Vedic Management

Why “Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage” ?

Author of “Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage”, U. Mahesh Prabhu, explains why he chose to retranslate Panchatantra – a Sanskrit classic believed to be at least 3,000 year old – yet again. Storytelling is one of the oldest art forms known to mankind. It has stimulated imaginations and even …

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Artificial Intelligence: When can it truly be made possible?

We’ve created machines that help us perform our tasks better and faster. These machines, like mobile phones, are being called “smart”. But smartness stems from intelligence – the myth that “brain is intelligence” has already been busted. We don’t understand the brain either, leave alone intelligence. Given this, how can …

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Contours of Management Education

The following article by U. Mahesh Prabhu @indiamahesh was first published by  BW Businessworld Magazine.  Some time back I had the pleasure of being an external examiner for an interesting test-assignment at a local business school. The students were given the interesting task of identifying a local business of any financial …

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Effective Decision Making: Why understanding Mana and Aatmana is crucial

Decision making is a crucial element at individual as well as institutional level. What we are today is owing to our decisions of the past and what we are to be tomorrow will be determined by the decisions we take today. Our decisions are based on situation(s) and suggestion(s) – …

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Charvak: The Vedic atheist

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu “Hindu” is mainly a modern word, gaining prominence over the past several centuries. It relates to Sindhu meaning river. We first find it in the Zend Avesta of the Persians, who called India Hapta Hindu related to the Vedic terms Sapta …

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Ahimsa: A Vedic Perspective

A soldier and terrorist both carry weapons; both are trained and paid to kill. But a soldier kills to protect; a terrorist kills to spread his intolerant ideology. For his code and conduct of killing to protect his people, a soldier is following Ahimsa and Dharma. For his code and conduct of killing people to further his own personal belief and faith, a terrorist manifests Himsa and Adharma.

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Purusharthas: Giving life a meaning

Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu Ahaara (food), Nidra (sleep), Bhaya (fear) and Maithuna (sex) are apparently the four fundamental cravings of Mana – mind – which transcend species, space and time. To sustain one’s body a living being needs food, to heal and rejuvenate one’s body …

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Lakshmi: Vedic science of Wealth   

This is an exclusive to Vedic Management Center 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 …

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Chanakya & Six Principles of Vedic Management 

Chanakya was not a vengeful person, nor a ruthless and blood thirsty conspirator as it is wrongly believed. He wasn’t even “Prime Minister” of the Mauryan empire under Chandragupta Maurya. He was a wise sage who arduously studied, respected and followed the teachings and wisdom of the Vedas all his life. And the Vedas don’t endorse unwise qualities like vengeance. They are shunned beyond doubt.

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Karmic Economics: Economy from perspective of Karma

In Vedic (or ancient) India, kings and their counsellors were first taught Artha Sutras, which, in very simple terms, explained complex connections between people’s pursuit of happiness, good conduct, the meaning and relevance of well-earned wealth, it’s relativity to governance, and the best suitors to hold key positions in government, and the like. In simple terms, these Sutras, or axioms, explained the connection between economics, politics, and diplomacy. That was also because, unless an individual understands those three subjects, it’s virtually impossible to understand a leader’s role, let alone deliver on it effectively.

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