J. P. Balodhi

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This paper attempts to summarize the main postulates of Bhagavadgita, a sacred book of Hindus, with reference to their implications in psychotherapeutic context in the Indian sociocultural set up. The Bhagavadgita's concept of a mentally healthy person is discussed and finally the relevance of the Bhagavadgita's teaching to current psychological medicine is(More)
The antiquity of achievements of Hindus in the field of Mental health is explained. The chief points discussed in this article are: (1) The exact sense in which the school of ancient Indian Medicine (Ayurveda) is to be understood. (2) The interpretation of some of the fundamental philosophical issues governing the laws of mental sciences and (3) The(More)
This article is a scientific interpretation of Vedic, Upanishadic, Tantric and Puranic conceptions of Cakras & 'Ardhanareeshwara' in the light of modern neuro psychological research. It also attempts to make striking similarities between the 'twin brain' and the concept of 'Ardhanareeshwara' and to show how the Ancient Indian sages conceptualized this 'two(More)
Logical structure of a sentence as a tool for the assessment of thought disorder (Ancient Indian View) It is now well recognised that inconsistancy in the spoken or written language of schizophrenic subjects is due to their false logic behind the structural aspect of sentence. The defect in the schizophrenic language is in the output rather than in the(More)
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