Shri. Ved Prakash Bhatia has done a great and commendable service in presenting the ethical and spiritual values as embedded in the Vedas, Manusmriti, Bhagavadgita, Vidura Niti , Chanakya’s Niti Sastra, Viveka Choodamani , Thirukkural and Isavasya Upanishad. His Book “Ethical and Spiritual Values in Indian Scriptures“is organized into nine chapters. Each Chapter deals with the various dimensions of ethical and spiritual values as contained in one of the ancient texts mentioned above. He has painstakingly unravelled the various aspects pertaining to ethical and spiritual values and has presented them in an interesting manner.
This book is a treasure house of ancient Indian wisdom. It is all the more relevant in these modern days of degraded value systems. When we read this book we learn the greatness of Indian scriptures. The twenty qualities highlighted in Chapter 13 of Bhagavad Gita establishes the relevance of human values for modern management. Vidura Niti explains the concept of wisdom. Ethical leadership in Thirukkural assumes significance in the contemporary context. The Karma yoga approach is enshrined in the Isavasya Upanishad.
The modern man faces a lot of ethical and moral dilemmas in his personal as well as professional life. This valued Book comes as a handy tool as how to navigate in these trying circumstances by providing deeper insights into ancient Indian Scriptures. This Book will widen and deepen our understanding on the domain of ethical and spiritual values. These have to be assimilated, digested and put into practice after proper contemplation and reflection. I believe that this attractive Book written in a lucid and vivid manner will serve as a useful guide for the modern executives, professionals, teachers and students in understanding and practising the great Indian Value systems both in their personal and professional lives. I congratulate Shri. Ved Prakash Bhatia for his excellent contribution.
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