This paper was presented at
Psychology: The Indian Contribution
National Conference on
Indian Psychology, Yoga and Consciousness
organised by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research
at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education
Pondicherry, India, 10-13 December 2004

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Essence of Indian psychology, yoga and consciousness for culturing ‘work-culture and its dimensions’ (for the Loka-Sangraha of the Future)


R. C. Sehgal, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Change is the only thing unchangeable is as true of the ‘seen-objective’ as the unchangeable alone is unchanging of the ‘unseen-subjective’. While science-culture keeps sign-boarding its defects, the OM-culture that has been pervading over the millennia continues its sway unabated and unchanged since it keeps absorbing every ‘Change-changing’. Internalizing Sri Aurobindo’s intuitive realization of Nature, the author emphasizes: “Be it Yoga or religion – let us talk of it less, practice more”. Having subjected his ‘genius’ to ‘practice’ over decades, the author consciously distils the ‘essence’ as if out of the ‘plethora’. Injecting the ‘distillation’ into his definition of ‘work’ he exhorts the academicians and practitioners to be ‘Genius-cum-Practitioners’ instead since Loka-Sangraha actually implies: (i) not letting people keep hugging a wretched existence, and (ii) making wisdom rise and sour into bliss. Thus, our felt need for disabling work-cultures to be and remain enabling becomes an obligatory demand. Dynamically steering the ship of consciousness across two analytical models, the author presents his schematic model of ‘Dimensions of Work-Culture’. Himself bearing the pin-pricks of his experiential learning through ‘Sailing’, ‘Flying’, ‘Warfare’, ‘Cement / Tractor manufacturing’, Security services’ and a reputed IIT, he freely spells them out for sharing with organizers and delegates of the conference.

Email the author: "Lt. Col. (rtd) R.C. Seghal" <sehgalcolrc@hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in>