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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-14

Psi, consciousness, and reality

Department of Yoga and Physical Sciences, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Thaiyar M Srinivasan
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DOI: 10.4103/2347-5633.157987

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Parapsychology and psychic phenomena are looked open with great deal of suspicion. However, siddhis have been discussed in details in Yoga Sutras and practitioners of Yoga have glimpsed these siddhis at least in passing. Further, in India, one could always come across siddhas-people who exhibit siddhis-of various colors and hues, so one is not intimidated or confused regarding this aspect of Yogic practices. There have been attempts to link stages of consciousness to psychic competency and to siddhis. While consciousness is not defined adequately in literature, the nature of reality is defined as related to sensory world only. Psi research opens up possibilities of extending both the understanding of consciousness and the nature of reality, while Yogic literature and Vedanta could throw much clarity to both these through workable hypothesis. This paper attempts to present these ideas and proposes a model for Turiya Consciousness (TC) or Ultimate Reality that ancient wisdom refers to in Vedanta.

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