This website is dedicated to discover, understand and practice personal and social excellence drawing inspiration from ancient wisdom of India. We shall learn Vedic wisdom in the spirit of scientific enquiry, being focused on knowledge that can be applied in day today life. We shall not get bogged down by religious sentiments and faith which has distorted real wisdom for long. Most of our seers were true scientists and thinkers and have left treasure of wisdom for us. But this true knowledge is lost today due to passage of time.
Insights presented here are gained through years of study and research undertaken by study of Mahabharata, solving the riddle. Yes, Mahabharata is a riddle composed by Vedavyasa to convey the secret wisdom of Vedas. We shall prove the same to by presenting research undertaken!
During fifteen years of research undertaken as a hobby, I found the wisdom and models of excellence in Mahabharata far superior to theories presented by modern management schools. I shall present the knowledge keeping it simple, practical, and scientific. We shall stay focused on what can be applied to contemporary living that enables us to lead satisfying and happy life. Topics are broadly categories under following three heads vis (a) Excellence models, (b) Mahabharat research work. (c) References
Gayatri is an excellence model providing seven principles and a process, sequence in which these principles must be applied for personal excellence. Patanjali Yogasutra provides the insights into working of our mind and guidance on how to leverage it's immense potential. Three phases of life (student, householder, retired) bring clarity to priorities one must have in different stages of life. The four occupations (intellectuals, administrators, businessmen, workers) rooted in purusha sukta provides a model to envision world society as a human where each one is engaged in chosen occupation and contribute to society. The four highest goals (righteousness/integrity, financial wellbeing, satisfying ones desires, amd happiness) provide insight into what to aspire in life and how to balance them to stay happy.
Excellence models presented are based on interpreting Vedic literature in the backdrop of insight gained through Mahabharata research. They summarize the message of Mahabharata. Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa undertook the task of composing Mahabharata as the Vedic wisdom had started deteriorating. Mahabharata is nothing but a demonstration of interplay between these different models and provides guidance and use cases on how to interpret and apply these models in real life scenarios. Hence Mahabharata is also known as dharma shastra or fifth Veda. I shall present my research on Mahabharata with this specific objective.
In the concluding remarks of Mahabharata sage Vyasa says: “Thousands of mothers, fathers, hundreds of sons, and wives arise in the world and depart. There are thousands of occasions for joy and hundreds of occasions for fear. These affect only him that is ignorant but never him that is wise. With uplifted arms I am crying aloud but nobody hears me! From Dharma is Wealth as also Pleasure. Why should not Dharma therefore, be protected? For the sake of neither pleasure, nor fear, nor cupidity should any one cast off Dharma. Indeed, for the sake of even life one should not cast off Dharma. While Dharma is eternal, pleasure and pain are not. While Jiva is eternal, the cause, however of Jiva’s being invested with a body is not so”.
Concern of Vyasa still remains unfullfilled. If this website does its little to fulfill this desire of Vyasa, I consider the objective of the site as met!