Posted: 10.12.2012
 
Conference ► Ethics Is Good Business PHD House, New Delhi, 1.10.2005 Organised by: PHD Chambers Of Commerce and Industry Achary Mahaprajna Conference Video
Posted: 31.10.2012
By Prof. Peter Pruzan
1. Introduction There is an apparent inconsistency in the way that most people - including social scientists and philosophers - refer to the competencies and capacities of collectivity of purposeful individuals, what I will refer to in the sequel as organisations . On the one hand, within the field of management parlance, it is common to speak of an organisation's visions, goals and responsibilities. These are...
Posted: 01.09.2012
 
Introduction - Present Economic Systems In last two centuries we have practiced and experienced the different models of capitalist economics, social economics, mixed economics, neo-classical or liberal economics in different forms at different places and different times, but rather than solving the problems of the people and meeting their desires and expectations they have created more problems. The discontent...
Posted: 01.09.2012
 
7th International Seminar on “Role of Relative Economics for Balanced & Sustainable Development with special Reference to Individual Consumption ” (Relative Economics - An Innovative thought of Acharya Shri Mahapragya ) Pious Presence of H.H Acharya Shri Mahashraman On 17-18 November,2012 At JASOL (Rajasthan) (Jodhpur-Nakoda highway,7 km before Nakodaji Temple) Organized by: International Research Institute...
Posted: 02.12.2010
By Prof. S. Shyam Prasad
Non-Possessiveness and Ethical Business Paper presented in the National Seminar on Application of Non-possession in Jainism held at JVBU, Ladnun, Rajasthan on 27-29, November, 2010 ABSTRACT There is a general perception that the business and the ethics do not go together and that business should adopt any means to flourish. This paper argues that this is far from the truth. Ethical businesses perform as good if...
Posted: 15.10.2009
 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2009 Global Hunger Index The Challenge of Hunger: Focus on Financial Crisis and Gender Inequality The Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that worldwide progress in reducing hunger remains slow. The 2009 global GHI has fallen by only one quarter from the 1990 GHI. Southeast Asia, the Near East and North Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean have reduced...
Posted: 14.10.2009
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
ECONOMICS OF HUMAN LIFE SPAN A fundamental question concerning aging is whether the life spans of organisms evolve, and if so, what forces govern their evolution. In this article I argue that life spans do evolve and present a general theory of life spans, with a particular focus on humans. I employ a qualitative definition of life span : the amount of time between birth and the age at which the likelihood of...
Posted: 09.10.2009
By Prof. Dr. Sohan Raj Tater
CONCEPT OF NON-VIOLENCE Non-violence is a precious principle of Jainism. It is inter-related with Anekantvad to all lives. It teaches us reverence for all lives including our own soul. If may be either in our daily life, or in business or in behavior towards others with equal wavelength of our mind, speech and body. It keeps our temperament cool and calm. It provides satisfaction in life, no jealousy, no anger,...
Posted: 20.06.2009
 
One sixth of humanity undernourished - more than ever before The faces behind the numbers. 19 June 2009, Rome World hunger is projected to reach a historic high in 2009 with 1 020 million people going hungry every day, according to new estimates published by FAO today. The most recent increase in hunger is not the consequence of poor global harvests but is caused by the world economic crisis that has resulted...
Posted: 29.12.2008
By Chandraprakash Shah
As all the businesses run with the intention of profits, religion too is plasticized for profit. The means of achieving them are different as well as its outcome will be at different level. One is considered in terms of materialistic achievements and the other one is spiritualistic up gradation. The former have economics of destruction while the later has economics of “Live and help to Live.” The former...
Posted: 09.08.2008
By Acharya Mahaprajna
08.08.2008 The objective of modern economics is neither peace, nor non-violence. Its goal is economic prosperity. It aims at everyone becoming rich. In order to fulfil the objective of pervasive prosperity, it also expects that desires, needs and production are expanded, and as a consequence thereof, greed promoted. The expanding greed presupposes expanded needs, which calls for expanding production. This, in...
Posted: 29.06.2007
By Acharya Mahaprajna
Humanity is at crossroads today. With enormous achievements in the domains of knowledge, politics, diplomacy, economics, culture, science and technology, human beings are surrounded by the threats and problems of terrorism, insecurity to their lives, deep frustrations and lurking fears of even ultimate destruction of mankind in case the nuclear arsenal falls in the hands of unscrupulous extremists and...
Posted: 21.06.2007
 
On 8th June 2007, Samani Charitra Pragyaji, senior disciple of H.H. Acharya Mahaprajna, was invited for lecture at Merchants Chamber of Commerce, 15-B Hemanta Basu Sarani Kolkata-1. Her topic was “Secret of Success in Business”. Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Jain Vishva Bharati jointly had organized the lecture.
Posted: 10.03.2007
By Acharya Mahaprajna
On the altar of economic progress, mental peace cannot be sacrificed. So it is absolutely essential to establish a compromise between economic progress and mental peace. This becomes even more urgent a need if man is to escape from mental tension, madness, cruelty, exploitation, usurpation of power and other highly detrimental streams of action. Only after visualizing such disastrous consequences did Mahavira...
Posted: 08.03.2007
By Acharya Mahaprajna
The religious teacher initiates the social being into religion but because of that he cannot ignore the physical requirements of the person and preach aparigraha to him. Therefore Mahavira developed the path that desire should follow and gave the following moral precepts: Do not fuzz weights and measures. Do not adulterate. Do not sell imitation after displaying the original. In the context of the society,...
Posted: 06.03.2007
By Acharya Mahaprajna
The perspective of religion towards life is fundamentally different from the perspective of economics towards life. Religion defines life in terms of the development of the consciousness. Economics defines life in terms of economic activity. These definitions do not share a similar foundation or perspective. Therefore religion does not accept economics nor does economics accept religion. Yet they co-exist in...
Posted: 04.03.2007
By Acharya Mahaprajna
Bhagvan Mahavira said, "Wants are as infinite as the sky." As true as this statement is from the spiritual perspective, so true is it from the economic perspective also. According to economics, demand widens the area of needs. The area of wants is even larger than that of need. All desires cannot be wants whereas all wants can surely be desires. Need is less than desire and demand is even lesser than that...
Posted: 01.02.2007
By Dr. Samani Sthit Pragya
Economic is to manage wealth and resources but its purpose should be for fulfilment of social justice and moral values. Gandhiji said “true economics never militates against the highest ethical standard; just as all true ethics to be worth its name, must at the same time be also good economics“ to me man is highest consideration. Nothing is more important to man than man. Gandhi also said “I will welcome...
Posted: 08.01.2007
By Vinod Kothari
The new mantra of economics, particularly welfare economics, is sustainable development. Development that exploits resources might lead to sporadic development, but such development is not permanent.
Posted: 07.01.2007
By Vinod Kothari
While economics and religion apparently seem to be aliens, there have been several attempts to bring forth convergence between the two. The Jain way of life is known for its austerity and curbing of wants, while, to an outsider at least, economics is all about exploitation of resources for the satisfaction of wants. Hence, at first look, economics and Jainism seem to be going exactly opposite. Acharya...
Posted: 27.10.2006
By Acharya Mahaprajna
T he non-violent Jain tradition attaches utmost importance to an individual’s emotional competence as the key to success is his life. It does not ignore the intellectual side too and pleads for a balanced developments of both the right and the left parts of the human brain. In order to enhance a manager’s emotional competence as well as intellect I consider the following seven principles vitally significant...
Posted: 22.07.2006
 
economics as if people and the planet mattered Growth isn’t working: the uneven distribution of benefits and costs from economic growth, shows that globalisation is failing the world’s poorest as their share of the benefits of growth plummet, and accelerating climate change hurts the poorest most.
Posted: 21.07.2006
 
Economics as if people and the planet mattered The Happy Planet Index is an innovative new measure that shows the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered around the world. It is the first ever index to combine environmental impact with well-being to measure the environmental efficiency with which country by country, people live long and happy lives. The results are surprising, even...
Posted: 20.07.2006
 
new economics foundation A new global measure of progress, the ‘Happy Planet Index’, reveals for the first time that happiness doesn’t have to cost the Earth. It shows that people can live long, happy lives without using more than their fair share of the Earth’s resources. The new international ranking of the environmental impact and well-being reveals a very different picture of the wealth, and...
Posted: 29.11.2005
 
and IILM ACADEMY OF HIGHER LEARNING, JAIPUR CAMPUS : A two-day conference is being organized jointly by Anuvrat Global Organization (Anuvibha), a transnational center for peace and nonviolent action associated with UN DPI and IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Jaipur Campus from 5th December to 7th December, 2005 in New Delhi under the auspices of His Holiness Acharya Mahapragya, a celebrated spiritual thinker...
Posted: 22.11.2005
By Acharya Mahaprajna
This concise but informative volume outlines and delineates some of the basic teachings of Mahavira as are relevant to the real understanding of economics. Economics is the science of economic prosperity and the limitation of wealth is the science of peace. Unlimited ambition and peace can never be reconciled. Man does need economic resources. If economic development is rooted in peace, it is obvious that a...
Posted: 19.11.2005
By Editor Aparigraha Jain, Editor Karuna Jain
Terapanth Maha Sabha (general assembly) Kolkatta had invited Manak C. Singhi, auditor general & economic adviser, to give a lecture on the economics of Mahavira on 6th November 2005. About 200 people were interested to know, how the concept of dispossession can produce the philosophy of possession, as Munishree Dhananjaya Kumarji had put it in his editorial to the book of Acharya Mahaprajna, 'Economics of...
Posted: 03.10.2005
By Dr. Paul Marett
Sometimes, one is searching for a specific book, and sometimes a book is finding a specific person. Perhaps, some among us had the chance to experience this. Mostly, the speciality of circumstances, resulting in such an experience, is not totally in our awareness; we realise them only afterwards. When I first met Raju S. Shah during Pratishtha Mahotsav at Potters Bar near London, I did not know that he had been...
Posted: 12.10.2004
By Bharat Jhunjhunwala
Acharya Mahaprajna travels by foot across the country. During his travels in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, he found that many people in the tribal areas were not getting a square meal despite much economic development having taken place during the last 50 years. What are the policies that would lead to the establishment of a righteous economy? he asked. The solution is twofold: The elite has to...

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