INDIAN ETHOS : Indian ethos derived from Vivekananda, other scholars and relevant to management are listed here which are based on holistic approach and values like personal purity, self sacrifies (Tapasya), internal happiness, forgiveness, donations of excess (Dana), Compassion (Daya), Responsibility (Karma), Modesty (Vinayam), dedication(Samarpan) etc. Some. of the saying are highly relevant in our life: work and otherwise:
“Karamyogi is a person who is committed to truth i.e., the well being of others. Only a pure mind in its serenity and calmness discovers the truth“. “Happiness has to be searched internally. The inner should be given priority in human development. If the inner world is not coherent things will remain complicated“.
“Purity, patience and perseverance are. the three essentials of success and love“.
“Knowledge comes from others and is a great power, wisdom is your own understanding. Knowledge along without wisdom can bring sorrow “One can enjoy life by sacrificing selfishness“.
“We are normally focused on what is missing in life. The ‘moment you start operating from what you do not have, then whatever you have also goes into darkness“.
“Every human being has potential“.
“All work is an opportunity for doing good to the world“.
“Strength and inspiration for excellence in work conies from the Atman, the Self, the God -within, through prayer, meditation, holy readings and unselfish work“.
“He who works with calm and evenness of mind achieves the most as he acts from his mind not reacts (Retalliation)“.
“A calm mind touches the core of infinite and thus gets re-energized from that infinite which is the Self of man. Power, joy, hope, confidence, and introspection flow in the person who can make his restless mind calm“.
“Face adverse situation with strength and calmness (Equanimity)“.
“Empowerment is the power that lives within each one of us. It is a self realization that I am responsible for the choice I make“.
“By mutual co-operation, respect and fellow-feeling, all of us will enjoy the highest good, both materially and spiritually“.
“Righteous action leads to wealth, victory, general welfare of the masses, and constant justice“. “Trust leads to trust and mistrust leads to mistrust“.
“Morality comes to a manager by constant introspection and self-discipline“.
“The moral person like the Saint arouses the enduring faith of his followers. This is the faith that will lead to better performance“.
“The king’s (Leader) behavior should be such that each of his subject thinks that he is very dear or close to the king – If a Leader has this quality, the organization will run most satisfactorily“.

Chanakya’s Quoatation, on Leadership and Management:

• “The root of kingdom lies in the Self-controlled life of the ruler”.
• “The root of self-control lies in genuine humility”.
• “Humility comes from serving enlightened persons”.
• “From the services of enlightened persons comes wisdom”.
• “By wisdom is gained the knowledge of the Atman-Self “.
• “A man of Self-Realization conquers. everything in the Universe”

Jain Dharam:

• Paropkar (doing good to others) and Parahita Chinta (thinking good of others) are the first two values in Jain religion towards a joyful living. In Jain tradition a true leader must have his life based on the following holistic qualities:
• Maitri Bhava (Friendliness towards all).
• Pramoda – Bhava (Joy in seeing qualities in others).
• Kiruna Bhava (Respect and Compassion even to inferior beings).
• Madhyastha Buddhi Bhavana (Impartial, calm, even attitude of mind towards all people and all situations).

Guru Nanak:

“Main Jite Jag Jit (A man of self control conquers the world)”.
Mahatma Gandhi
“No one can take your self esteem away unless you choose to give it away”.
Inter-connected – Sapta Sheela – Principles
The Basic Principle: “AHAM BRAHMASMI TATTWAMASI”
Each soul is potentially Divine. I have immense potentialities. You have infinite Potential.
Why work? “ATMANO MOKSHARTHAM JAGAT-HITAYA CHA”:
For your own salvation (upliftment) and for the good of the world. Synchronise your private benefit with the public benefit.
What is work? YAGYARTHAT KARMANAH/ PARASPARM
BHACYANTAH” Karma is to be done in the spirit of YAJNA Nurturing each other.
How to work? SEVA +IYAGA
Serve others. Give your best for the good of others.
Spirit of work: YOGAHA KARMASU KAUSHALAM
Excellence in work is YOGA.

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