Vemana’s poems on Management

Vemana is great Telugu philosopher and poet born in mid 17th c AD.  Vemana’s poems are filled with facts and provide practical guidance to life.

1. Start and hold it tight, stay focused, be ambitious to achieve victory

Pattu pattaraadu patti viduvaraadu
Patteneni bigiya patta valayu |
Patti viduchuta kanna padi chacchute melu
Vishwadaabhiraama vinura Vemaa ||

This is greatest saying of Vemana.
Don’t hold/start anything without planning, but once held/started one must not leave it till the goal is achieved

When you hold it hold it tight, focused, ambitious to complete and achieve victory. Effort should never be wasted . synergise all energies for ultimate win.  Who holds/starts a task and leaves in the middle is immature and not fit for thinking of it. Its waste of time, money, effort and loss of opportunities as well.

This must be inspiration to students, career ambitious persons, goal setters, achievers, project planners. We should not waste our energies, our efforts must never be wasted. If you desire – work hard to achieve it. when you start a project/task/exam preparation – think twice, plan well, understand the gains to be achieved, risks to be accepted, estimate resources when all factors for successful completion of the project are clear and doable – get set go!!!

But once started never stop in the middle and close it incomplete. Push all possibilities , stretch to any extent for success. The achievement of success is sweet tasting and one remembers the journey and forgets all the pain faced during the course of achievement.

Tasks fail only when done in haste, no planning, no full understanding of the project, poor risk assessment, under/over estimation etc.

2. Practice makes one perfect

Anaga nanaga raaga mathishayilluchu nundu
Tinaga tinaga vemu teeya nundu |
Saadhanamuna panulu samakooru Dharalona
Vishwadaabhiraama vinura Vemaa ||

If you practice singing regularly you will catch the pulse of raga and be good singer. Eating neem leaves regularly, in course of time you feel it good and sweet.

Same way if you aim, goal set, prepare, practice – you will be successful in this world. Focus on the goal, get rid of distractions, practice & practice to achieve success. There is no substitute for intelligent Hard work.

3. Know the learned person among common people.

Uppukappurambu okka polika numdu
ChoodaChooda ruchula jaadaveru |
Purushulandu punya purushulu verayaa
Vishwadaabhiraama vinura Vemaa ||

Salt and Camphor look alike, but tastes different. Like wise all humans look same but there are noble man in them.

4. Be wise in delegating powers to capable leaders

Alpa buddhi vaani kadhikaara michina
Doddavaari nella tolaga gottu |
Cheppudinna kukka cheraku teeperugunaa?
Vishwadaabhiraama vinura Vemaa ||

If power is given to less intelligent and characterless person, he will throw all intelligent and good people. Dog loves to lick foot ware and can never relish the taste of sugarcane.

Be wise in delegating powers to capable, experienced and positive minded leaders. Wrong person at the top position can lead to destruction. Birds of same feather flock together. Spending time with learned people will make you learned. Wrong environment will corrupt brain of even good people.

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