How One Affects Another

It easy to say that decisions are best made when we are not acting out of our emotions. Yet emotions play a crucial role by influencing our minds relative to our judgements and decisions, however objective we may try to be. At a collective level, emotions play an important role in shaping the destinies of nations, from diplomatic to economic levels, as histories of wars and depressions indicates. Understanding the power of emotions on the economic realm extends from individuals to large businesses and government institutions. In this article, U. Mahesh Prabhu with David Frawley explain the subtle yet dynamic relationship between economics and emotions.

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Sanskrit is the language of the Vedic texts; the ancient and timeless works on practical knowledge and supreme wisdom. Even though writte...
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Vedic texts were written by sages and seers, who were not just great men (Rishis) but also great women (Rishikas). These colossal women played a pi...
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Yoga Vashistha (Vasistha) is probably the first, and most definitive text presenting practical and holistic approach to Yoga – one that is beyond t...
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They were powerful yet humble Kingmakers who counselled rulers, taught the kings and their kinsmen polity in their hermitages, when times demanded ...
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Chanakya a.k.a. Kautilya’s Arthashastra is mostly about general political administration or Rajyam. The system of administration is what is known i...
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Artha is a Vedic Sanskrit word. It implies Wealth as well as Meaning. It is best interpreted it as Art of Meaningful Wealth. Artha also refers to E...
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We are extremely happy to inform you that VEDIC MANAGEMENT CENTER (VMC) will now on be an integral part of Sheridan, WY, based  VEDIC MANAGEMENT GROUP L.L.C. (VMG). While we shall be continuing all our courses and services with the VMC brand; for all accounting, legal and operational communications VMG will be the responsible legal organization. U. Mahesh Prabhu will continue to head both the organizations as Founder & President from now on. We shall be looking forward for your continued support. 

Tales of Commensurate knowledge & remarkable wisdom

Rishi Tales

Here are some of the most fascinating ancient Vedic Sanskrit tales translated and retold with illustration by U. Mahesh Prabhu

Whose Miracle?

This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 There was once a spiritual master who attracted many disciples. When he died his devotees did not wish his cult to come to an end. There was a young scholar who served the master and who happened to be considered as wise. The disciples made him the new master and showed him all the reverence which they used to show to their departed master. The new “guru”,

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A Giant’s Dilemma

A long time ago, in the dense forest of Vindhyas, there lived giant who was gifted with a special power to assume any form at his will. As fancy as it may sound, the giant was apparently disgusted with his life. He desired to put an end to it. However, there was a problem.

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The Three Crucial Questions

This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 Bhoja Raja, also known as Raja Bhoj, was one of the greatest kings hailed by ancient Indian (read Vedic) legends. He was a powerful and accomplished warrior-king – yet, his love for knowledge and wisdom was significant. After a great deal of contemplation on leadership, politics, and diplomacy – he was convinced that if he could find satisfying answers to three quintessential questions he could be a

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Anamika: The Lady Who Humbled a Great Sage

This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 There was once a Rishi who was known for his deep and pious bearing. Having renounced the world and all material pursuits, he dedicated himself to the path of meditation, knowledge, and peace. For decades, every day he would pursue deep meditation beneath a tree deep in the woods. He lived in abject poverty; slept on the barren ground and begged food for sustenance in a village nearby. The villagers,

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Bhartrihari: The King who became a Rishi

As wise Rishis have justly declared, ‘To die is a passing pain but to be poor is an eternal anguish.’ Besides, I am also in agreement with the Rishis’ declaration, ‘It is better to die loved in youth and not hated in old age.’ If you would be generous to offer me a sizeable material reward for my family to live comfortably – that would be more desirous to me than the youth and romantic escapades the fruit can offer.”

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Adi Shankaracharya, Buddhism, Buddhists & Kootaneeti

All religious figures have some historical identity that is diametrically opposite to their religious one. Historical Buddha did not create Buddhism nor Historical Jesus – Christianity. Like Vedic Yogis, sages like Krishna, Rama, Shiva, etc., were turned to Gods by Hindus. Also, neither Vedic Rishis nor Yogis ever founded Hinduism or any religion or religious order. There need not be any doubt that Adi Shankaracharya was a historical figure. After taking the pledge of Sanyasa at the tender age of 13, he brought down the world’s oldest known proselytizing religion, which used religion and politics to meet its end in

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Kootaneeti: A Forgotten Vedic Art & Science

Shakti or Power is the essence of Rajyam or Leadership. There are those who consider themselves to be either “unlucky” or “undeserving” of power as they cannot comprehend the dynamics of attaining or retaining it. Those who consider themselves to be “deserving” of power are often the same who are unable to handle it. As a result, such people turn up as leaders who are used, misused and/or abused by those around them. They are branded as Ashaktas or incompetent by Kautilya a.k.a. Chanakya. Those who are most deserving of handling power, on the other hand, even without being in

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Importance of Neeti, Rajaneeti and Kootaneeti

There are two critical Vedic Sanskrit words one must know before comprehending or understanding the utility of, Kootaneeti; they are Neeti and Rajaneeti. You may find it surprising to know that Neeti has existed across families, societies, nations, and even relationships since time immemorial as a set of rules (written and unwritten), mannerisms, and etiquettes to ensure harmonious and peaceful coexistence. It is important to note that no two Neetis are similar. More than often, Neetis also contradict each other. Neeti that is acceptable in one family may not be acceptable in another. What is found acceptable by one society may

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Tantra, Mantra, Rajaneeti & Kootaneeti: Unmistakable Connection

Mantra and Tantra were regarded by Kautilya as two crucial elements in the art and science of Vedic approach to politics – Rajaneeti. Without a plan and a strategy to execute it Shakti (read Power) is of no use. In Arthashastra, he declares “Power by itself is useless” and that “Person who seeks power without sound Mantra (objective) and Tantra (strategy) is verily consumed by it.”

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The Wisdom of Kootaneeti for a Polarized World

According to Vedic Rishis and creators of Kootaneeti, it is one thing to have emotions and completely another being emotional. Says Kautilya a.k.a. Chanakya in Arthashastra “A leader without emotions is undesirable, but a leader driven by his emotions is disastrous.” If only we read history, we could learn the validity of these sage words written two millennia ago. Not convinced? Go to YouTube and watch some scintillating speeches by Adolph Hitler. His emotionally churning words driven by lame socialistic ideas galvanized the whole German nation to hate and persecute Jews, mercilessly. The situation is not much different from despots in other parts of the world, either. The worst leaders have often been those who have toyed with people’s emotions.

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Why Kootaneeti is Now More Important than Ever?

There are times to fight, there are also times for retreat. We need not win all the battles in life. Some battles make us strong some teach us valuable lessons. To try and win all battles is vain; but to try and win losing battles is stupidity. Long before we can win, we must gracefully learn from our defeats. To make it worse, we neither considers patience nor perseverance a virtue; most see them as “vice.” The modern definition of success, the ones that are propagated by our business schools, the media organizations, and societies is clearly flawed. Success is not when we receive some award or when some magazine puts us on its cover, or a filmmaker decides to make a biopic. The Vedic idea of success is best explained by Krishna:

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STARTUP INVESTING >>

10 Sure-Signs of Startups that are Bad Investment

Knowing in which startup to invest is the key in venture capital investing. But how is one to know where or in whom to invest? This obvious-looking question rarely has any obvious answer. In the following ten points, U. Mahesh Prabhu presents clear and definitive pointers to identify startups that are bad investments:

WISDOM INVESTING >>

10 Wisdom on Investing & Wealth Creation

The objective of investing is to identify, create, nurture, and sustain wealth as well as those who assist in wealth creation. If we are not creating wealth, then we are only spending, and thereby depleting, it. When spending exceeds our earning, debt rises, and we inadvertently suffer due to our fiscal irresponsibility stemming from fiscal ignorance. No matter how much wealth we may have earned, it is bound to exhaust once we stop earning it. Therefore, we have but no option but to keep earning wealth – sustainably – throughout our life not only for the sake of prosperity but also personal independence. In this article, U. Mahesh Prabhu enumerates ten of the finest but little-known wisdom on investing & wealth creation.

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Unlearned Lessons from 2008 Global Financial Crisis

Ones that Continue to Haunt Us

Well over a decade back, in 2008, the world was struck by a severe financial crisis. A great many people suffered and the world is still recuperating from its chaos. Against the conventional belief, the situation is far from contained. To solve any problem and to ensure that the situation will never re-emerge, it is important we learn from such disasters. But have we learned from them? In this long but engaging essay, U. Mahesh Prabhu provides an in-depth insights with refreshing perspectives for anyone desiring to understand the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and realize why it is far from over. Even now China Virus (Covid19) has made some irreversible damages furthering the mess.

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