Dr. Surendra Soni
Teacher and researcher
Dr. Surendra Soni has been exploring consciousness studies & applications for the last 29 years. He is a former university teacher with 20 years of experience in teaching and research.
"If we're not actively making things better, chances are we're making them worse." William Westney, The Perfect Wrong Note
The twin leadership virtues of inspiring excellence and according dignity to others have the power to foster greater productivity and creativity. In fact they are the wings that can help us fly to heights beyond our imagination.
29/07/2016 11:50 AM IST
While there have been wonderful examples of leaders who have risen above narrow limitations of the egoic self to serve larger causes, power more often than not finds a crude and cruel manifestation rather than a caring and compassionate one. Power is wielded crudely instead of serving as a means for greater and more refined value creation.
20/07/2016 6:34 PM IST
The capability to consciously involve oneself in a situation in order to empathize with other people while at the same time detaching oneself inwardly to observe that situation is undoubtedly a great leadership capability. To be an effective leader, not only must you empathize with others in a critical situation but you also must be able to stand at a distance from it, objectively observe and show and lead the way out.
10/05/2016 8:10 AM IST
Compassion is the dimension and dynamic of consciousness that lies beyond the normal and complex flow of mixed energies at the ordinary human plane. It finds expression in looking across and beyond perspectives, viewpoints, mindsets and emotional complexes. It is able to contain and coordinate, command and lead them into novel directions of growth and development.
25/03/2016 12:10 PM IST
When we have a feeling, neuroscience can explain it to us in terms of the activity of neurons in our brain. Thus when we feel love, neuroscience can describe the neuronal activity in our brain though we feel love happening somewhere deep in our consciousness. If it's sensuous love its impact is felt all through the body. The physiological part of this feeling can be scientifically described but the conscious feeling of <em>love</em> still defies scientific explanation.
11/02/2016 12:30 PM IST
With the <em>Mahabharata</em>, the epic war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, replete with narratives of strife and conflict as its essential background, the <em>Bhagavad Gita</em>'s message to humanity in regard to the problem of hatred and intolerance in human society at large is quite relevant.
29/12/2015 8:14 AM IST
Change, innovation and excellence have become increasingly paramount, not just for the growth of individuals and organisations but for survival itself. Yet, few people or organisations show the guts and the grit to strike at the roots of habits and practices to cut through the conditioned ways that we are long accustomed to acting.
07/11/2015 8:12 AM IST
The <em>Gita</em> addresses a major challenge and sets out to resolve it in the course of its teachings. If we understood the nature of a major challenge and all its factors, it would help us figure out how to face them as we set out to resolve them.
13/10/2015 8:24 AM IST
Plenty of research has been done on depression and its dark allies disappointment, despair, dejection and despondence, but here I want to throw light on the subject from the perspective of the <em>Bhagavad Gita</em> and to pinpoint the steps it suggests to work a way out of these dark recesses of our consciousness.
17/09/2015 8:07 AM IST
Looked at with the knowledge of the <em>Gita</em>, what eminent psychologist Daniel Kahneman describes as "the compelling cognitive illusion confusing experience with its memory" is actually the clouding over of the recording function of the memory as one undergoes a deep sensuous experience, thus losing objective awareness. It's like taking pictures with a fogged camera lens: the results will be blurry unless the eye is wiped clean. It's tremendously valuable to go through the experiences of life without losing the capacity to observe them objectively and impartially.
09/09/2015 2:01 PM IST
Faith is not something static. Though it is a fairly stable condition of our inner being, it does go through changes. We live and grow in tandem with the dynamics of our faith. But when we are guided by the varying modes of energy and changing states of mind that nature sets in action within us, our faith too is affected and thus doesn't wield the power of which it is capable.
23/07/2015 3:56 PM IST
Why does happiness so often elude our grasp? Many of us long for happiness, perhaps not realising that this longing actually acts as a barrier to our goal. It is like standing with one's mouth open towards the skies waiting for the rains to quench one's thirst. Here I have summed up in five "Ds" the essence of the wisdom from some profound teachings of the world such as the <em>Bhagavad Gita</em> and the <em>Tao Te Ching</em>.
05/05/2015 8:26 AM IST
When do we truly know? When does knowledge spring forth, attended with creative energies and imagination at their unhindered and undiluted best? The first and foremost hurdle that besets the free flow of knowledge is the egoic self that claims to know and doesn't let us go through genuine self-investigation.
12/03/2015 3:22 PM IST
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