Spiritual Revival and Management Practices: Modern Approach to Management

Spiritual Revival and Management Practices: Modern Approach to Management

Madhumita Chanda (Heritage Institute of Technology, India) and Amrita Chanda (Christ University (Deemed), India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9893-0.ch006

Abstract

The author proposes an in-depth analysis of the basics of spiritualism, its true implications, and underscores the importance of spiritual quotient (SQ) or spiritual intelligence (SI) in the present socio-economic context and the decisive role that it is expected to play in near future. The main objective of the article is to identify the overall value crisis that is noticeable among professionals, especially in the corporate world. The main cause of these diminishing values is that individuals nowadays seek materialistic pleasures at the cost of their moral values. A revival of spiritual values can solve this global malaise.
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Chapter Outline

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    Indian philosophical treatises, the Upanishad, Krishna Yajur Veda.

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    The sacral Chakras and the IQ EQ SQ.

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    Spiritual revival and spirituality in Management.

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    Modern approach to Management.

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    Role of spiritual intelligence, spiritual values and spiritual managerial values in corporate world.

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    Workplace spirituality.

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Spiritualism And Indian Philosophical Treatises

India is a multi-lingual country where people of various cultures, religions and with difference in social beliefs and backgrounds live together. Our ethos is deeply embedded in our ancient philosophical scriptures. Indian scriptures have many sacred writings, such as the Vedas, Puranas, and Upanishads, and epics like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita.

The Upanishads preach the philosophy of absolute unity and contain statements of unparalleled value. Two ideas that chiefly dominate the teaching of all the Upanishads are:

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    Emancipation can be attained only through knowledge of the Brahm or Ultimate Reality.

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    He who is equipped with the four means of salvation, viz., Viveka (discrimination), Vairagya (dispassion), Shad-sampat (the six-fold treasure-self-control, tranquility of mind, satiety, endurance, faith and mental balance.) and Mumukshutva (yearning for liberation), can attain Brahm.

The main tenets of the Upanishad may be summed up in the following manner:

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    One should feel the manifestation of the divine consciousness in every form.

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    There is no contradiction between renunciation and enjoyment.

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    Life should be valued and shouldn’t be underestimated.

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    We should enrich our lives by doing our duties without any attachment.

Upanishad does advocate ‘detachment’ but the term is totally misunderstood by the common people. In fact, detachment promotes self-sufficiency. One becomes strong enough to live by himself and a proper understanding of spiritual values like humility, truthfulness, honesty, consistency and transparency sets him free.

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