VEDIC MANAGEMENT – PART 1.
Many messages are available in variety of modern management books. Many of these messages were given by the great scholars and managers/ leaders from the management field. These messages are based on their own great experience. Thus the messages of the experts contain their practical experiences.
One can see that in management studies generally three aspects are followed. 1. Conveying the messages indirectly through the stories for the beginners. 2. Conveying the messages through the experiences of great men/ women for the middle level managers. 3. Conveying the messages directly in few words and lines including like proverbs.
Wherever the messages are given through stories, there lies a soft part which is the story and another-hard- part the messages which is generally hidden. The latter should be extracted and taught separately at lower levels. At higher levels the individuals can take the messages from the stories directly. Some people can even take many messages/ points from the same story, depending upon their managerial background/skill. Hence stories are needed and they are the foundation stones for the management teaching/learning.
In India we can see that there are 18 Puranas and 18 Upapuranas which give the stories. In majority of the cases the stories of kings and Rushies because the king is the topmost among the rulers in a country like the CEO is the topmost among the managers in a company. Thus the stories of the kings and ministers do carry an ideal ambient for conveying the messages of a serious manager.
Sometimes a bit spirituality or values or nature etc might also have included in the story to create a sound environment for making one and all listen / read the stories. Then for taking the messages through vivid angles.
Story telling and story writing under a particular situation is an important exercise in the modern management studies. Let us tell/ convey/ inform / teach as many good messages connected with doing good and bad to one and all through as many good stories. In the 21st century one should be careful in explaining the stories, particularly the Puranic stories and events, without superstitions. Puranic stories may contain a bit history but they are not real histories. The ultimate aim of these stories is to convey the good messages for changing the mind from bad to good, good to better and then from better to (nearer to) the best.
As we pray asatho maa sath gamaya, thamaso maa jyothirgamaya mruthyormaa amrutham gamaya.= from bad to good, from darkness to light and from peace-less mind to peaceful mind
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THE PROBLEM WITH MYTHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (Part -4)
The last part of the scientific heritage of India, messages. One should remember that, like any other languages in the world Sanskrit has also got every type of subject in different non mythological books.
There can be pure novels and dramas as written by Kalidasa . Culinary book as written by Bhoja raja, hundreds and thousands of pure mathematics and astronomy books written by Aryabhatta I & II, Bhaskara I & II, Vateswarachaarya, Lallacharya, Manjulachaarya, Varahamihiraacharya, Puthumana Somayaaji, Nilakanta Somayaji and so on. They wrote purely scientific and technological books whose contents are at par with any modern scientific books.
Similarly there are hundreds of books written exclusively on metallurgy and inorganic chemistry dealing with metals and metallic compounds. They are used for variety of purposes including medicines.
Books are available on music and musical instruments where variety of information on processing and making string, wind and membrane instruments are explained. Many of the modern musical instruments are a developed version of these old but never primitive Indian instruments.
Our ancient knowledge in production and processing of medicines was no way lower than any modern system, even though electronic control systems were not there.
Variety of observations still stand as the proof of the ancient knowledge. The Delhi Iron Pillar, Dhar Iron Pillar, ancient bronze and brass vessels, ancient knowledge in tin and lead metallurgy. Textiles industry, granite carving for civil engineering marvels which can be seen in Chola Chera Pandya, Pallava, Hoisala, Kakatheeya dynasty based constructions in South India and similar level in North India. Thus the civil engineering marvel can be seen in variety of temples, in Kumbhakonam, Chidnambaram, Tiruchenthur, Suchendram and so on
Our Ajantha Ellora cave temples are standing marvels and monuments sculpture of many millennia.
Now you think yourself about the glorious heritage of India and spread the messages on our heritage, in the true spirit of science and technology.
Remember that the British did their level best to create an inferiority complex through injecting the Aryan Invasion theory and many similar frauds to project their culture and knowledge are greater than those of Indian. Our own rulers later re-injected the same poison during the post independent age. The Kerala Christian missionaries are filling the gap created by British in denigrating our culture for converting Hindus.
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WHERE IS OUR SCIENTIFIC HERITAGE ?
Information and knowledge Indian scientific heritage are available in hundreds of literature written in Sanskrit and regional languages which are no way connected with mythological books. Some books are also available which are the offshoots of mythological books but not mythology.
Say for example our books on mathematics are numerable like; aryabhateeya, bruhath bhaskareeya, laghu bhaskareeya, vateswara siddhantha, sishydhi vruddhi thanthra, aryabhata siddhantha, siddhantha siromany, karana paddhathi, Lelavati and so on. Hundreds of other books are also available in printed version in Sanskrit and other languages and also with English or Hindi translations.
Purely scientific astronomical knowledge are available from the above books also. To remind and also commemorate those knowledge our ISRO named some of the satellites as Aryabhatta, Bhaskara and so on.
Charaka samhitha and susrutha samhitha vagbhataacharya’s Ashatanga hrudaya and ashtanga sangraha books give excellent account on health sciences. There are hundreds of books dealing with inorganic chemistry and metallurgy like rasarnavam, rasaratna samucchayam, rasendra saram, rasarnavakalpam and so on. These books are available in printed versions. They are readily available for reference in the ayurvedic college libraries.
Many books on pure metals and metallurgy and that too specific metals like iron, copper, tin etc are available separately. The metallic alloys are again available in many books. The metals and jewels available in Padmanabha swamy temple is yet another living example of our scientific heritage shown as products.
Our knowledge on ceramic and related products are superb. Our knowledge on building structures and building materials are available in plenty of books.
Our knowledge on fermentation and preservatives are superb, production arishtas, asavas and pure alcohol was also done as mentioned in artha sastra and ayurvedic books.
Other than the above one can see that standing and ‘living monuments ‘ like Delhi and Dhar iron pillar, great pallava, chola, chera temples, mandapams, gopuyrams, and so on are available in the intact format.
Our textiles particularly Kancheepuram saree and Banaras muslin are still sold world over.
SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS OF OUR SCIENTIFIC HERITAGE VALUES
I happened to listen a lecture by one of the famous medical professor, in which he was explaining the existence of knowledge on neurosurgery in ancient India citing examples of Mahaganapathy and Hayagreeva
In another statement he explained about the test tube babies citing examples of Kouravas and Dronacharya. He explained through Vedic quotations many other physiological ancient Indian knowledge. I felt sad about these presentations not because these knowledge were non existing or existing, but because none is citing the real scientific knowledge existed in India, instead they go on justifying and explaining the mythological knowledge as pure science.
I, would like to specifically say here, as a person who was fortunate to get a Doctor of Literature degree from deemed University, that every Indian should understand that there existing (present tense) in India three branches of ancient literature like any other modern and ancient languages in the world.
1. Mythological literature 2. Semi mythological literature and 3. Non mythological literature.
In the non mythological literature come the 1. Scientific & technological books and 2. Non scientific literature.
Instead of explaining these (3.1) Scientific and technological book based knowledge, unfortunately many are trying to cite examples from Vedas, puranas, Ramayana and Mahabharatha, through which the true knowledge of our scientific and technological heritage gets IGNORED. And ‘mythological science ‘ gets justified where no proofs are available and many information do not come under the true science & technology.
In the ancient Indian scientific literature comes the THOUSANDS ( yes thousands) of books written in Sanskrit on mathematics, chemistry, physics, machines/ tools/instruments, health science, metallurgy, psychology, management science, economics, and so on. They are pure sciences and these books are still available. Unfortunately, curiosity and over enthusiasm of some scientists / scholars / professors in justifying the science or pseudo science or stories or events in mythological books take us fully towards a level of degrading ancient Indian science. The responsibility of this fully falls on those who are misinterpreting the mythological stories as science. Please inform the classification of our ancient Indian literature as mentioned above to one and all
ACCEPTING CRITIC ISMS AND APRECIATIONS
Criticism is like a surgery! It removes many dirt from inside the mind.
Criticism can correct us and show the correct directions in our life
Criticism makes us unhappy initially and latter it can give us happiness
Criticism is the best medicine for removing the illness in the mind
Criticism gives us mental and psychological strength in the long run.
Criticisms show us our real face and mistakes for correction
Appreciations make us happy and give a comfortable zone in mind
Appreciations motivates us to do more and more for some time.
Appreciations, sometimes makes us over comfortable and egoistic
Appreciations provide more energy into the mind and body.
Appreciations sometimes make our mind to search for more of that
Appreciations come down means our energy may also come down
Keeping a stabilized mind for appreciations and criticism is the best
Accept both with pleasant mind because both are good and temporary
Remember always that these two are inevitably present in everyone’s life
All will not appreciate us and all will not criticize us always
Those who appreciate may not appreciate always for everything
Those who criticize also will not criticise always for everything
Both are good if taken in good spirit and for marching forward boldly
Both should not over activate us or over depress us
That is life and that is the experience in living Yes for a pleasant life!
LEARNING AND TEACHING
This is a message given in Upanishads ! swaadhyaaya pravachanaabhyaam na pramadithavyam! = Never deviate from learning and teaching !
Learn as much as possible on any subject and never keep what you have studied in your brain as raw. Instead teach to others in the processed and refined form.
Initially some may discourage or criticise you but you have to continue teaching
This will increase your respect and get recognition in small and big group of people.
This learning and teaching process will encourage you to learn more and more.
Your mind and nature will change the moment you start teaching others.
You behaviour pattern will change steadily when you start teach others what you know
Your enthusiasm will continuously increase and way of dealing will also change.
Slowly and steadily your mind and vision will expand and you will start growing.
Acceptance and approval will come slowly but definitely will come
Anything you learned should be taught to others at-least a few others!
This can include your own family members, friends and relatives.
Become a teacher whose life is worth living for others and you should become one like that
I am sure whatever you have to teach are given in the you tube from IISH
Study systematically and teach them slowly and steadily to different people
Please see the links below. All the Vedas are available in our website for download.
THE PROBLEM WITH MYTHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (Part -3)
2. Semi mythological Indian heritage books : One of our good readers of the Thursday messages informed me that explaining Indian puranas and epics as mythology, like we used to say Greek mythology, itself is absurd and wrong. Because our heritage books present many of these information which are strongly bonded with history, even though a bit exaggerations are included. Still for the sake of present discussion I use the same explanation as given in many commonly referred texts that Indian ‘mythological texts’ belong to the above category. Now coming to the ‘semi mythological’ texts, they can be the following upavedas like Artha Saastra, dhanurveda, gaandharva veda, ayurveda and sthapathya Vedas, which are the Upavedas of the main four vedas, The semi mythological texts can also include, the darsanas. In both the above groups, god, spirituality, and ‘mythological’ concepts are not included or explained. But they (the former) are known as upavedas of Rigveda, Yajurveda, samaveda and atharva veda. Respectively.
Artha Saastra describes the economics and the role of kings, ministers, secretaries and so on. Thus this has nothing to do with ‘mythology. Similarly the dhanurveda gives the knowledge about the weapons and methodology adopted in the battlefield, even upto the last century. Here too the detailed descriptions of weapons are explained. The gaandharva veda described each and every aspect of music, dance and musical instruments classified under wind, string and membrane groups. Here too traditional rituals are performed but not the ‘ mythological way’. Ayurveda is the science of health and food. Similarly the sthaapathya veda is the civil engineering aspects.
If one searches for science in the above texts, one can definitely find them in theory and in practice. For the argument sake one can even reject the scientific and technological search from the above too and go for purely non mythological books.
Just like any other world languages, the non mythological Sanskrit books contain, stories, fictions, dramas, travelogues, biographies, poems, and so on. Among these there can be scientific books also. Search since and technologies there. Thus we , in India have hundreds and thousands of purely scientific and technological books as our heritage.