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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Handling conflicts as yoga by augmenting spiritual intelligence

Anamika Sharma — University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

The surface glitter of materialism is pulling us more and more into emptiness and unhappiness, with ever increasing conflicts at the personal, professional and spiritual fronts. A wide chasm separates knowing what the right thing is and actually doing the right thing, thus abducting the human potential into the mystique world of bewilderment and conflict. Spiritual Intelligence, the concept deeply rooted in Indian soil, bridges the chasm by channelising conflict towards yoga. Spiritual energy drives wonderful human undertakings -- both by individuals as well as groups. The present paper highlights how "conflicts as yoga" by augmenting Spiritual Intelligence, is a concrete and down-to-earth approach to personal development that provides us with a way to work through our conflicts. It envisages that by developing and enhancing Spiritual Intelligence through the principles and steps suggested, people who have made personal growth an important part of their lives, and who regard such work as a contribution to a progressive transformation of society at large, can really bring lucid transformation both at the personal as well as the work front. The steps suggested can be used to formulate benchmarks useful in one's process of personal as well as professional development.

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