Akhand Gyan

Highlights of July 2014

Ganesha-The Computer God!

Eko vashi sarvabhootaantaraatmaa Ekam roopam bahudhaa yaha karoti… He alone is the divine authority, who dwells in all beings. The same divine authority creates multiple forms out of His one form and expresses and functions through them accordingly. Ganapati is one such divine authority. The owner of that bizarre form! But, that ‘one’ extraordinary form finds multiple expressions, which are currently prevalent in society. Several notations and varied interpretations have been articulated about each part of His divine figure from scientific, spiritual, and philosophical perspectives. Consistent with today’s hi-tech age, let us interpret His persona from another viewpoint-and that is technical or digital angle. …. MOUSE VIS-À-VIS GANAPATI’S VEHICLE! As per the cultural traditions of India, each god/goddess has a vehicle. The significance of that vehicle is according to the divine power or quality of that deity. For example: Goddess Saraswati is the deity of learning and knowledge and her vehicle is swan-known for its power of discrimination to separate milk from water (i.e. the essence from the whole). Goddess Durga is the annihilator of demonic powers and her vehicle is the lion! Lord Vishnu manages and protects the…; as such his vehicle is the mythical bird Garuda that flies with great speed. But, among these gods and goddeses, a mention must be made of an extraordinary god-Ganapati, whose vehicle is the mouse. A s…

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Be Repulsive to Impulsive Decisions

Life is a journey from B (birth) to D (Death). And, in between B to D, there is an alphabet ‘C’ indicating the ‘Choices’ we make along the road of life. These choices are the manifestations of our decisions. However taking decisions is not a simple task. For example, suppose we give you two options: Option A: Receive $15,000 today Option B: Get $18,000 in four years Which option will you go in for? In this case you can easily opt for choice A, as it is the amount you are receiving today. But, according to the time value of money in the financial dictionary, a person who goes with option B will be getting greater benefits in terms of money. Alike such decisions, many a times we come across various situations where instant returns or gains appear to be more beneficial. But, in reality they are not. There are various circumstances when our impulsive decisions make us regret in the long term. Dear friends, are you also among those who have a habit of taking decisions immediately? And, has it ever happened that your impulsive decisions have made you land in trouble? … What did you say? Often? Ah! Then be careful, as these impulsive decisions can hamper your success and will-power.  …Just check, are you… … Going by Pleasure-Driven Decisions? How do you define an impulse? Correct, it is a thought to do something. Impulses originate from our basic drives. And, our basic drives are driven by the things that give …

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The POWER of "WE"

The POWER of “WE” HAS THE POWER TO BRING REVOLUTIONS! For a machine to function properly, its every part works together in harmony and synchronization with every other part. Only then, these machines are able to produce the desired job. Before the concept of ‘assembly line’ was introduced to the world of manufacturing, parts were produced by workers independently and separately on their machines, followed by assembling before the delivery. The assembled product came up not only with the parts held together, but also the errors made at different stages getting accumulated. However, when ‘assembly lines’ came into existence, the whole industrial world got revolutionised! To state the underlying truth, it was the factor of ‘unity’ which brought about this revolution. It is because an assembly line is nothing but the manifestation of the principle of working in unison.  It is an integrated set up, which brings together the separate units to work in coordination with each other. The manufacturing proceeds from one work station to the next, and finally the finished product is delivered in the end, with much less effort, time, and errors, thereby resulting in increased returns and rewards. It’s not just the world of machines which can be revolutionized by integrating the independent units. In fact, unity has the power to revolutionise the world of human beings as well! However, irony today is that the integration of huma…

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परदेसी हृदयों में गुरु भक्ति की गूँज

तुम्हारे गुरु का ओहदा क्या है? -लू, चीन ऐसा कहा जाता है कि कन्फ्यूशियस की शरण में बहुत से शिष्य आए। पर जूमा चेन (चीनी इतिहासकार) के अनुसार,कन्फ्यूशियस  ने एक बार कहा था- 'बेशक मेरे पास बहुत से लोग आए, मेरे शिष्य बनने के लिए। लेकिन, उन हज़ारों में से बस मुट्ठी भर ही ऐसे थे, जिन्हें सचमुच मैं अपना शिष्य कह सकता हूँ। क्योंकि केवल उन्होंने मेरे उपदेशों को वैसे ही लिया, जैसे मैं उन्हें देना चाहता था। मेरे आदर्शों को वैसे ही जिया, जैसे मैं उन्हें जीते देखना चाहता था।' अहोभाग्य उन शिष्यों का, जिनके शिष्यत्व पर गुरु सफलता की मुहर लगा दें। जिन्हें गुरु अपना बना लें और जो सचमुच अपने गु…

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जिज्ञासा महाराज जी, काफी समय से मेरा मन बहुत दुःखी व बेचैन रहता है। मैंने सोचा था कि  जीवन में कुछ बदलाव करके शांति को पा सकूँगा।  पर असफल रहा।  क्या करूँ? मार्ग दिखाएँ। महाराज जी- कैसी विडम्बना है! एक इंसान घर बदल देता है, वस्त्र बदल लेता है, नौकरी बदल देता है, मित्र बदल लेता है; लेकिन वह नहीं बदलता, जो उसके  दुःख़ की जड़ है-उसके …  ।  … इसलिए आहार-विहार बदलने से क्या होगा! अपना आचार-विचार बदलें। … जिज्ञासा गुरु महाराज जी, जीवन पर कदम-कदम पर चुनाव है। कई विकल्पों  में से किसी एक को  चुनना पड़ता है। हम हमेशा सही चयन कर सकें, ऐसा मार्ग बताएँ। महाराज जी- जब एक सांसारि…

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अपनी-अपनी सीढ़ी है, तुलना करना बंद करो!

भौतिक संसार में एक उक्ति की अक्सर चर्चा होती है-'क्रॅब मेनटॅलिटी'- केकड़ा प्रवृत्ति! केकड़े एक-दूसरे की उन्नति से जलते हैं। इसलिए जब एक केकड़ा ऊपर चढ़ने लगता है, तो दूसरा उसकी टाँग खींचकर उसे नीचे घसीट लेता है। सांसारिक संगठनों में यह प्रवृत्ति इसलिए भी देखने को मिलती है, क्योंकि सभी कर्मचारियों के पास ऊँचा उठने का एक ही मार्ग, एक ही सीढ़ी होती है। लेकिन सज्जनों! गुरु-भक्तों का तो संसार ही निराला है। यहाँ सबकी मंज़िल तो एक ही है-गुरु! पर उस तक पहुँचने की सीढ़ी सबके पास अपनी-अपनी है; अलग-अलग है. हर साधक या गुरु-भक्त, अपनी-अपनी गति से अपनी-अपनी सीढ़ी चढ़कर सदगुरू तक पहुँचता है…

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