All posts by Mahesh Prabhu

Diogenes & Dandami: A cynical philosopher vis-à-vis a wise sage

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu Diogenes of Sinope, whose school of thought is popularly known as Cynicism, is considered as one of the “greatest minds to have ever lived” by a great many western intellectuals.  His philosophy was in favour of a simple, moderate lifestyle and …

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Vinayam: The hallmark of Vedic knowledge & wisdom 

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu Humility today has almost become synonymous with ignorance. Ego, on the other hand, has come to be a sign of power, influence, and knowledge. By earning university certificates, titles, position and wealth, people consider having an ego as a deserving right. …

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Vedic origins of Rationalism

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu Does Vedic literature, starting from the Vedas, Aranyakas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharata, up until Arthashastra, qualify as “religious” scriptures? Do they, in any way, promote misguided ideas like blind beliefs? Are they bereft of rationalism? Do they discredit rationalism? Or are they …

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The Legend of Rajgurus

This article is part of the latest book by U. Mahesh Prabhu – Kautilya: Understanding the Colossal Genius. The book is available on Amazon.com.  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 …

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Moles and Mentors: Utility of the saffron-clad in Vedic India 

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U Mahesh Prabhu The Arthashastra was written by a person often clad in a saffron robe – Chanakya a.k.a. Kautilya. 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’ …

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Understanding Misconceptions about The Yugas.

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu Vedic calendars called as Panchanga which are followed even today by religiously sagacious Hindus can predict with precision the rise of the sun, the moon, arrival of seasons, comets and even solar and lunar eclipses. These Panchanga divide time in Kshana …

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Introduction: Kautilya: Understanding the Colossal Genius (Volume 1)

This article is part of the latest book by U. Mahesh Prabhu – Kautilya: Understanding the Colossal Genius. The book is available on Amazon.com.    दुर्जन: सज्जनो भूयात् सज्जन: शान्तिमाप्नुयात् | शान्तो मुच्येत बन्धेभ्यो मुक्तश्चान्यान् विमोचयेत् || May the wicked become good, may the good realize peace. May the peaceful be released from all bondages and may the …

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Dr David Frawley’s Foreword to RISHI TALES

Foreword by Dr David Frawley to RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu. The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 India’s vast and sublime Sanskrit literature is full of wonderful stories, anecdotes, parables and paradoxes since the oldest Rigveda thousands of years ago. …

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Kootaneeti: The Forgotten Art and Science of Covert Politics

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu 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 …

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Role of Tantra & Mantra in Rajaneeti – Vedic approach to Politics

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu Sanskrit is a language of profound knowledge and deep wisdom. Although very ancient, many original ideas medicine, mathematics, science and technology were documented in this language for thousands of years. Unfortunately, many of these words, particularly in older texts, are mistranslated, …

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