Vedic Management

Vedic Philosophy of Happiness and Sorrow: Sukham & Duhkham

Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu It is the nature of human beings always to strive to avoid Duhkham or pain and sorrow and to pursue Sukham or pleasure and happiness. All that humanity has sought from science to religion or philosophy, is for the sake of …

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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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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 the four significant 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 and …

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