The Kautilya Project

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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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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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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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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Political Power & Vedic Wisdom

This article by U. Mahesh Prabhu is a part of The Kautilya Project of Vedic Management Centre Kings from the early Rig Vedic period had mentors whom they held in highest regard. They were called Rajaguru. Rajaguru essentially translates to Guru of the King. King Bharat, after whom India is also …

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Arishadvargas: Six Detriments for Success

 Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu Power – is essential to great accomplishments – every person who’s ambitious or wise understands this. Seers of Vedas held Power next to Wisdom. For gaining power is easier than retaining it, whereas wisdom, once attained, only increases with time. Be …

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Kautilya’s strategy for defeating militant Islam in the West

This article by U. Mahesh Prabhu is part of The Kautilya Project of Vedic Management Center A battle is an armed conflict; war is a series of battles. Battles are (or were?) fought on battlefields; war is series of battles.  Wise sages have declared that war is a result of …

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Kautilya’s approach to conflict resolution: Sam, Dam, Dand & Bhed

The Art of War by Sun Tzu, deals directly only with Bhed – war. Given the fact that Kautilya speaks of three major approaches before war, it must have made him appear practical and wise to any sane being. His work has not been recognised in the West because it is in Sanskrit. Most of the translations available are by people who’ve little or no idea of administration, management, politics, diplomacy, or even war. Besides, most who know Sanskrit don’t know English or vice versa. Those who know both, often have problems with translating skills. The resulting work is often boring to read.

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