Psychological Chart by Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

“Psychological Chart” is an out-of-print document written by Sri Paramahansa Yogananda and published for the first time in 1925. It is a collection of forms which teachers in Yoganandaji’s “How to Live” school used to gather detailed information about the students and also for the purpose of introspection.

Paramahansa Yogananda

Sri Paramahansa Yoganandaji says:

This Psychological Chart is used in the training of students in my school in Ranchi, India, where they are carefully and lovingly observed, and their conduct and habits, as well as intellectual faculties, are recorded. These slow and comparative methods of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly observation-records of a student’s life furnish the teachers with sufficient data to enable them to know what particular line to follow in regulating the lives of their students in the right way, by various changes of environment, company, discipline, and training.

Yoganandaji emphasized its importance to parent’s as well:

This Chart will greatly help parents to properly bring up their children, in an all-around way, if it is applied during their [child’s] early life, when different actions and environments have not left indelible hardened habit-impressions on them.

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