Acronyms used in the website

SABCL - Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library

CWSA - Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo

CWM - Collected Works of The Mother

Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Talk on Kargil.htm
I really do not know what you are expecting. If you are expecting a lot of discussion on the military aspects, you will be very disappointed. Although I will touch on the geo-political aspects of this war as well as some of the previous wars in brief, what I want to show you today is that this war that is taking place, this Kargil affair, cannot be seen in isolation. It was something that was coming and has been coming not once, not twice, but many many times and from the Sri Aurobindonian point of view of history, events are always manifestations of the inner consciousness, of what is going on within the human being. I will try today to show you the political t
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/My Experience with the Indian Army.htm
My Experience with the Indian Army   By Kittu Reddy     In the early 1990s the chief of staff of the Indian Army, General B.C. Joshi, invited me to help raise the level of motivation in the Army from the prevalent, normal level of consciousness to a higher spiritual level. This paper is an informal, non-academic discussion of some of the results of accepting that assignment. But first it would be helpful to know something of the structure of the Army organization. Very briefly there are several important points about the armed forces that it is necessary to understand.   First of a
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/General B.C Joshi - A Tribute.htm
General B.C Joshi- a tribute   It has been a little more than ten years since the sudden and untimely passing away of Gen BC Joshi. Gen Joshi became Chief of Army Staff on 2nd July 1993 and passed away on 18th November 1994. It will be both useful and instructive to look back at the contribution of the Late Chief to the Indian Army whose career was so abruptly cut short in the middle of his tenure. Not being myself a military man, it will be presumptuous on my part to evaluate his contributions on the military plane; but as a human being and purely from the human angle it will be worthwhile to gauge the influence he had on the Armed
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/COAS Address in the Hall of Harmony.htm
General B.C. Joshi’s address in the Hall of Harmony on 3-2-94   COAS Address at Pondicherry February 3, 1994   General Tiwari: Respected Nirodda, trustees and friends, I have been asked to introduce the Chief of the Army Staff, I don’t know why I should have been picked out, one of the ashram people should have done this, but I welcomed it for another reason and I might tell you that when I joined the army more than half a century ago, the very name of the chief could produce a tremendous awe. Of course, we never saw him. And today I have been asked to introduce the Chief of the Army Staff of
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Document for Army.htm
Introduction   In this booklet we are introducing certain concepts which are basic to Motivation, Leadership and the Indian nation. 1. The total interdependence of human behaviour, motivation and leadership with human psychology. The state of the inner being or the state of consciousness of the human being determines his behaviour and motivation. There follows the necessity of knowing oneself, that is to say of understanding one's psychology with the ultimate aim of mastering one's own psychology.   2. A brief description of the psychological structure of the human being; the physical, the vital, the mental, the p
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Talk at Jadavpur University On 26th March 2005.htm
Talk at Jadavpur University on 26th March 2005 Relevance of Sri Aurobindo in Modern India I consider it a great honour to have been invited to speak at this hallowed centre of learning in Calcutta. As you are all aware, the forerunner of this University was the Bengal National College and Sri Aurobindo was its first principal. In addition to Sri Aurobindo, there were other eminent personalities on the teaching staff of the College such as Raja Subodh Chandra Mallik, Brajendra Kishore Roychowdhury, Rash Behari Ghosh, and Rabindranath Tagore to name just a few. Sri Aurobindo who was the first principal
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Mother's Role in the 1971 War.htm
Mother’s Role in the 1971 War   Sri Aurobindo retired from active political life in 1910. But this did not mean, as it was then supposed, that he had retired into some height of spiritual experience devoid of any further interest in the world or in the fate of India. It could not mean that, for the very principle of his Yoga was not only to realise the Divine and attain to a complete spiritual consciousness, but also to take all life and all world activity into the scope of this spiritual consciousness and action and to base life on the Spirit and give it a spiritual meaning.   Consequently even in his retirement, Sri Aurobindo k
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Education for Indian schools.htm
 A Note on Education for Indian schools Any system of education, whether it is national or regional, has first to decide on the goals, the aim and purpose of education. It is indispensable to have an absolute clarity on this level for all that follows will depend on this first foundation. It will be therefore proper to first decide on the goals and the aim of education from the Indian perspective. There are three things, which have to be taken into account in a true and living education: first, man as an individual in his commonness with others as well as his uniqueness, second, the Indian nation, and la
Resource name: /E-Library/Disciples/Kittu Reddy, Prof./English/Work outside the Ashram/Impact of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo on Indian Freedom Movement.htm
Impact of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo on Indian Freedom Movement     KITTU REDDY   If you look at the freedom movement, even before the Sepoy Mutiny, there is a very strong evidence of sannyasins having played a very important role in the freedom movement. During the Sepoy Mutiny, it has been recorded that the sannyasins played a very active role. Shivaji is not complete without Rāmdas. The Brahmin power and the Kshatriya power have to go together.   The second point I would like to remind you is that ancient Indian polity was highly developed. Since the very beginning of Indian history, religion played a very important part and