Inspiration behind the game, its purpose & benefits
ARTHASHASTRA – THE KNOWLEDGE OF MATERIAL WEALTH
The title of “Sone Ki Chidiya” (golden bird), given to India, has been misunderstood by many. A lot of us sometimes link it to either India’s excellent climatic conditions, our great agricultural heritage or the mineral and energy reserves that India has. Few of us understand that India had a very long history of being the richest country in the world in terms of wealth – i.e. gold and other precious metals.
During the British Rule and after that too, we have been exposed to ideas like “Poverty is Divine” and “Being Rich is Evil”. These ideas have led many of us to believe that it is “OK” to lack resources. Ironically, India has been the only country where every year “The Goddess of Wealth” – “Laxmi” is worshipped. There is no other country where such a tradition of worshipping “Wealth” through religion exists. And the fact that we worship wealth through “Laxmi” means that creating and earning wealth is not really a bad thing after all.
The question that comes to our mind is – If we had such a glorious history of being materially wealthy and prosperous, then what was the reason for that?
Well, the question may have many answers. One very possible answer is the socio-economic architecture installed during the time of Emperor Ashoka, that made it possible for the Indian civilization to generate enormous wealth. If we explore the creation of this socio-economic architecture, we would discover that it was the knowledge of the “Arthashastra”, written by Chanakya (Kautilya) around 2300 years ago, that formed the foundation of Emperor Ashoka’s rule. The Arthashastra is knowledge of Material Wealth – it is a science of liberation from poverty and of entering the much-deserving world of well-being and prosperity.
Interestingly, today’s education system is bereft of this practical science of being wealthy and prosperous. Hence, there is a dire need for financial literacy – having a fusion of modern finance and the ancient wisdom of Chanakya’s Arthashastra. The game “Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh” addresses this very need. This game is conceptualized on books “Corporate Chanakya” and “Kautilya’s Arthashastra” and helps its players throughout the world realize their full potential to earn abundantly.
THE BUCKET vs PIPELINE LOGIC
The core theme of Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh is passive income. To explain the difference between activity-based income and passive income, here is a story. Once upon a time, there were two friends – Babu and Raju. Both of them got the job of filling water in buckets from a river downstream, and taking it up a hillock and into their village every day. They got paid for every bucket that they brought uphill. They were both bright and hard working. All they needed was an opportunity.
Both performed their new jobs religiously. However, after working for a few days, Raju realized that doing this kind of a job everyday would tire him and he would eventually get exhausted in the long run. He vowed to think of a better way to get the water from the river downstream to the village up the hill. He thought of building a pipeline from the river to the village. But Babu rejected this idea. Raju was not easily discouraged. He believed in his dream and patiently started action on his idea of a pipeline.
Although it was very tiring, Raju kept building his pipeline by reminding himself that tomorrow’s dreams are built on today’s sacrifices. “Short-term pain equals long-term gain,” he thought. Keeping his eyes on the “prize”, Raju’s big day finally arrived. His pipeline was complete! The villagers crowded around as the water flowed from the pipeline into the village! Now Raju didn’t have to carry buckets anymore. As more and more water started flowing into the village, Raju’s pockets started getting filled with money!
The pipeline drove “Babu The Bucket Man” out of business. Raju then convinced his old friend Babu to join him in his new venture. His new venture’s mission was to build pipelines in various villages all across the country.
Every individual has hidden qualities and potential which need to be tapped. You need not get water by carrying buckets every day. Instead if you are literate about creating passive income, you can design a pipeline of your choice, so that the water will flow automatically, and you can sit back and enjoy the benefits of your hard work.
PURPOSE OF CHANAKYA’S CHAKKRAVYUH
The purpose of the game Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh is to make people aware about their behavioral pattern regarding finance. Such awareness often brings about a 180 degree change in those people’s lifestyles and their attitude towards money.
Today’s education system is designed to train us in getting a job requiring specialized skills or knowledge, and in making us work in a rather limited and structured pattern. Our mindset is influenced by the environment and manner in which we are brought up, our education, our friends, our skills and our hobbies. All of this leads to a particular lifestyle, which in turn often entangles us in a sort of “Chakkravyuh” from which we find it difficult to break out. Some examples of being stuck in the “Chakkravyuh” could be struggling with our monthly expenses, not being able to grow our businesses beyond a certain point, or compromising our innermost dreams and desires due to lack of money.
Playing Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh makes us think and reflect upon our current personality and decision making ways. The game playing experience gives us new ideas and alternatives about how to break out from the “Chakkravyuh”. In a span of about 2 hours, Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh helps us find our real being and what we can adjust or tweak to be financially free.
Another purpose of Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh is to show that while it is important to do well yourself, it is even more important to help others to do well along with you. The game is designed to showcase how powerful joint ventures can be. After gaining valuable lessons from playing the game, you are encouraged to pass on the learnings to your children as it will help them succeed in the future.
On a broader context, the various purposes of the Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh game will help spread financial literacy, which in turn will take the whole of India forward economically and towards becoming a leading financial superpower. That is also the core vision of Enlighten Games, creator of the Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh game.
We wish you all to join our vision of a financially independent, strong and prosperous INDIA.
BENEFITS OF PLAYING CHANAKYA’S CHAKKRAVYUH
Playing Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh will help you to be in control of your own financial future. You will not only be aware of the next financial decision that you should take, but also the reason why you should take it. In 2 hours of play, you will probably learn more about financial management than you would in a management institute. The game-play nature of Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh means that learning becomes fun, and there is never a dull moment.
Learning while playing unlocks your thinking pattern and potential. You will clear most of your limiting beliefs about money and learn to focus on your true goals. While playing the game, you may see that even in the case of bankruptcy, you can start a new beginning and make it big. This experience will show you how to approach a situation even when the odds are stacked against you.
While playing Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh, you are required to continuously update a financial statement (it is not complicated, quite simple to follow with clear directions). By doing so, you learn how to measure and analyze your financial progress in a systematic way. The various sutras taken from Chanakya’s Arthashastra, which you will come across while playing the game, will impart knowledge in fundamentals of money management – an important starting point to becoming financially free.
This game enlightens the players on where they should be in order to break all their paradigms and explore their growth to the fullest. It teaches the art of investing and being aware of progress as futuristic people. Ultimately, playing this game frequently will train your mind to see opportunities in real life which you perhaps would have otherwise missed. “Laxmi” is known as the goddess of wealth in India. Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh helps you understand wealth and its management. In a way, this game helps you understand the goddess Laxmi in the modern context.
Some Additional benefits of Chanakya’s Chakkravyuh include:
– Gain an in-depth understanding of financial management
– Understand the difference between good debt and bad debt
– Learn to leverage the power of joint ventures
– Hone the art of pursuing the right opportunities at the right time
– Develop skills in setting your targets, goals and time frame
– Improve negotiating skills
– Develop persuasive communication skills