Akhand Gyan

Highlights of May 2013

जातिवाद के संकीर्ण दायरे!

प्रश्न: गुरु महाराज जी, हमारे शास्त्रों के अनुसार समाज को चार वर्णों में विभाजित किया गया है। परन्तु कुछ संत- महापुरुषों ने इस वर्गीकरण का विरोध किया है। आपका इस विषय में क्या मत है? उत्तर- एक बार एक कट्टरपंथी ब्राह्मण हमारे पास आए। उन्होने हमसे कहा- 'इस समाज में व्यवस्था स्थापित करने के लिए ईश्वर ने  चार वर्णों की उत्पत्ति की। इसलिए सभी को इस वर्ण व्यवस्था का सम्मान करना चाहिए।' हमने उनसे पूछा- 'आप क्या सोचते हैं, किस आधार पर ईश्वर ने वर्ण व्यवस्था की रचना की?' उन्होंने तुरन्त एक श्लोक का उच्चारण कर दिया जिसका अर्थ है- ईश्वर के मुख से ब्राह्मण, भुजाओं से क्षत्रिय, उदर …

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जीत या हार!

क्या आपको ज़िन्दगी में हार पसंद है?... रोना पसंद है?... खोना पसंद है? बेशक, उत्तर'न' ही होगा। अच्छा, अब ज़रा पूरी इमानदारी से इन प्रश्नों का जवाब 'हाँ' या 'न' में दीजिए- क्या आप…  काम से ज़्यादा आराम पसंद करते हैं? कोई भी काम मिलने पर यही राग अलापते हैं- 'हाय! बहुत मुश्किल है… ओहो! इसमें तो बहुत मेहनत लगेगी ...?' हर काम के लिए 'एक्शन प्लान' के स्थान पर बहानों की लिस्ट तैयार रखते हैं? चुनौतियों से लड़ने की बजाय उनसे घबरा जाते हैं? जीवन में कोई नई शुरुआत करने की हिम्मत नहीं कर पाते?  खूबियों से ज़्यादा अपनी खामियों पर ध्यान देते हैं? आलस्य के घनिष्ठ मित्र हैं? क्या हुआ? कह…

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शब्द ब्रह्म!

... आदिनाम का सुमिरन करने वाला व्यक्ति साक्षात ब्रह्मतत्त्व को प्राप्त होता है! यह सृष्टि एक परम अद्भुत कृति है। कृति है, तो कृतिकार भी अवश्य है। वेदों अथवा आर्ष ग्रंथों में उसे 'ब्रह्म' कहा गया। ... आदि ब्रह्म ने संकल्प किया- मैं एक हूँ, बहुत हो जाता हूँ। ब्रह्म के इसी संकल्पित विचार को 'वाक्' कहा गया। ... इस वाक् अथवा शब्द ब्रह्म का स्वरूप कैसा था? ... जिस प्रकार समुद्र तरंग्शील होता है, उसी प्रकार वाक् या शब्द-ब्रह्म भी कंपित तरंगों के समान गतिशील हुआ करता है। ... यही आदि तरंग सृष्टि की रचनाकार बनी।  ... अध्यात्म विज्ञान और भौतिक विज्ञान, दोनों का ही मत है कि इस मूल आदि कंपन से…

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ChitChat.com!

 Hello everyone, Let me introduce myself through my qualities. Let’s see if you can identify who I am? I have no respect for the truth. I prosper at every level of society. I am nobody’s friend. I am always in the headlines and headaches. And greatest of all, the more I am talked about, the more I am believed. But, still I am popular at offices, shops, parties and homes. I am the greatest pastime entertainer, which everyone wants and loves to enjoy. Hmmm! For sure, by now you must have guessed who I am. Correct, I am everybody’s favourite ‘GOSSIP’. True indeed! Gossip- an idle talk about the personal or private affairs of others has taken a vital position at workplaces, functions and homes. Facts tell us that 66% of what we talk about in everyday conversations is gossip. … But, it is strange that despite so many cons about gossip, every tongue carves for backbiting and tale-bearing. Why? Because… … For seeking attention … Gossip… a means of bonding But, O’ die heart followers of the ‘gossip society’! Aren’t these reasons portraying your inferiority complexes, your weaknesses, and your betrayal instead of proving a support system for liking your society?  … Gossip harms the speaker, the listener and the person who is being talked about.  Want to know how? To know this and further that it’s 100% true that gossip bears only cons and no pros, read the…

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Want an Exchange Offer?

It is said in one verse of Kathopanishad that if one realizes God before his human body perishes, then it’s fine. Otherwise, the soul is forced to enter into a torturous journey of taking different forms in different realms for many years together.  It is said that there are 84 lac species in this world. And, then, God also made us, the human beings. If a comparison is drawn between these two, with 84 lac species on one side and a human being on the other, then several parameters can be noticed on which one or the other species surpasses the capability of a human being. For instance, if we talk about the lifespan, then… animals like Quahog live up to 405 or 410 years. …Considering the range of vision, the vision of eagles is 8 times sharper than humans. … The speed of the fastest running man in this world is recorded as 37.26km/h. Where as, just take a look on these speeds: Peregrine Falcon reaches 320km/h while diving … Cheetah takes leaps at 120km/h, and so on. … Like human, apes too are found to have a sense of humour. … Likewise, human beings are found inferior to other species on many aspects. … Now, after knowing about such distinctive feature of these species, if an exchange offer if thrown to you where you can exchange your human garb with any of the 84 lac species, then what choice would you make? In fact, the correct question would be- ‘Would you go for an exchange offer at all?’  Certa…

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Making a Difference!

A lot of things that are happening around in today’s world leave us happy and discontent. Corruption, violence, crookedness, extortion and immorality are common features of what we refer to as modern society. Everyone craves for a better world. …However, enough of desire and lack of initiative of why nothing has changed… All we do is sit around, wait for the things to change for the better, and wait for someone else to commence a change that want. What a constraint! We keep waiting for something that we yearn for, but are not willing to do it by ourselves… It’s pretty obvious that we prioritize our actions based on the intensity of our hunger for the final expected outcome. The more we crave for the consequence, the greater is the force in our actions in that direction. Therefore, if we truly desire to upgrade and uplift the standards of our life, we must be ready to put in our energy, time, resources and efforts for this purpose. It’s worthless to sit at home and talk about changes that we expect should happen, but are neither willing nor ready to initiate. … The core of the problem is the doubt in the fact that we can make a difference. How to erase this doubt completely and understand that we can make a difference, to know this all, read the complete article in May 2013 edition of English Akhand Gyan monthly magazine.

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