Human Consciousness ...
Human Consciousness and Yogic Scienceby: Kamakhya Kumar , Ajay Bhardwaj
This volume addresses and analyses the different aspects of yoga and consciousness using scientific and pedagogical tools. It has been structured as a textbook on yoga and conforms to the course content of yogic science of Indian universities and should serve as an authentic reference book on the subject.
Year Of Publication: 2019
Pages : xi, 204
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
This volume addresses and analyses the different aspects of yoga and consciousness using scientific and pedagogical tools to fit well into an academic framework. The essence of yoga is the search to know our true selves to discover the real nature of consciousness. It starts with the body, goes to the mind and aims to realize the inner nature. Yoga is a way of life; it provides excellence in action; it removes our own evils and weaknesses, leading us to a higher level of consciousness paving the way for peace, bliss and harmony.
This book has been structured as a textbook on yoga. It conforms to the course content of yogic science of Indian universities and should serve as an authentic reference book on the subject. Efforts have been made here to navigate the readers with different aspects and planes of yoga and consciousness smoothly.
While dealing with topics such as the concept, science, psychology, and problems and challenges of consciousness, this volume delves deep into topics like human consciousness in philosophical thought; yoga and expansion of consciousness; and the current issues in the science of consciousness and yoga. It also familiarizes one with the different methods of evolution of consciousness in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism and Sikkhism.
This book is specifically targeted at university teachers and students of yogic science. It should also raise keen interest among practising psychologists, psychoanalysts and general readers.
1. Concept of Consciousness
Meaning and Definitions of Consciousness
Some Examples of Consciousness
Field of Consciousness
Some Other Aspects of Consciousness
The Flow of Consciousness
Consciousness: The Ultimate Reality
Types of Consciousness
Dynamics of Consciousness: Cognitive Process of the Soul
Whats the Point of Knowing All This?
Conditioned Consciousness: The Greater Mental Field
Consciousness: The World Within
Citta, the Body of Consciousness
Nature of Citta
Consciousness in the Natural World
Consciousness and Individual Nature
Layers of Consciousness and Psychological Disease
2. Science of Consciousness
3. Psychology of Consciousness
Altered States of Consciousness
Validation of the Mystic Experience
Dynamics of Change in Consciousness
Bases of Consciousness
Methods of Altering Consciousness
4. Problem of Consciousness
The Easy and Hard Problems
Some Case Studies
The Extra Ingredient
No Reductive Explanation
Outline of a Theory of Consciousness
The Principle of Structural Coherence
The Principle of Organizational Invariance
The Double-Aspect Theory of Information
5. Human Consciousness in Philosophical Thought
6. Yoga and Expansion of Consciousness
Concept of Yoga
Role of Yoga for Physical Well-being
Three States of Mind: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas
Consciousness: The Spiritual Aspect of Yoga
7. Current Issues in the Science of Consciousness and Yoga Issues in the Science of Consciousness and Yoga
8. Methods of Evolution of Consciousness