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Indian Ethos for Management

Indian Ethos for Management

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Item Code: IDJ861

by Swami Jitatmananda, Foreword by Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj

Paperback

Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama, Rajkot

Size: 7.0" X 4.6"
Pages: 164 (B/W Illus: 3)
Weight of the Book: 140 gms
Price: $7.00
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Preface

We feel happy to offer this booklet on Indian Ethos for Management to the leaders and management experts who are trying to build a better India for tomorrow.

All over the world, there is a growing demand for corporating spiritual culture in top-management through regular spiritual session with prayer, meditation or holy reading with corporate members. Old feudalistic ways of exploitation, manipulation and disrespect are not working. On the contrary, people especially increasing number of knowledge workers, are responding more cheerfully to genuine respect and care offered to them in an attitude of service to their own innate divinity. People, both owners and workers are also searching for internal excellence, purity and freedom from sensate attractions.

Workshops are now being held in many places to explore how individuals or institution can achieve true success, excellence and feel a sense of purposefulness and fulfillment in life. We hope the contents a sense of purposefulness and fulfillment in life. We hope the contents of the book will help and strengthen all the leaders for tomorrow's India.

We are grateful to Revered Swami Ranganathanandaji Maharaj, present President Ramakrishna Math and Mission, for kindly writing an inspiring foreword to this booklet.

Foreword

Human life and work, individual and collective, needs a philosophy to guide it so as to make it the means for individual fulfillment and collective welfare. The more comprehensive that philosophy, the greater will be the fulfillment and welfare, such a comprehensive philosophy has been given to humanity by experiment and experience by the sages, men and women, of the Upanishads a few thousand years ago in India. It had so far remained far away from human collective life and influenced only a few select spiritual seekers. This philosophy known as Vedanta, described by the Mundaka Upanishad as Brahma Vidyam Sarva Vidya-pratishtam- the science of Brahman which is the basis of all sciences'- was presented by Swami Vivekananda in the modern age in its practical form so as to influence and inspire humanistically all types of human endeavours. One such endeavour is management and public administration.

Swami Jitatmananda has, in this book: Indian Ethos for Management, precisely done this. Some other authors also have dealt with this subject in their books. It will be enriched further by writers in the coming decades. The Indian concept of rajarshi in which raja or power is humanized, even divinized by rishi - 'sagely within and kingly without', as the ancient Chinese thinkers expressed it - is going to inspire more and more people of responsibility in India and abroad in the coming years. That conviction is expressed by the author in the closing para of his concluding chapter.

While appreciating and recommending this book to the readers, let me share with them this utterance of the ancient Chhandogya Upanishad: Yadeva Vidyaya Karoti, Sraddhaya, Upanisada, tadeva viryavattaram bhavati'What is done with knowledge, conviction, and meditation, will alone achieve maximum energy and efficiency.

Contents

SECTION: INDIAN ETHOS AND INDIA
Indian EthosWhy does Indian culture survive even today? 1: Macrocosm in microcosm: Atman - Brahman 1: A holistic universe 3: Does modern scientist accept these holistic ideas? 4: Work ethos in India is based on the holistic vision of life 6: The joy of life in holistic living 7: What are the abiding values of Indian Ethos? 8: Holistic ideas in various religions 9: Violation of holistic background of life leads to pain and failure 10: The Indian ideal for the Kings 11: Spiritual culture must lead material culture 13: Conclusion 14: Will the teachings of India evoke any response elsewhere? 15.
Practical Vedanta of Vivekananda-Economic background for religion 16: Why a new interpretation of Vedanta? 17: Sri Ramakrishna - a life of Practical Vedanta 18: Vedanta to reach the masses 20: Why was this high truth was not taught to the masses? 20: India is emerging as a global power 26: Is practical Vedanta applicable for the western society? 30 The goal of management In Indian Ethos: Making of complete Man 34: Right brain to function equally with left brain 35
SECTION 2: MODERN MANAGEMENT: ITS PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS
Whither management tomorrow? 41: A new era in management 44: Cyberspace culture leading to information revolution and consumeristic greed 45: The need: a superior fusion of knowledge and labour 47: New trends in management 50: Secret of Japan's success: Holistic Management 54: Sahaviryam Karavavahai 54: Japan's crisis from within 56: Vengeance of history 58: Birth of a holistic approach 60: Women emerge as leaders in education, culture and management 64: A new management philosophy-need of the hour 66: Western Management: The new realities 67 Utilitarianism cannot be the goal 70: Science and technology must be combine with Vedanta 72: Management needs holistic paradigm or face paradigm paralysis 76: Spiritual culture getting integrated with business 79: Need of genuine love and total care management 81: Unbridled individualism leads to organizational disaster 82: The need: Constant Research: Upgradation and increasing excellence 84: Non profits or voluntary service organization 86: Ramakrishna Mission: Practical Vedanta come true 88:
SECTION 3: INDIAN ETHOS: NORMS AND PRACTICALE:
Indian Ethos does generate strength: Spiritual heroes are Rishis and Rajarshis 94: Unselfishness brings power 95: Essential qualities of a management leader 97: Why does an unethical leader fail? 105: Values can be inspired by great leaders 106: Ideal leaders Christ-Buddha-Vivekananda 107: Can Values be taught by words? 109: The Self within is the source of all power 110: Meditation leads the leader through seven levels of consciousness 117: Anxiety Neurosis: Power to face failure and opposition 120: Removing Gloom and depression by opposite thoughts and holy company 122: The emerging power of a green and a holy environment 124: Excellence and co-operation eliminate competition 125: A creative leader must be both visionary and missionary 129: Liberty the first condition of growth 130: Empowering others source of successful management 132: Co-ordination of wills secret behind great organization 134: Vedic ideas of corporate culture: Company is a family 135: Holistic solution to problems and crisis 137: The message of the Gita 139; Leadership Succeeds Primarily Through Higher Evolution: 143; Indians' Information Technology Revolution in the West: 144; Trusteeship: The Indian Concept of Corporate Governance: 146; Servant Leadership: 149: Vivekananda The Power of a Divine Leader: 155; Fourteen qualities of World leader in Swami Vivekananda: 156; Conclusion: 161; Salient Principles of Indian Ethos: 162.
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