Akhand Gyan

Highlights of October 2014

Keep Your Desire Alive…

…Schools, colleges and other professional institutes perform the duty of imparting knowledge in today’s world through well qualified teachers. But, a few centuries back, in India, aspiring students would go to a Gurukul to stay with their Guru for the purpose of acquiring gross as well as Divine Knowledge. …The Guru nurtured these young, fragile minds with fathomless love and competent knowledge, and ensured them his divine protection against the evils lurking in society. Strict discipline was observed by the students while staying at the holy feet of their revered Guru, which provided the foundation to their meaningful future life. About 2200 years ago, an incident took place. This is a true incident. Maharishi Patanjali, a revered Guru in the Indian yoga tradition, was imparting knowledge to hundreds of his students who were par excellence and got a lot of attention from the Guru and there were students who were average and would get just enough attention from the Guru. Pushyamitra was a student with average intelligence and average work capacity, so average… so ordinary. He would always look at the extraordinary students of Maharishi and think, “Would I ever be able to make my guru as proud as they do? ... Days and years rolled by… Finally, the day came when the students had to leave the Gurukul as their education was complete. Maharishi had made them competent enough to face the challenges of life, by adorning them with the weap…

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A Rejuvenating Dose for Office Lifestyle

What an awesome vacation! Miles away from the humdrum of life, you are basking in the company of your near and dear ones. Mesmerizing locales, soothing ambience, ecstatic moments… what else cold one want for an enriching experience? Suddenly, trin trin…!!! Your clock needle hits the right time and alarm starts buzzing. Oh! So sad… This breaks your dream and you are forced to step out of your flight of imagination. “Gosh, that escape from the hustle and bustle of routine life was at least better in the world of fantasy,” says your heart. Well, whatsoever it may be, it’s time again to rush to the office and live another day full of tight deadlines. Here you go, reach the office, punch in to mark your presence, and finally get settled at your workstation. Now you perform a desk-bound job while being in the same position or posture. So, this, undoubtedly, becomes monotonous and you start losing the passion you once had on joining your current organization. Now this is the scenario of a sedentary office lifestyle that most of the professionals accept the way it comes. However there are some who actually dare to accept it as a challenging opportunity to rise up and devise ideas to transform such a lifestyle into an enthusiastic one.  … To know a regular health schedule, which can be pursued at the workstation without any hassle  by a corporate professional in toto, read the complete article in October edition of Eng…

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How is Your Nature?

Please answer the following questions in Yes/No: Do you repose trust in yourself? In difficult situations are you able to maintain your courage and patience? Do you have the guts to accept your mistakes and are willing to adopt corrective measures? Do you seek for the positive aspects of an individual instead of looking out for the shortcomings? … … Even amidst the tempest of difficulties do you remain steadfast on your chosen path? … … Are you inclined to change yourself? Are you able to condone the faults of others, just as you do in case of even the biggest of your mistakes? So, how many ‘No’s’ for the answers to the questions given on the left? Dear friends, this each ‘No’ indicates the negative aspect of our personality. How do we treat ourselves and others is an important aspect of our nature and it has salutory effect on our lives. The society essentially judges an individual with consideration of his nature only. His intelligence, knowlledge and other aspects take the second place. … In our personal life also, we give regard to the people importantly on the basis of their nature. There are certain categories of nature which no one likes. To introspect on the basis of categories of nature such as jealous, angry and negativity and inferiority complex nature and examine if our nature also resonates with them, to know the tips related to our nature, read the complete article in Octo…

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कभी- कभी ऐसा भी करना चाहिए...

इस माह 'सफल जीवन के सूत्र' का यह खण्ड जिन सूत्रों की विस्तृत जानकारी आपको देगा, वे इस प्रकार हैं- ज़िन्दगी में हारना बेहद जरुरी है। साथ ही, आपको गिरना, क्रोध करना, संकोच करना और लालच करना भी आना चाहिए। इतना ही नहीं, ज़ेन दर्शन के कथनानुसार- जो भी करो, पूरी तरह यानी अच्छी तरह करो... तो इसका मतलब हुआ-हारो, तो पूरी तरह हारो; संकोच करने में ज़रा सा भी संकोच मत करो; क्रोध भी अच्छी तरह करो; गिरो, तो शान से गिरो; लोभ भी आधा अधूरा नहीं, बल्कि भरपूर मात्रा में करो। चौंकिए मत! न तो आपके पढ़ने में कोई गलती हुई है, न हमारे लिखने में। बस, ठीक से समझने की ज़रूरत है। यह सच है कि हमारे प्रयास हमेशा ऐसे हो…

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दीवाली की शुभ-कामनाएँ कैसी हों?

आप सभी को ग्लोबल दीवाली की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएँ! बधाई देने का यह अंदाज़ कुछ नया लगा होगा आपको! इस बार हम आपके लिए दीवाली पर ऐसी एक नहीं, कई नई शुभकामनाएँ लाए हैं।... सबसे पहले ग्लोबल दीवाली की बात करते हैं।... यह पर्व सिर्फ भारत में ही नहीं... नेपाल, ब्रिटेन, इंडोनेशिया, ... सिंगापुर, थाईलैंड आदि कई देशों में इस पर्व को उत्साह और उल्लास से मनाते हैं। ... सिंगापुर, फिजी इत्यादि कितने ही देशों में तो इस दिन राष्ट्रीय अवकाश रखा जाता है। इस दिन बहुत से देश नई डाक-टिकट भी जारी करते हैं। इस पर्व से जुड़े विभिन्न पहलुओं पर रिसर्च करने के लिए प्रत्येक वर्ष IRC आयोजित की जाती है, जिसमें अनेक देशों क…

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मैं! मैं! मैं! The Journey from 'i' to 'I'

… एक इंसान अपनी यात्रा 'मैं' से शुरू करता है।  'मैं' में ही जीता है, पलता है और बढ़ता है।  मैं, मेरा, मुझसे … इन्हीं दिशाओं को पकड़कर आगे चलता है।  'मैं' के कारण ही वह पल-पल मरता है और मारता है। ऐसे ही एक इंसान की 'मैं' यात्रा ग्रीक दर्शन हमारे सामने रखता है।  इस इंसान का नाम था- नार्सिसस। लेकिन इसके विपरीत भारतीय दर्शन भी एक अद्भुत यात्रा उजागर करता है, जो क्षुद्र अहंकार 'मैं' से शुरू होकर विराटतम 'मैं' में प्रवेश कर जाती है।  अखण्ड -ज्ञान इस लेख द्वारा आपको दोनों ही यात्राओं का यात्री बना रही है। तो चलें? … नार्सिसस अपने भरपूर यौवन में था।  असाधारण रूप …

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