Sanskrit Translations

Satyavati’s Paradox: A crucial lesson from Vyasa’s Mahabharata

Exclusive to Vedic Management Center by U. Mahesh Prabhu A few generations before the time of the Mahabharata War, King Shantanu of Hastinapur’s first wife was a princess named Ganga. While there are mythical stories about her representing the greatest river of Indian subcontinent, the Ganga herself, Vyasa never mentions …

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The Greatest Teachings of Vyasa’s Mahabharata

Translated by U. Mahesh Prabhu “Look how creatures of the highest, middle as well as the lowest degrees are everywhere here enmeshed in grief because of their Karma (actions). Even my body though it seems ,at first glance by the Atman, is not me it is also the Atman  ; …

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Essential leadership wisdom from Sukracharya

Translation of Shukra Niti by U. Mahesh Prabhu (Excerpts) Niti Shastra is an ancient India classic on leadership, teaching primary ethics and principles of right behavior. It remains particularly relevant today in which this subject is an important part of education and management. The text consists of important aphorisms that …

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Bhartrihari’s Wisdom: Niti Shataka

By U. Mahesh Prabhu Legends have it that Bhartrihari once ruled the city of Ujjain. Although a loving ruler his mind was always engrossed about Love and Romance. He had over 100 beautiful women for his wives. No wonder he spent negligible time in the affairs of the state. His …

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Chanakya’s Artha Sutras

Translated by U Mahesh Prabhu Kautilya, also known as Chanakaya and Vishnugupta, is probably the oldest known authority on economics. Arthashastra, the oldest surviving treatise on polity, strategy and statesmanship, has recorded sutras (read: formulae) which, according to its author, holds the key to finding quintessential success in one’s life and all aspects of it. The following is …

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