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Vidur Niti – Hindu Text Vidura Niti

Vidur Niti is the advice given by Vidura to Dhritarashtra in the Mahabharata. It is found in the Udyoga Parva of the Mahabharat. Vidura was the young brother of Dhritarashtra and a minister in the court of Hastinapura. The teachings found in Vidur Niti were given by Vidura, to Dhritarashtra, when the latter was confused whether to support his son Duryodhana or Yudhishtira, his younger brother Pandu’s son.The advices mainly concentrate on the right conduct and on how to practice dharma.Some of the advices in Vidur Niti are:The arrow shot from a bow may or may not kill but the intellectual power shot from an intelligent man can even uproot a nation.A person should use his wisdom for dharmic mission and also for prosperity in a dharmic way.Never start any work without a deep understanding about the work.Modern day scholars are of the opinion that the advices given in Vidur Niti provide solutions to management problems.

Kanchi Mahaswamigal Thoughts

When our shirt loosely fits us we can take it off easily. But if the shirt is tight, the taking off might have to be made with some effort. And when we are required to take off our very outer skin, imagine how difficult it could be. Just as the skin is sticking to our body, our mind is sticking to us, but in deeper proximity! A dirty stinking sticky cloth becomes pure when the dirt, stink and stickiness are off the cloth. It is not necessary to look for another cloth. The same cloth, when the dirt, etc. are off, becomes the pure cloth. So also for our Jiva we don’t have to look for a new entity called Brahman; if we can remove the present dirt and stink of the mind, that should be enough. The same person will emerge as the pure Brahman. But that is exactly the formidable task – to remove the dirt and stink that is so deeply adhering to mind!Jagadguru Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal