to
environmental psychology/R.S. Pirta.
30. The flowering of Aravind Eye Care System/Pravir Malik.
31. Spiritual Health of Organizations: a new vision of organizational change in
rural bank development/Susmita Mukhopadhyay and Debdulal Dutta Roy.
32. An Indian approach of psychotherapy: Sattvavajaya - concept and
33. Sahya: the concept in Indian philosophical psychology and its contemporary
relevance/L. Sam S. Manickam.
34. Spiritual depths of admiration in family therapy: Grhastha - family life as a
spiritual path/Stuart Sovatsky.
35. Intervention for cancer through integral psychotherapy/Annalakshmi
36. Yoga as an intervention strategy for augmenting spiritual
intelligence/Anamika Sharma and Madhu Jain.

Handbook of Indian Psychology

New Delhi, India; Foundation Books; 2008; 8175966025 / 9788175966024;
First Edition; Paperback; New, New 190 x 250 Mm,648 pages, $41.00
Hardcover , BF108

In this first volume, academics, therapists, educators, and others set the tone for the series Indian Psychology Book Project, which is intended to help rejuvenate the field. Covering systems and schools, topics and themes, and applications and implications, they discuss such matters as a Buddhist theory of unconscious mind, motivation, organizational psychology, and altered states of consciousness and the spiritual traditions. The pronunciation and transliteration of the Sanskrit alphabet is provided. Foundation Books is an imprint of Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd.
Synopsis :Indian psychology is a distinct psychological tradition rooted in the native Indian ethos। It manifests in the multitude of practices prevailing in the Indian subcontinent for centuries। Unlike the mainstream psychology, Indian psychology is not overwhelmingly materialist-reductionist in character. It goes beyond the conventional third-person forms of observation to include the study of first-person phenomena such as subjective experience in its various manifestations and associated cognitive phenomena. It does not exclude the investigation of extraordinary states of consciousness and exceptional human abilities. The quintessence of Indian nature is its synthetic stance that results in a magical bridging of dichotomies such as natural and supernatural, secular and sacred, and transactional and transcendental. The result is a psychology that is practical, positive, holistic and inclusive. The Handbook of Indian Psychology is an attempt to explore the concepts, methods and models of psychology systematically from the above perspective. The Handbook is the result of the collective efforts of more than thirty leading international scholars with interdisciplinary backgrounds. In thirty-one chapters, the authors depict the nuances of classical Indian thought, discuss their relevance to contemporary concerns, and draw out the implications and applications for teaching, research and practice of psychology.
Contributing Authors
Preface Prologue: Introducing Indian Psychology Indian Thought and Tradition: A Psychohistorical Perspective
1. Jaina Psychology 2. The Foundations of Early Buddhist Psychology 3. Varieties of Cognition in Early Buddhism 4. A Buddhist Theory of Unconscious Mind ( Alaya-Vijñana ) 5. Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons 6. Buddhist Psychology: A Western Interpretation 7.Transpersonal Psychology in the Bhagavad-Gita : Reflections on Consciousness, Meditation, Work and Love 8. Yoga Psychology: Theory and Application 9. Patañjali Yoga and Siddhis : Their Relevance to Parapsychological Theory and Research 10.Yoga Psychology and the Samkhya Metaphysic 11. Psychology in the Advaita Vedanta 12. The Nyaya-Vaisesika Theory of Perceiving the World of our Experience 13. Psychological Theories and Practices in Ayurveda
14. Indian Theories of Perception: An Inter-School Dialogue from Buddhist Perspective 15. Indian Psychology of Motivation 16. Personality in Indian Psychology 17. “Giving” as a Theme in the Indian Psychology of Values 18. The Making of a Creative Poet: Insights from Indian Aestheticians 19. Anchoring Cognition, Emotion and Behavior in Desire: A Model from the Bhagavad-Gita 20. Consciousness 21. Freedom from Knowledge

22. Therapeutic Psychology and Indian Yoga 23. Towards an Indian Organizational Psychology 24. Research on Indian Concepts of Psychology: Major Challenges and Perspectives for Future Action 25. Meditative Traditions and Contemporary Psychology 26. Consciousness Evolution of the Buddha until He Attained Satori 27. William James on Pure Experience and Samadhi in Samkhya Yoga 28. Sri Ramana Maharshi: A Case Study in Self-Realization 29. Altered States of Consciousness and the Spiritual Traditions: The Proposal for the Creation of State-Specific Sciences Pronunciation and Transliteration of Sanskrit Alphabet
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms
Index. Price: 22.95 USD

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Indian Psychology (Hindi Language)

Indian Psychology (Hindi Language)
Ram Nath Sharma
Rachana Sharma

This book is a text book for M.A. Philosophy and Psychology Students of Indian Universities, a reference book for the teachers of Indian psychology and it can help as a guide those persons who are interested in self realization by Indian methods. All the three mentioned categories will find the solutions for their problem such as what, why, how much and how to read. It has three major parts:

First Part: Introduction:
Historical Background of Indian Psychology

Second Part: Psychological Processes:
Mind and Body; Stages of Consciousness and Modes;
Nature of Mind and its control;
Nature of Perception: Types and Kinds; Sense-organs and Sensations;
Theories of Perception;
Illusion: Types, Cause and Theories;
Memory: Nature, Cause and Theories;
Imagination: Nature and Factors; Thinking; Concepts and Language;
Feelings: Pleasure and Pain, Will, Basic Instincts and Karma;
Motivation: Types and Theories ;
Expressions: Types , Control and its relations;
Meditation: Nature, Types and Determiner;
Actions: Simple and Conceptual;
Personality: Nature, Types and Collections.

Third Part: Area of Indian Psychology
Mental Hygiene and Medical;
Psychology of Aesthetics;
Sex Psychology;
Psychology of Religion;
Yoga Psychology;

Publishers Details:
Atlantic Publishers and Distributors,
New Delhi.
ISBN 81-7156-597-2

Books on Indian Psychology in Hindi

नारायण शास्त्री द्रविड़: भारतीय मनोविज्ञान (संपादित), अखिल भारतीय दर्शन परिषद्, फरीदकोट,पंजाब ,१९६३.
राम कुमार राय: असामान्य मनोविज्ञान, प्राच्य प्रकशन, जगतगंज,वाराणसी, १९७४.
डॉ. लक्ष्मी शुक्ला: भारतीय मनोविज्ञान, हिन्दी ग्रन्थ अकादेमी मध्य परदेश, भोपाल,१९७१.
रामनाथ शर्मा एंड रचना शर्मा: भारतीय मनोविज्ञान, एटलांटिक पब्लिशर्स and distributors, न्यू देल्ही,2005, इस्बं ८१-७१५६-५९७-२
श्रीमती आशा टंडन: सांख्य योग दर्शनों में मान्य मानसिक तत्वों का आलोचनात्मक अध्धयन , शोध प्रबंद, अलाहाबाद यूनिवर्सिटी,१९७२.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Indian Psychology Books

I am giving information about Some introductory books of Indian Psychology. It is very necessary to findout some books on Indian Psychology.
the details is provided in the next posts.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Buddhist Psychology Resources

Budhhist Pschology is a rich heritage in Indian ancient thoughts. Here isa short list of literature about the Buddhist Psychology:
The Dalai Lama (1994). The Way to Freedom: Core Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
Eckhart, Meister, (1996). Meister Eckhart, from Whom God Hid Nothing: Sermons, Writings and Sayings. DavidO'Neil, Ed. Boston: Shambhala.
Feist, J., (1994). Theories of Personality,3rd Ed. New York: Harcourt Brace.
Goldstein, J., (1993). Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom. Boston: Shambhala.
Gunartana, H. (venerable), (1991). Mindfulnessin Plain English. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
Hall, C.S. and Lindzey, G., (1978). Theories of Personality, 3rd Ed. New York: John Wiley &Sons.
Hanh, T.N., (1996). Breathe! You Are Alive: Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing. Berkeley:Parallax Press
James, W., (1890/1964). The self. In C. Gordon & K.J. Gergen (Eds.) The self in social interaction (pp 41-49). New York: Wiley.
Jung, C.G., (1963). Memories, Dreams, Reflections. Aniela Jaff (Ed.). London: Collins and Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Jung, C.G., (1968). Analytical Psychology: Its theory and practice. New York: Random House.
Mizuno, Kogen, (1987). Basic Buddhist Concepts. Tokyo: Kosei Publishing Co.
Noll, R., (1994). The Jung Cult: Origins of a Charismatic Movement. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Paranjpe, A.C. (1995). Is the person missing from theories of personality? In I. Lubek, R. van Hezewijk, G. Pheterson, & C. Tolman (Eds.), Recent trends in theoretical psychology Vol. 4, pp. 138-143. New York: Springer.
Lama Surya Das, (1993). A Ten Day Conference of Western Buddhist Meditation Teachers with His Holiness the Dalai Lama called: "Toward a Western Buddhism" (

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Buddhist Psychology by Eric Pettifor,Dated:०२-०१-२००९