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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 182-186

Mind and consciousness in yoga - Vedanta: A comparative analysis with western psychological concepts


1 Department of Psychiatry, Command Hospital Air Force, P.O. Agram, Bangalore, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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H R Aravinda Prabhu
Department of Psychiatry Command Hospital Air Force, P. O. Agram, Bangalore - 560 007
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.105524

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Study of mind and consciousness through established scientific methods is often difficult due to the observed-observer dichotomy. Cartesian approach of dualism considering the mind and matter as two diverse and unconnected entities has been questioned by oriental schools of Yoga and Vedanta as well as the recent quantum theories of modern physics. Freudian and Neo-freudian schools based on the Cartesian model have been criticized by the humanistic schools which come much closer to the vedantic approach of unitariness. A comparative analysis of the two approaches is discussed.



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