Positive Psychology for living Life

According to Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi positive psychology is “the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life.” Christopher Peterson defined positive psychology as, “the scientific study of what makes life most worth living.” Positive psychology is about making the… Detail

Review of the Patañjali Yoga Sutra

The Patañjali tradition in the oral and textual tradition of Yoga Sūtra is accepted by traditional Vedic schools as an authoritative source on Yoga and maintains this status in Hindu to this day. In contrast to modern Western forms of transplantation, Yoga basically consists of meditation practices which culminate in attaining a state of consciousness… Detail

Upanisad as Hindu Philosophy

The Upaniṣads are ancient texts from India that were composed orally in Sanskrit between about 700 B.C.E. and 300 B.C.E. There are thirteen major Upaniṣads, many of which were likely composed by multiple authors and are comprised of a variety of styles. As part of a larger group of texts, known as the Vedas, the… Detail

Universal Dharma Vision

Dharma is perhaps the key term for Hindu and Buddhist spiritual traditions, an understanding of the external world from the realm or the realm of inner consciousness. This is the basis of wide and diverse culture, a deep commitment to Yoga and meditation as a tool of Self Realization. Respecting the Dharma is very important… Detail

The Immortality of the Soul, Body and Mind

Immortality is a continuation of a person’s infinite existence, even after death. In common parlance, eternity is actually indistinguishable from life after death, but philosophically, they are not identical. The afterlife is a continuation of existence after death, regardless of whether the continuation is unlimited or not. Immortality implies a never-ending existence, regardless of whether… Detail

Wisdom Concept of Bhagavad Gita

This article focuses on the conceptualization of wisdom in the Bhagavad Gita, arguably the most influential of all ancient Hindu philosophical texts. Our review, using mixed qualitative/quantitative methodology with the help of Textalyser and NVivo software, found the following components to be associated with the concept of wisdom in the Gita: Knowledge of life, Emotional… Detail

Psychotherapy Aspect in Bhagavad Gita

The value of spirituality in healing is a time-honored concept. There has been a recent surge in interest in the eastern philosophies for mental health care. For instance, the successful amalgamation of Zen’s principles with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in the form of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), as well as the psychotherapeutic application of mindfulness is… Detail

Free Will

Most of us are certain that we have free will, though what exactly this amounts to is much less certain. According to David Hume, the question of the nature of free will is “the most contentious question of metaphysics.” If this is correct, then figuring out what free will is will be no small task… Detail