Vedic Management Center (VMC) was founded in 2016 by U. Mahesh Prabhu and David Frawley. The organization offers practical and balanced solutions for complex situations in the areas of Leadership, Management, Politics, Finance, Investing, Economics, and Diplomacy. VMC is a self-funded, non-religious, non-partisan organization that aims to bring ethical, innovative, profitable, and sustainable practices to its clients, students, and mentees.
Once upon a time, there dwelled a wise man blessed with four sons. His deep desire was to impart upon them a valuable lesson: the importance of refraining from hasty judgments. To accomplish this, he devised a plan wherein he would dispatch each of his sons on a distinct quest to observe a pear tree situated at a significant distance. The first son embarked on his expedition during the winter, followed by the second in the enchanting embrace of spring, the third amid the vibrant glory of summer, and the youngest son as autumn adorned the surroundings.
Upon their return, the father summoned his sons together, urging them to recount their respective observations. The first son declared the tree to be unsightly, contorted, and gnarled. Contrarily, the second son insisted that the tree burgeoned with green buds, brimming with promise. The third son dissented, praising the tree’s abundant blossoms for their captivating fragrance and unparalleled elegance. And finally, the last son contradicted them all, proclaiming the tree to be laden with ripe, drooping fruits, exuding vitality and fulfilment.
The sagacious father then proceeded to illuminate their understanding, explaining that all of them were correct in their perceptions. Each son had merely witnessed a solitary season in the tree’s life, and thus, their judgments were partial. He emphasized the crucial lesson that a tree, much like a person, cannot be accurately evaluated based solely on one season. The true essence of a tree or an individual, along with the joys, love, and contentment derived from their existence, can only be comprehended when all the seasons have unfolded harmoniously. He cautioned his sons against relinquishing hope during the hardships of winter, for it would mean forfeiting the promises of spring, the splendor of summer, and the fulfillment of fall.