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September 11, 2015

On making your mind clam and radiant

THE BUDDHA‬ was once asked this question: Why do the ‪noble‬ beings who have developed their minds appear so calm and radiant? The Buddha replied: “They ‪sorrow‬ not for what is ‪past‬, They yearn not after that which is not come, The ‪present‬ is sufficient for them: Hence it is […]
June 5, 2015

Being in, and out of, love

It’s stupid to expect that all our desires will be satisfied. No matter how much powerful or influential we may be or become we are sure to experience frustration(s) by the sheer presence of a desire. The things we don’t have – we’ll long for them. Once we have them, […]
May 18, 2015

To Solitude

Loneliness is a pain. It’s a concept which tells you that you cannot be happy with yourself. Loneliness is a conditioning which declares people to be “incomplete”. Contrarily, Solace is a bliss. It’s an ultimate resolve made possible when you realize that you are complete in yourself and there’s nothing else […]
October 25, 2013

Personal notes of wisdom from the UPANISHADS

UPANISHADS are considered to be HINDUISM’s “holiest scriptures” speaking of a path for attaining MOKSHA (read LIBERATION). After having completed reading 11 main UPANISHADS, namely ISHA, KATHA, BRIHADARANYAKA, CHANDOGYA, SHVETASHVATARA, MUNDAKA, MANDUKYA, KENA, PRASHNA, TAITTIRIYA and AITERAYA, I have found myself rather intrigued by their wisdom. Following are some of their best teachings: Speaking […]
October 25, 2013

Mundaka Upanishad on Teacher, Rituals and Sacrifices

We live in an era of SELF STYLED, PREACHERS, GURUS AND GOD MEN; who – simply – invent,  re-invent and circumvent age old IDEAS and re-brand as something “new”. For whatever the “new-news” they will always fail to impress the truly LEARNED and WISE. Following is an interesting except from […]
April 26, 2013

Lessons from my FIRST LOVE

First love is always special. It’s that which we, all, would cherish; openly or secretly. No matter how much you try – you can never forget that person whom you desired and loved so much. If your first love was your last – you can be assured – you are […]
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Columns on Business & Economy

June 11, 2016

One Word Responses

The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published in Business Goa magazine. The columnist believes that responding to letters and emails is a fundamental sign of civility which we are fast tending to forget. Letter-writing was a serious business for many of history’s great men. Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar […]
May 20, 2016

Why India Was A Global Economic Power

The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld on May, 20, 2016 Isn’t it time we looked back into our history and searched for the wisdom of our Vedic ancestors to provide management solutions? Ancient Indian, or Vedic, philosophies and scriptures have provided valuable knowledge […]
May 10, 2016

Who Understands Modi?

The following article was first published by BW Businessworld. Many in the media would have us believe that Prime Minister Modi is fast losing his popularity and difficult days lie ahead for him When someone assumes colossal power, many rally towards the person with expectations. These expectations can either be […]
April 23, 2016

Thoughts in pursuit of excellence

The following column was published by Business Goa magazine in its April 2016 issue.  The celebrated Spanish painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso once said this about his ability, with pomp and pride, “My mother said to me, if you become a soldier, you’d be a General; if you become a […]
January 15, 2016

Will PM’s Startup Policy Succeed In Fostering A Culture of Innovation?

The following column by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Disrupt.  This Saturday (January 16, 2016) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to launch “Start-up India 2016”. The prime minister is also expected to announce various initiatives by his government to foster the culture of entrepreneurship. The response […]
January 13, 2016

Baba Ramdev: A Pragmatic Business Baron

The following article by U. Mahesh Prabhu was first published by BW Businessworld Magazine.  So far, trust has been a key factor in determining the ‘success’ of Patanjali Ayurveda. The yoga guru’s saffron robe still attracts significant trust which FMCG companies can’t get even via million-dollar celebrity endorsements Baba Ramdev […]
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Articles on Vedic Wisdom

March 24, 2016

Death and Decrepitude

The following part is translated from Shanti Parva Chapter of Mahabharata of U. Mahesh Prabhu If death assails the world; the neglect encompasses it. All those irresistible things which come and go away are like nights – continually lessening the period of human life. When death approaches there’s none, like a […]
March 23, 2016

True Happiness

The following part is translated from Shanti Parva Chapter of Mahabharata by U. Mahesh Prabhu   Whatever you devote yourself to, that object, and nothing else, will appear to you as if the highest of acquisitions fraught with the greatest of blessings. When you reflect properly, through purity of heart and […]
March 22, 2016

Wisdom of Chhandogya-Upanishad

Translated & Retold by U. Mahesh Prabhu I seek my speech, eyes, ears, limbs, life and energy to help me in my good works – that which have truth for theme. I shall never deny truth, or shall never let the truth deny me. Let me be in union, communion […]
December 24, 2015

Understanding GURU through the wisdom of AVADHOOTA DATTATREYA

Once King Yadu saw Avadhoota Dattatreya in a forest and asked “Sir, you are revered to be quiet capable, energetic and wise. Such as you are, why do you live in the forest, free from all desires? Even though you have neither kith and kin nor even a family, how could […]
December 15, 2015

Karma ~ The Universal Law of Causation

There can be no event in absence of a definite cause. All sciences as well as philosophies of the world unanimously accept that the Law of Cause & Effect is the most universal of all laws. It is one law which governs all phenomenon however gross or fine they may be.  The Universal Law […]
October 3, 2015

Vedic Wisdom for Leaders

The following is an excerpt from Simhasana Dvatrimsika translated by Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar published by Penguin India: His life is fruitful, say the sages, Who lives acclaimed for learning valor, wealth and other merits. For even a crow can live long, eating left overs. The crow lives long, gobbling putrid […]