Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Understanding Mind through Indian Psychology

Sreeja Gangadharan P

Ph. D. Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, S P K Jena

Professor, Department of Psychology, Delhi University, South Campus, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.201/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.201


Mind is a subject widely studied under various discipline, yet, failed to come up with a definition which we could comprehend. These studies had unravelled a number of questions regarding the nature of the mind and leads to serious debates on its composition, i.e., whether it consists only of higher intellectual functions such as memory and reasoning, its activities i.e.; what is the relationship of mind and body, is dualism or monism?, is it accessible to study or only an endeavour of first person and finally, who possess a mind?; do all beings have a mind or only human beings could possess it?, and so on. With two simple models, ‘the Epistemological dualism’ and the model of ‘Mind-Spirit; dichotomy Vs coexistence’ based on the concepts in Indian Psychology, the paper throws more light in to the subject mind and its faculty.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.201/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.201

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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