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Originally posted on IntegralMusings:

(Much has been said and written about the concept of emotional intelligence, a brainchild of the eminent psychologist, Daniel Goleman. However Goleman’s conception is only one way of looking at emotional intelligence. This article presents an alternative perspective on the concept and development of emotional intelligence based on yogic psychology, and examines its implications for the knowledge-worker.)

Our feelings too contain a power of knowledge and a power of effectuation, which we do not properly develop.

-Sri Aurobindo

Homepage intro: A yogic perspective on the concept and development of emotional intelligence and its implications for the knowledge-worker.

The Feeling Intelligence

In the conception of yogic psychology, a human being is in its essence made of Consciousness, which expresses itself as the four fundamental principles which constitute the human organism: Body, Life, Mind and Soul. Since all these four principles of our self are expressions of consciousness, each of them has…

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Originally posted on IntegralMusings:

(Much has been said and written about the concept of emotional intelligence, a brainchild of the eminent psychologist, Daniel Goleman. However Goleman’s conception is only one way of looking at emotional intelligence. This article presents an alternative perspective on the concept and development of emotional intelligence based on yogic psychology, and examines its implications for the knowledge-worker.)

Our feelings too contain a power of knowledge and a power of effectuation, which we do not properly develop.

-Sri Aurobindo

Homepage intro: A yogic perspective on the concept and development of emotional intelligence and its implications for the knowledge-worker.

The Feeling Intelligence

In the conception of yogic psychology, a human being is in its essence made of Consciousness, which expresses itself as the four fundamental principles which constitute the human organism: Body, Life, Mind and Soul. Since all these four principles of our self are expressions of consciousness, each of them has…

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Originally posted on Larval Subjects .:

I suspected this was on the way. Neurologists are now using brain scanning techniques to develop more effective forms of advertising. Advertising (and, more importantly, political discourse), use potent signs to activate various regions of the brain presiding over pleasure, fear, sexual desire, hatred, and so on, to form cognitive relations to things entirely unrelated to these affects. For example, a cleaning product might make a commercial with all sorts of romantic imagery so as to forge an unconscious association between detergent and romance, even though there’s no relation between the two. Of course, historically these techniques have been crude as advertisers and politicians don’t know what signs will activate these affects and what won’t. It’s been hit or miss. Theories of what signs will produce affects (not that signs produce affects) haven’t admitted much in the way of verification, but have been based on the individual theories of semioticians…

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Originally posted on Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother:

It is question we may ask ourselves at times “Why don’t we progress spiritually faster?”  Because we may meditate for fifteen minutes but, psychologically, the rest of our life remains untransformed.  The way we eat, the way we talk, the friends we keep, the desires we nurture – none of these  really change.  As long as life does not deliver any adversities which throw us off-track, we let things continue and allow ourselves to languish.  These are a couple of conversations by the Mother Mirra Alfassa on how to rise above the ordinary life that we find ourselves in.

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Originally posted on Larval Subjects .:

falling_down_a_wishing_well_by_aliceinsuicideland-d47pppxEver since Thales, Philosophy has had a reputation for being irrelevant and remote from the concerns of the world.  Thales, it will be recalled, was reputed– by Plato in the Theatetus –to have fallen down a well while staring up at the heavens.  The implication of this anecdote is clear.  Rather than attending to the earth, to this world, the philosopher is withdrawn and occupied with imponderables that are of no consequence to concrete existence.  Philosophers, it is said, traffic in abstractions and questions without answers.  This is often what people have in mind when they denounce metaphysics.  We can imagine a play by Molière depicting the life of a philosopher devoted to passionately defending the metaphysical thesis that every thirty seconds everything doubles in size.  The comedic value of such a play would be that if it were true that everything doubles in size every thirty seconds, such a…

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Originally posted on Sri Aurobindo Studies:

The Gita devotes several of its verses to discussion of the four-fold order of society. which has been mixed up with what we have seen come down through time as the rigid and stultifying caste system which has created enormous confusion and obstacles to the modern-day development of India. Caste as it has been practiced has forced hereditary positions and ranking in society on everyone, has prevented in many cases the most suited from taking up roles for which they were most capable, and has held back progress generally. The Gita’s discussion actually has very little, if anything, to do with this historical ossification of societal roles.

Sri Aurobindo points out that even the roles that the Gita assigns to the 4 orders of society do not match up with the historically developed caste system, making it clear that the meaning as understood by the Gita varies from what we…

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Originally posted on Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother:

This is an English translation of a Bengali article entitled “Manush Bhajan” by Nolini Kanta Gupta (1889-1984) who was a disciple of Sri Aurobindo (see bio on wikipedia).    Sri Aurobindo once remarked, “If Nolini does not understand my Yoga, who does”.  The translation of this article was done by Satadal and originally published by Maya Chattopadhyay of the “Sri Aurobindo Sthan” in Kolkata.

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