The Positive Psychology of Buddhism and Yoga: Paths to a Mature Happiness

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Yogic Theory: The Unenlightened Mind

Much of this book thus far can be summarized in what I call the Yogic theory of mind. The theory first describes the mind before enlightenment. It specifies what needs to be done to transform the mind, and then describes the mind after enlightenment. The conception of mind before any enlightenment has taken place is the focus of this chapter. The mind and consequent behavior after enlightenment, after one has transformed oneself is discussed in the chapters that follow.1

Figure 22.1 portrays the ordinary mind before there is any awakening or enlightenment. At the left we see information entering either via the senses or from memory. This information impacts on a

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I rely heavily in this section on the Bhagavad Gita ( Herman, 1973) and on the writings of Patanjali ( Bahm, 1961), particularly as they have been interpreted by T.K.V. Desikachar( 1976). Desikachar is an Indian master who has an excellent grasp of American culture. He presented his conception of Yoga during a series of lectures at Colgate University. While I draw on these and other authors, I inevitably contribute my own interpretation. For example, Figures 22.1 and 25.1 are my own devising. I can only hope, as I have throughout the entire book, that Eastern scholars will not find me too far off the mark.

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