Artha Forum, a not-for-profit initiative that aims to bring the relevance of ancient wisdom to modern business, organised the event “Business With a Purpose” on 17th November 2016 at Bombay Stock Exchange, Mumbai. Over 400 corporate heads and entrepreneurs attended. Radhanath Swami was invited to be the keynote speaker.
Others who spoke on the occasion were leaders from business and government administration: Ashishkumar Chauhan, the head of Bombay Stock Exchange, one of the leading stock exchanges in the world; Praveen Pardeshi, the principal secretary to the chief minister of Maharashtra state; and Ajay Piramal, the chairman of Piramal Group, a diversified global business conglomerate.
Speaking on the occasion, Radhanath Swami said,“Greed and exploitation are the greatest states of inner poverty. The wisdom of all sages is that we need to make sacrifices for a higher purpose, and that we need to earn with integrity and spend with compassion.” He cited from Krishna’s words in Bhagavad Gita and other world scriptures to shed light on how connecting with one’s inner wealth – one’s dormant love for God – awakens true fulfilment and compassion in every aspect of our life.
Radhanath Swami’s talk – Applied Spirituality Testing
Questions and Answers
Ashishkumar Chauhan’s talk – Creating Happier Employees
Ajay Piramal’s talk – Conscious Captalism