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Book: The Psychology of the Yogas

Chapter: The Psychological Layers in Patañjali’s Yoga

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42660


Chapter One, The Psychological Layers in Patañjali's Yoga, addresses the fundamental concepts of Patañjali's philosophy of mind and psychological system, exploring in-depth and articulating existential content of concepts such as subliminal imprints (samskāras), patterns of behaviour (vāsanā), the causes of affliction (kleśa), sense of I-am-ness (asmitā) as ego, memory (smṛti) and sleep (nidrā).

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