Saturday, November 2, 2013


The Vedas, which represent the treasure house of our ancient value systems, mention about the significance of key human values which are important for modern managers and administrators as well. These are:
(a)    satyam — Truth
(b)    tapah — Austerity
(c)    damah — Sense control
(d)    Samah — Tranquility of mind
(e)    dharmah — Righteousness;
(f)     dAnam — Charity
(g)    dayA — Mercy;
(h)    nyAsah — Renunciation.
The Bhagavad GItA specifies twenty values which are immensely relevant for any manager or adminstrator in the modern day corporate context  also. All these are very useful for proper governance:
(a)   amAnitvam — Humility
(b)   adambhitvam — Pridelessness
(c)    ahimsA — Non-violence
(d)    kshAnti — Tolerance
(e)    Arjavam — Simplicity
(f)     AcaryopAsanam — Service to the teacher
(g)    Saucam — Cleanliness (internal and external)
(h)    sthairyam — Steadfastness
(i)     Atma vinigraha — Self-control
(j)     vairAgyam – Renunciation
(k)    anahankAra — Absence of ego
(l)     janmamrtyu jarAvyAdhi duhkha doshAnudarSanam — Reflection of the sufferings of life-death, old age-disease, and distress
(m)  Asakti — Non-attachment
(n)    anabhishvanga putradAragrhAdishu — Detachment towards son and wife
(o)   nityam samacittatvam ishtanishtopapattishu — Equanimity amidst pleasant and unpleasant happenings
(p)   mayi cAnanyayogena bhaktiravyabhicariNI — Constant and unalloyed devotion towards God
(q)    vivikta deSa sevitvam — Love for solitary life
(r)    aratir janasamsadi — Detachment towards company of people
(s)    adhyAtmajnana nityatvam — Understanding the importance of self-realisation
(t)     tattvajnAnArtha darSanam — Philosophical search of the ultimate truth.