Vedanta Fest is a series of live talks by A. Parthasarathy, an annual meeting of minds, in an attempt to develop our intellect. As Swamiji promises, you come with questions and leave with an ability to answer them yourself. The event was first held at the iconic Dubai Opera in Dec 2017 and was attended by over 1800 people who converged to hear Swamiji expound on "the need of the hour". In November 2018 the event on "Making relationships work" was held at World Trade Centre.
Life constantly presents us choices. Hamlet's famous lines-"to be or not to be" highlight this dilemma of choice. On what basis do we choose? Are we victims to our feelings and circumstances which toss us around... Can we e equipped to rise above them?
We can be intelligent, successful and still make choices that derail our lives. Knowledge from schools and universities may provide us with work but offer no relief from despair, depression, stress and strain. Be empowered with skills for life- be dynamic, stay cool under pressure and get ahead in life.
To win, know the rules of the game. Challenges are easy to overcome with a powerful intellect. Assert control over circumstance. You are the architect of your fortune and misfortune. If you want to win at life, this is for you.
"The choices you make determine the quality of your life" Of all species, humans alone are faced with the choice of action. The choices you make determine the quality of your life. Equipped with Vedanta, the timeless truths of life and living, you choose actions based on the reason and judgment of the intellect rather than the whims and fancies of the mind. That is classical living. Thereafter you enjoy material prosperity and evolve towards the ultimate spiritual Enlightenment.
"The art of relating to others is based on right assessment of the people you contact" People spend time and effort to select the right partner. Yet bitterness, animosity and divorce seem to be the order of the day. Even parents and children are estranged in their relationships. Hence it is not whom you relate to but how you relate that matters in life. The success of any relationship hinges on an unselfish attitude and clear assessment. The art of relating to others is based on right assessment of the people you contact, dropping preferential attachment and developing pure love, performing duties and not claiming rights and above all, following the principle of giving rather than taking. Learn this art and apply it in your life. It should make any relationship work.
"Developing a powerful intellect will gain suzerainty over the perennial confrontations of the world" One needs to manage oneself before attempting to manage anything external in life. Why do you compare yourself with others. Just play your life’s role without an air of superiority or inferiority. The book deals with the basic concepts associated with the running of a business such as Value Systems, Work Ethics, Stress Management, Productivity, Leadership and Time Management. Also analyses one’s relationship with the world at large. The emphasis is on self -development through study and reflection of the higher values of life rather than correcting the external world. Towards the end the book highlights a human being’s role in achieving the ultimate management by gaining identity with one’s own Self.