Indian Perspectives and Positive Psychology

Kiran Kumar K. Salagame University of Mysore, Karnataka

Abstract:   Indian traditions, ‘Vedic’ and ‘non-Vedic’, have extensively dealt with issues of human happiness and well-being which are the core themes of contemporary positive psychology. Since the Indian traditions understand human nature and also the nature of the universe in a more integrated fashion as experienced from a state of consciousness that transcends the space–time dichotomy, their perspective on the nature of reality emerges from a higher state of awareness which is beyond voluntary consciousness and their understanding of the subject matter has greater depth and breadth as compared to that of contemporary perspectives. ...

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