Akhand Gyan

Highlights of March 2015

गुणकारी दही!

दिन के खाने में यदि सूखी सब्ज़ी बनी हो, तो भोजन में कुछ कमी सी लगती है। पर उसी खाने के साथ आ जाए अगर दही या दही का रायता, तो खाने की पौष्टिकता और स्वाद दोनों में ही बढ़ोतरी हो जाती है। जल्द ही ग्रीष्म ऋतु दस्तक देने वाली है। ऐसे में अगर पीने को मिल जाए दही की लस्सी, जिसमें डला हो भुना हुआ जीरा, तो शरीर को कितनी राहत मिलती है! आह! भारतीय संस्कृति में दही को बहुत महत्ता दी गई है। यज्ञ, हवन, प्रसाद आदि मंगल कार्यों में दही का प्रयोग किया जाता है। ऐसा करने में एक सांकेतिक अर्थ यह भी है कि दही हमारे स्वास्थ्य को मंगलमय रखने में आवश्यक है।अमेरिका के सुप्रसिद्ध वैज्ञानिक डॉक्टर बरनार इस त…

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अनेकता में एकता = संगठन

प्रकृति का ज़र्रा-ज़र्रा विविधता की ओर इशारा करता हैं।  कहीं आकाश छूते पहाड़ हैं, तो कहीं समतल मैदान; कहीं रेगिस्तान है; तो कहीं हरी-भरी उपजाऊ भूमि।  एक बगीचे को देखें तो हम पाएँगे कि वृक्षों की पत्तियाँ भिन्न-भिन्न प्रकार की हैं।  वृक्षों पर फूल विभिन्न रंगों के खिलते हैं।  पशु एवं पक्षियों में भी भिन्नता पाई जाती है।  यदि मनुष्य की बात करें, तो यहाँ भी हर स्तर पर विविधता देखने को मिलती है।  हर व्यक्ति का अलग रंग, अलग भाषा, अलग रूप! … शायद इसी विविधता के कारण प्रकृति में खूबसूरती बानी रहती है।  परन्तु क्या मात्र विविधता होना ही काफी है? यदि गौर से देखा जाए तो हम पाएँ…

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क्या आप सूझवान हैं?

एक आधुनिक सोसाइटी मं सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम चल रहा था।  कार्यक्रम में भारतीय संस्कृति का आधार- अध्यात्म का पक्ष रखने के लिए कमेटी के सभी सदस्यों ने एक विख्यात अध्यात्मविद् को आमंत्रित किया हुआ था।  उनका परिचय देते हुए, आयोजक महोदय ने सभी लोगों से अनुरोध किया कि वे अध्यात्म से सम्बन्धित अपनी जिज्ञासाएँ तथा विचार उनके सामने रखें।  तब एक सज्जन उठे और प्रश्न रखा- 'स्वामी जी, हममें से बहुत से लोगों को ऐसा लगता है कि हमारे ग्रंथों आदि की बातें बेहद जटिल हैं।  हमें कहाँ ये सब बातें समझ आने वाली हैं…।' स्वामी जी (मुस्कुराते हुए)- आपको यदि ऐसा लगता है, तो आज मैं उन्हीं गूढ़ …

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Dieting or Healthy Eating?

‘Size Zero’ is the need of the hour- this is the modern weight mantra of many people.  Probably, complying with the rule- ‘as is the demand, so is the supply’, we find the media flooded with programmes pertaining to health issues. Advertisements showcasing various slimming centres offering new-diet plans or weight-loss regimes fill the magazines and newspapers. Influenced by these offers, people swing to and fro from one diet plan to another with one desperate desire, i.e. to shed off the weight. But, aren’t we going too harsh with our body? Is torturous dieting good for health in the long run? Isn’t healthy eating a better option than dieting? In lieu of dieting, what should one adopt to keep himself/ herself fit? For this, let’s first have a glance on some diet-related facts- … Studies tell that one out of five women between the age of 20 and 34 who think themselves to be overweight, are actually on the mark of underweight. Out of 100 people losing weight by dieting, 95 are most likely to regain that weight sooner or later. … … Researchers of Brigham Young University in 2001 found in their study of female high school students that 11% used laxatives to lose weight, 15% took appetite control pills, and 9% made themselves vomit after eating. …increased risk of premature mortality. HARMS OF FAD DIETS AND ARTIFICIAL METHODS OF DIETING … Fad diets are fundamen…

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The Foundation Stone of CORPORATE Ethics

‘A’ stands for …...; ‘B’ stands for …..;  …… ‘Z’ stands for …… For a while, switch over to your childhood days and recall how these alphabets were taught to you. Some identifying object or thing was shown, the name of which started with that alphabet. Like, A for Apple; B for Ball; C for … But, times are changing! With time, the A B C D… i.e. the alphabet lessons are also perhaps demanding to get updated- at least for the corporate world! Nothing to be proud of because it’s not actually updation; rather, it is degradation! If you are perplexed after reading this statement for the rapidly advancing corporate world, then, just throw a glance at the following list: AOL Time Warner Bristol-Myers Squibb accounting scandal Clear stream, qualified as “the greatest financial scandal in Luxembourg” Compass Group, bribed the … Deutsche Bank, spying scandal … … … HP Spying Scandal … … … Tyco International, executive theft and prison sentence Don’t forget, this is only a sample. Just type the words “corporate scams” on a search-engine and you will find the list flooded with many names! As per a study (1982), out of the Fortune 500 companies, a staggering figure of 115 companies (23%) was found being convicted of at least one major crime or paid penal…

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God can be seen- A Hundred Per cent Yes!!

… Just examine it by yourself! How many of us are among those who remember God more than just busying ourselves in ritualistic practices? Except conducting rites and rituals, reading religious texts and going on pilgrimage to the holy places, has the desire to seek access to the Kingdom of God ever sprouted in our hearts? Has intense craving for the practical experience of God ever generated in our inner beings? The number of such inquisitives could be minimal! And, even for this handful of people, what is the ultimate fate of their inquisitiveness? Look at the paradox! Such people happen to encounter with the so-called intelligent people, thinkers, hypocrite gurus and pundits who themselves are devoid of the practical vision of God. How a lamp that remains extinguished can light another extinguished lamp? That can only give darkness. One can impart only from the stock of what one possesses. Did not the fox say that the grapes were sour, when it failed to reach up to their height? Similarly, the so-called present day saints proclaim that the practical vision of God is impossible because they themselves haven’t been able to attain it. Thus, these so-called intelligent people succeed in shifting the load of their darkness and ignorance on the inquisitive ones. They repeatedly assert that it is impossible for the human beings to have the practical vision of God. … Consequently, the wick of inquisitives faith that becomes wet to some extent by dipping into…

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