The Bhagavad-Gita is one of the most noblest and read scriptures of India, evenone of the deepest sacred scriptures of the world, really meant for all ages, even
more in this time and age, as it is a “psychology of the consciousness” in its
threefold phase. The dialogue of eighteen discourses (
), 700 versesaltogether, is a written contribution to the transformation of the embodied soul,
the whole man, or as the Bible puts it in “Genesis” the “man,
the living soul”.
The Bhagavad-Gita represents the soul-knowledge, the heart-love, the mind-knowledge, the vital-dynamism and the body action.According to the Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung, consciousness, seemingly the
sine qua non
of humanity is just the tip of the iceberg. Beneath consciousnesslies a much larger substratum of forgotten or repressed personal memories,feelings, and behaviours, which Jung termed the personal unconscious. Andbeneath that lies the deep sea of the collective unconscious, huge and ancient,filled with all the images and behaviours that have been repeated over and overthroughout history of not only the world, but life itself. Jung was a scientist whobelieved in objective evidence. However, he felt strongly that the attempt tomake psychology a statistical science was misguided. For him, a growth inconsciousness is always a heroic effort by the individual, straining against theyoke of what everyone else assumes that they already know. Any growth inmass consciousness comes about through the effort of many such individuals.Consciousness develops in spurts, both in the individual and in the species. Inthe species, as long as our current level of understanding seems adequate to theproblems at hand, little change occurs. But when new circumstances emerge,consciousness takes a jump. The collective unconscious contains informationthat can be accessed by anyone at any time. It appears to have no limits in timeand space. That is, it can access information that was recorded by primitivepeople, or it can access information about events that have not yet taken place inyour life. Consciousness, only a tiny part of the psyche, is not a recent scientificdevelopment as you may think, it is as old as the world, brought forward in theVedas, and above all in the Bhagavad-Gita. Beneath it lays the personalunconscious and below that lays the vast expanse of the collective unconscious.All sensory experience is first filtered through the collective unconscious
which gather our life experiences that makeup a complex to find the archetype within, like peeling away the layers of an
onion. Archetypes are “components” of knowledge, “sources” of knowledge,and heavily involved with the “development” and “deployment” of our
knowledge of reality.