The Vedic Management Center is an online organization founded with the primary goal of promoting the timeless Vedic knowledge in areas of leadership, management, politics and diplomacy for individual as well as universal welfare. We intend to do this through various articles, podcasts, webinars, book as well as online courses through our website.

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December 1, 2016
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Reinterpreting Vedic Knowledge and Wisdom

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu Theists are those who think God is an individual being who’s omniscient, omnipotent as well omnipresent. There also are some theists who think God is the one who resides in heaven and relays his message(s) through prophets, angels, and good omens from time to time. Atheists […]
November 29, 2016
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Ends & Means

Ancient Vedic tale of wisdom retold by U. Mahesh Prabhu Long ago there lived a Sanyasi (ascetic sage) who roamed the villages across the great Gangetic plain along with his small group of followers. During the day, they would collect the Bhiksha (food offerings) from houses, and at night either enjoy the hospitality of a […]
November 25, 2016
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Anamika: The lady who humbled a great sage

Translated from original Sanskrit version of Vyasa’s Mahabharata by U. Mahesh Prabhu Every story of Vyasa’ Mahabharata is not just engaging but also exciting. Its Wisdom becomes apparent only on deep contemplation. Here’s one such little-known story of a pious lady called Anamika who humbled a great Rishi (Vedic sage) with her Sadhana (devotion) to her work. * There […]
November 23, 2016
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The Yoga of Management

Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu Yoga is known to many as an exercise, posture, and meditation. This kind of Yoga is called Astanga Yoga which happens to be a small part of larger Yogic Knowledge practiced and professed by Yogic seers.  The Sanskrit word Yoga comes from the root word Yuj […]
November 21, 2016
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Fundamentals of Rajaneeti: Vedic approach to Politics

At a time when the “best” of political approach seem to be inadequate, it could certainly help to know about the Vedic approach to politics – Rajaneeti, where greater good was achieved by inspiring leaders to, first, better themselves. In today’s world where we’ve only narrow ideas of a “good politician”; Vedic principles offers insights […]
November 19, 2016
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Who’s a Guru?

By U. Mahesh Prabhu The Sanskrit word Guru is often mistranslated as a ‘teacher’. Teacher in Sanskrit is called Shikshak. A teacher is someone who informs and educates us. A teacher is supposed to ensure that we learn to read, write and understand. Yet, a teacher has no obligation for the complete welfare of his […]
November 17, 2016
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Vedic Approach to Personal Problem Solving  

By U. Mahesh Prabhu Problems are natural. But when they come you’ve to make a good effort to resolve it and on time before they turned into a crisis. Here’s a six-step Vedic approach to resolving your personal problems – be that with your finances, relationships, career or something else. Seek solitude More than often […]
November 2, 2016
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Who’s responsible for our pains and gains?

By U. Mahesh Prabhu For everything good or bad in life, we often try to place blame on someone else. We try to wash our hands by blaming our opponents, destiny, stars and even in gods, and deities. So, what’s (or who’s) responsible for all that’s happening in our life? This is an important question […]
October 31, 2016
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Atman: The Ultimate Power Within  

By U. Mahesh Prabhu Vedic teachings emphasize understanding and realizing the Atman also called Purusha.  While “Soul” could also be a translation of this word, as it is “the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal”, the much better word to understand Atman is “Consciousness”. Understanding this consciousness and, […]
October 26, 2016
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Ekaanth: Power of Isolation

Since time immemorial people have often feared isolation. Nobody likes being isolated and, therefore, seek constant company of people. Isolation is often compared to loneliness – a lack of feeling that something is missing, a pain, a depression, a need, an incompleteness, an absence. They relate isolation to pitch darkness – a state of disconcerting. Given […]
September 29, 2016
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Essential leadership wisdom from Sukracharya

Translation of Shukra Niti by U. Mahesh Prabhu (Excerpts) Niti Shastra is an ancient India classic on leadership, teaching primary ethics and principles of right behavior. It remains particularly relevant today in which this subject is an important part of education and management. The text consists of important aphorisms that hold important wisdom and guidance. […]
September 21, 2016
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Bhartrihari’s Wisdom: Niti Shataka

By U. Mahesh Prabhu Legends have it that Bhartrihari once ruled the city of Ujjain. Although a loving ruler his mind was always engrossed about Love and Romance. He had over 100 beautiful women for his wives. No wonder he spent negligible time in the affairs of the state. His younger step-brother Vikramaditya was unhappy […]
August 25, 2016
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Spring Finding

Ancient Sanskrit tale translated and retold by U. Mahesh Prabhu  Once upon a time a merchant was travelling with his caravan to another country for business. In due course they arrived at the edge of a severe hot-sand desert. They were informed by locals that during the day time the sun heats up the fine […]
August 20, 2016
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Water in a Waterless Desert

Ancient Vedic tale translated from Sanskrit by U. Mahesh Prabhu Long ago there were two old merchants, who were close friends began preparations for a dangerous trip to a distant land to sell their goods and, of course, to make considerable profit. They had to decide whether to travel separately or together. Eventually they agreed […]
August 19, 2016
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The Legend of Rajgurus

Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U Mahesh Prabhu  When Alexander ‘The Great’ was in Aryavartha (as India was known), he had just defeated Puru (corrupted as Porous), the ruler of a small kingdom on the subcontinent’s north-western border in the Punjab. During his march through this conquered kingdom, he saw ascetics clad in nothing […]
August 11, 2016
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Vedic roots of absolute power

This column by U Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld  Power is usually looked upon in an external sense. It is defined as the capability of accomplishing something with some permanence. Power is sometimes referred to as a political or executive ability. Power is the marked ability to do or act with decisiveness, […]
August 8, 2016
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Chanakya’s Artha Sutras

Translated by U Mahesh Prabhu Kautilya, also known as Chanakaya and Vishnugupta, is probably the oldest known authority on economics. Arthashastra, the oldest surviving treatise on polity, strategy and statesmanship, has recorded sutras (read: formulae) which, according to its author, holds the key to finding quintessential success in one’s life and all aspects of it. The following is the most authentic translation of […]
July 13, 2016
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Lakshmi: Vedic science of Wealth   

This is an exclusive to Vedic Management Institute by U. Mahesh Prabhu  Wealth is defined in modern English as “an abundance of valuable possessions or money” or “a plentiful supply of a particular desirable thing.” Father of Capitalism – Adam Smith – in his book “The Wealth of Nations”, described wealth as “the annual produce […]
July 7, 2016
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Moles and Mentors: Utility of the saffron-clad in Vedic India 

Column by U Mahesh Prabhu The Arthashastra was written by a person often clad in a saffron robe – Chanakya. He didn’t take a direct role in administration and appointed people to get the things done. It is likely that he was the first ‘kingmaker’ known in human history. Over two thousand years ago, he […]
July 1, 2016
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Chanakya & Six Principles of Vedic Management 

A great many books have been written about Chanakya, known also as Kautilya, Vishnu Gupta and Vishnu Sharma. Having lived over 2,500 years ago his legend continues to fascinate numerous readers even to this day. Perhaps unfortunately, he’s best known to have “avenged” the then ruler of Magadha – Dhanananda – by “helping” Chandragupta Maurya […]

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