Radical Culture for World Wide Transformation organised a Zoom group talk and discussion with Dr Soumitra Basu, consultant psychiatrist in Kolkata and Pondicherry, India. He practices using Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy of consciousness.
The ‘I-Am’ experience is an important psychotherapeutic tool. Existentialists shifted the ‘I’ from the mental ego of Descartes to the ‘sense of being’ that was different from the ego. In the consciousness perspective, the ‘I’ can be shifted still behind to the universal ‘I’ and finally to the True Self or Person giving a radical view to existence.
A broken love is an important issue in counselling. Its genesis lies in the severance of oneness and is experienced vitally as depression or aggression leading to vengeance. Instead of an analytical approach, the passion and anguish of love can be shifted to a new poise of consciousness or a higher paradigm of love.