Indian Cultural Ethics Values And Business Management

Submitted by:-Ankit Upadhyay Anhad Mehra Shrishti Awasthi Ishaan Maatoo Deepak kumar Sharma

and lust for power. but not able to make it the most important thing in their lives and pursue it steadfastly. but with a weakness for gambling. pride. The eldest of the pandava brothers was dharma raja. dharamraj was supposed to be become the rural of the kuru Kingdome. He personified unbridled ambition. stubborn. envy. By falling in the trap laid out for him. known for his physical power. in the language and idiom familiar to the masses . We can also say that these endless desires giving birth to Duryodhana in each of us The epics. The eldest of the kaurava brothers was duryodhana. the appropriate and in appropriate. commitment to the path of righteousness and belief and interest in the live beyond. aggression. According to the laws of inheritance as prescribed in our dhramshashtra. which would otherwise required years of dedicated study and religious practice. these epics help men develop inside into our religion and cultivate budhi or discriminating intelligence . felineness and also diverging from the way of ethics and value which are thought by our parents and teachers also by the religious epics. culminating in one’s salvation by drawing a clear distinction between the good and evil . Both were cousins.As we all are living in the 21ST century which in which their are plethora of all the men made gadgets to provide immense pleasure which some where increasing the endless desire of a mankind and in search of completing or fulfilling those desire with a fast pace men are turning materialistic. Since they are in narrative form. So he enticed his cousins to play a game of dice with him and used deceptive means to snatch the kingdom from him. their messages. But duryodhana was intent upon becoming the rural by whatever means. greed. Truly speaking the epics are illustrative of the divine knowledge contend in the smriti text such as the Vedas and the Upanishads . He was clear in his conscience and soft in his heart and action. and by personifying these concepts in moral percepts clearly into appealing characters and personalities. Usually this the first stage that ultimately leads to a more instance spiritual aspiration. morals and lessons are easy to understand and remember for the last several centuries. egoism and complete disrespect for tradition in seniority in his own family. the right and the wrong. who was known for his sense of justice and fair play . from which we can learn how to live and conduct ourselves in various situations. people who are serious about their religious duties and salvation. devotion. egoistic. which was often misunderstood by his rivals and his weakness. the Ramayana and t he Mahabharata contains many morals. but certain events in their lives made them become arch enemies. both the epics served people well by inculcating in them a deep sense of reverence. For him end justified the means. The epic are meant for the laymen. arrogance. .

how could anyone put sense in to his mind? Duryodhana was not only stubborn. they were flatly refused. As a result of these developments. they requested him to at least grant them five villages. Hence the title. family values and the very future of the land of the bharata. so arrogant and drunk with power duryodhana was that he close all doors of negotiation by telling them point blank that he would not grant them even that much land where they could pin a needle. In a desperate move. because they were duty bound to their king who at that time was duryodhana. duryodhana was succeeded in securing the support of great majority of the acclaimed warriors of his time. his self respect and his wife . It was a war in which almost every rural of the Indian subcontinent was destined to take part. but also head to force his brothers and himself into an ignominious exile for 12 long years as a part of his irresponsible wager. His anger and jealousy towards his cousins was so intense that he wanted destroy all of them through a deadly war and settled the issue of succession once and for all. tradition. Some warriors supported him.dharamraj not only lost his kingdom. for evil attracts evil or because they were afraid of incurring his wrath by refusing to support him. Emissaries and messengers were dispatched by both parties in all direction to muster support. It was what exactly duryodhana wanted. It seemed as if the fate of the war was already sealed and duryodhana was about to win. But when a person was drunk with power and blinded by egoism and ignorance. tried to reconcile both side. What change the course of the war and its ultimate outcome was the participation of lord Krishna in it. compared to dharamraja. Lord Krishna who was related to both sides through many alliances. when they requested duryodhana to return their kingdom. It was also a war on whose outcome the effectiveness of dharma upon earth depended. Everything was at stake. with a formidable army of yadus who . our religion. With that it became clear to the pandavas that the only way they could settle the dispute was through a war. Finally after returning from the long exile. It was at this crucial juncture that duryodhana made one major blunder which cost him dearly in the end. The sensible advice of his elders and lord Krishna fell upon his deaf ears. Those who were sympathetic to the cause of the pandavas and came forward to lend their support and participate in their war on their side was actually less in number because it was a time during which evil was on the rise and dharma or righteousness was on the wane. but dangerously destructive and egoistic. Once it clear to both side that their differences could be resolved only through a prolonged and destructive war they began making preparations for it. Many rural agreed to support duroydhana either because they were impressed by him personally. At that time lord Krishna was the ruler of a powerful kingdom. the great war of India or Mahabharata yuddham. though with great reluctance.

under his leadership. By fighting against each other. He saw him personally helping draupadi. he believed that lord Krishna’s power and stature stemmed from the yadu warriors and that they were more powerful than him. Lord Krishna stayed with the pandavas throughout the war and proved indispensable. Besides. Dharmaraja on the other hand chose lord Krishna himself. He gave them valuable advice and guidance on every challenging occasion and helped them deal with many . duryodhana chose the army. Just as they approached other rulers. after he lost his gamble. Being ignorant and egoistic. knowing the nature of both. he could deal with lord Krishna appropriately from a point of strength rather than weakness. the yadus and the pandavas would self destruct each other. The entire army of the kauravas consisting of millions of soldiers and legendary warriors was wiped out in the battle field and duryodhana himelf met with an ignonimous death. Lord Krishna. who believed in his own prowess rather than that of god. offered them a rather difficult choice. although he was well aware of their evil nature and their unbiridled political ambition. In doing so. They could choose only one of the two. He had greater faith in the intelligence and wisdom of lord Krishna than the might of his army. when the kauravas dragged her into the court in a show of strength and try to disrobe her in front of all people. he was able to discern clearly the divinity in the person of lord Krishna. Thus once the issue with the pandavas was settled. resulting in the weakening of the political sway of lord Krishna and his yadu clan. he knew lord Krishna was not an ordinary person. he believed in the unlimited potentialities of spiritual power rather than in the limited capabilities of physical power. with god actively participating on the side of the good. but not oth. He believed that lord Krishna was greater than all the armies put together and having him on their side would tilt the balance of power significantly. Wicked as he was in his thoughts and intentions. So both Dharmaraja and duryodhana rushed to the city of dwarka to meet lord Krishna and present him with their respective proposals. Being a wise person himself. he thought that having them on his side would be a clever strategy in his plans for further aggression. got the acclaimed as fearless and unstoppable warriors. Being spiritual in nature. He had no particular enmity with the kaurvas. It was a clever ploy in which he put to test the buddhi (discriminating intelligence) of both his relations. Most of us know what happened afterwards. both sides decided to secure the support of Lord Krishna. The pandavas were greatly benefited by the presence of lord Krishna amidst them. dhrmarja changed the very character of war from a family war to a war between the good and the evil forces. True to his nature. He told them they could either choose his moral and personal support or his material support in the form of his well trained army.

arjuna would have probably lost either the battle or his nerve or both. He personally served as the charioteer of arjuna and boosted his marole in the battlefield with his divine discourse (bhagavadgita). Seeing but themselves and living or acting for themselves. He would take the help of god in securing the assets and the resources. There is an important lesson in all this. He thought unwisely that he could do everything by himself. The moral of the story is in whatever we do we should always seek the help and guidance of god and make him a partner in all our endeavours. They feed upon their own pride and revel in their own glory. What matters to them is material success in the form of money.asvatthamaand so on. It does not matter whether we are rich or poor or weak or powerful. karna. They may use the name and power of god. He would win. but rarely come forward to appreciate others. if necessary by fighting against god.formidable opponents like bhishma. If necessary they don’t mind to defy him or his law to achieve their goals. He did not care to stand against god in the battle field and fight with him. He ignored the support of the god. What is important is whether we have god on our side or not. Such attitude and thinking proved his undoing. they show no gratitude for the silent support rendered by god. tradition and moral values. name and fame is so strong that they make take credit for the work done by others. They have scant respect for relationships. but only with a selfish intent and for a selfish purpose. when the later lost his heart and refused to fight with his own kinsmen on the grounds of moral dilemma. Without him. In a similar vein. . It does not matter to them whether god is with them or against them. Of what use all power and riches in the world. But he lacked faith. without ever acknowledging it. If you look carefully you will see that in the present day world there are more duryodhanas amidst us than dharma rajas. they live under the illusion that their personal efforts are responsible for their achievements and they are masters of their own fate. dronacharya. family. He believed in himself and that he was the master of his own fate. which is very relevant today and which we can learn to save ourselves from the consequences of our selfish actions. power and wealth. We have people among us who would go to any length and resort to any means to achieve success and popularity in their lives. but would not personally want him on his side. This is unfortunate because in doing so they are exposing themselves to the consequences of thir own actions (kama) and also alienating themselves from their own inner divinity. if god is not with us and god is not part of our effort? Duryodhana had everything he wanted. Their obsession with power. They don’t care whether they are righteous or otherwise. He thought he had the necessary power and resources to deal with his enemies.

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