Akhand Gyan

Highlights of May 2015

क्या मेरा डब्बू कुछ बन पाएगा?

' मेरा बच्चा जीनियस बने! हर कक्षा में टॉप करे! इसकी बुद्धि कुशाग्र हो! यह खूब प्रगति करे!...'- अपने बच्चों के लिए ऐसे ही अरमान पलते हैं न आपके दिल में! और इन ख्वाबों को हकीकत में बदलने के लिए आप हर संभव प्रयास भी करते हैं। अपने मित्रों, पडोसियों, सहकर्मियों इत्यादि से जानकारी इकट्ठी करते रहते हैं। फिर आपकी पूरी कोशिश होती है कि उन सभी फार्मूलों को अपने बच्चों पर फिट कर दें। है न! लेकिन इतना करने पर भी जब मनचाहे परिणाम देखने को नहीं मिलते, तो आपको टैन्शन सताने लगती है- 'पता नहीं, यह क्या करेगा? इसके साथ के सारे बच्चे आगे निकल जाएँगे और यह डब्बू ही रह जाएगा!' आप सभी अभिभावकों की इन…

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इन्द्रियों का दमन या मन का शमन!

सन् १९७० की शुरूआत थी। मनोवैज्ञानिक प्रोफेसर वाल्टर मिशैल ने स्टैण्डफोर्ड युनिवर्सिटी में 'Delayed Gratification (विलंबित संतुष्टि)' पर एक प्रयोग किया। इस प्रयोग का उद्देश्य था- बच्चों में लुभावने प्रस्तावों का प्रतिरोध करने की योग्यता की जाँच करना। अपने इस अध्ययन के लिए मिशैल ने ४ से ६ वर्ष की आयु के बच्चों को चुना। ... इस प्रयोग के दौरान हर बच्चे को एक कमरे में ले जाया गया। वहाँ उन्हें एक कुर्सी पर बिठाया गया। फिर उनके सामने रखी मेज पर उनकी पसंदीदा मार्शमैलो (एक प्रकार की टॉफी) रख दी गई । ... इससे पहले कि वे अपनी ललचाती जीभ को संतुष्ट करते, शोधकर्ताओं ने उनके समक्ष दो विकल्प रख दिए। प…

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'मेड इन होम' प्रोडक्ट्स

दो मिनट बैठिए, आँखें बंद कीजिए! अब शांत दिमाग़ से अपनी दिनचर्या का आकलन कीजिए- सुबह उठने से लेकर रात को सोने तक, आप अपने शरीर तथा घर को स्वच्छ रखने के लिए किन- किन वस्तुओं का प्रयोग करते हैं? > कुल्ला करने के लिए कैमिकल से भरा माउथवॉश। >हाथ सॉफ करने के लिए कैमिकल से भरा साबुन या सैनिटाइज़र (हस्त-प्रक्षालक)। >चेहरा धोते समय कैमिकल से भरे फेस-वॉश... इस सूची का तो कभी अंत नहीं होगा। यदि घर की साफ-सफाई की बात करें, तो यहाँ भी हर जगह बस कैमिकल से भरे पदार्थों  का ही इस्तेमाल होता है। तो  चलिए, आज इन हानिकारक कैमिकल भरे प्रोडक्ट्स  की दुनिया से बहुत दूर चलते हैं और भरते है ज़िन्दगी क…

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Chanakya Sutras

Is there anything that spirituality has to offer to the corporate world? The two streams appear to be poles apart, isn’t it? But, in reality, it is not so. Classic management sutras are inherent in the words of the spiritual masters and great saints, which can give a stupendous boost to the corporate world, enhancing it qualitatively as well as quantitatively. This time, let’s catch hold of some exclusive management principles from the teachings of Chanakya- a great personality, who enriched mankind through his powerful writings in the form of Arthashastra and Chanakya Niti. These management sutras are helpful in the development of the employees, grooming of leadership skills, and strengthening the employer-employee relationship, thereby benefiting the organization on the whole. Sutra No. 1: Be Honest! Chanakya says: dur-anubandham karyam na arabhet. Meaning by, a task with bad consequences ought not to be carried out at all. As a colrollary, one can say that a task with good consequences ought not to be delayed at all! … … His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji says- “A dishonest act should be avoided at all costs because bad brings bad in return, just like a plant of cactus yields cactus only and not a rose!” On the contrary, a good act should not be avoided at any cost, whatever may be the excuses! Abe used to work as a clerk in a store. One day, a woman, who visited the store not quite so often, purchased a list of items from the …

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She is not ‘JUST’ a housewife!

“A middle-aged woman, elegantly dressed, stepped inside the Transport Office to get her driving license renewed. The man at the desk, while filling up the details in his software, asked, “Ma’am, are you working or are you ‘just’ a housewife?” Woman: Of course, I am working at my home, as a mother and a wife! Executive: I am sorry ma’am; we don’t list these as the options in our form. So, in that case I am marking the option ‘housewife’ for you. And, he gave the printed copy of the form, indicating her to make it to the next counter…” Mrs. Malhotra was reading this column in the newspaper after she was partially done with her morning chores… sending her husband to the office and two kids to school. She could resonate with the feelings of that lady… Well, the thought came and went by and she got busy with her work. After a couple of months, she found herself in a similar situation when she went to the bank to open an account. The Manager asked, “Ma’am, are you working?” Mrs. Malhotra: Yes. The Manager: Ok. Your occupation please!  Mrs. Malhotra: I am a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations! The Manager… : That’s great! (Showing an interest) If you don’t mind, may I ask, what’s your job profile? Mrs. Malhotra (with perfect confidence and a sense of pride): Well, it’s a continuous rese…

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ZZZZZZ… Sleeping Postures!

To live a healthy life, one needs to sleep properly and optimally because- Proper Sleep= Healthy Heart Proper Sleep= Reduced Stress Proper Sleep= Reduced Inflammation Proper Sleep= Perfect Mood Proper Sleep= Right Concentration Proper Sleep= Bolstered Memory Proper Sleep= Repairing of Body Proper Sleep= Perfect Figure However, only a few are privileged with these extensive benefits of proper sleep. Reason being, most of us commit a blunder at the very first level in this regard, i.e., ‘sleeping in the wrong posture’. ‘Is sleeping posture responsible for the quality of one’s sleep and health?’- This question was asked to a Professor of otolaryngology, Steven park, MD at New York Medical College. His reply was- Of course, the position does matter. “Fatigue, sleep apnoea, headaches, heartburn and back pain are some of the complaints that can be aggravated by an improper sleep posture and a bad night’s sleep.” According to researches, there are mainly three sleeping positions- Stomach Position Side Position Back Position    Stomach Position Sleeping on the stomach with the head turned on one side and hands around the pillow is the most inappropriate position for the body. … … People sleeping in this pose are categorised by many researchers into the personality of ‘Free Fallers’- those who wake up with the emotion of anxiety. Side Po…

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