Welcome to ARTHA: The Art & Science of Meaningful Wealth Creation—an innovative, short and introductory self-paced, affordable and completely online course that aims to blend ancient Vedic wisdom with contemporary financial and economic literacy. In an era where the pursuit of wealth is often reduced to mere numbers and stock tickers, this course seeks to elevate your understanding of what true wealth is, how to attain it, and most importantly, how to sustainably grow it.​

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Welcome to ARTHA: The Art & Science of Meaningful Wealth Creation—an innovative, short and introductory self-paced, affordable and completely online course that aims to blend ancient Vedic wisdom with contemporary financial and economic literacy. In an era where the pursuit of wealth is often reduced to mere numbers and stock tickers, this course seeks to elevate your understanding of what true wealth is, how to attain it, and most importantly, how to sustainably grow it.​

Who Is This Course For?

  • Have economics, banking, or finance ever confused you? Or are you trapped in endless debt? If so, this course is perfect for you. It’s also great for business people, students, and anyone who wants to mix old wisdom with today’s money matters.

Why Artha?

  • “Artha” is a Sanskrit word from ancient Vedic texts. It means both “meaning” and “wealth”. So, it represents “wealth with meaning”. This course doesn’t just talk about money. It teaches you about wealth that brings well-being, has a purpose, and grows sustainably.

What Will You Learn?

  • Vedic Wisdom: Explore the foundational principles of Karma, Dharma, and Yoga and learn how to relate to modern economics and personal finance.
  • Understanding Money: Break down the complex jargon used by bankers, economists, and politicians to understand how the financial system is often rigged against you.
  • Wealth Management: Learn the Vedic art and science of wealth creation – Lakshmi. Understand the pitfalls of irresponsible debt and blind speculation.
  • Breaking the Debt Cycle: Gain practical insights into escaping the vicious cycle of taking on new debt to pay off old ones, with little to no savings.
  • Value Creation: Beyond just marketing and advertisements, you’ll explore the essence of creating true value, both in your personal and professional life.

Course Takeaways

  • By the end of this 4-hour-long course, you will:
  1. Have a balanced and enriched view of wealth that goes beyond materialism.
  2. Understand how to align your actions (Karma), purpose (Dharma) and Wisdom (Yoga) for sustainable financial well-being.
  3. Be equipped with tools to navigate the tricky terrains of modern economics, finance and banking.
  4. Be empowered to make informed decisions that lead to meaningful wealth creation, not just for yourself, but also for the community at large.
  •  Don’t just chase money; seek meaningful wealth. Enroll in ARTHA: The Art & Science of Meaningful Wealth Creation Course today and take the first step towards transforming your understanding of wealth and well-being.
  • We welcome you to a journey where ancient wisdom meets modern practicality – a journey towards meaningful wealth creation and even sustaining it meaningfully.

About the Course Creator

  • U. Mahesh Prabhu is an internationally published author, self-taught painter, and a seasoned investor as well as a globally recognised media, management and political consultant. He has over 25 years of experience under his belt and has dedicated his life to exploring and bringing back to life lost knowledge of the Vedic era to address modern-day challenges. He has worked with a great many political as well as corporate leaders from over 3 nations. He also serves as the Chairman Emeritus of US-based multi-million investment and holding company Vedic Management Group LLC and an international publishing and production company VIVASWAAN. He also has Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration specialising in Marketing.

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Text Chapters

Chapter 1: Introduction to Artha
1 Hour

 In ancient Vedic philosophy, the concept of Artha holds a significant place. Artha, derived from the Vedic Sanskrit word meaning "wealth" or "prosperity," is an essential aspect of human life according to the Rishis. However, the understanding of Artha extends far beyond material wealth and encompasses a holistic approach to leading a fulfilling and purposeful life. This chapter aims to explore the Vedic concept of Artha, its multifaceted nature, and its relevance in contemporary times.

Chapter 2. The Importance of Ashramas
1 Hour

In a world that often misinterprets the ancient wisdom of the Vedas as a renouncement of worldly wealth, it's time to bust some myths wide open. Far from advocating a life devoid of material comfort, Vedic knowledge systems provide profound insights into the intricate balance of 'Artha'—a Vedic Sanskrit term that embodies both 'meaning' and 'wealth.'

Chapter 3. Mahantam
1 Hour

In a world where people with money and power are often called great, the Rishis disagreed. But why? You may ask. To answer this you need to understand the Vedic Sanskrit word "Mahatma" or "Greatness" from the Vedic perspective. 

Chapter 4. Karma & Dharma
1 Hour

In Vedic wisdom, concepts like Dharma, Karma, and Shakti have endured the test of time, offering invaluable insights into leading a meaningful and purposeful existence. Unfortunately, these profound principles are often misunderstood and misinterpreted, leading to a life plagued by dissatisfaction and suffering. However, by unravelling the true meanings behind Dharma, Karma, and the relative nature of Shakti, we can discover transformative paths towards personal growth and fulfilment.

Chapter 5. Danam
1 Hour

In the modern world, the concept of giving has been overshadowed by a transactional approach, leading to a culture of charity driven by personal gains and recognition. However, the ancient Vedic wisdom offers us a profound perspective on giving, rooted in the principles of Dharma, Karma, and Danam. Understanding this perspective can transform our outlook on giving and inspire genuine acts of kindness and compassion.

Chapter 6. Artha, Vyartha, Anartha
1 Hour

Many consider currency as wealth. But currency is only a legal bill which is worth only in exchange. Besides, it has its geographical limitations. Conventional currencies like dollar, pound sterling, rupees, yen, etc. can be exchanged only in set geographical areas. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin – which is valued much more than the US dollar – are mostly useful in online transactions. Currency is a denomination of wealth – not wealth itself. 

Chapter 7. The Vedic Art of Wealth Creation
1 Hour

Vedic philosophy has a unique understanding of “Wealth Creation” which it refers to as Lakshmi. Lakshmi is not simply the “Goddess” depicted in temples across the country. Although this science certainly inspired the image of the Goddess, Lakshmi in the real sense is the Vedic science of wealth creation that enables people to understand, attain and sustain abundance and prosperity, at both outer and inner levels of life.

Chapter 8. Understanding Investment
1 Hour

The stock market is often discussed, yet only a small number of people truly understand it. With the government's tax incentives for the stock market, more individuals invest in it to save money on taxes. While engaging in the stock market is considered an "investment," it's important to revisit the concept of investment as well as gambling. 

Chapter 9. Incurring debt is never investment
1 Hour

In today's world, the desire for financial security and prosperity drives many individuals to seek investment opportunities. While responsible investing can be a path to wealth accumulation, a concerning trend has emerged in recent years: people incurring debt in the name of investment. This practice, often fueled by a mix of optimism, FOMO (fear of missing out), and misinformation, can lead to dire consequences. In this chapter, we will explore the reasons behind this alarming trend, the types of investments people are turning to, and the potential risks they face.

Chapter 10. Identifying Bad Investment

Knowing in what organization (listed or startup) to invest is the key to successful capital investing. But how is one to know where or in what to invest? This obvious-looking question rarely has any obvious answer. In this chapter, we present clear and definitive pointers to identify startups that are bad investments:

Chapter 11. Artha vis-a-vis Economics

In today's fast-paced world, the pursuit of wealth often takes centre stage. However, the true essence of wealth goes beyond mere monetary gains; it encapsulates the profound concept of Artha – a Vedic treasure trove of knowledge that delves into meaningful wealth creation and a holistic understanding of value.

Chapter 12, Modern Banking in Wealth Creation
1 Hour

Banking is a cornerstone of modern economies, providing essential financial services that enable economic growth and stability. Its origins can be traced back to ancient civilizations, but it has evolved significantly over time. In this chapter, we will explore the historical roots of banking, its current forms, and its paramount importance in today's global economy.

Chapter 13. Taxations
1 Hour

Taxation is an integral part of modern society, but its roots stretch far back into history. Understanding the origins of taxation helps us appreciate its development, purposes, and significance in the contemporary world. In this chapter, we delve into the early origins of taxation, tracing its evolution from ancient tributes to the complex systems we have today.

Chapter 14. Margins & Profitability
1 Hour

Margins and profitability are two important financial metrics that are often used to assess the financial health and performance of a business. While they are related, they are never the same. And understanding the difference could be key to survival in many circumstances. 

Chapter 15. Projections & Predictions
1 Hour

Projection and prediction are two related but distinct concepts often used in the context of data analysis, statistics, and modelling. Here's an explanation of the key differences between them:

Chapter 16. Financial Engineering
1 Hour

Financial engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines principles from finance, mathematics, statistics, economics, and computer science to create innovative financial products, strategies, and solutions. The primary goal of financial engineering is to design and implement financial instruments and strategies that help organizations and investors manage risk, optimize returns, and achieve their financial objectives. But Financial Engineering also has a dangerous flipside. This chapter presents you with everything you need to know about the subject. 

Chapter 17. Understanding Rina or Debts
1 Hour

The feeling of debt or obligation, whether financial or otherwise, is also a psychological issue since it strongly affects the working of the mind and disturbs emotions. Since the mind holds the notion of debt, it is the mind which must be deployed to remove it. In an era when people have numerous debts and unfulfilled obligations, Vedic wisdom about the mind and Rina or Debt is critical for the right management of our debts and obligations and for preventing them from getting out of control. This chapter examines the Vedic concept of Rina and its relevance today.

Chapter 18. Mitra, Shatru & Hitashatru
1 Hour

Jealousy of people is among the many things that come along with success and wealth. And it is by far the most potent threat as it could turn even a dear friend into a deadly enemy. And when that enemy continues to pose as a friend, enjoying proximity to you, (s)he becomes a Hitashatru.

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