Akhand Gyan

Highlights of November 2016

Way to Live Life!

Is your moment a ‘Non-Toothache Moment’? ‘On-Boat’ v/s ‘Boat-On’: What’s your way The ‘Bell’ Rule! Knowledge blended with Love! These are not only the highlights of this article, but also amongst the most important pointers of living a spiritual and successful life. These are the spiritual strategies which will help us re-tune the wavering autopilot-mode of our mind to a focused and goal-oriented mindful state. Today, spiritualism- ‘a quest for the sacred’ is what everyone should long for as this pursuit leads to a life of awareness and bliss. The more we become conscious of the higher truths, the more we prosper, the less we suffer, and the more we are satisfied. In order to attain a life of contentment and joy, spiritual principles play a great role. The above mentioned four tenets are some of them. Let us explore what these four tenets say about the way to live life spiritually and successfully. Is your moment a ‘Non-Toothache Moment’? ‘Are you having a toothache?’- A Buddhist monk, with his hand on one cheek, asked this question to each and every person whom he approached. From a passer-by he asked, ‘Excuse me sir, do you also have a toothache? Because like me it appears that you are not happy. Therefore, I think you too are suffering from a terrible pain.’ To another passer-by he said, ‘Why are you so tensed? Are you also in pain because of a toothache?&…

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The New Type of Bond to Combat Anger!

WHAT EXACTLY IS ANGER? Anger is a natural negative response to feeling attacked, deceived, or treated unfairly. Every person has this vice innate in him. It’s a part of being human. Although it is affecting the very humanity at large today, it’s not always a ‘Bad Emotion’. Once, someone asked His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji- ‘Is anger justifiable?’ He beautifully explained it through an example-“Suppose you have a child who is not paying attention to his studies and is continuously idling away his time. You have made various unsuccessful attempts to make him understand politely and with love. Now if you don’t scold that child and let him follow the whims of his wayward ways, what will be the outcome? When that child grows up, although sacked by his own callous attitude, he will blame you as a parent for not being strict with him. He would say, ‘As a parent it was your duty to have scolded me for my wrongs and guided me towards right’.” Therefore, anger is justifiable in a few cases when its nature is constructive with the pure intention of goodwill to others. But, it isn’t justified when it is destructive in nature and is shelled out in order to harm others. Someone has aptly explained Anger- ‘It is like there’s a ball of fire in the middle of my chest that blurts its way straight out of my mouth and burns the people around me.’ Therefore, it not just harms others but because it eru…

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More Digitisation or Digital Detox?

Trin-trin…! Akshay, who is now based in the US, calls his friend Vinay, settled in India. They both studied in college together and were in regular touch since then. Akshay: Hi Vinay! What’s up? Vinay: All well… nothing new as such… same office, same boss, same deadlines, same responsibilities… Uh! At times, I feel life has become a maze, in which you are entangled so badly that you hardly get time to breathe!! How cool were those college days… when there was fun, enjoyment and specially, no such state of utter time crisis where you are only see rushing and running here and there. Akshay: You seem to be quite troubled and bogged down due to a severe time crunch! I feel you should buy a set of robots for your assistance! Vinay giggles… Akshay: Hey, I am not joking! I recently attended a robo-expo here. Wow! It was just amazing! … There was one driver-robo, designed to drive your vehicle. It manages everything for you, right from selecting the best route, right speed, to getting the fuel refilled at the appropriate time. You only have to tell it your destination and then enjoy the ride. Vinay: That’s wonderful, Akshay! Now that you have told me about such a robot, I would desperately long for it when my driver goes on leave… Akshay: …You know there was one pet-robot as well… …The salesman there told me that sometime back, Sony came up with a robo-pet dog, named AIBO. When …

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