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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.

Ego is the Helpful 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 · Leave a 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 · 1 Comment

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a 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 · 1 Comment

What is a Miracle?-M.S. Srinivasan

A seeker went to see a great saint who used to perform miracles like materialisation etc. The saint waved his hand, produced a wrist-watch and gave it to the seeker. … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Spirit of Indian Art-M.S. Srinivasan

(This story is based on an episode in the life of the great artist Sri Nandalal Bose) Shanthiniketan— the great institution founded by Rabindranath Tagore. The art students were sitting … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 1 Comment