The Goals of Human Life and their Connection to Business - Part 2



Kama Sutra

It is related to principles of developing Ichha Shakti (will power), ways of dealing with it and satisfying one’s desires. Sage Vatsyayana authored it.

A careful analysis of the three goals – Dharma, Artha and Kama, indicates that they are actually mutually dependent and interrelated. One should earn wealth based on Dharma that again has to be used for righteous purposes, which would thus sanctify it. Desires also have to be fulfilled in accordance with Dharma and Artha. So, Dharma, Artha and Kama are really the life breaths of man. Since ancient times, man has cultivated this human nature. However, with the passage of time, Dharma, Artha and Kama have all undergone changes. Everything varies depending on place, time and circumstances. It is decades now since World War II ended (1945). Drucker, a management expert, started writing on management from that time, and as such, his writings were influenced by the circumstances prevailing during war times. In his writings then, he was emphasising more on reactionary approach. Since World War II, the circumstances in each country have changed. Gradually, changes occurred and new dimensions and perspectives have been incorporated into management.

Sutra Vahini - A commentary on the 
Brahma Sutras
by Sri Sathya Sai
Brahma Sutras

In the Hindu philosophical tradition, Vedanta means the essence of the Vedas, as explained in the Upanishads, the Brahma Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. The author of the Brahma Sutras is Badarayana whom Indian tradition identifies with Sage Vyasa. In the Brahma Sutras, Badarayana-Vyasa threads together the principle concepts of Vedanta in a systematic manner. The Sutra is a wonderful garland made out of the Upanishadic blossoms. Badarayana shows Brahman as the Supreme Reality. He discusses the objections that may be raised against the metaphysics of Vedanta. He also discusses the means to realise, which is known as ‘Sadhan’ and the knower of Brahman realises the Absolute as one non-different from Brahman.

Basis of the Universe

The main purpose of education is to enable students to cultivate good qualities and virtues, which make up good character that enables them to face the challenges the country faces in the continually changing world. Though ‘matter’ appears to be the basis of the whole universe, it is nothing else but the manifestation of the primal energy. There is continuous transformation of energy into matter and again matter into energy. Human beings have to examine and understand the process of atomisation, de-atomisation and re-atomisation. Humans, endowed with all these latent capabilities, are failing to figure out their own hidden powers and the secrets of nature, which remain mysterious for cognitive learning and empirical scientific research. Scientists are making all efforts to unravel the mysteries of nature, but are yet not able to get to the bottom of it.


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