The Practice and Philosophy of Decision Making: A Seven Step Spiritual Guide

In the words of the author, Neeraja Raman: 

“In this book, I describe an action oriented decision framework, enhanced by philosophical concepts of discipline (yoga) and the pursuit of knowledge (gnyana), uniquely integrating the softer skills of human psychology and philosophy with traditional hard skills such as planning and action” 

This book was gifted to me recently. It got me intrigued because of its cover of the Bhagavad-Gita and falls under the genre of Decision making& Management. I was curious about what possibly the author had to say to link modern day management& decision making to Bhagavad-Gita. I am not a particularly religious person and hence was skeptical going into this book but was pleasantly surprised that this book was NOT a translation of the Bhagavad-Gita. Have you never read or even tried to read the Bhagavad-Gita because it’s too profound, impractical to today’s life or just because you’re not religious? This book is made applicable and practical to everyday life and will appeal to everyone even if not spiritual or religious.  

I am in awe of this author who has so beautifully written this book explaining and drawing a parallel from Mahabharata as applied to our generation today. She asks and researches the ultimate questions in life like Who am I? What am I? Do we need a philosophical approach to decision making? She talks about Dharma, Yoga and Gnyana in very simple modern ways. Dharma being the concept of guidance through personal values and principles, Yoga the concept of discipline and Gnyana the concept of harmony, peace, self fulfillment and happiness through knowledge.  

She writes many wonderful stories on happiness, knowledge and self empowerment. She researches and talks about setting goals, overcoming self defeating behavior and thinking, integrating the concepts of dharma, yoga and gnyana. She has a whole section for Practical realists like me talking about the million dollar questions like Reason Vs Emotion, Decisions Vs Strategy, Excellence Vs Perfection and much more.   It is nearly impossible for me to put into words what I learned from this very sensible, smart, thought provoking, power packed and practical 90 page book.  Go get a copy and enjoy!

This is Neeraja Raman and her book.

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One Response

  1. the gita also has some advice when it comes to makign decisionsL
    http://www.gitananda.org/wisdom-from-the-gita/making-decisions.html

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