This book, ‘Rules to Rulers’ - Eternal wisdom from Epics is a beautiful collection of articles written on various aspects of governance based on the teachings of our scriptures and law books. The main emphasis of the book is on how the characters portrayed in our great epics and teachings enunciated in our Dharmashastras will be useful to modern managers, administrators and corporate executives. The extraordinary wisdom, courage and administrative acumen displayed by the noble characters portrayed in our epics will definitely be a great source of inspiration to modern leaders. Who makes a good leader? What are the qualities a good leader should have? - The book attempts to answer these two questions in th light of the roles essayed in our epics and the teachings contained there in. This is the dominant note that sounds clearly through all the essays presented in the book.
To the extent one adheres to Dharma or righteousness to that extent one becomes successful in all spheres of public governance. In fact one who holds on to Dharma doggedly becomes successful both in this world and the next as well. Today many believe that unless one yields to dishonesty and corruption success in the world is impossible. But the characters depicted in our epics prove otherwise. They send an eternal message that truth alone triumphs and not the untruth.
The book tries to open the eyes of managers, executives and administrators to the vision that character, values and good conduct alone will make one a true leader of men and nothing else.
- Swami Jnanadananda