Bhagavad Gita and Management: A New Perspective
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Arjuna suffers breakdown on the threshold of war and refuses to combat. Lord Sri Krishna arouses Arjuna and renders him ready for the war through his discourse. The Bhagavad Gita portrays deliverance of man from depression and withdrawal from duty. The Lord employs an art of counseling as the most cogent means to restore the morale of Arjuna. He acts like his friend, philosopher and guide and propels him to the highest altitude of awakening by his exposition. The discourse is philosophical and exhaustive. It symbolizes a journey of man from diffidence to confidence, indecisiveness to determination and inaction to action. He calls upon him to believe, acquire knowledge and act dispassionately without obsession for fruition of his action. This is the fundamental principle of management which counts on existence of human capacity and aims at exciting overshadowed potential of man to deliver his best. The Gita and science of management are unidirectional.