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  • The Role of Tantra & Mantra in Rajaneeti

    July 08,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 3 Comments

    Mantra and Tantra were regarded by Kautilya as two crucial elements in the art and science of Vedic approach to politics – Rajaneeti. Without a plan and a strategy to execute it Shakti (read Power) is of no use. In Arthashastra, he declares...

  • The Fundamentals of Rajaneeti: Vedic approach to Politics

    July 07,2019 / Politics The Kautilya Project Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    At a time when the “best” of political approach seems to be inadequate, it could certainly help to know about the Vedic approach to politics – Rajaneeti, where greater good was achieved by inspiring leaders to, first, better themselves. In...

  • Overcoming the Fear of Death

    July 07,2019 / Uncategorized Vedic Leadership Counselling / 0 Comments

    Recently, I happened to counsel a person diagnosed with a terminal illness. Having read my books, she claimed that while she was “moved” by “the depth of wisdom” in my articles and books, she found them to be very “impractical.” Even...

  • Yoga Vasistha: Eternal Wisdom of Rishi Vashistha

    July 05,2019 / Sanskrit Translations / 0 Comments

    After embarking on a long and tiresome pilgrimage Prince ‪‎Rama‬ of Ayodhya found himself disillusioned with the world. He was overwhelmed by the pains of the people he met during his travel and found the world around him to be gruesome. He...

  • The United States Dollar as the Key Global Economic Deterrent for preventing World Wars

    June 30,2019 / Politics Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    The United States of America has been the undisputed global military and economic superpower ever since the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR). Even though the US economy is in debts worth trillions of dollars, its currency, the...

  • The Unlearned Lessons from 2008 Global Financial Crisis

    June 19,2019 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Over a decade back, in 2008, the world was struck by a severe financial crisis. A great many people suffered and the world is still recuperating from its chaos. Against the convention belief, the situation is far from contained. To solve any...

  • Won Chan Lee joins Vedic Management Centre as Director (US)

    June 13,2019 / Articles / 0 Comments

    Dr. Won will be playing a crucial role in building VMC’s consulting, counseling, courses and mentoring practices in North America besides strengthening the publishing arm Vedic Wisdom Press which has a presence in three continents. He will also be...

  • The Global History of Socialism: An Ideology Born to Perish

    June 13,2019 / Vedic Management / 3 Comments

    Socialism was once regarded as a new faith for skeptical age. A faith that promised a world of harmony and abundance - if only - "the property was shared by all and distributed equally. " The idea of socialism had spread farther and faster than any...

  • The king who relinquished his throne to teach a deserving student

    June 12,2019 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    An aging Brahmin was overwhelmed by his poverty. Without any wealth, he was respected neither by his relatives, nor his children nor his wife. All that he wanted was to find a way to earn enough wealth to win back his dignity and respect in the...

  • Kautilya on Rajyanarha: 10 Unmistakable Qualities of a Person Undeserving of Leadership

    June 07,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 0 Comments

    राज्य (Rajya) in Vedic Sanskrit means Administration. A great many translators of Kautilya’s Arthashastra have translated it as Nation-State, State, Country, etc. Kautilya a.k.a. Chanakya also uses a word called...

  • Kautilya's Rajarshi: Unmistakable qualities of an ideal Leader according to Kautilya

    June 06,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 0 Comments

    This article recollects the qualities of an ideal leader according to Kautilya aka Chanakya which could be relevant even to this day in any organization, be that political, social or economic.

  • Mahantam: The Vedic Interpretation of Greatness

    June 04,2019 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Mahantam is Vedic Sanskrit word meaning Greatness. It consists of two words, namely: Maam or Self and Hantam or End. Therefore, Mahantam is also an absence of selfish desires and ego. Not surprisingly, according to Vedic knowledge and wisdom, a...

  • The True Nature of Vedic Knowledge & Wisdom

    June 03,2019 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    The Vedic texts are neither theist nor atheist in nature. They are beyond the petty ideas that are born of hating, fearing, or confused human mind. Everything the Vedic texts professes is for bettering our lives. You do not have to leave your...

  • Kautilya's Arthashastra on Personal Financial Security

    May 29,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 0 Comments

    A significant amount of people invest their energy today in building their careers, and organizations, in the hope to achieve a financially secure future. Starting from their schooling, college education until professional skill development, they...

  • The Unmistakable Connection between Yoga, Ayurveda, Arthashastra & Vedic Management

    May 25,2019 / The Kautilya Project Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Vedic Management, we teach at Vedic Management Center, is on the foundations of Yoga & Ayurveda. The idea is to create leaders. To lead, you will need a happy mind and a healthy body. As Kautilya states in his Arthashastra, “A person infected with...

  • Bandhu & Bandhanam: The Vedic Wisdom on Relationships

    May 21,2019 / Vedic Leadership Counselling / 0 Comments

    Relationships are bondage, indeed. But not all bondages are bad. Relationships that can give us peace, help us pursue our paths with limited distractions are always welcome.

  • How can practitioners of Yoga & Ayurveda benefit from Kautilya’s Arthashastra?

    May 18,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 0 Comments

    Kautilya’s Arthashastra is also the world’s oldest book on management. It explains the intricate connection between individual happiness and institutional prosperity. It provides realistic ways to find one’s true potential and utilize it to...

  • Bhakti versus Bhranti: Devotion versus Delusion

    May 13,2019 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Bhakti seeks unconditional acceptance of everyone, without any conditions. Bhranti seeks conditional submission. Bhakti gives love; Bhranti often confuses one’s lust for love. Bhakti helps in sustenance – within and without; Bhranti destroys...

  • Dhyana & Prarthana: Why Meditation is not Praying

    May 08,2019 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Dhyana or Meditation and Prarthana or Prayer are never the same. Prarthana is a concept in which you declare yourself to be weak as well as helpless and, therefore, you seek help from someone else - earthlings or God(s). Dhyana or Meditation is...

  • Mantra: As the Idea that Creates, Sustains or Destroys

    May 06,2019 / Vedic Leadership Counselling / 0 Comments

    Mantra is by far the most misused as well as abused word of Vedic Sanskrit. The mantra was never some “spell” reciting which you could recite to “magically” summon “divine powers” or “superhuman intervention.” Mantra is also...

  • A Threat might be Real, Fear is Optional, but Hate is always Detrimental    

    May 04,2019 / Vedic Leadership Counselling / 0 Comments

    When people undermine your interests, that is a threat. The threat is always real. But fear is of the mind, therefore optional. If you know you are not the mind, you’d know how to handle the mind and the fear. Fear can undermine the faculties of...

  • Resolving Emotional Crisis with Vedic Leadership Counselling™

    May 03,2019 / Vedic Leadership Counselling / 0 Comments

    The mind consists of ideas and thoughts. If you choose ideas and thoughts of helplessness, chance, and luck – your mind will function in ways supporting those ideas undermining your potential. But if you choose thoughts of perseverance,...

  • Is it Possible to Live without Desires?

    May 02,2019 / Vedic Leadership Counselling / 0 Comments

    Living without desire doesn’t mean living in a despicable condition. It doesn’t even imply relinquishing everything you have and becoming hermits or mendicants; quite the contrary. Living without desire is to live in the moment. Knowing that you...

  • Kautilya’s axiom to peace, power and prosperity

    April 30,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 2 Comments

    “Kautilya” or “Chanakya” inspires a great many of his admirers even to this day. A legend who played a pivotal role in building a great empire that unified India under a single rule – is often compared with 16th century renaissance author...

  • Uprooting Weakness and Awakening Power: A Vedic Kautilyan Perspective

    April 28,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 2 Comments

    The complexities of Vedic texts led to substantial misnomers. When people were unable to understand concepts, their interpretations were fictional – leading to scores of mythological tales. These misnomers and mythological ideas confused people...

  • Understanding Economy from the Vedic Perspective of Karma

    April 27,2019 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    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...

  • Vedic origins of Rationalism

    April 25,2019 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Does Vedic literature, starting from the Vedas, Aranyakas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharata, up until Arthashastra, qualify as “religious” scriptures? Do they, in any way, promote misguided ideas like blind beliefs? Are they bereft of...

  • Rituals and Traditions

    April 25,2019 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    Long ago, a village in northern India was facing a severe rodent infestation, to counter the menace almost every house purchased cats at attractive prices. However, during the Ganesha Chaturthi – since the mouse (also a rodent) is considered a...

  • Kautilya’s strategy for defeating militant Islam in the West

    April 24,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 0 Comments

    There’s a reason why Kautilya didn’t suggest direct armed conflicts or war. He proposed the idea of Sam, Dam, Dand and Bhed. Bhed implied war and it always came last. The options before Bhed were more incisive and meticulous. It sought after...

  • The Timeless Wisdom of Rajagurus on Leadership

    April 22,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 3 Comments

    King Bharat, after whom India is also called Bharath, had Bharadwaj. King Rama had Vashistha, Mauryan King Chandragupta had Kautilya a.k.a. Chanakya a.k.a. Vishnugupta, founder of Vijayanagara Empire – Hakka and Bukka - had Vidyaranya, the list...

  • Kautilya on Mindful Leadership: Overcoming Limitations in Leadership

    April 21,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 0 Comments

    “A leader must often spend quality time with himself to identify and curb his weaknesses,” suggests Kautilya because, “as medicine can only aid in the cure, counselors can only aid in decision-making.” But, “it’s the king who has to...

  • A Myth called "Artificial Intelligence"

    April 19,2019 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    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 proved...

  • Atman: The Ultimate Power Within  

    April 19,2019 / Vedic Management / 5 Comments

    Vedic teachings emphasize understanding and realizing the Atman also called Purusha.  While “Soul” could also be a translation of this word, as it is “the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal,”...

  • Vedic roots of absolute power

    April 17,2019 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Absolute power, that which Vedic seers like Kautilya, Bhartrihari, and Bhardwaj taught, is that which makes a man brave and fearless. In the presence of fear, there can seldom be any enduring power. In life, all fears must be uprooted before we make...

  • Chirantan-Chinta to Chintan-Manthan: From Mindless Trepidations to Mindful Thoughts

    April 16,2019 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments

    चिंता (Chinta) implies the trepidations of the mind. When the mind is engrossed in thoughts that lead to anxieties, fear, concern, and sleeplessness, it is due to Chinta. It is a detrimental quality that can severely impair the mind’s...

  • Daridryam, Dhanam & Dhanyam: From Poverty to Prosperity to Perpetual Bliss

    April 15,2019 / The Kautilya Project Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Every Vedic Rishi has declared Poverty, or दारिद्र्यं (Daaridryam), as the greatest disease, or व्याधि Vyaadhi, capable of crippling not just the body but also the mind. The objective of Vedic education, therefore,...

  • Hitashatru: That mortal enemy we mistake for a dear friend

    April 14,2019 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    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...

  • Ekaanth: The Power of Isolation

    April 11,2019 / Vedic Management / 6 Comments

    Since time immemorial people have often feared isolation. Nobody likes to live isolated and, therefore, seeks the constant company of people. Solitude is synonymous to loneliness – a lack of feeling that something is missing, a pain, a...

  • Essential leadership wisdom from Shukracharya

    April 10,2019 / Sanskrit Translations / 5 Comments

    Niti Shastra, a collection of quotes from various rishis, is believed to have been compiled in an abridged form, originally, by Shukracharya - a great Rishi (sage). It is an ancient India classic on leadership, teaching primary ethics and principles...

  • The Healing Power of Conversations

    April 08,2019 / Vedic Leadership Counselling / 0 Comments

    One of the most credible ways to destress a mind, other than distracting it momentarily, is to engage in a productive conversation with another mind that is without any trace of stress. The mind without stress is the mind that is closing in or...

  • Manas: The Mind

    April 05,2019 / Vedic Management / 4 Comments

    As per Ayurveda – which has its essence and inspiration from Vedic knowledge and wisdom –  says “Healthy mind leads to a healthy body”. Amrita Bindu Upanishad suggests “Mind is the cause for both; problems as well as solution.” The...

  • Calming a Disturbed Mind

    April 05,2019 / Vedic Management / 4 Comments

    Mind that is driven by scientific temper seeks analysis and planning whereas the mind without the scientific temper seeks higher powers. Both type of minds often suffers – for there is no way to predict the future with precision. Expectation and...

  • Moles and Mentors: Utility of the saffron-clad in ancient Vedic India 

    April 04,2019 / The Kautilya Project Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Chanakya devised an advanced system of human intelligence-gathering in which operatives wore saffron to deceive the masses. There were instances when, before sending in the army to raid a village, for example, these pseudo-renunciates were sent...

  • Jealousy – the greatest slayer of wisdom and wealth

    April 03,2019 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    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...

  • Lakshmi: The Vedic science of Wealth   

    March 28,2019 / Vedic Management / 9 Comments

    Vedic philosophy has a unique understanding of “wealth” 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...

  • Kootaneeti: The Forgotten Art and Science of Covert Politics

    March 27,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 2 Comments

    Shakti or Power is the essence of Rajyam or Leadership. There are those who consider themselves to be either “unlucky” or “undeserving” of power as they cannot comprehend the dynamics of attaining or retaining it. Those who consider...

  • Understanding Misconceptions about The Yugas.

    March 25,2019 / Sanskrit Translations Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Fear is the worst enemy of humanity. It is a tool of the despots for restraining and subjugating their victims. It’s also the ultimate deception. Most of the time fear itself is worse than the object of fear. Ignorance is the root of fear....

  • Ahimsa: A Vedic Perspective

    March 24,2019 / Vedic Management / 8 Comments

    Dharma is not doing to others what you don't like being done by someone else to you. Dharma is that which sustains the order in self (mind), family, society, nation and the world at large. Dharma is sustained by doing things where the strong don’t...

  • The True Meaning of Sannyasa

    March 20,2019 / Vedic Management / 6 Comments

    Brahmacharya, or abstention from sex is a very important part of Sannyasa. Most “modern thinkers” look down upon celibacy. Because they cannot live without sex – they assume no one can! Many modern gurus have come to downplay or ridicule...

  • 10 Qualities and Characteristics of The Wise

    March 19,2019 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    So, how do we know if someone is wise or otherwise? It’s a simple question with a complex answer. Wisdom is not ingrained – people are seldom born wise. For wisdom to dwell in an individual, (s)he must nurture specific qualities besides...

  • Chanakya & Six Principles of Vedic Management 

    March 18,2019 / The Kautilya Project Vedic Management / 2 Comments

    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...

  • Vedic Philosophy of Happiness and Sorrow: Sukham & Duhkham

    March 17,2019 / Vedic Management / 5 Comments

    We are all born into this body without possessing anything. All that we gain is after the birth of this body. We are also sure to die, after which all that we have accumulated and achieved must be left behind. So, we are neither born nor do we die...

  • Purusharthas: Giving life a meaning

    March 16,2019 / Vedic Management / 4 Comments

    आहार Ahaara (food), निद्रा Nidra (sleep), भयं Bhaya (fear) and मैथुनं Maithuna (sex) are the four significant cravings of मन: Mana – mind – which transcends species, space and time. To sustain one’s...

  • Fundamentals of Padarthas: Vedic approach to Critical Thinking

    March 15,2019 / Vedic Management / 2 Comments

    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...

  • The Yoga of Management

    March 14,2019 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    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...

  • 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...

  • Kautilya’s Concept of Wealth: Artha, Vyartha and Anartha

    March 11,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 6 Comments

    Kautilya advises, “Wealth has only three ends – it’s either spent on deserving people or things, misspent on undeserving people and things or just rots away and falls into the hands of others (deserving or undeserving).” Stagnant wealth is...

  • Arishadvargas: The Six Detriments for Success

    March 11,2019 / The Kautilya Project Vedic Management / 4 Comments

    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...

  • Kautilya’s approach to conflict resolution: Sam, Dam, Dand & Bhed

    March 10,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 3 Comments

    Arthashastra, compiled, edited and commented by Kautilya a.k.a. Chanakya a.k.a. Vishnugupta, speaks more about administration, organization, clandestine operations, economy and diplomacy than war. Considering this, many political and diplomatic...

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

    March 08,2019 / Vedic Management / 3 Comments

    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...

  • The Vedic Perspective on Criticism

    March 07,2019 / Vedic Leadership Counselling Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    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...

  • Vedic Approach to Knowledge and Education

    March 03,2019 / Articles Vedic Management / 2 Comments

    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...

  • Rajaneeti, Artha Shastra & Artha Sutras

    February 28,2019 / Politics The Kautilya Project Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    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...

  • Vedic approach to stress and crisis management

    February 26,2019 / Vedic Management / 2 Comments

    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...

  • Justice versus Revenge: Kautilya’s perspective

    February 25,2019 / The Kautilya Project / 3 Comments

    In the absence of justice, error and evil thrive. Truly, evil only gets worse when those who are righteous resort to revenge and do not insist upon justice. The Ahimsa of Kautilya was based on the idea of Dharma. Ahimsa doesn’t mean you will never...

  • The Legend of Rajgurus

    February 23,2019 / The Kautilya Project Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    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!"...

  • Fundamentals of Vedic Leadership Counselling

    February 11,2019 / Vedic Leadership Counselling Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    In simple term Vedic Leadership Counseling is about attaining a Sattvic state of mind whose intent is to alleviate the impurities of the mind (Manokalmasha), increase the power of the mind (Manoshakti) and the strength of the mind (Manobala) in a...

  • Anamika: The Lady Who Humbled a Great Sage

    January 24,2019 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 4 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 There was once a Rishi who was known for his deep...

  • The Story of Rishi Ashtavakra

    January 11,2019 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    “O King, Knowledge is that which instils humility. In the absence of humility, knowledge destructs and wisdom become elusive. The collapse of great empires and destruction of finest people has happened not due to external factors but owing to...

  • Trivial Actions. Severe Consequences.

    January 10,2019 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    A Rishi wandered from village to village, and from town to town, followed by a lone disciple. The disciple, a restless young man, was in the habit of talking rashly and doing things which were not necessary. “My child, you must try to exercise...

  • The King who became a Rishi

    January 07,2019 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    As wise Rishis have justly declared, ‘To die is a passing pain but to be poor is an eternal anguish.’ Besides, I am also in agreement with the Rishis’ declaration, ‘It is better to die loved in youth and not hated in old age.’ If you would...

  • Rishi Tales 2: Foreword by Dr David Frawley

    January 06,2019 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    Mahesh Prabhu presents these wisdom stories in their core essence, relaying and focusing their deeper meaning, not interfering with it or reducing it to alien and superficial concepts. His stories are short, poignant, and diverse, with multiple...

  • Diogenes & Dandami: A cynical philosopher vis-à-vis a wise sage

    November 02,2018 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu Diogenes of Sinope, whose school of thought is popularly known as Cynicism, is considered as one of the “greatest minds to have ever lived” by a great many western intellectuals.  His...

  • Vinayam: The hallmark of Vedic knowledge & wisdom 

    November 01,2018 / Vedic Management / 2 Comments

    Vedic greetings like Namaste, Namaskaram, and Pranam – are a sign of respect shown for all beings – animate, inanimate, and, even idols. These words convey respect and reverence by recognizing and honoring divinity in others. The Rishis...

  • Introduction: Kautilya: Understanding the Colossal Genius (Volume 1)

    June 22,2018 / The Kautilya Project / 0 Comments

    This article is part of the latest book by U. Mahesh Prabhu - Kautilya: Understanding the Colossal Genius. The book is available on...

  • Dr David Frawley's Foreword to RISHI TALES 1

    May 06,2018 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    The Vedic Rishis occupy the highest level of respect in Vedic thought. The Rishis were the great seers of the cryptic Vedic mantras, who created the foundation for the profound systems of Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and the many different Vedic...

  • A Giant’s Dilemma

    March 04,2018 / Rishi Tales / 1 Comments

    A long time ago, in the dense forest of Vindhyas, there lived giant who was gifted with a special power to assume any form at his will. As fancy as it may sound, the giant was apparently disgusted with his life. He desired to put an end to it....

  • Effective Decisions: The Vedic Management Way

    February 19,2018 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu How do we know that a decision we take would yield us the best results? What constitutes a good decision? How do we know a decision to be bad before we take it? Questions like these...

  • Revealing the Virtue

    January 27,2018 / Rishi Tales / 1 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 The old king, on his deathbed, told his son, “My boy, be good...

  • Wait for it

    January 27,2018 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 A little over a thousand years ago, the land of Kashmir was...

  • Whose Miracle?

    December 30,2017 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 There was once a spiritual master who attracted many disciples....

  • One Unkept Promise

    December 25,2017 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 A long time ago there was a tiny kingdom, somewhere near...

  • Comparison - The Nemesis of Happiness

    December 23,2017 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr. David Frawley. The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200 Long ago there lived a young man named Virendra. He earned his living by...

  • The Last String

    December 19,2017 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 Once a Rishi appeared before a king and said, “If you give me...

  • Hiss and Bite

    December 06,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 There once was a vicious snake blessed with lethal venom; so...

  • The Three Crucial Questions

    November 30,2017 / Rishi Tales / 2 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 Bhoja Raja, also known as Raja Bhoj, was one of greatest kings...

  • Holyman's Greed

    November 26,2017 / Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    Here is a very engaging ancient Vedic Sanskrit tale translated and retold by U Mahesh Prabhu explaining if an individual driven by lust, anger, greed, infatuation, ego, or envy (Arishadvargas) can never qualify as a holy man, Sadhu, Sadhvi, Swami,...

  • Living In Fear

    November 23,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales Rishi Tales / 0 Comments

    This story is a part of RISHI TALES (Volume 1) by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Foreword by Dr David Frawley.  The book is available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and Amazon.in for INR 200.00 Long ago, somewhere on the banks of the river Ganga, there...

  • The Results of Education

    November 15,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 0 Comments

    The following story is part of TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE book by U. Mahesh Prabhu On a part of a mountain, a hen-parrot brought two chicks into the world. These chicks were caught by a hunter when the mother had left the nest to search for...

  • The Smart Jackal

    November 03,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 0 Comments

    The following story is from U. Mahesh Prabhu's upcoming book TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE.  The wise who wrongs another, Pursuing selfish good, Should keep his plans a secret, As jackal did in the wood.” In a forest there once lived...

  • The Monkey who could not be Taught

    November 03,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 0 Comments

    This story is part of TIMELESS TALES OF WISE SAGE by U. Mahesh Prabhu. Illustrations by Shantheri Bhat. No knife prevails against a stone; Nor bends the unbending tree; No good advice from sage Helped indocility.” In a part of a...

  • Trust Betrayed

    November 03,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 0 Comments

    The following story is a part of upcoming book TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE by U. Mahesh Prabhu with illustrations from Shantheri Bhat. All who live upon their wits, Many learned, too, are mean, Do the wrong as quick as right: Illustration...

  • Story of Dantil

    November 02,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 2 Comments

    This is an excerpt from upcoming book TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE by U. Mahesh Prabhu with Illustrations by Shantheri Bhat.  In a city, there lived a merchant named Dantil who directed the whole administration. So long as he handled the city...

  • The Beginning of Panchatantra

    November 02,2017 / Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage / 2 Comments

    The following is a part of upcoming book TIMELESS TALES OF A WISE SAGE by U. Mahesh Prabhu In the southern country called Mahilaropyam, there lived a king named Amara Shakti. He was a man of great learning and was also considered wise. His feet...

  • Why “Timeless Tales of a Wise Sage” ?

    October 29,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Panchatantra, translated to “five strategies” in English, has always been an exception. It has not just entertained and hailed the importance of morality, besides defining it, but has also educated people about the intricacies of life –...

  • Contours of Management Education

    October 21,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    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...

  • Effective Decision Making: Why understanding Mana and Aatmana is crucial

    October 14,2017 / Vedic Management / 8 Comments

    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...

  • “Eminent” economists and their great aspersions

    October 04,2017 / Politics / 1 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by Dr David Frawley & U. Mahesh Prabhu After a series of failed attacks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, mainly relative to alleged suppression of dissent – the opposition has begun...

  • Charvak: The Vedic Atheist

    September 27,2017 / Vedic Management / 2 Comments

    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...

  • China’s gross miscalculation at Doklam

    August 17,2017 / Politics / 3 Comments

    After the economic down turn of 2008, many Chinese industries suffered a significant blow after the American and European economies began to slow down. During the early 2000s, China imported a great amount of iron ore to make steel to build its...

  • SEM Interviews Dr David Frawley

    August 05,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    The following interview was originally published by SWISS ENTREPRENEURS MAGAZINE Dr David Frawley a.k.a. Vamadeva Shastri is a world-renowned author, thinker, speaker as well as visionary in the field of Yoga & Ayurveda. Born in USA he spent a...

  • Vyasa’s Wise Trio: Bhishma, Vidura and Krishna

    August 05,2017 / Articles Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    The path of religion is paved by negating logic and reason; the path of Dharma is with logic, reason as well as wisdom. Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U Mahesh Prabhu “With respect to Dharma, Artha and Kama, what is here may be...

  • Analysing President Xi and China

    July 31,2017 / Politics / 2 Comments

    Exclusive column to Vedic Management Center by Dr David Frawley with U Mahesh Prabhu “When there’s peace within, there’s peace in everything we do. In the absence of peace, we create chaos.” Those are the words of a little known great...

  • Vedic Management in the Planetary Age

    July 19,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by Dr David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri)  We would all be much happier in life if we could discover a simple system of management in order to bring harmony to our complicated lives, extending to our ever growing...

  • Prof. Wang Zhicheng appointed Hon. Director

    July 09,2017 / News / 0 Comments

    Prof. Wang Zhicheng is appointed as Hon. Director of Vedic Management Center. Prof. Zhicheng is also translating U Mahesh Prabhu's first book Essentials of Vedic Wisdom for Blissful Living into Mandarin (Chinese). Prof. Wang's brief...

  • Understanding the Start-up Funding Dynamics

    June 11,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by Business Goa. There was once a widely shared belief among business fraternity: “You are worth nothing until you’re profitable”. Today this mantra doesn’t hold any water. For...

  • Venture Funding: Expecting the Unexpected in Six Steps

    June 07,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    The following article by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by Swiss Entrepreneurship Magazine To put any business idea in motion – funding is imperative. When scope of entrepreneur’s own money proves inadequate external funding, then,...

  • Entreprenuerial Problem Solving in Six Steps

    June 07,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    The following article by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by Swiss Entrepreneurs Magazine Let me start with an ancient Indian (Vedic) tale: Goddess of disease, went from village to village making people severely sick. However, in one village,...

  • Wisdom tales: Helping the thankless

    May 29,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 1 Comments

    There once lived a man in a small village somewhere in Northern Gangetic Plain. Owing to his lethargic as well as careless attitude he would seldom keep any job. His family, owing to his joblessness, showed him no respect and in due time the man...

  • Vidura's Colossal Wisdom

    April 12,2017 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu Who's Vidura? According to Vyasa’s Mahabharata, Vidura was the half-brother to the kings of Hastinapura - Dhritarashtra and Pandu. His biological parents were Vyasa and Shudri, a...

  • Vedic Management FAQs

    March 19,2017 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Vedic Management, professed and propagated at Vedic Management Center (VMC) with answers from U. Mahesh Prabhu. Is Vedic Management, professed and propagated by Vedic Management...

  • Why Self-Management is a crucial missing essence in Management?

    March 14,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu  ‘There is no I in team’ we are often told in B-School. Yet, we do see how personal predicaments of one person can ruin the chances of a team’s success. When a person is not tended to,...

  • What constitutes the idea of abuse of Yoga?

    March 07,2017 / Vedic Management / 4 Comments

    Bhogi is the antithesis of Yogi. While Yogi maintains detachment (not to be confused as being bereft of love) and is at eternal peace with a perpetually happy mind; Bhogi is one who is addicted to worldly pleasures and in every way manifests the...

  • The Greatest Teachings of Vyasa’s Mahabharata

    March 06,2017 / Sanskrit Translations / 0 Comments

    Translated by U. Mahesh Prabhu “Look how creatures of the highest, middle as well as the lowest degrees are everywhere here enmeshed in grief because of their Karma (actions). Even my body though it seems ,at first glance by the Atman, is not me...

  • Vedic Management and the Mind

    March 01,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by Dr David Frawley If we cannot manage our own lives, how can we manage other people? If we cannot manage our own minds, how can we manage our lives? Unless we understand the forces that we are setting in...

  • Meaningless Education

    March 01,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    A decent young man who had hydrophobia wanted to learn swimming without getting into the water. So he approached several swimming coaches. "There's no way you can learn swimming without getting into water." he was told. "But I can pay you..." he...

  • Deeds versus Creed

    February 25,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    Once, two friends were walking towards a brothel when they heard some people reciting Vedic hymns beautifully. "Come, friend," said the one to the other, "let us hear the wisdom of Vedas." So saying he went in and sat down. The second man peeped in...

  • True Detachment

    February 23,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    Long ago in a village somewhere in north India, a love story brewed between a young couple whose families were at loggerheads. Their love resulted in lust and eventually in a pregnancy. When the girl's father found out he demanded to know who was...

  • Effects of attachment

    February 21,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    A young lad in his twenties, frustrated with life, decided to take a vow of Sanyasa. He had nothing but loin cloths with him when he left for the woods to pursue deep meditation ,to practice Brahmacharya as well as Sanyasa - for the rest of his...

  • Circumstances or Choice? What makes us?

    February 19,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    A drunkard and a fiend had two sons.Frequently, he would curse, abuse and beat his wife and kids. Time passed and the kids grew up. A family friend of theirs decided to visit both of the kids who lived in different places. He first went to the...

  • Celibate and a young damsel

    February 16,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    A beautiful damsel was infatuated with a young celibate rishi(sage). Enchanted, she asked him to renounce his celibacy and marry her, instead. "Why do you want me to marry you?" asked rishi. "To have a beautiful son like you?" she replied,...

  • Fear Factor

    February 13,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    There is an interesting story about the goddess of disease, who was went  from village to village making people severely sick. However, in one village, the village goddess stopped her from entering since she was morally bound to protect them. The...

  • Guru's test of Morality

    February 12,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    Yogeshwara (grandmaster of yoga) Shiva was teaching his students about spirituality, meditation and morality. At the end of the course, Shiva decided to test his disciples. He asked them to do something that was completely unethical, unjust as well...

  • The Perfect Guru

    February 11,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    There once was a man who searched the entire world for a perfect Guru. But, unfortunately he could not find one. All , the gurus he found were either greedy, deceivers, fools or madmen. Finally he did find one who fulfilled all his expectations....

  • Is that Managing or Manipulating?

    February 06,2017 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    The following article by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld. Management is defined as "the process of dealing with or controlling things or people", it's also defined as "trickery; deceit" by Google dictionary. While the...

  • What is Vedic Management?

    February 01,2017 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments

    In this episode of Vedic Management Podcast U. Mahesh Prabhu explains the essence of Vedic Management in most simplest terms.

  • Secret of Happiness

    January 01,2017 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    There once was a great rishi (sage)who was always happy. One day, a very vain and selfish young man came to visit him. After talking for a few minutes, the young man rudely asked, “Are you truly happy, or are you just pretending to be...

  • Wisdom Tales: The mind goblin

    December 28,2016 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    Long ago, there was a man who wanted to use supernatural powers as a means of getting quick success because getting success the ordinary way required lots of hard work. He went to a rishi and asked to be given a mantra that would make him rich and...

  • Sant Samarth Ramdas on The Learned Fool

    December 15,2016 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu  Dashabodha is a large volume that is comprised of two hundred chapters which are divided into twenty main chapters called Dashaka, each consisting of ten subchapters called Samasa. Believed...

  • Yogi, Bhogi & Rogi

    December 11,2016 / Vedic Management / 5 Comments

    Exclusive to Vedic Management Centre by U. Mahesh Prabhu As per Yogic teachings there are mostly three types of people: Yogi (One who’s involved in persistent effort to better oneself to better the world), Bhogi (One who’s hugely involved in...

  • Reinterpreting Vedic Knowledge and Wisdom

    December 01,2016 / Articles Uncategorized Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Theists are those who think God is an individual being who’s omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. There also are some theists who think God is the one who resides in heaven and relays his message(s) through prophets, angels, and good omens from...

  • Ends & Means

    November 29,2016 / Leadership Wisdom Tales Uncategorized / 0 Comments

    Ancient Vedic tale of wisdom retold by U. Mahesh Prabhu Long ago there lived a Sanyasi (ascetic sage) who roamed the villages across the great Gangetic plain along with his small group of followers. During the day, they would collect the Bhiksha...

  • Who’s a Guru?

    November 19,2016 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    The Sanskrit word Guru is often mistranslated as a ‘teacher’. Teacher in Sanskrit is called Shikshak. A teacher is someone who informs and educates us. A teacher is supposed to ensure that we learn to read, write and understand. Yet, a teacher...

  • Vedic Approach to Personal Problem Solving  

    November 17,2016 / Lifestyle Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    By U. Mahesh Prabhu Problems are natural. But when they come you’ve to make a good effort to resolve it and on time before they turned into a crisis. Here’s a six-step Vedic approach to resolving your personal problems – be that with your...

  • Who’s responsible for our pains and gains?

    November 02,2016 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    By U. Mahesh Prabhu For everything good or bad in life, we often try to place blame on someone else. We try to wash our hands by blaming our opponents, destiny, stars and even in gods, and deities. So, what’s (or who’s) responsible for all...

  • Bhartrihari's Wisdom: Niti Shataka

    September 21,2016 / Sanskrit Translations / 0 Comments

    By U. Mahesh Prabhu Legends have it that Bhartrihari once ruled the city of Ujjain. Although a loving ruler his mind was always engrossed about Love and Romance. He had over 100 beautiful women for his wives. No wonder he spent negligible time in...

  • Spring Finding

    August 25,2016 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    Ancient Sanskrit tale translated and retold by U. Mahesh Prabhu  Once upon a time a merchant was travelling with his caravan to another country for business. In due course, they arrived at the edge of a severe hot desert. They were informed by...

  • Water in a Waterless Desert

    August 20,2016 / Leadership Wisdom Tales / 0 Comments

    Ancient Vedic tale translated from Sanskrit by U. Mahesh Prabhu Long ago there were two old merchants, who were close friends and together began preparations for a dangerous trip to a distant land to sell their goods and, of course, to make...

  • Chanakya's Artha Sutras

    Translated by U Mahesh Prabhu Kautilya, also known as Chanakaya and Vishnugupta, is probably the oldest known authority on economics. Arthashastra, the oldest surviving treatise on polity, strategy and statesmanship, has...

  • Modern Management vis-a-vis Vedic Management

    June 15,2016 / Vedic Management / 1 Comments

    Fredrick Winslow Taylor (1856-1925) and Henri Fayol (1841-1925) are two personalities who’ve shaped management as a subject taught in most business schools – ivy league including. While Taylor was a mechanical engineer; Fayol’s engineering...

  • Why Vedic India was a global economic power?

    May 19,2016 / Vedic Management / 0 Comments

    The following column by U Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld.  In ancient Indian, Vedic philosophies and scriptures  provided valuable knowledge for the betterment of the human race. Yoga, Ayurveda and meditation are just...

  • Succeeding in a Receding Economy

    October 28,2015 / Articles / 0 Comments

    If you are concerned about the adverse effects of recession then the following parable is just for you: There is an interesting story about the goddess of disease, who was went  from village to village making people severely sick. However, in...

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