Vidura Neethi, A guide for Management

Vidura Neethi is a great guide for management skills and potential organizational behavior. Even when one is confronted with the worst trials ans tribulations, he should not lose his balance. Patience is a virtue and the quality of endurance (Krishna) is the hallmark of nobility. This is evidenced by dharmaputra’s absolute calmness and unperturbed out look.

Sri karpangadu Venkatachariar expounding the Mahabharatha Dealt with the ennobling advice given by Vidhura, a great counselor and an unparalleled states man, to to the bind king, Dhritharashtra, while explaining the independent consequences arising out of the enmity between the pandavas and kauravas, Vidhura Neethi it may be termed, brought out several valuable doctrines.

For instance, Vidhura says that some are always intent on creating rift and conflict,reviling and sawing seed of dissension or wounding others, sentiments . Friendship with such men should be shunned.

Those endowed with wealth should help their kith and kin in want. They should however decide either to refuse to part with their one or render the aid, knowing full well that it will not be returned. There is no point in regretting or lamenting over the lass later.

Dharma Sastras, in which several codes are laid are no doubt difficult to follow, but it will be wrong discard them because of the hardship involved in putting them into practices. Words of wisdom dinned onto the ears of those who refuse to listen and assimilate them, are like precious things last to the ocean, which are irrecoverable.

Dharma sastra should taught step by step. Since youth is the period when one is pulled on all sides by temptations the restrictions on personal conduct are rigid. If there is no control over the senses (Indriyas), the result will be unmitigated suffering  Lust, of any kind, should be controlled with grim determination through strict self- discipline.

Even Vedas are no exceptions and he instanced Indra’s overtures to Ahalya. Vidhura tells the king that Duryodana’s acts against the pandavas were unpardonable. Wealth accumulated by means other than fair, an eye on obtaining future benefits, it will be of no avail. The self possessed, like Dharmaputra, should remain unruffled under all conditions with his thoughts fixed on God.

Vidura is one of the main characters in Mahabharata. He is the prime minister of the Hastinapura Kingdom and the brother of the blind King Dhritarashtra. He is considered to an incarnation of Lord Yama Bhagavan, the death god, and lived his life in a righteousness manner.

Vidura was the son of Sage Vyasa and Parishrami, a pious maid. He was highly respected by the Pandavas and Lord Krishna for his good manners. He also safeguarded the Pandavas from the attacks of Kauravas, and acted as a godfather to them.

Vidura neethi was written by Vidura, and it is considered as the best teachings for the people. The details are as follows:

1. A noble person should pray to the almighty for the prosperity of all the living beings in the world.

2. He should remove the tears of the sufferers and provide food to the hunger and starved people.He should consider the sufferings of others as his own, and must be kind with everyone.

3. He should show mercy on all the living beings including insects, birds and animals, and must not harm the creations of the god.

4. He should try to improve in the growth of agriculture and must pray to the god for getting sufficient rain during the rainy seasons.

5. He should treat the females as his own sisters and mothers, and must act as a guardian for them.

6. He should be easily accessible to the people and must try to know their difficulties, and should remove it.

7. He should educate the poor and the under privileged children.

8. He should always speak softly and gently with others.

9. He should be well educated and a learned person and he must share his knowledge with others.

10. He must be a god fearing person.

11. He should respect his parents similar to the god, and must provide proper food to them.

12. He should never scold others.

13. He should give his excess wealth for charitable purpose.

14. He should also respect his servants properly, and must not treat them as slaves.

15. He should never acquire wealth dishonestly.

16. He should be in the company of wise and good friends.

17. He should be calm like the Holy River Ma Ganga who tolerates the sinful acts of the people, and gives all kinds of prosperity to them.

18. He should talk less and work more.

“OM”
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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