Akhand Gyan

Highlights of March 2014

अटल विश्वास- वे आएँगे!

सूखे ठूँठ से वृक्ष! पीली लताएँ मानो सूखी फूलमालाओं की तरह लटकी हों! भूमि ने भी भूरी चादर ओढ़ ली थी! ...वायु विरहनी हो चली थी, मानो उससे प्राणवायु ही छीन ली हो। ...वन में पतझड़ की धाक! न कहीं फूल खिलते थे, न कली फूटती थी। यदि पेड़- पौधों का कोई श्रृंगार था,तो काँटों के आभूषण!क्या ऐसे पतझड़ को भी कोई बसंत का स्वप्न दिखा सकता है? ...क्या सूर्य, चन्द्र और कृत्रिम प्रकाश के अभाव में भी कोई निरंतर अंधकार से लड़ सकता है? जी हाँ! नि:संदेह! एक भक्त का जीवन इन सब प्रश्नों का उत्तर है। ... ऐसे ही जीवन की स्वामिनी थी- शबरी! सबूरी कहें या शबरी- दोनों एक दूसरे के पूरक थे! वर्षों व्यतीत हो गए... परन्तु शबरी का …

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सोचो, कभी ऐसा हो, तो क्या हो?

जब कभी भी आपके चाचाजी अपसे मिलने आपके घर आयें, आपने नीले रंग की ही ड्रेस पहनी हो! आप दो साल बाद राजधानी एक्सप्रेस से दिल्ली से जयपुर जा रहे हैं। आपको अपनी साथ वाली सीट पर वही यात्री बैठा मिले, जो दो साल पहले मिला था! आप एक सेमिनर में गए। वहाँ उपस्थित १५ लोगों में से १० का नाम अजय हो! आपका और आपके बेटे का जन्मदिन एक ही दिन हो।...  ऐसी कोई-न-कोई घटना, कभी-न-कभी हम सभी के जीवन में घटती है। हम इसे हँसकर या उदास होकर संयोग कह देते हैं। ...शब्दकोश की परिभाषा के अनुसार यदि दो या दो से अधिक घटनायेँ या स्थितियाँ समय, स्थान द्वारा संबंधित हों, परन्तु उनके इस संबंध के पीछे…

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समाधि- राजविद्या राजगुह्यं!

गत दिवसों में एक विषय को सनसनी अथवा रहस्य के तौर पर समाज में प्रसारित किया गया। वह विषय है-समाधि! वास्तव में, समाधि कोई रहस्य नहीं, एक अत्यंत आलौकिक या पारलौकिक अवस्था है जो देहातीत है, मंन-बुद्धि से अतीत है, जिसकी तुलना में मानव की विचार शक्ति और विज्ञान के संसाधन नितांत बौने हैं। प्रस्तुत लेख द्वारा हम समाधि के यथार्थ स्वरूप को प्रकाशित कर रहे हैं। वास्तव में क्या है समाधि? योग ऋषि पतंजलि जी ने अष्टांग योग सूत्रों में मानवीय चेतना के उत्तरोतर विकास को दर्शाया है। एक आध्यात्मिक साधक का आत्मिक विकास सात चरणों (यम, नियाँ, आसान, प्राणायाम, प्रत्याहार, धारणा, ध्यान) से गुज़ा…

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Honesty- Is it still the best policy?

The world around us is full of corruption, crookedness, distortion, extortion, violence, wickedness, and a bagful of other negativities. Truth, responsibility, integrity, morality, sincerity and virtue seem to be sick and suffering. Everybody seems to have been eaten up by the mad race of competition. Truth and faith are almost inexistent amongst the civilized societies of human beings. Living in such venomous surroundings, can a person still choose to be honest? With life based on truth, can he really survive and for how long? To know, let us check out the following incident that took place in a corporate setting. … There was a boy named Rohit, who had seen poverty as his childhood friend. Death of both his parents at an early age forced him to pursue his studies by working part-time and also look after his daily requirements at the same time. Smart enough to finish his studies with flying colours, he found a respectable executive position in a reputed company, with a fairly good salary. Time rolled on. … Few weeks back, the chairman (who was also the owner of his company) got to discover that he had been suffering from a fatal disease and that he would not be able to live for long. In the absence of any deserving replacement for himself… the desperate business tycoon announced that he would be choosing one of his young executives to be his successor and… … In order to test his executives, the intelligent businessman provided all of t…

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Spiritualising Modern Science

Human quest for knowledge is called science. The word science is derived from the Latin root ‘scio’ which means ‘I know’. The word Veda, derived from the Sanskrit word ‘vid’ meaning ‘to know’, may be partially said to correspond in literal sense to the word science. However science is limited to the outer physical word of objects. Thus, any step forward through it cannot be human progress but only material well-being. … Swami Dayanand Saraswati, who was not only a Vedic scholar, but also an illumined soul, once said, “All scientific truths of modern age can be found in the Vedas.” Vedas, thus have a large connotation as they stand for both worldly knowledge and spiritual wisdom.  The tragedy of modern science is that its centre of gravity is outside of man and thus it treats him as an object. It is only confined to the study of the physical and sensory levels of experience. Science today has converged into a unified knowledge of the ‘outside of nature’ which only adds to knowledge of the physical world, whereas spirituality goes beyond and studies the diverse subtle facts of the ‘inside of nature’. … … Of late, there is a growing tendency to draw parallels between modern physics and Vedantic philosophy. The striking parallelism is due to some of the conclusions that physics has arrived at. But, is it right to place modern physics on the same pedestal as that of …

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Samadhi- The Sovereign Science

In the recent past a subject was projected as a big suspense and mystery. That subject was- Samadhi. In reality, Samadhi is no suspense, but a deep meditative state, which transcends the realms of body, mind and intellect.  It is a subject, where the logical and analytical ability of a being become silent and the instruments of science fall short to gauge the real depth and intent. This article is an attempt to project the true picture of Samadhi to the readers. What is Samadhi in reality? One of the great yogis of India, Patanjali, has presented the step by step evolution process of the consciousness of man in form of Ashtang yog sutras. According to these sutras, the spiritual evolution of man progresses through seven stages finally reaching the state of Samadhi. … Samadhi is the highest level, where the consciousness expresses itself to the fullest. It’s a state wherein the difference between the macro-cosmos (outer space) and the micro-cosmos (in the form of an individual) return to zero. The word ‘samadhi’ comprises of two words: Sam (uniformly or fully) + Adhi (to get established) i.e. a state wherein one establishes himself to the fullest extent in the supreme consciousness. It is ‘Rajvidya’ the king of all knowledge. … … What is the state of the physical body in samadhi? … It's a state where a being seems to be stand still, that state is known as ‘samadhi’. … … …

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