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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January 1, 2017

Secret of Happiness

There was once a great rishi who was always happy. One day a very vain and selfish young man came to visit him. After talking for a few minutes, the young man rudely asked, “Are you truly happy, or are you just pretending to be happy?” The rishi chose not to answer that question. Instead, […]
December 28, 2016

Wisdom Tales: The mind goblin

Long ago, there was a man who wanted to use supernatural powers as a means of getting quick success because getting success the ordinary way requires lots of hard work. He went to a rishi and asked to be given a mantra that would make him rich and successful. The rishi repeatedly tried to avoid […]
December 15, 2016

Sant Samarth Ramdas on The Learned Fool

Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu  Dashabodha is a large volume that is comprised of two hundred chapters which are divided into twenty main chapters called Dashaka, each consisting of ten subchapters called Samasa. Believed to have been written by Sant Samartha Ramdas, Dashabodha is a dialogue between the Guru and his […]
December 11, 2016

Yogi, Bhogi & Rogi

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu As per Yogic teachings there are essentially three types of people: Yogi (One who’s involved in persistent effort to better oneself to better the world), Bhogi (One who’s extremely involved in satisfying his/her carnal pleasure) and Rogi (One who has incurred unbearable pain through illness by […]
December 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, […]

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