Hampi Continues to Live – Part 2

Continued from Part 1   A Walk on Hemakuta Hilltop   We began exploration of Hampi at the Sasivekalu Ganesha Temple, located on the Hemakuta Hill. As the story goes, one day, Lord Ganesha, being very fond of food, ate so much that he got concerned that his tummy might burst. So he caught a snake... Continue Reading →

Hampi Continues to Live – Part 1

  In this several-part series, we relive a few moments from our recent trip to Hampi and surrounding areas. The pictures and the accompanying words weave a story of this magnificent city which continues to hold a prominent place in the Indian collective memory since ancient times. The place associated with Shiva and Parvati, Rama... Continue Reading →

Hare Krishna

A special offering for Krishna Janamashtami  -- my humble attempt to capture in photographs a few expressions of the Divinity and the Divine Personality of Sri Krishna. Hopefully these photographs do some justice in expressing some of the essence of the magnificent passage from Sri Aurobindo's Letters on Yoga. -- Suhas     "Krishna consciousness... Continue Reading →

In Search of Organisational Soul–II (Conclusion)

  CONTINUED FROM PART 4 Authors: Suhas Mehra & Beloo Mehra. Published in the February 2017 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 8 (3), pp. 104-119. Previous parts - 1, 2, 3, 4   The Dangers on the Path Using the example of Germany, after the WWI, Sri Aurobindo illustrates the grave danger of false subjectivism. This happens when the seeking... Continue Reading →

In Search of Organisational Soul–II (Part 4)

  CONTINUED FROM PART 3 Authors: Suhas Mehra & Beloo Mehra. Published in the February 2017 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 8 (3), pp. 104-119. Organisations where Soul Feeling/Seeking Predominates This growing tendency to seek a subjective communal consciousness is predominantly seen among new business organisations and those struggling to rediscover their identity or redefine themselves in... Continue Reading →

In Search of Organisational Soul–II (Part 3)

  CONTINUED FROM PART 2 Authors: Suhas Mehra & Beloo Mehra. Published in the February 2017 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 8 (3), pp. 104-119.   Initial Sense of Discovering the Soul Let us go back to the ideal we set before us in the first part of this paper – the ideal of an organisation set... Continue Reading →

In Search of Organisational Soul–II (Part 2)

  CONTINUED FROM PART 1 Authors: Suhas Mehra & Beloo Mehra. Published in the February 2017 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 8 (3), pp. 104-119. Searching for Deeper Cause However, even when the self-formulation journey of an organisation is still primarily focused around its more objective identity, Sri Aurobindo’s view of the inner processes driving a... Continue Reading →

In Search of Organisational Soul–II (Part 1)

This is the second article in the series, In Search of Organisational Soul. Readers may access the first article at the links below, presented in four parts.  PART 1            PART 2            PART 3       PART 4 Authors: Suhas Mehra & Beloo Mehra. Published in the February... Continue Reading →

In Search of Organisational Soul – I (Part 4)

    Authors: Suhas Mehra and Beloo Mehra. Published in the August 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 106-120. CONTINUED FROM PART 3 Implications of the Discovery that Employees Come First The physical parameters (including the company’s financials) are just the shell which provide an external view of the reality. What constitutes as the real body... Continue Reading →

In Search of Organisational Soul – I (Part 3)

Authors: Suhas Mehra and Beloo Mehra. Published in the August 2016 issue of Sraddha, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 106-120. CONTINUED FROM PART 2 The Beginnings The internal dynamics between an organisation and its members play a very critical role in an organisation’s success, and this is particularly true for the new organisations trying to formulate themselves around what... Continue Reading →

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 →

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