Friday, July 25, 2008

Vedic Value System and Ethical practices

Vedic Value System

The Vedas urge the business organizations to be the harbingers of the Value system through transparent ethical practices in the best interests of the society at large. The Vedas stress upon moral and ethical conduct and appeal to every one to be guiltless and blemishless. They give the clarion call for value-centric business practices. The individual value system of the various employees together shape up and determine the value system of an organization to which they identify themselves with.
Vedic quotes on Value system management

One shall be sinless and righteous.
One shall be straight forward.
One should give back what he has borrowed or consumed so as to be guiltless.
One should be guiltless in this world as well as in the higher and the third world. One should abide in guiltlessness.
One shall not wander from the highest of the path.
One should go by the path of virtue.
One’s life should be in conformity with Vedic teachings.
One should not covet the wealth of any man.
One shall be led by the good path.
A moral wins no riches by unworthy praise.
One shall turn away from all evil.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Review of my Book "VEDIC MANAGEMENT" by Shri.Ved Prakash Bhatia

Review of my Book "VEDIC MANAGEMENT" by Shri.Ved Prakash Bhatia

Vedas are repository of all true knowledge, and the Management is no exception. It is rarely that we come across an authentic book on Vedic Management.
The above book presents an integrated unified theory of Vedic Management, which is essentially a holistic in nature, with individual, social, cosmic and spiritual dimensions It successfully identifies, focuses, analyses, classifies and consolidates the various management principles enshrined in the Vedas. The learned author establishes that the Vedas are the veritable mines of managerial wisdom of great contemporary relevance and significance for the modern – day managers. It presents a vibrant and versatile model of managerial excellence aimed at achieving individual and organisational excellence.

Starting from Vedic Self- management (Chapter 1), it emphasises that if the individual is transformed then it becomes easier to relate oneself perfectly with the external world. In the Vedic Relationship management (Ch.2), it reinforces that the societal interaction calls for proper understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and inter-relationships among the various segments of the society interacting with the individual and contributing towards the whole. Vedic Cosmic Management (Ch.3) encompasses, at broader level, the environmental aspects , Human Welfare management, and cosmic powers, comprising primordial elements(Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth) for universal peace and well-being , which impel human beings to identify themselves closely with the natural order and work in unison with the cosmic environment. It also reinforces to maintain a pollution free pure environment, protecting the primordial elements, both for the present and future generations. Vedic Spiritual Management(Ch.4) leads us from the macrocosom to the microcosom, as after deep contemplation and reflection from the above study one comes to the realisation that there is nothing beyond the real Self(Atman), as the ultimate object of human endeavour. Thus, such a 4-dimensional Vedic Management model is evolved, which applies across a wide variety of situations and environments, and which knowledge helps one to develop, master and control the art of living for greater fulfilment and contended meaningful life, and beyond.

Vedas and Modern Business Management Principles (Ch, 7) delves deep into the various Management Functions (Planning, Organising, Controlling, Directing( Leadership, Motivation and Communication) including Financial and Budgetary control, Feedback and Rectification Processes, and how they have been extensively dealt with in the Vedas, concluding: “ A clear-cut examination of the Vedas reveals that the modern business management principles are of Vedic origin.’ It is followed by Vedas and Modern Business Management Practices (Ch.7) and encompasses the practices in Financial Management, Knowledge Management, HRM, Relationship Marketing, Trade and Commerce, Time Management and Social Responsibilities, TQM(Total Quality Management(including Kaizen), Culture management, Value System and Ethical Practices, Corporate Governance, Globalisation, and Productivity/Competition/Change Management, and last, but not the least, Managing One self. ”For example, under Financial Management, it has been averred that: “the Vedas repeatedly call upon everyone to earn and maximise wealth. The primary function objective of Financial Management is maximisation of the shareholders’ wealth. The Vedas inspire all to be associated with increase of wealth. They advise one not to reject or condemn wealth. They urge upon one to be prosperous.” In support of these contentions the learned author has cited as many as fourteen citations from the Vedas,, with proper references in the Annexure ‘End Notes’ (2206 references). The learned author’s has, therefore, concluded: “An in-depth analysis of the Vedas proves that the wide spectrum of modern business management practices are convincingly of Vedic origin.”

Then, Vedic Model of Excellence (Chap. 8) that follows highlights that (Vedic) excellence when pursued in a holistic manner, leads in the ultimate reckoning to the three-fold dimensions of Universal well-being encompassing: Visva Vikasah(Universal Development), Visva santih(Universal Peace) and Visva kausalam( Universal Welfare). This model aims at maximising the productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness at all levels, both horizontally and vertically. With the individual as the key foundation, this model projects a comprehensive picture at the universal level. With Vedic Structure built on 4-M edifice (Samhita, Brahamana, Arayyaka and Upanisad), and 3-fold excellence (Karma Yoga. Jnana yoga and Bhakti yoga ), one is inspired (under ‘excellence in Action’) with Vedic quotes like Utttiishata jagrata prapya varannibhodhata (Arise, Awake and learn by approaching the excellent Teachers), Ya esa suptesu jagarti(one who is awake while others are asleep, etc.). For Universal Excellence Rig Veda has been aptly quoted: “Common be your prayers. Common be your goal. Common be your purpose. Common be your deliberations. United be your mind. United be your resolve. United be your hearts. Perfect be the union among you.” (RV Sam .X-191-2 to4. Chapter 9(Summary and Conclusions) nicely summarises the learned author’s conclusions on his intensive research-based endeavour on the topic of Vedic Management.

The book with about 270 pages, with exhaustive Index, 56 Tables, 21 graphics, and with Appendix 1 (An Overview of Vedas under 17 sub heads ), Appendix 2 (Index of Selected Vedic Terms, Appendix 3 (Abbreviations to End Notes and Exhaustive End Notes ( with as many 2206 citations from Vedas and Vedic literature) is worth reading by all Vedic enthusiasts , Vedic research scholars and management students , who aspire to delve into the Vedas to find their relevance for the Modern management. It will be found as a glittering gem for all Vedic Institutions and Management CollegesLibraries. Its Price and Publishers’ details are:
Book Title: Vedic Management: The Holistic Approach to Managerial Excellence : by Dr.S.Kannan. ISBN: 81-7496-900-4, Price: Rs. 675; Publisher: Taxmann Allied Services (Pvt.) Ltd.,59/32, New Rohtak Road, New Delhi-110 005(India); Email:

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sukla Yajur Veda Mantra on Mars – Water in Mars

The following Mantra is used traditionally in the Vedas to invoke Mars (Angaraka), which has reference to water .

Agnir Murdha Diva: Kakutpati: Prithivya Ayam!
Apam Retamsi Jinvati !
---Sukla Yajur Veda Samhita iii-12

Agni is the head and height of Heaven. He is the Master of the earth.
He quickens the waters’ seed.

Latest Discovery of Water in Mars

“ has learned that NASA has discovered evidence of water on the Red Planets surface. The finding, made by the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, fuels hopes that there may be life on Mars.”
“Scientists have hypothesized that vast stores of water could still persist beneath the surface of Mars. "

Monday, July 7, 2008


Vedic Mantra Pushpam - Taittiriya Aranyaka of Krishna Yajur Veda

Yopam Pushpam Veda!
Pushpavan Prajavan Pasuman Bhavati!
Chandrama Va Apam Pushpam!
Pushpavan Prajavan Pasuman Bhavati!
Ya Evam Veda!
Yopamayatanam Veda!
Ayatanavan Bhavati!

One who knows the flower of waters, becomes the possessor of flowers, progeny and cattle.
Moon is the flower of waters. One who knows thus becomes the possessor of flowers, progeny and cattle. One who knows the foundation of waters becomes firmly established.
Latest Scientific Discovery
"A new scan has shown the presence of water in Moon rock at levels not previously thought possible."
"We looked at many factors over a wide range of cooling rates that would affect all the volatiles simultaneously and came up with the right mix," said James Van Orman, a former Carnegie researcher now at Case Western Reserve University.
"It suggests the intriguing possibility that the Moon's interior might have had as much water as the Earth's upper mantle."

Sunday, July 6, 2008


The Vedas contain reference to dancing.
The Vedas wonder as to who dances.

Vedic Quotes on Dancing

For dance, a stable master.
For dance, a lute-player, a hand-clapper and a flutist.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


The Vedas highlight the importance of music as an expression of ancient human culture and heritage.
The Vedas reflect as to who has given music to man.The Vedas contain references about a number of musical instruments, string and percussion, notes of drum, conch and lute.

Vedic Quotes on Music

In the sacrifice, hundred stringed lute and earth drum are played.
Singers inspire in assemblies.
The war-drum drives foeman very far.
The singer shall be assisted in his holy task.
For sound, a drummer; For might, a lute-player ; For cry, a flute-player; For unsynchronous tone, a conch-player.
For pleasure, a musician.
For song, a public dancer.