Akhand Gyan

Highlights of January 2015

हाय! ये रूखी, बेजान त्वचा और बाल!

सर्दी का मौसम आ चुका है। इस मौसम में जहाँ शीत-लहर गर्मियों की बीमारियों को ले जाती हे , वहीं दूसरी ओर ले आती है -सूखापन। सर्दियों का समय ऐसा है, जिसमें हमारी त्वचा और बाल दोनों में नमी की कमी हो जाती है। परिणामस्वरूप हमें मिलती है,बेजान त्वचा और बाल। लेकिन आइए, इस बार इन सर्दियों में हम कुछ  ऐसे घरेलु नुस्खे अपनाएँ कि हमारे बाल और त्वचा दोनों ही स्वस्थ बने रहें। घरेलु विंटर हेयर केयर सर्दियों के मौसम में बालों का नैचुरल आयल ( प्राकृतिक तेल) इतना पर्याप्त नहीं होता कि वह बालों को खूबसूरत और मजबूत रख सके। शीत-लहर हमारे मस्तक की खाल को बहुत शुष्क कर देती है, जिससे दो जटिल समस्य…

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अपने लिए जीए, तो क्या जीए?

अनुजा- उठो अमित! जल्दी करो! ८.०० बज गए हैं। ऑफिस नहीं जाना क्या? अमित- उफ! आज बिल्कुल मन नहीं कर रहा। सारा शरीर टूट रहा है ... अनुजा- अरे, तुम तो बिल्कुल रिया की तरह बहाने बना रहे हो।  अमित- क्यों, हम पापा लोग नहीं थकते क्या? अनुजा- और हम मम्मियों को क्या?... अमित- अरे भई, आया कमला है तो... अनुजा- आया आया ही होती है। ... अमित (हँसते हुए)- मान लिया, श्रीमती जी! अब मेरे लिए क्या आज्ञा है? अनुजा- फिलहाल तो यही कि आप जल्दी से तैयार होकर नाश्ते के लिए आ जाओ। आज रिया को भी स्कूल छोड़ते हुए जाना है। अमित- ओ.के. मैडम! ...नाश्ते की टेबल पर... ... रिया (इतराकर)- नहीं! मुझे नहीं पीना दूध। नहीं जाना स्कूल। अनुजा- …

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असली अविष्कारक कौन?

पहली घटना... ...८ नवम्बर, १८९५ की घटना ... विल्हेल्म अपनी प्रयोगशाला में ... बेरियम प्लेटिनो-साइनाइड से पुती हुई स्क्रीन व क्रुक्स ट्यूब की सहायता से कैथोड किरणों पर अनुसंधान कर रहे थे।...  अकस्मात् हुई एक्स-किरण की खोज... दूसरी घटना... २८ सितम्बर, १९२८ का दिन था। ...फ्लेमिंग लम्बी छुट्टियों के बाद अपनी प्रयोगशाला में आए थे। अचानक उनकी नज़र स्लैब पर रखे हुए कुछ बर्तनों पर पड़ी। इनके तल में नीले-हरे रंग का पदार्थ जमा हुआ था। ... ...सम्यक् परिक्षणों के बाद समझ आया कि अकस्मात् पनपा यह पदार्थ तो एक जादुई दवाई है... इस तरह पैनिसिलिन विश्व की ...एक अभूतपूर्व खोज... तीसरी घटना... सन् १८७८... द…

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Be Like the Honey Bees!

Kamal kadaa aani darduri naanuk eke chiyaa Dhari paraag seweeje bhramaraa year chikhlachi ure It’s a great statement by the God incarnate saint of Maharashtra, Shri Gyaneshwar, which says- a lotus flower and frog- both live in the same place, i.e. mud. A humming bee enjoys the nectar of the lotus flower whereas mud and insects remain for the lazy frog. Indeed, it’s the fruit of the hard work that honey bees put in! One can draw an estimate of the extent of hard work of honey bees from the fact that in order to collect 1kg of honey (i.e. nectar), they travel a distance equal to the circumference of the earth! Likewise, what falls in our lot depends on what we choose to become, i.e. whether we wish to be like a honey bee- sincere, dedicated and hard working to enjoy the nectar; or, we wish to be like the lazy frog getting only insects and mud! Saint Gyaneshwar, who wrote this statement… By the age of 8, he had mastered the entire Vedanta and had developed miraculous powers such that he made a buffalo recite Vedas. He completed the commentary on the Bhagawad Gita through a dead man whom he made alive at the age of 15. … History is replete with such examples, where people chose to adopt the pattern of life studded with the traits of sincerity, dedication, and hard work. … … Verily, great personalities, who choose to become like honey bees, harbour great aims from early childhood itself. Maria Golda Mayer used to dream of receivi…

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Stay Organised, Stay Efficient

Not merely adhering to deadlines and actualizing tasks at the workplace signify a bright future for a working professional; it is a bundle of capabilities that trigger the professional’s flight to the pinnacle of accomplishment. What a good thought it seems to be! However, this is not a cakewalk, for a major challenge lies in the fact that how do professionals strategize their ideas and grab every possible opportunity. This ability essentially exemplifies their competence and helps them stand out in the crowd while surpassing plenty of barriers in the corporate world. When it comes to discussing routine affairs at the workplace, we envision what all a professional does to proceed with tasks. The 9AM to 6PM job is jam-packed with the deciding course of action for the current day, setting priorities, completing assignments, and sometimes, attending meetings. This hectic scenario also demands some leisure moments in order to shun a lackadaisical attitude. Here comes the role of organizing skills, instrumental in boosting the work efficiency of professionals. The better they organise their work, the better the results they get. The crux lies in the hard-headed approach followed to streamline the day’s work, while not compromising with pre-set targets. We had an informative session with Mr. ABC, a corporate professional, who addressed our queries with panache. Here are some excerpts from the interesting conversation. Q1. What is the major challenge you need t…

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This is God Signing In!

It was a hot summer day. The priest had already closed the temple doors for the midday meal. As he was about to leave for home to have his lunch, he recalled some pending work that had not been done for a long time, but needed urgent attention then. The priest decided to take care of it before his midday break. Finishing his work, as the priest was leaving the temple, he was surprised to notice somebody entering the temple from the main gate. He thought, ‘Everybody knows that the temple doors are closed for almost 3 hours during the noon, then why would anybody visit the temple at this hour?’ Moreover, due to the scorching sunlight, the mercury levels were soaring to jump to 45degrees! It required real devotion and determination to come out of the comforts of indoors to visit the temple at such an hour! Curiosity and amazement made the priest wonder about the identity of that man. Almost hiding behind a nearby tree, the priest decided to take a better look as to what was going on! … The priest saw a man who… was wearing shabby clothes. … Overall, he seemed to be a person living below the poverty line. …Never before had the priest seen that man in the temple. He was wondering, when this man doesn’t come during the time when the temple doors are open, why then would he come at noon when the temple is closed. …Theft at the temple was the greatest worry that bothered him. So he decided to keep an eye at the mysterious man. …

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