For thousands of years ancient Vedic seers and sages contemplated and meditated on ways to help people find life filled with health, wealth, peace, and prosperity. For achieving this, they realized that it was important to have a holistic approach. An approach that starts with mind and body to provide healthy, competent, and wise individuals for ensuring universal welfare. Ayurveda, Yoga and Dhyana (Meditation) are only the fundamental, albeit crucial, aspects of the greater knowledge and traditions propounded by these sages often referred to as Rishis and Rishikas. What is not known is about their greater research and treatises on management, leadership, politics, and diplomacy – The Arthashastra.
Arthashastra was originally written over 5,000 years ago by one of the seven revered Rishi, or Saptarshi, named Bharadwaj. This treatise was then compiled, edited, enlarged, and built upon by other Rishis over thousands of years. Artha essentially implies Meaningful Wealth, whereas Shastra means Treatise. They chose to call it “Treatise on Meaning Wealth” because the objective of leadership, management, politics, and wisdom is crucial in not just creation but also in sustaining meaningful wealth.
Vedic civilizations that existed for over thousands of years and were ruled by countless kings and kingdoms following these timeless treatise concerning art of creating, sustaining as well as distribution. They went above and beyond all conventional comprehensions. The most crucial knowledge, which was almost lost to time was the art and science of Kootaneeti. It is a remarkable knowledge discipline which has been used by a great many kings to overwhelm their enemies and force them into submission without any bloodshed or, even, physical conflicts.
This secretive knowledge of Kootaneeti which empowered great many Vedic kings is almost found in other Vedic texts; including the Vyasa’s Mahabharata, Valmiki’s Ramayana, Simhasana Dwatrimshika, Vetala Panchavimshati, Bhartrihari’s Neeti Shatakam until Kautilya’s Arthashastra.
When a Vedic kingdom was in dire trouble and was forced to fight on multiple fronts; people with absolute expertise in this subject of Kootaneeti, known as Kootaneeti-jna, were sought after. According to legends: forth such Kootaneetijna no troubles could be overwhelming. Using their sage intellect, composed state of mind, colossal knowledge, and unassailable wisdom they would find a subtle solution to even the most complex problem. So much was the effectiveness of their counsel that their very existence was brought into question as it is often sounds “unreal.” With over two decades of his personal research and over a decade of practice as a media, management and political consultant, U Mahesh Prabhu, in this completely online, self-paced, interactive as well as affordable course, presents this lost and found Vedic art and science of Kootaneeti which holds the key to solving some of the most existential troubles forth us.
COURSE CREATOR & INSTRUCTOR
Udupi Mahesh Prabhu is a seasoned media, management & political consultant. He is the Founder & Chairman of the Vedic Management Center and Vivaswaan. He is also a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, London (UK) and Member of the International Federation of Journalists (USA). He holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing. He has authored five books; sold internationally. His books are translated into Mandarin (Chinese).