The term religion comes from the latin word religio which can broken into two words ie re (back) and ligare (to bind) which means something which brings you back to your source or GOD. A religion in true sense is not just a set of practices, rituals and sacred symbols, but it is a science to help us unite with the Supreme Divine Power, it is an instrument to reach the zenith of spirituality and ultimately manifest excellence. It basically satisfies the human craving for spiritual consolation, solace and peace, who is other wise not always content with even best of the material successes at his feet.
The philosophy of Indian Ethos is undoubtedly counted as one among the most efficient ways of Management, advocating
implementation of the learning from the Hindu Culture, Vedic Wisdom and other Indian Values in dealing with all the issues at professional as well as personal front. The key to the Management through Indian Ethos is The Holistic view of life ie looking at everything in totality without compromising the human values at the cost of overly ambitious professional goals. This not only guarantees success and a win – win situation for all in present, but also prepares a solid foundation for a sustainable business in a long term horizon. The solution of every problem as per Indian Ethos lies in one’s capability to address it in an integrated approach with holistic view. Such an approach believes in identifying the root cause of a problem and then solving it rather then going over it superfluously and trying to kill or suppress its short term symptoms.Continue reading
Then I thought let this thing be automatically be reflected and concluded from the rest of this post, where I will be talking about the basic theory of Indian Ethos Management for harnessing the processes and means to attain the end result and to believe in theory of Karma Yoga for manifesting Professional Excellence.After typing the above post title, I realized that I have made the mistake by writing the term – ‘relevance of Indian Ethos for Management’, as Indian Ethos Management (IEM) is now a widely accepted term and philosophy, which is not only time-tested, ingrained even in day-to-day life since Vedic Era, but also a proven philosophy well in each Domain in Modern era. The principle of Indian Ethos looks at life with a holistic approach where there is no compartmentalization in personal and professional domains. There is a firm belief in addressing the root cause of a problem rather than just hovering over its visible symptoms, which is very important to understand specifically for an MBA student to build his very basic foundation of Management Lessons. Hence the title of this post should be ‘Importance of Indian Ethos for Management’ rather than ‘relevance of Indian Ethos for Management’.
The one which is all pervading, eternal and infinite is termed as Brahman also known as GOD. We human beings always look towards Him in our difficult times, thanks Him in happy moments and realize ultimately that we may discriminate our behavior with different people in our vicinity depending on their position, power and utility but GOD never does such discrimination. He is like a river which gives nourishment to every thing it passes though. It also gives water to every body that approaches it. But you know what even if a river do not differentiate while giving water- the seeker may get different quantity depending on the shape of his vessel.
Similar to this fact GOD also although do not make any differentiation, but different devotees come with different vessels of purpose and hence they get the same from Him accordingly. Therefore Bhagvad Gita has defined four different types of Bhaktas depending on their motives to approach GOD. They are as follows:-
Today in our hectic lifestyle when one had to be continuously in action to cope up with the competition and ever changing external scenarios. Where the world around us is dynamic and changing each moment to give us surprises at every point, we wonder if there is any thing left certain except uncertainty. Since the Cosmos is dynamic in nature and hence challenging, Hindu scriptures also call it ‘JAGAT’ where GAT indicates the ever changing -‘sadaiv gachati’ (ever changing) nature of Cosmos. We as ‘JEEVA’ also the experiencer of the cosmos often feels insecure with this uncertainty and always search for something which is certain and changeless, we unknowingly want an anchor in our lives which is reliable and can help us in coping up with the dynamic nature of Cosmos. Our Hindu scriptures say it can be only ‘ISWAR’ (GOD) which is eternal, changeless and hence can help us as an anchor to the world. “JAGAT’ as a field of experience, ‘JEEVA’ as experiencer and ‘ISHWAR’ as an anchor in totality is known as ‘TRIPUTI’.