Yoga

Purusharthas: Giving life a meaning

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 body a living being needs food, to heal and rejuvenate one’s body and mind sleep is essential, in survival fear plays a dominant role and for procreation as well as recreation - sex appears to play a crucial part. It is in pursuit of achieving these natural urges of the senses that there happen umpteen conflicts in the wild. Animals at times kill their kind for the sake of food, sleep, fear, and sex. It’s also the root of Chaos. To ensure that humans don’t live like beasts they created families, societies and, even, civilizations. पुरुशार्था Purushartha as an ethical code of conduct created by Vedic seers to survive, assess, pursue and achieve their desires without conflicts. It was to over-ride the “natural order of things” where the “strong crush the weak” in exchange for “peaceful co-existence.”

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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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Fundamentals of Vedic Leadership Counselling

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 way that no weakness of the mind (Manodaurbalya) remains, curing ailments of the mind (Manovyadhi) and distancing from the enemy of the mind (Manovairi) while identifying and retaining friends of the mind (Manomitram).

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Atman: The Ultimate Power Within  

By U. Mahesh Prabhu 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”, a much better word to understand Atman is “Consciousness”. …

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SEM Interviews Dr David Frawley

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 great many years of his life travelling across the length and …

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Prof. Wang Zhicheng appointed Hon. Director

Jul 9,17by Mahesh Prabhu

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 profile  Wang Zhicheng,Professor of Philosophy of Religion, is director of the Institute of Religious Studies …

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Vedic Management FAQs

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 Centre, Vedic knowledge with a modern management slant? Or is it something different? Management is …

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What constitutes the idea of abuse of Yoga?

Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu There is a system of “Yoga” wherein a woman lays down on a yoga mat without her bottom in a completely relaxed position, before a “trained person” who then massages her clitoris and other parts of the female reproductive organ. Another …

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Yogi, Bhogi & Rogi

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 satisfying his/her carnal pleasure) and Rogi (One who has incurred …

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