Vijaybhai of Sri Aurobindo Society was the keynote speaker at an event organized on September 19th, 2012, at the Taj Hotel in London. He spoke on ‘Management by Transcending the Mental Barriers—A Myth to the Western Business World or the Next Evolution in Management?’ It was attended by a group of thought leaders and senior executives who are known to think out of the box, who purposely challenge the norm and are curious to explore a paradigm shift in management.
Claudia Roth, Vice President at The Leading Hotels of the World, and Subhash Thaker, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, were the hosts for the evening and planned and organized the event. Claudia introduced Vijaybhai to the audience and spoke of her first visit to Pondicherry and her first-hand experience of the activities of the Society.
During the talk, Vijaybhai covered various topics such as the role, importance and limitations of the mind for taking critical decisions; control of the mind or the lack of it; and on consciousness and values in management. He also spoke on the role of business and management in building a new world and creating a more beautiful future.
A number of guests showed keen interest in being a part of this ‘movement’. These like-minded people decided to form a group which would meet regularly to explore possibilities and ways of participating in this progress. Claudia offered to help with the coordination. A number of these dignitaries are visiting Puducherry in the coming months to get exposed to and experience a new approach to management, to understand better the work of Sri Aurobindo Society and volunteer in their areas of interest and expertise.
“Money is meant to increase the wealth, prosperity and the productiveness of a group, a country or, better, of the whole earth. ... What we are attempting here is to prove to the world, by giving it a concrete example, that by inner psychological realization and outer organization a world can be created where most of the causes of human misery will be abolished.”