Tracing a Formal Theory of Subconscious Mind in Vedic Wisdom: A Modern Scientific Perspective


  • R. S. Kaushal



Patomic Model, Micro Existence, Subconscious Mind, Gross Mind, Mind Waves


With a view to understanding the structure and working of a functional human Being within the framework of Vedic wisdom an atom-type (patomic) model of the latter is explored. In particular, the grouping of essences of life (EOLs) in the form of gross, micro and causal existences of a person, and the subsequent recombination of divisions of inner EOLs (associated with the micro existence) constitute, the so-called subtle micro body or subconscious mind.  As a matter of fact, the functioning of subconscious mind is not isolated from that of the rest of the EOLs in the patomic model but it is linked with the functioning of a bigger complex system including the cosmos. A detailed dynamics of the constituents of the subtle (subconscious) mind and their possible exchanges with the constituents of gross mind is found responsible for various fast and slow mental processes and reactions including the mental healing. After emphasizing the existence of subconscious mind in the Vedic thinking, we attempt to accommodate the recent works of Daniel Kahneman on economic sciences and of Joseph Murphy on mental healing in this general scheme of study.  To this effect, various concepts developed earlier in the context of patomic model turn out useful. In fact, the construction of a self-coordination matrix between the conscious and subconscious minds (and also that of a meditation matrix following the concept of three modes of working of Nature in Vedic wisdom) in the theory facilitates the understanding and offers explanations of a vast number of human experiences, psychic phenomena, case-studies, etc. analyzed by researchers and thinkers of modern times.


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R. S. Kaushal. (2022). Tracing a Formal Theory of Subconscious Mind in Vedic Wisdom: A Modern Scientific Perspective. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 11(1).