In Search of Organisational Soul – I (Part 2)

Authors: Suhas Mehra and Beloo Mehra. Published in the August 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 106-120. CONTINUED FROM PART 1 Machine versus Living Being The organisational arrangement of a collective or a group may find itself somewhere on a spectrum which has on its one end the view of fully structured and mechanised “machine”... Continue Reading →

In Search of Organisational Soul – I (Part 1)

Regular visitors to Matriwords are familiar with our ongoing research and study that explores Sri Aurobindo's social philosophy to understand the deeper psychological foundations of some of the emerging theories and practices in the field of Business Management Studies. The three academic essays written as a result of this study, under the title "The Organisational Cycle" have been published over... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: From Reason to Subjectivity (Conclusion)

CONTINUED FROM PART 4 Published in the February 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (3), pp. 128-146. An Inwardly Guided Decision-Making Approach What does this all mean for how we should make a decision? Or how we should resolve the crisis within when we don’t know what is the right thing to do? Again, this... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: From Reason to Subjectivity (Part 4)

CONTINUED FROM PART 3 Published in the February 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (3), pp. 128-146. Becoming Conscious For the purpose of our ongoing analysis, it is important to emphasise that a process of becoming self-conscious requires us to not only be aware of these different parts of our being, but more importantly to gradually... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: From Reason to Subjectivity (Part 3)

CONTINUED FROM PART 2 Published in the February 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (3), pp. 128-146.   Looking Within This need to discover new powers and means within oneself opens the path to knowing oneself. The well-known management thinker, Steven Covey stressed the importance of this knowledge when he speaks of the second of... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: From Reason to Subjectivity (Part 2)

CONTINUED FROM PART 1 Published in the February 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (3), pp. 128-146. Model-based Scientific Decision Making and its Limitations It is very typical of human reason to develop some kind of systematic model to represent the diverse set of variables present in the existing reality. We find examples of such... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: From Reason to Subjectivity (Part 1)

Published in the February 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (3), pp. 128-146. This paper is part of our ongoing research series, The Organisational Cycle. The series is based on our ongoing study of Sri Aurobindo’s social philosophy as presented in his work, The Human Cycle. It is an attempt to explore how some of the fundamental ideas presented in The... Continue Reading →

The Orgranisational Cycle: Age of Reasoning (Concluded)

This is the concluding part of the series. Continued from Part 5 Published in August 2015 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 134-157. SHORTCOMINGS OF THE SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT, BEYOND THE AGE OF REASONING Major criticism of the scientific management was that it tended to make workers into robots or machines. Several social scientists referred to... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: Age of Reasoning (Part 5)

Continued from Part 4 Published in August 2015 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 134-157. OUTCOME OF THE AGE OF REASON: THE SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT It was believed that the capabilities of science can not only transform the physical world but also the arena of management. Scientific management introduced a novel way of organizing labor... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: Age of Reasoning (Part 4)

Continued from Part 3 Published in August 2015 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 134-157. SUPREME DESIDERATA The very nature of the age of reasoning is dependent upon individual enlightenment and discernment. Unrestrained use of personal judgment without any checks and standards could be dangerous and could lead to continual difference of opinion, perspective,... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: The Age of Reasoning (Part 3)

Continued from Part 2 Published in August 2015 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 134-157. CREATIVE DESTRUCTION Why does the individual pioneer face roadblocks such as resistance, suppression and discouragement? We find an answer to this in Sri Aurobindo’s words: “The champions of the old order may be right when they seek to suppress... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: The Age of Reasoning (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1 Published in August 2015 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 134-157. FAILURE OF THE CONVENTIONAL STAGE As indicated in some of the opening quotes, when a company goes through a continued phase of growth and expansion, naturally more people are hired and systems are put in place, thus bringing in... Continue Reading →

The Organisational Cycle: The Age of Reasoning (Part 1)

Published in August 2015 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 134-157. This paper is part of our ongoing research series, The Organisational Cycle. The series is based on our ongoing study of Sri Aurobindo's social philosophy as presented in his work, The Human Cycle. It is an attempt to explore how some of the fundamental ideas presented in The Human... Continue Reading →

My God, My Prophet, My Avatar – M.S.Srinivasan

Occasionally we will be re-blogging some wonderful posts from other blogs we visit and read. Happy to present today this inspiring post from M. S. Srinivasan.

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[Illuminating perspectives form Sri Aurobindo on a form of egoism and intolerance which is prevalent among devotees, seekers and disciples in the religious and spiritual path, followed by a commentary]

The sadhaka of the integral Yoga will make use of all these aids according to his nature; but it is necessary that he should shun their limitations and cast from himself that exclusive tendency of egoistic mind which cries, “My God, my Incarnation, my Prophet, my Guru,” and opposes it to all other realisation in a sectarian or a fanatical spirit. All sectarianism, all fanaticism must be shunned; for it is inconsistent with the integrity of the divine realisation.

On the contrary, the sadhaka of the integral Yoga will not be satisfied until he has included all other names and forms of Deity in his own conception, seen his own Ishta Devata in all others, unified all Avatars in the…

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