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Fundamentals of Padarthas: Vedic approach to Critical Thinking

Vedic Rishis (sages) had a better understanding of both reasoning and critical thinking. To take the right decision, they suggested, it’s important to know the facts by utilizing all the available avenues. For most rational people of present experiential reality, logic reasoning with a scientific temperament, respected publication(s) and opinion from a revered person of their choice become facts and then the basis for any decision. Four avenues are mostly used, and rarely are they used together. The depth of the Vedic rishis on this subject was rather significant. They provided 16 logical methods पदार्था: (Padarthas) for ascertaining the truth. Without understanding these sixteen methods it’s almost impossible to arrive at the right conclusion.

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The Yoga of Management

Yoga is known to many as an exercise, posture, and meditation. This kind of Yoga is called Astanga Yoga which happens to be a small part of larger Yogic Knowledge practiced and professed by Yogic seers.  The Sanskrit word Yoga comes from the root word Yuj which means to link or connect, it can also mean Path. One of revered Vedic scripture – Bhagavad Gita – offers significant insight into this subject. Each of Bhagavad Gita’s 18 Chapters teaches 18 different Yoga which could be interpreted in a way as to find balance, happiness, success as well as opulence in our corporate life. Here’s my perspective of this timeless wisdom for business leaders and managers to attain their full potential:

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Satyavati’s Paradox: The forgotten crucial lesson from Vyasa’s Mahabharata

We often think we know what we want. Yet we forget that we’ll have more respect for something only when it’s not there or when it is lost. We are all mortal with frailties – we don’t live long enough to see the consequences of our own actions. The Mahabharata is more about exposing human weaknesses than any hagiography or glorification of mere human personalities. It shows us what our deep-seated limitations are and how to correct them, should we be willing to make the great labor to do so. Nothing in life comes easy, without examination, or without determination. Wisdom and knowledge come to those who incessantly strive to exceed their personal limitations.

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Arishadvargas: The Six Detriments for Success

अरिशड्वर्ग (Arishadvargas) are six these six-detrimental-qualities a person must overcome to gain and retain material power and influence. Even one of the Arishadvargas is enough to cause a person's destruction. Similarly, the person who has overcome all Arishadvargas has the ability not just to harness power – but also to retain it in an enduring manner. According to the Vedic sages (Rishis), only those who have overcome their Arishadvargas can be called Wise.

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King Bharat’s Dilemma vis-à-vis Pandava’s Paradox

One of the common questions posed about the Mahabharata is, “How did Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva – who weren’t born to Pandu – all come to be known as Pandavas (sons of Pandu) and claim the throne of Hastinapur over legitimate 100 sons of Dhritarashtra (elder brother of Pandu?” This article by U. Mahesh Prabhu tries to answers this question in depth.

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The Vedic Perspective on Criticism

According to Vedic rishis, anyone dedicated to criticizing others without the willingness to accept criticism is a Murkha or a fool. But this doesn’t mean that we must not criticize or that criticism by itself is bad. Just that before we criticize others we need to be willing to accept criticism with the same fairness we expect from the person we are planning to criticize.

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Vedic Approach to Knowledge and Education

Life is a progression of circumstances and situations, some of which we are prepared for and others we aren’t. The objective of education is to provide enough knowledge so that we are prepared for most if not all situations. At the very least, the process of education would like to …

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Rajaneeti, Artha Shastra & Artha Sutras

Despite the significant transfer of power to people in most parts of the world through democracy, there isn’t a single school that can claim to teach politics. Even the greatest schools of politics either teach the history of politics or economics, at best. There’s no viable course available anywhere in modern academic establishments to prepare an individual for a political career, except Kautilya's Arthashastra.

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Vedic approach to stress and crisis management

Hope and fear are nothing but figments of human imagination. When we fear, we affect our mind in a negative way; when we hope, we seek for viable alternatives. The Vedic thought, however, professes a golden middle path – a state of perfect equilibrium where you are neither worried nor fearful. You are neither happy nor unhappy. Many may wonder, what’s the use of a mind that’s neither joyful nor sorrowful? As a matter of fact, an indifferent mind, in many ways, helps to lead a fruitful life and is in a state of perpetual bliss. Because it knows the eternal truth, that in life neither happiness nor sorrow is forever; it shuns both. It concentrates on work. It seeks to do good things not just for oneself or one’s family, but for the whole world. Yet, it's detached from the fruits of its action. When the fruit is good, it may be happy but when otherwise, it isn’t bothered much. This uproots all scope for stress or crisis.

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The Legend of Rajgurus

When Vedic King Bharata, soon after his coronation, declared, in loud voice, "Adandosmi! Adandosmi! Adandosmi!" (meaning: I am unpunishable!); his Rajaguru Bharawaja replied in an equally loud voice, "Dharmadandosi! Dharmadandosi! Dharmadandosi!" (meaning: Dharma will judge you!).

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