Akhand Gyan

Highlights of April 2015

Does Life Exist in the Extra-Terrestrial World?

Throw a glance at the golden sky in the evening. It looks as if someone has spread a vast sheet, which has no beginning or an end! Under its protective shade, our Earth was born and brought up. From infancy to its growth to the topmost civilizations- she (Mother Earth) has learnt everything under this caring umbrella. When a child is born, it looks at the world outside with inquisitive eyes, without battling the eyelids, and tries to identify the objects. Modern Science did something similar. As soon as it crossed childhood and stepped into its youth, with the telescopic toys it began to examine, scrutinize and appreciate this sheet studded with the moon, the countless stars and several planets. The scientists were left surprised and stunned on estimating its limitlessness! … The inquisitiveness of the scientists did not restrict that far only. Their further curiosity was, whether these celestial bodies which are millions and millions of miles away from Planet Earth, are simply the rotating balls? Or is there life comparable to the one existing on Planet Earth? In fact, why only scientists, we all have this curiosity in us which bothers us- Is there life anywhere else too under this blue sky? … There was an age when we did not just count the stars while sitting on Planet Earth; we did not just engage ourselves in thinking about the various possibilities regarding the celestial bodies in space; we did not just remain busy in drawing the designs of the galax…

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No Pink Slips in His Domain!

When are people hired in multi-national or global companies? When they prove themselves to be productive assets at the time of interview! When they showcase that they are the first-level enthusiasts, best-fit for the company! What next after recruitment? They strive to bring in their best to the job and their performance is watched on a day-to-day basis. At any point of time, if their efficiency decreases, there is a consequential increase in the risk of losing the job. The challenge doesn’t end here! Even if they put in their best to achieve any target for the company, when the company’s business hits a low, they are offered pink slips! For, they then tend to be a burden for the company. This panoramic description befits today’s corporate culture. Let’s now take a look at the scenario in the world of spirituality that shines bright with the divine radiance of the Perfect Master. A Perfect Spiritual Mentor recruits the inquisitives, i.e. the aspirants of God, in his significant mission… but, on what basis? Contrary to the corporate world, He recruits us even when we are loaded with the feeling of being unproductive! When we are depressed from the life’s hustle-bustle… Then, often it happens that we are sluggish in following the instructions of the Master. Even then, He doesn’t show us the exit door from His mission! He doesn’t give us a pink slip under any condition.  …Not to miss upon the essential fact th…

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The Whys of God!

Why God give us pain in life? Suppose Mr. X purchases a new car. Now, once he drives away with his car from the showroom, is it the manufacturer of the car who should be held responsible for the way Mr. X drives it? Should the manufacturer be deemed accountable if the car gets bumped into something and is smudged with scratches and dents? No! Likewise, the manufacturer alias the Creator of our lives is not the one to be held responsible for the kicks and hits of pain we face in our lives. It can also be answered in this way- God made the law of gravity, thus making it possible for us to walk and remain grounded to the surface of the earth. Now, if you climb a ladder and jump mindlessly, thus violating this law, thereby fracturing your leg, who is to be blamed- the law, the Lord or you yourself? … Why is it said that God made man in his own image? How can the ‘Almighty’ God be the same as a ‘miniscule’ man? It is somewhat like saying- How can the electric current in the bulb fixed in your room be the same as the electric current in the ‘big’ power house? Or, how can the space of your small room be the same as the space of the ‘whole’ cosmos?… … Hate, Jealousy, Violence, Greed, Lust- Why God made these evils that too designed in such a way which tempt us and we are easily doomed? … Why despite so much progress, science has not been able to find God or solve the great mystery? &hellip…

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२१वीं सदी में भगवान और भक्ति!

नमस्कार! मैं हूँ रंजन चौधरी।  आज हमारी टीम जिस विषय पर सर्वे करने के लिए लोगों के बीच उतरी है- वह बेहद दिलचस्प है।  आज का मुद्दा है- 'क्या २१वीं सदी में भगवान और भक्ति फैशन में हैं?' मेरे साथ अभिषेक तैयार हैं अपनी कैमरा टीम को लेकर।  ये लोगों की सोच हम तक पहुँचाएँगे। लोगों की विचारधारा … पर एक्सपर्ट राय देने के लिए हमारे साथ यहाँ स्टूडियो में एक खास मेहमान मौजूद हैं। अध्यात्म में पारंगत, दिव्य ज्योति जाग्रति संस्थान के संस्थापक व संचालक श्री आशुतोष महाराज जी के एक प्रचारक शिष्य। तो चलिये… … अभिषेक (एक युवा से)- भगवान और भक्ति- आप इन विषयों को २१वीं सदी में कौन-सा …

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मन रे! तू काहे न धरे धीरे?

क्या आप जानते हैं? १. थॉमस कारलाईल ने १८३७ में, कई सालों की कड़ी मेहनत के बाद एक ग्रंथ की रचना की, जो उनकी सर्वश्रेष्ठ रचनाओं में से एक है- 'फ्रांस की क्रांति का इतिहास'। परन्तु उनके एक दोस्त, जॉन स्टुअर्ट के नौकर की लापरवाही की वजह से उस पूरे ग्रंथ को आग लग गई। कोई और होता तो शयद वह न कर पाता, जो कारलाईल ने पूरे ग्रंथ को दोबारा से लिखा और साथ ही साथ उसमें दो नए खण्ड और जोड़ दिए। २. अमरीका के विख्यात जीव-विज्ञानी ओडुबन ने अपने पूरे जीवनकाल में पशु-पक्षियों के कई चित्र बनाए।  उनके जीवन में एक समय ऐसा भी आया जब उनके द्वारा बनाए गए २०० चित्रों को, जो उनके जीवन की पूँजी थी, चूहों ने कुत…

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चीन का ड्रैगन- मेड इन इंडिया!

…एक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सम्मलेन के लंच ब्रेक के दौरान भारत के वैदिक विद्वान श्री देव गोस्वामी तथा चीन के साहित्यकार (मिस्टर चेन), धार्मिक पंडित (मिस्टर चिंग) व इतिहासकार (मिस्टर चाओ) के बीच एक रोचक बहस छिड़ जाती है। गोस्वामी जी प्रमाण सहित चीनी विद्वानों को समझाते हैं कि किस प्रकार चीन के इतिहास, दर्शन, साहित्य, कला, ज्ञान-विज्ञान का आधार भारतीय संस्कृति व संस्कार हैं- यहाँ तक कि चीन का राष्ट्रीय प्रतीक- 'ड्रैगन' भी मूल रूप से भारत का शेषनाग है।  आइये, आगे की चर्चा सुनते हैं- मिस्टर चाओ- आपके तर्कों को मानें तो, हमारी प्राचीन जीवन-शैली बहुत हद तक वैदिक ही रही होगी! हम बिल्कुल आ…

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