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Hinduism Quotes on Business Ethics

Quotes from Scriptures in Hinduism on Business Ethics:

Know that all this, whatever moves in this moving world, is pervaded by God. Therefore, find your enjoyment in renunciation; do not covet what belongs to others. (Ishavasya Upanishad hymn 1)

Among all the purities, purity in money matters is supreme. One whose earning and monetary given and take is pure, only he is pure, not one who is cleansed with clay and water. (Manusmriti)

The relations between employers and employees or the private entrepreneurs and the laborers, including wages and their payments, were fixed or regulated by contract, which had to be honored by both sides. Breach of understanding or neglect of duty by either of the two sides was not only immoral but resulted in the defaulter being liable to punishment by the state. (Arthasasthra III/14/1-28)

One should constantly remember death. Nothing will survive death. We are born into this world to perform certain duties, like the people who come from the countryside to Calcutta on business. If a visitor goes to a rich man’s garden, the superintendent says to him, ‘This is our garden’, ‘This is our lake’, and so forth. But if the superintendent is dismissed for some misdeed, he can’t carry away even his mango-wood chest. He sends it secretly by the gate-keeper. (Gospel of Sri Ramkrishna 105)