Akhand Gyan

Highlights of September 2015

Revelations from Lord Krishna!

No matter from which angle you look at the famous painting of Mona Lisa by the ace painter Leonardo Da Vinci, you will find her smiling at you. Similar is the life of our dearest Lord, Lord Krishna. We may look at it from any angle; it only confers benefits on us. Rishi Narada elucidates the same in the Bhagavat Mahapurana- Gopyah, kamat bhayat kumso... The Gopis through their selfless love, Kansa by his fear, Shishupal and other kings by envy, the Yadus by their familial relationship with Krishna, you Pandavas by your great affection for Krishna and we, the general devotees, by our devotional service, have obtained the mercy of Krishna. ... A poem wriiten by Charles C. Finn was titled 'Please Hear What I am Not Saying'. The opening lines read, "Don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face i wear, for I wear a mask, a thousand masks, masks that I am afraid to take off and none of them is me." This is our story. Many a times we are afraid to show who we are. We conceal from the world our real face. ... Like icebergs, we normally expose only a small part of ourselves and generally just the part we wish to show. We shield those traits of our personality which for some reason we... Wearing masks is a kind of 'Okay' with people today but certainly there is a price that we have to pay for living under the mask. The price is the inability to express ourselves and show our real feelings which might prevent us from experiencing real joy …

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Beware of Trendy Viruses!

These days some viruses are spreading very fast and numerous people are falling in their traps. These viruses are quite trendy and can be suitably named as ‘T-viruses’. How strongly these viruses grab their victims can be estimated from the following fact- In a recent study, scientists picked volunteers from 12 universities around the world. These subjects were asked to stay away from computers, mobile phones, iPods, iPads, etc for 24 hours. The results of the study were quite surprising. The participants began to develop symptoms quite similar to the smokers attempting to give up. Majority of the participants failed to resist for 24 hours and wanted their gadgets back. Below are some of these viruses. Just check, if you happen to be inflicted by any of these. We are enlisting below the symptoms of this virus. Just check, if you also happen to be inflicted by any of these. T-VIRUS 1: WHATSAPPIA! When you wake up in the morning, the first thing is to check your Whatsapp messages. By checking the ‘last seen’ status of your friends, you try to judge when they slept. You keep scrolling through the Whatsapp list checking who all have changed their profile pictures. You block your option for ‘last seen’ but wish that you could see everyone else’s status. If you happen to wake up at night due to some reason, even then you don’t forget to keep track of the messages. If you come across some new message, y…

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Hey Diners! Check and Correct Your Styles!

Food and health are not separable. What you eat makes your physical being. But this time in health bytes we won’t discuss about what food you should eat so that you become healthy. That is to say we won’t take up the implication- Healthy food leads to Healthy Personality.  Rather, we will analyse your personality to gauge the kind of food you have and thus, its effect on your health. So, this time we will look for the following derivation: How our personality is? Leads to what we eat and how healthy we are?   DINERS TYPE 1 (PLEASURE DINERS) These diners are fun seeking persons. They go to the places where they can find pleasure. They have an overindulgent lifestyle. Ask them to eat anytime, and they will immediately turn up on the table, provided yummy food is served. These diners are impatient. Are you of such kind? Ah, Pleasure Diners! Beware because your health is at risk since your personality depicts that you are a foodie, and that you eat for pleasure not health. You have an inclination towards eating junk food. You are also not conscious about the timings when you should eat, nor do you practice eating good habits. You go for food with less nutritional value and high calorie content. That is why chances are that either you are at risk of … or becoming …   DINERS TYPE 2 (…) …   DINERS TYPE 3 (…) …   DINERS TYPE 4 (…) …   DINERS TYPE 5 (EMOT…

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आदर्श मैनेजर- श्रीराम!

ज़रा कल्पना कीजिए एक ऐसी सुबह की, जब आपकी आँख खुली और आपका मन बड़ा प्रसन्न हुआ- 'वाह! आज तो अलार्म बजने से पहले ही मेरी आँख खुल गई!' टाइम देखने के लिए अपने साथ वाली टेबल पर नज़र डाली, तो वहाँ घड़ी नहीं रखी थी क्योंकि कल रात आप वहाँ अलार्म घड़ी रखना ही भूल गए थे। अब आपने दीवार पर टंगी घड़ी में टाइम देखा। यह क्या? ८.०० बज चुके थे! अॉफिस निकलने के लिए... केवल आधा घंटा शेष। आपको याद आया कि आज तो कंपनी के मैनेजर के साथ आपकी मीटिंग है। आप हड़बड़ाकर बिस्तर से लगभग कूद ही पड़े। ब्रश करने के लिए जल्दी से बाथरूम में गए। पर आपको ब्रश होल्डर में आपका टुथब्रश ही नहीं मिला!... तो आपने शोर मचाया। तब आपका बेटा ह…

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गुस्सा नहीं है अच्छा!

इटली के विख्यात कवि टैसो को किसी ने एक बार बहुत आहत किया। तब लोगों ने टैसो से पूछा-तुम उस व्यक्ति से बदला क्यों नहीं लेते, जिसने तुम्हारे साथ इतना बुरा किया? टैसो ने कहा- 'बिल्कुल ठीक कहते हो तुम सब! मेरा मन भी यही कह रहा है कि उसने मेरे साथ जो किया है, उसके बदले मैं उससे एक चीज़ तो लेकर ही रहूँगा...' पूछने वालों ने अनुमान लगाया- 'अ... अ... तुम्हारा मतलब है... उसका मान-सम्मान? ...उसकी सम्पति? या फिर... उसका जीवन ही?' टैसो- मैं उसके... ... अफ्रीका में रंग-भेद के चलते काले लोगों पर अत्याचार ज़ारी था। ऐसे में काले लोगों में जोश भरने के लिए अल्बर्ट अफ्रीका के जंगलों में गए। वहाँ पर एकत्रित काले लोग…

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रसोईघर का आधार- आटा, नमक, गुड़!

बूझो तो जानें- हर घर में ऐसा कौन सा कक्ष ऐसा होता है, जिस पर घर में रहने वाले प्रत्येक व्यक्ति का स्वास्थ्य निर्भर करता है? उत्तर- रसोईघर निःसन्देह, हर इंसान के स्वास्थ्य का रास्ता उसकी भोजनशाला से होकर गुज़रता है। स्वस्थ रहने के लिए चाहिए पौष्टिक आहार! और पौष्टिक आहार बनता है, रसोईघर में उपयोग की गई पौष्टिक खाद्य सामग्री से। तो चलिए सेहत सार की इस कड़ी में बात करते हैं उन पदार्थों की, जो रसोईघर में बनने वाले भोजन के आधारस्तम्भ हैं। सबसे पहले बात करते हैं उस पदार्थ की, जिसके बिना भोजन की थाली अधूरी है। भारत की एक पुरानी कहावत के अनुसार यह है- रोटी। ... आपको यह जानकर हैरानी होगी क…

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