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The Freudian vs. the Vedic Unconscious

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Two Descriptions of the Unconscious The initial thesis of Freudian psychoanalysis and that of Vedic philosophy are similar—that our surface behaviors are the result of a deeper “unconscious” reality. The person in both cases is described hierarchically—e.g. as an iceberg, with only the tip visible, while most of its reality […]

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The Mind-Body Problem in Indian Philosophy

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Two Mind-Body Problems The Mind-Body problem in Western philosophy concerns the difficulty in conceiving the nature of the interaction between mind and body, considering that these two are supposed to be different substances—one physical and material while the other spiritual or mystical. In Indian philosophy, matter itself transforms into the […]