Yogic Self-awareness Assessment

“Following is a Self-Awareness Assessment outline. The Self-Assessment is truly intended to be an assessment by yourself of yourself.
We explore all of the following so that we can gradually, systematically come to see how they interact and create the appearance of our being separate, individuated beings. To do anything, any project, requires first seeing the current situation as it is. That is the spirit of the assessment below; it is a process of periodically reviewing where we are on this journey of uncovering false identities, being ever mindful of the goal-less goal of awakening to that preexisting unity or wholeness.”

~ Swami Jnaneshvara
 
This web-page works together with the What is…? section on this website. Here all the words are presented in the same order as in the Yogic Self-awareness Assessment PDF.
 
Download the Yogic Self-awareness Assessment PDF here.

YOGIC SELF-AWARENESS ASSESSMENT

Five States of Mind: Kshipta, Mudha, Vikshipta, Ekagra, Nirodhah
 
Five Efforts: Shraddha, Virya, Smriti, Samadhi, Prajna
 
Four Attitudes: Friendliness, Compassion, Supportiveness, Acceptance
 
Four Functions of Mind: Manas, Chitta, Ahamkara, Buddhi
 
Four Primitive Fountains: Food, Sleep, Sex, Self-preservation
 
Jnanendriyas: Smelling, Tasting, Seeing, Touching, Hearing
 
Karmendriyas: Eliminating, Procreating, Moving, Grasping, Speaking
 
Five vayus: Prana, Apana, Samana, Udana, and Vyana vayus
 
Five Bhutas/Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space
 
Three Gunas: Sattvas, Rajas, Tamas
 
Circle Chart: Actions, Senses, Body, Breath, Conscious. Mind, Active Unconscious Mind, Latent Unconscious Mind, Center of Consciousness
 
Five kinds of thoughts: Pramana (correct). Viparyaya (incorrect), Vikalpa (fantasy), Nidra (sleep), Smriti (memory)
 
Five kleshas: Avidya, Asmita, Raga, Dvesha, Abhinivesha
 
Four stages of kleshas: Udaram (active), Vicchinna (separated), Tanu (attenuated), Parsupta (dormant)
 
Four kinds of avidya: Temporary/Eternal, Impure/Pure, Pain/Pleasure, Not-self/Self
 
Eight rungs of yoga: Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi
 
Five yamas: Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigraha
 
Five niyamas: Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Svadhyaya, Ishvara pranidhana
 
Chakras: Muladhara, Svadhistana, Manipura, Anahata, Visshudha, Ajna, Sahasrara
 
Source of Karma: Actions/Speech/Thoughts, Ahamkara/Ego, Fulfilled/Unfulfilled, Kama, Samskaras, Primitive Urges, Avidya, Center of Consciousness
 
Doshas of Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta, Kapha

Darren van Es