Stress Management

ISBN Number : 978-93-5142-704-9

Student Price : Rs.325

Student Dollar Price : 13$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2017

No. Of Pages : 150

Book Weight :306

About The Book

Everybody wants to be happy in life but very few become so. Happiness cannot be brought from outside. It is within us and we have to explore it. The present book will give you certain practical tips to do it with success.

The recent U.S. sub-prime crisis leading to global crisis, slowdown, business failures, massive employee retrenchment have created a situation of ‘stress and distress’. The present book is intended to offer a spiritual solution to contemporary global phenomenon of acute stress and depression. It will help managers and employees to regain peace and happiness by revisiting Ashtavakra Gita.

Happiness through self-management and self-realization is the main theme of a dialogue between Guru Ashthavakra muni and his regal disciple King Janak. This is called Ashthavakra Gita which forms part of Mahabharata epic which dates back 3200 B.C. It is revealed through a dialogue between King Yudhisthira and Lomash Muni

Happiness through self-management and self-realization is the main theme of a dialogue between Guru Ashthavakra muni and his regal disciple King Janak. This is called Ashthavakra Gita which forms part of Mahabharata epic which dates back 3200 B.C. It is revealed through a dialogue between King Yudhisthira and Lomash Muni

Son of Uddalak Muni Shwet Ketu and Ashthavakra Muni were contemporary experts of Vedas. Both were very famous experts. Shwet Ketu was maternal uncle of Ashthavakra muni. Both had gone to yajnashala and court of King Janak where Shastrartha between Pandit Bandi and Ashthavakra muni had taken place.

Parents of Ashthavakra muni were Kahod and Sujata. Kahod’s guru was Uddalak muni, father of Sujata. Ashthavakra muni and Shwet Ketu got spiritual knowledge hereditarily. But Ashthavakra muni got knowledge of shastras in his mother’s womb from his father Kahod. While in mother’s womb, he contested his father Kahod’s knowledge. Father became angry and cursed him to be of ugly body with eight bends. That is why he got the name ‘Ashthavakra’ (eight curved or eight bended body).

Kahod muni got defeated in shastrartha by Pandit Bandi of Mithila in the Court of King Janak. He was compelled to be drowned in the river. Ashthavakra’s childhood was spent in his maternal grandfather Uddalak Muni’s care. He came to know about death of his father from his maternal uncle and then he took vow to take revenge on Pandit Bandi. He attained this goal at the age of 12 years only.

At this unique success of Ashthavakra Muni, his dead father reappeared from river water and blessed him.

 

Contents :

1. Guru’s Discourse on Self-realization
2. Thrill of Self-realized Disciple
3. Evaluation and Mentoring by Guru through Critical Questions
4. Response of Disciple to Guru’s Queries.
5. Removing Ego of Self-realized Disciple by Guru
6. Queries Raised by Disciple
7. Self-realized Disciple’s World
8. Confirmation of Quality of Disciple by Guru
9. Evenness of Mind
10. Detachment (Vairagya) from Three Purusharthas
11. Knowledge Which Leads to Happiness
12. Experience Sharing by Self–realized Disciple
13. Attributes of a Happy Person
14. 'Svastha' or Super Peace
15. Essence of Happiness
16. Way to Self-realization
17. Qualities of Jeevanmukta
18. Summary and Conclusions by Guru (Shanti Shatkam)
19. Summary and Conclusions by Disciple (Resting in Self or Videha)
20. Summary and Conclusions by Disciple (Jeevanmukta)
Appendices:
1. Happiness Simplified – Pathways to Happiness
2. Drills to Make You Happy
3. Glossary of Technical Terms – Sanskrit to English
4. Sutras for Happy life
5. Self Test Exercises

About The Author

Professor N.M. Khandelwal (b. 2.10.1942), M.Com. (Gold Medalist), Ph.D., CBA (Canada) and FIAA. He has more than 40 years’ experience of postgraduate teaching and research of which 34 years as academic administrator-University Professor, Head/Dean/Director at Saurashtra University and M.D.S. University. He has also worked as Director of MBA Institutions–GLS, NRIBM, Ahmedabad, ITM Bhilwara, Govt. Engineering College, Ajmer, AITS and RKCBM, Rajkot. As eminent Professor, he has been invited as Visiting Professor/Visiting Fellow by various Universities. He has produced 21 Ph.D.s and completed 4 post doctoral research projects. He has several books, research papers and articles published to his credit. He is a renowned author in the area of Indian Ethos and Value for Managers. He has visited U.S. Universities twice. He has been President of Indian Accounting Association and General Secretary, Inter-University Council of Business Education and Research. Currently he is Chairman, IAA Standing Committee on Accounting Standards. He is currently working as Hony. Director, Ved Vyas Centre for Indian Management, Shri Govind Guru University, Godhara (Gujarat). He can be reached at email ID – [email protected]

His other publications from our firm are:
1. Sri Bhagwadgita for Managers
2. Managerial Lessons from Ramcharitmanas
3. Stress Management (Based on Ashtavakra Gita)
4. Indian Ethos and Values for Managers (Text and Cases from Maharashtra)

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