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An Integral Approach to management and human development based on the spiritual vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother with an emphasis on its application to various domains of knowledge and life.

Types of Thinking: Towards a Synthesis – by M.S. Srinivasan

Our human mind is in its essence a thinker. Thinking is the primary function of our mind. But there are many kinds or types of thinking depending on where or … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Outer Success and Inner Quality of Life – M.S. Srinivasan

Most of us are enamored of outer success in the world. When we are young and not very mature, we don’t realize that outer success does not necessarily lead to … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

The Experience: trap – M.S. Srinivasan

(Experience is a very important source of the learning. But it can also become a trap and a prison.) Here is a story based on an episode narrated by a … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Role of Pain in Human Evolution – M.S. Srinivasan

“And the deep need of universal pain.” – Sri Aurobindo   The average mentality looks at pain and suffering as evil or a punishment for wrong action or bad karma. … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · 11 Comments

Spirituality, Creativity and Greatness – M.S. Srinivasan

[What is the relationship between spirituality and creativity? Can spiritual development enhance creativity? Can a spiritual man be a great creative genius in whatever field he enters? Can a Yogi … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Hidden Potential – M.S. Srinivasan

(This story is woven around a real episode from the biography of a well-known and highly respected business leader of India) Vineeth was a young man fresh from the college, … Continue reading

October 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Aesthetic Alchemy – M.S. Srinivasan

The preoccupation with universal beauty even in its aesthetic forms has an intense power for refining and subtilising the nature, and at its highest it is a great force for … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Interpersonal Harmony: A Psychological Perspective – M.S. Srinivasan

The foundations of collective living and sources of inner harmony in a community. Key Perspectives The Problem of Harmony; integrating diversity; cause of conflict; sources of harmony; non-judgemental understanding; inner … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beyond Goodwill – M.S. Srinivasan

But she was quite a wonderful person! In the beginning she had taken an attitude of benevolence and goodwill towards everything and everybody, even the worst scamp; she saw only … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Self-Awareness and Self-Management – M.S. Srinivasan

[A story on the essence of self-development and the foundations of leadership and management, set in the corporate context] Anand, the young Plant Manager at Revathi Engineering, was shouting in … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 1 Comment