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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.

A Story on Indian Cosmology – M.S. Srinivasan

[Some interesting and significant stories and images from Indian mythology on Indian cosmology]. One day, Brahma, the creator, became a little proud that he was the creator of the Universe. … Continue reading

May 24, 2018

The Blinding Habit and the Changed Situation – M.S. Srinivasan

(This is a slightly modified version of the story told by the well-known spiritual teacher, Mata Amirthanandamayi. It is a good story to illustrate a lesson in change management  – … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 6 Comments

Ego is the Helper and Ego is the Bar – M.S. Srinivasan

(A story which illustrates the stages of human growth in the light of Indian spiritual thought) Raghav is a young student studying in a college. He was awakened to the … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bare Fact and the Deeper Truth – M.S. Srinivasan

A group of monks are sitting in silent meditation in a Zen monastery. A young monk hears a sound and says “I think something is flapping”. Another young monk says … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

You Are the World – M.S. Srinivasan

(This story and a dialogue explores a relationship between our inner world and our outer life) Charles Ronald is a young, ardent seeker from the West with a thoughtful mind … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Master’s Compassion – M.S. Srinivasan

Here is a heart-warming story from the Indian spiritual lore. Kanai was a disciple of a great Master and lived in the Ashram founded by the Master. Before he was … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Looking Within – M.S. Srinivasan

(This is an imaginative recreation of vedantic stories, which describe the path of self-knowledge discovered by ancient Indian seers.) Aruni is a great sage of upanishadic age in India.  He … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Drop It-M.S. Srinivasan

An Indian prince, Bhargava, comes to Gautama Buddha for initiation and become a monk.  In  a large hall in a monastery, the Enlightened One was sitting in a chair over … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Dark Secret

(A free rendering of a beautiful and poignant Buddhist story.) They are the last days of Gautama Buddha, the Enlightened One.  The Great Master was meeting his disciples personally and … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ignorance, Evolution and the Avatar-M.S. Srinivasan

Once upon a time, there lived in the dark depth of a drainage water canal, a large number of worms crawling contently in the darkness, unaware of the light of … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 7 Comments