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Sampurnanand University in Varanasi to Include Management Lessons from Hindu Scriptures

An international Center of Study, teaching and research in Sanskrit, SampoornanadUniversity in Varanasi is one of the most famous Sanskrit universities in India. SampurnanandUniversity was established in 1958 and before that for more than 100 years the institution was known as GovernmentSanskritCollege. Now the university is planning to include management lessons from Hindu scriptures in its Personal Management Course starting from January 20, 2010.In the Personal Management Course, the university is introducing a separate paper on ancient Indian religious/Vedic text and wisdom. Books recommended this academic year are Valmiki Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Vidur Niti, Kautilya Arthshastra and Chanakya Niti among others.

Mata Amritanandamayi Devi on Sadhana

All sadhanas (spiritual practices) are methods to decrease the thoughts and to increase peace and thus slowly man can become God. Not only does one enjoy peace oneself but can give peace to others as well.
The goal of sadhana is to eliminate the mind, which consists of thoughts and desires. The Self is beyond all these. To know the Self, the mind should be eradicated.
Everything will be known spontaneously if you do sadhana. Understand who you are. Know the Self. Then you can lead a life without attachment to anything. Such a state of mind will come if you do sadhana sincerely.
We are like pure rainwater that has become impure by falling in the gutter. The water in the gutter needs to be cleaned by connecting it to a river, and this is what sadhana does.
In the deep sea there are no waves. It is on the shore that the waves strongly break because there is little depth. Peace can be experienced when the mind becomes expansive and deep through sadhana. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi