Astonishingly wealthy is the historical past of Indian psychology. Embodied in many of the better-known, conventional philosophical structures, it convincingly spells out the reason in the back of reminiscence, reputation, feelings, instincts, reasoning, creativity, and myriad different mind-related phenomena, which sofar stay baffling, unanswered questions in glossy cognitive sciences, mechanistic psychology and their kindred disciplines. brain and Supermind, for the 1st time, systematically unfolds Vedantic psychology -- in its higher attempt not just to conform an built-in viewpoint on brain, but in addition to synthesize historical knowledge with modern sciences. A unique student of Sanskrit, philosophy and technological know-how, Professor Panda right here re-explores the character of brain, its Indian idea and the way it compares with its Western world-view: non secular, philosophical, mental, and clinical. hence elaborating the options of brain as set out within the Sankhya, Yoga, Tantra, Vedanta and different orthodox platforms vis-a-vis (a) philosophical views: from Plato and Aristotle to Wittgenstein and Strawson, (b) mental viewpoints of William James, Freud, Jung, Watson and others, (c) theories of recent physiologists/physicists governing mind, brain, and synthetic intelligence; the writer builds a superb beginning for the superstructure of parapsychological phenomena. and in addition speculates in regards to the percentages for (individual) 'mind' to hyperlink up with the 'Supermind', which, in Vedantic suggestion, is Brahman: primary attention that illumines every thing -- dwelling and non-living.
growing to be from years of Dr. Panda's indepth, analytical stories, the ebook is obtainable to dis-cerning audiences in components: Indian point of view (Volume 1) and Western standpoint (Volume 2), with suitable illustrative fabric.