Suneet Varma, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi (India). His early work was in the area of Theoretical Psychology/Philosophy of Psychology. His more recent work focuses on Indian perspectives on Psychology, - e.g., Vedanta, Yoga Psychology, Buddhist Psychology, and their links with Sri Aurobindo's Integral Psychology. Dr. Varma's current work deals with spirituality and healing.
Indian Psychology: Theory and Practice
We mean by Indian Psychology (IP) an approach to psychology that is based on ideas and practices that developed over millennia on the Indian sub-continent. We use the word "Indian" to indicate and honor the origin of this approach to psychology: the underlying philosophy, the conceptual framework, the methods of enquiry, and the "technology of consciousness" that it uses to bring about psychological change and transformation. In a world faced with increasing unrest and conflict, the only way out is by way of a change in consciousness-from a narrow fragmented and hostile self-awareness to a wide, all-encompassing, benign and loving way of being.
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