Vedic Management

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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Jealousy – the greatest slayer of wisdom and wealth

Jealousy is detrimental. It’s a travesty that our education systems preaches it to be almost otherwise. Since our education system is based on the logic of comparing achievement of one with another it in significant way harnesses it at every step of the way. When we see that someone is doing better than us – we first begin by being jealous of them and we do things to prove them otherwise. We cheat, use deceit and retort to almost anything without letting wisdom prevail. Jealousy may make us to do ultimate damage to our adversaries - once; but every moment we carry this jealousy in our mind – we are a living hell.

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Rajaneeti, Artha Shastra & Artha Sutras

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu Everyone has their own idealistic view on how politics must be conducted. When news breaks on any platform, trolls go ballistic across all social media – it appears as if everyone is judge, jury and executioner. They assume truths based on …

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