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Roland comes out of the closet

September 10, 2016

I have been a closet Yogi since I met Sivananda in 1962.

As far as I know, I am the only person who has been doing yoga daily since 1962 as well as organization change.

My daughter just pleased me to no end. She said. “Dad, I am going to take your  Whole System Transformation, Change and Learning legacy globally.

I had a tear. I am so proud of her just receiving her Masters in OD and working as an internal organization effectiveness consultant in the top 70 in corporate America at the age of 27 while having the new social values of her generation. She also said that she tapped again her inner creativity and would start to have a public social media professional presence. I assume she will start on Linkedin.

Thus, here is what I edited from Sivananda for Arielle on this auspicious date of 9/11.

Radical Self-Expression

Every action of a person is a step towards self-expression, conscious or unconscious. Action presupposes an inner urge, besides motive, and this urge is the power behind the expression of the self. The active principle of life is to express, differentiate, and diffuse itself, and so, too, naturally, is the principle of creation. Be creative. The spirit expresses itself through one’s body. The spirit by itself cannot be expressed without matter or an earthly connection. The spirit of every man and women wants to express itself to feel real. All of us want to know and be known. Self-expression is the modality. Be radical and satisfy the urge for eminence, excellence, effectiveness, for the continuity of life, affection, love, domination, possession, that are all dependent on this principle of a creative expansion or diffusion of self. Heighten yourself in boundless joy and liberation. Express your unique self now. Express yourself by loving all of creation and transforming it to the Yoga (union) of infinite divine life and love.

From Dr. Sivananda’s Gospel of Holy Aspiration. Sivananda wrote over 500 Yoga books in English.

Edited by Rudra Priya or Change Agent Roland     …..   Sept 11, 2016

For anyone interested. Here is a video made about Sivananda.

He says in it to “change!” 

Link to Sivananda video in honor of his birthday

Dr. Sivananda writings introduced me to transforming the phenomenon of man in the 60’s although I really took the word transformation from Jack Gibb in the 70’s. I eventually did my Doctoral study with Jack. I still publish his prodigy.

The one line preface that guides my life!!!!!!

Life, being an ascent of consciousness, could not continue to advance indefinitely along its line without transforming itself in depth.      Teilhard de Chardin

Here was our primary text with Gibb before it was published:

Link to Gibb’s Trust Book free

I still use his TORI theory with each and ever client. Trust is still a huge Organization issue these days.

Young Charlie Seashore from NTL introduced me to Jack Gibb in 1962. Dr. Gibb was Charle’s Ph.D thesis advisor. Small world it is.

I expect my next year to be my best!  I hope you feel the same!!!







Rev. Martin’s Assumption University Campus

June 11, 2009

Assumption University in the rice fields near Bangkok

Testimony for my upcoming third edition of Practicing Organization Development

June 11, 2009

“The continent of Asia, encapsulating Asian wisdom and, with its unique understanding of the wholeness of human systems, is emerging as a major force in organizations around the globe. Many chapters in this book embody this reality and describe theories and practices that enable those in our field to be master OD Practitioners for the emerging reality. Reading this book will ground you in the latest innovations and deepen your understanding of the shifts that will be necessary for OD to continue as a major force in managing and changing human systems.”

Brother Martin, Ph.D in OD and restorer of Assumption University, the prime international university of Thailand.

My twitter Link-am one of the original 100 agents of change

June 11, 2009

Link to my Twitter:

Dick Beckhard who coined the phrase Organization Development with Herb Sheppard told me that they were only 100 of us practicing OD full time in 1967– my first year. Therefore the Twitter handle of “Change Agent 100”.

When i started learning the about the world of change in my first T-Group in 1962, most of my colleagues were in their 50’s and 60’s. I was in my 20’s.

Few of us remain active. Most have transcended this life to a higher place of consciousness…my mother called it heaven.

I believe my professor, Chris Argyris from Harvard is the senior founder living and practicin g OD. He is in his 80’s. The other day, I asked him to write a testimony for my book and he said he just did not have time because of a heavy client load and a new book coming. Well, like him, my grandfather and Dr. Peter Drucker, i hope to work/play till i drop this body and join mom up or in the sacred mysterious existence.