Akhand Gyan

Highlights of February 2009

Raise the biggest question

The small boy, Narendra, loved to climb the trees. He often used to go to the park nearby with his friends and oscillate on the thick, fruit-laden branches of the mango trees. The Gardener liked Narendra immensely and had a close intimacy with him. He used to constantly worry about his welfare, whether he would fall from the tree and injure himself. Therefore, one day he summoned Narendra and all other children and said, "Listen, Children, don’t climb the trees. Do you know there lives a “Brahma-rakshasa” (hefty ghost) on its branches? What if he comes out in the open and eats up all of you?" All the children got terribly afraid. But Narendra asked inquisitively a counter-question, lisping, “Baba, who is this sturdy ghost?” The Gardener composed an answer immediately, “Those who die an untimely death, they become ghosts.” Narendra: Untimely? Gardener: Oh, yes. Suppose, someone dies in an accident, or someone is murdered- on such occasions, take it that death has arrived before time! Then the soul wanders as a 'ghost' from place to place. It begins to pester others. Narendra: Baba, did someone die an unnatural death below this tree too …so that he became a ghost? Gardener (Avoiding the question): … God knows…. Narendra: Have you ever seen that ghost? Gardener: No, I haven't seen. …But I have heard about him from many. Narendra: Well, you have just heard, not s…

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The Examination: The Battle Of Wits With Battalion Of Books!

Oh! This examination fever! Just two months to go! And, Syllabus - as big as Mount Everest! What about those subjects which I have not even touched? I have been neglecting them throughout the year. Oh, my God! What do I do now? What will happen to me! How do I manage things? ......?' The minds of most of the students must be minding on the above lines. For the month of March is approaching fast! On one hand, the educational institutions and the Board are busy giving the finishing touches to the question papers for the examination and on the other, the students are engrossed in the last minute- desperate efforts to mug up & practice the possible questions that they expect in the examination! The students have limited time to swim through the oceanic syllabus! For some students, it is a no-win situation! They have lost their self-confidence! With intense worry, vanished initiative and depression- they have drowned into the cesspool of negative emotions! Their condition is indeed pitiable, and those concerned with their future, need to address this fearful state of theirs on top priority. To guide these students, the future leaders, the torch-bearers of the World, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, the Founder and Head of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, often blesses them with the thought-provoking and soul-stirring ideas. Here is one such discourse. Dear Children, During this period, your Principal and teachers must have given you ample valuable suggestions and guidanc…

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Realise the Golden Buddha in you!

Question: I am a college student. My problem is that jokes of my friends often pinch me. Their fun seeps into my heart and thereafter I brood over it for days together, fret and fume… Please tell me what do I do? Answer: On the one hand, you say it's all fun and jokes among the friends; at the same time, you take the issues so seriously that your sentiments are hurt. After all, why to take what is said in lighter vein so seriously! Why are you touchy about such talks? At best, adopt the policy of tit for tat - let your quick repartee be such that it evokes laughter and contributes to the over all situation of mirth. If you can't 'hit' back at them with the arrow of humour, then simply give them a soft smile, thinking that why to waste the precious thinking power over frivolous issues by giving them undue importance? Benjamin Franklin also faced such a situation at the young age of 7, which drilled into his mind and he remembered it well till the age of seventy! A young boy then - he visited a toyshop. He broke open his 'Piggy Bank' and arrayed the coins on the counter of the shop. In exchange, he purchased a small whistle - without making any enquiries about its cost! Whistling with joy, he gambolled, jumped, skipped, and reached home. When his elder brothers/sisters came to know about the deal, they all rebuked Franklin, "Idiot, for this small whistle, you paid such a big sum!" Franklin was taken aback! Youngsters, like you,…

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See God- Where? How? Why?

Most of us know it too well that abiding peace lies in the lotus feet of the Almighty; even then we are disturbed! Why? Very often, we beseech Him and somewhere deep within we have a constant quest to know Him. But even then we don't find Him and consequently true happiness and peace! Why? Simply because we do not search for God where He actually dwells. To elucidate the same concept, Saint Rabiya once did a divine sport. She started searching for something outside her cottage. In the meantime, two people walked past her cottage and seeing Rabiya tensed, asked her for the reason. Rabiya promptly answered, 'Oh Sons, my needle is lost. Will you help me in finding that?' Out of respect for her elderly age, these two men also started helping Rabiya in her search. Within no time, dozens of other villagers also gathered to aid her in her mission to search the needle. However, the desired result was not forthcoming. Efforts proved futile. Finally, an irritated villager inquired Rabiya- 'Mother, just try to recall the spot your needle exactly fell?' Rabiya answered that needle fell inside her cottage. The villagers were shocked! As if knocked down with a feather! They revolted and questioned why then she was making them look for the needle outside? Rabiya innocently reasoned that it was dark inside. To this, the villagers laughed and explained that if it is dark, then why not light up a candle or a lamp? 'But O old Mother! The needle can be found only at …

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How Can I Develop My Personality?

Problem: You know well, how difficult is the 'job' of job-hunting these days. Interview first, group discussion next, etc. etc. You need to go through so many tough rounds one after the other. Despite knowing the answers to most of the questions, I don't know what happens to me and I become so nervous that the interviewer easily makes out the lack of confidence in me. I face the similar problem in the company of my friends as well, where I find it difficult to express myself properly and, as a result, most often, I become the laughing stock amongst them. Please tell me how can I overcome this weakness of mine? Solution: Nervousness, lack of confidence, inability to express properly… the root cause of all these deficiencies has just one aspect - Your undeveloped and disintegrated personality! You need to polish your personality well if you wish to present yourself in an impressive manner and leave a positive impression on the people with whom you have opportunity to interact. In today's scenario, as for the youth of present generation, the meaning of personality has reduced just to a set of few factors; like, to converse with an artificial alacrity and aplomb, having an impressive social disposition, and to appear stylish or well-groomed. But, mind you, all these pertain solely to the outer covering, the physical layer of your personality. Below this, two more subtle layers exist - Psychological and Spiritual layers. To evolve as a robust …

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Jo Brahmaande Soyye Pinde - Quantam Theory

Holy texts form an immortal and unfathomable store-house of wisdom. Depicted in them is not just raw information but tested knowledge. Conclusive proof is available that Vedas, the most ancient texts of India, possess knowledge of both the outer and the inner realms of existence. Needless to say that their authors, Vedic rishis, were scientists to the core. Vedic rishis had proved long ago, without even the slightest suspicion, that we are all a microcosm with the macrocosm within each one of us- “jo brahmaande soyee pinde”. Our Vedas vehemently proclaim that whatever is perceived in the cosmos can be similarly perceived at the individual level in our inner realms. The Quantum Theory propounded by a modern scientist Max Planck in 1900 also explicates this fact, making it easier for us to comprehend and assimilate. The theory clearly elucidates how energy is absorbed and released by matter. According to it, energy is absorbed and released not continuously, rather discontinuously, in the form of small packets or quanta, where, Quanta = h/2 (Energy) E= N h/2 This Quantum Theory of elementary processes unfolds the fact that space, time, and matter are intimately related. It also expounds all the usual processes of creation, propagation and annihilation. In addition, it was created to deal with microscopic particles, such as atoms and their electrons and photons. It has also proved successful in dealing with the subatomic particles such as quarks, gluons, an…

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My Divine Experience - A New Lease Of Life

I, Ariza, the resident of U.K., am a Persian Muslim. I was blessed with the Divine Eye, the Eye of the soul, when I was initiated into Brahm Gyan (True Knowledge), by the grace of His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji (Founder And Head, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan), on 21st May, 2005. Perhaps, that was the most fortunate and auspicious moment of my life so far, which unveiled before me the glamorous, mystical secrets of the inner world. When Divine Knowledge was bestowed upon me, my whole world was illumined with the effulgence of Divine, spiritual experiences and visions that I could behold by the grace of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji. Today, I consider myself profoundly blessed to receive the sewa (service) of sharing my same mystical visions with you, which may perhaps prove inspiring enough to infuse the same spiritual thrill in you. The moment Guru Maharaj Ji's grace and blessings showered upon me in the form of Brahm Gyan (True Knowledge), my whole being was full of light and what I saw was a flower-shaped object that first got converted into the sun, with its shining rays enhancing its glory manifold, and then assumed the form of a flickering light, as if the flame of a candle. Thereafter, suddenly, a white bright light appeared before me; it seemed to me as if I had entered some brightly lit tunnel, right in front of my face. That light, then, became unbearably brighter and started dancing, assuming different forms, before me. I could even feel my eyes blinking.…

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