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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-16

Body-mind-libido complex: An Indian approach

Associate professor, Department of psychiatry, Mediciti institute of medical sciences, Hyderabad. AP, India

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India as a Nation had done more research in the concept of mind and body- mind than any other in the world. The basis of her philosophy is both spiritual and scientific. Her concept of Kundalini is broadly analogous to the west concept of libido. The concepts of the structure of mind, body, soul and libido have spread far and wide through her religious literature. This was responsible for its fast spread and sustained survival despite repeated onslaughts; but this is precisely the same reason why the present day mental health professionals entertain biased reservations against such vast treasure of knowledge. Nevertheless, an unbiased approach to the subject would bring out many scientific facts that if discretely incorporated into the scientific literature of behavioral sciences, would certainly enrich the subject. A point of interest which is highlighted in this article is… while the West searches for abnormality in the human mind, India searches for the absolute Ideal in the same. Both are apparently contradictory indeed; but if brought together, the understanding, of human mind and behavior, would take a healthier turn and become more meaningful. The article refers to the Pancha kosa theory, the Chakra theory, and the structural concept of the mind as per Indian philosophy.

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