MPhil, MA

Bri. Meera S. R. completed her Post Graduation in Adwaita Vedanta from the University of Kerala and did her M.Phil. from the University of Madras. She is currently serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities. Her research areas include Studying Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi’s philosophy and its practical implementation; Women’s studies, Indian culture and Epics in Sanskrit.


Publication Type: Journal Article

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Journal Article

L. M. Frey and Bri. Meera. S. R., “Language of the heart: Profit-oriented management vs spiritual values for quality treatment and cost containment in health care”, Purusharta, vol. 10, pp. 79-88, 2017.[Abstract]

Organizational unrestrained greed is spreading throughout the world causing harm to millions of people and the environment, leading to a loss of trust in business, and can create particular havoc in the health care system. Stemming from a domineering, exclusive paradigm of profit-maximization, it serves a few at the expense of many. Replacing this outdated model with mediating higher spiritual principles that represent dharma, discrimination, and compassion, is necessary to heal the wounds inflicted upon the world by greed, to resurrect quality and affordable health care, and to reshape and redirect firm objectives. Drawing from the Bhagavad Gita we explore the nature of greed and destructiveness and then offer three propositions: 1) conditions influencing organizational greed are fueled by unrestrained desires; 2) profit-oriented health care increases risks of patient exploitation and decreases quality of care, and 3) spiritual-value driven leadership in health care is more inclusive, enhancing patient care, providing cost containment, and hospital prosperity. Evidence supports the perspective that spiritual leadership in health care is greatly advantageous in advancing far-reaching optimal care and in promoting dynamic, creative success. Finally, a noteworthy unanticipated theme emerged that the absence or presence of awareness of the interconnectedness of all beings appeared to influence managerial behaviors. Those with no awareness engaged in destructive, greed-induced behaviors, and those with awareness inspired wholesome, uplifting behaviors that served many. © 2017, School of Management Sciences. All rights reserved.

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Journal Article

Bri. Meera. S. R. and Bonin, S., “Management by Materialism to Management by Spiritual Wisdom”, International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, vol. 6, no. 1, 2013.[Abstract]

The goal of a firm is to make money appear to be the fundamental assumption of classical management culture. Management by spiritual wisdom proposes, instead, to contribute socially to the benefit of all, including material needs and spiritual needs. Detachment of the results of actions is required to be fully confident in the outcomes provided by The Divine Hand. Clearly, this approach does not lead to a complete disinterest of the work, this is the opposite: work becomes worship, or ‘workship’, where workers are alert of each and every detail. They find purpose and meaning in what they are doing. These efforts in a union with the divine lead them to higher state of consciousness where they are able to achieve more and take decisions spontaneously and intuitively. These management wisdom lessons have been drawn from the study on the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and Indian Management Wisdom.

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Faculty Research Interest: 
NIRF 2018