Akhand Gyan

Highlights of May 2016

Salutes to the Motherhood!

A mother who always cares, A mother who’s always there... A mother who always stays... So blessed God made this mother of mine! May 8, 2016… A day dedicated to the mothers! Let’s celebrate this day by remembering some of the great mothers of the past… She has nurtured the icons of loyalty! It was the time when China was invaded from the north…The army in China was commanded by General Yue Fei. Undoubtedly, the situation demanded of him to show up his real strength and valour for the country. However, in those crucial moments, Yue Fei was trapped in a dilemma. On one end, it was the question of the life of his elderly mother, who was severely ill. On the other hand, his country’s freedom was at stake…He simply sat with watery eyes, looking at his loving mother in the state of utter helplessness. The mother smiled. She asked Yue to take off his shirt…However, without questioning, he handed his shirt to her. Mu, Yue’s mother, took her sewing needle and tattooed in big and bold letters these four Chinese words on it… She has gifted this world with the great philosophers of the time! This relates to the Fourth Century B.C. There was a child named Mencius, who was born in real challenging situations. When he stepped on this earth, he lost the shelter of his father. His mother, Zhang…In those trying times, she could manage to arrange for a dwelling near a cemetery...To her astonishment, Zhang notic…

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Balancing Communication between the Outside and the Inside World

No matter whether you are a teacher, a sales professional, a bank executive, an actor, or a politician, effective communication is the number one quality most of the employees want to have. It’s a quality without which growing up the ladder in our careers seems to be impossible. Not just professionally, personally too, communication plays a very important role... Verily, that’s the reason why for the last few decades even technology has followed the trend and has developed gadgets, software, etc. to enhance the power of communication. That’s why there has been a constant surge in the use of mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs, and other communicating devices... Just think for a moment, how often does it happen that you are busy doing some important piece of work at home or in your office and suddenly an SMS in your inbox, a ping on Whatsapp, a notification on Facebook, a tweet by some celebrity you follow, a picture posted by your close one on Instagram, a phone call by a friend or just a habit of regularly checking your phones disturbs your concentration and makes you lose the focus from work within a few minutes? Pictures and sounds of different types continue to invade our mind making the whole body restless... Besides technology, when we talk about communication, we cannot miss out mentioning another realm where non-stop chatter goes on! Yes, that’s our mind!... We have got engrossed in watching the videos and pictures of this glamorous world…

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Technology to Explore Consciousness!

Science and technology is on a swift rising trend. Besides exploring the outside magnificent world, the scientists have time and again tried to probe into the world of consciousness through their scientific tools and apparatuses... God’s Helmet God’s helmet is said to be so designed that a person wearing it tends to enjoy cosmic experiences. According to Persinger, after wearing the helmet, many subjects have reported "mystical experiences and altered states". Through this method, the scientists intend to prove that so-called divine visions as experienced by the spiritualists through meditation... Edison’s Method Thomas Edison– a name that holds to its credit a plethora of inventions amounting to 1093 patents! Besides working on different subjects, one of his research fields was– how to maximise his productivity and enhance his creative thinking. For this, he practised a method of relaxation which utilised the technique of hypnagogia. Hypnagogia is defined as a state which is experienced when a person is neither fully asleep nor fully awake... Floatation Tank In this method, a person is made to lie down in a dark enclosed chamber. The enclosure is essentially a 10 inch deep pool of water, less than 8 feet by 4 feet in size. This method is basically based on the concept of sensory deprivation...   Cranial Electrical Stimulator (CES) This method was developed in the late 1940’s in USSR. It was found through ex…

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ईश्वर की सेना में सम्मिलित हो जाओ!

सत्य सदा विजयी होता है।  इस शाश्वत बात से शैतान भली प्रकार अवगत है। किन्तु इस सच्चाई को जानने के बाद भी उसके विद्रोह में कमी नहीं आती।  वह सत्य को झुठलाने का निरन्तर प्रयास करता है।  हर युग में शैतान/अज्ञानता का यह हठ ज़ारी रहता है।  ज़रथुश्त्र के समय में भी कुछ ऐसा ही हुआ। ज़रथुश्त्र पारसी धर्म के प्रवर्तक थे।  उनके जन्म से पूर्व ही दुष्कर्मियों को उनके आगमन की आहट हो गयी थी। ... इसलिए उन्होंने ज़रथुश्त्र के पदार्पण की संभावना को ही खत्म करना चाहा।  पर 'जाको राखे साईया मार सके न कोय !' ... आख़िरकार इस दिव्य आत्मा का आलिंगन कर धरा प्रफुल्लित हो उठी।  ... उनके रूप में …

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संघबद्ध होकर हमें चलना ही होगा ...

सद्गुरु श्री आशुतोष महाराज जी अपने शिष्यों को सम्बोधित करते हुए कहा करते हैं - " तुम सब में इतनी शक्ति है कि तुम चाहो तो पर्वतों का सिर झुका दो।  आँधियों का रुख मोड़ दो।  अगर तुम सब ब्रह्मज्ञानी संगठित हो जाओ, तो असम्भव भी संभव हो सकता है।  "... कहते हैं, एक मज़बूत इमारत बनाने के लिए मज़बूत ईंटों की ज़रूरत होती है।  पर यह अधूरा ज्ञान है।  चूँकि आप कितनी भी मज़बूत ईंटे क्यों न ले आएं, आप उनसे तब तक मज़बूत इमारत नहीं बना सकते जब तक उन ईंटों के बीच में सीमेंट न भर दिया जाए। ... संगठित होकर चलने के लिए ऐसे ही कुछ महत्वपूर्ण सूत्र हैं...   पहला - लक्ष्य के प्रति जागरूकता ! अगर हमारा ल…

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ग्रथों की अनखुली ग्रन्थियाँ!

...आइए चलते हैं, द्वापरकालीन युग की ओर। इस युग में महर्षि वेदव्यास जी ने रचना की थी, एक अद्भुत ग्रंथ- 'महाभारत' की। इसकी अभूतपूर्वता के कुछ अनखुले पक्षों से आज हम आपका परिचय कराना चाहेंगे। सर्वप्रथम इस ग्रंथ में 8800 श्लोक थे और इसका नाम रखा गया था- 'जय'। इस नामांकन के पीछे भी महान रहस्य है। उसी ग्रंथि को अब खोलते हैं-वेदव्यास रचित इस महान ग्रंथ में कुल कितने पर्व हैं?- 18 पर्व!  महाभारत का युद्ध कितने दिनों तक चला?- 18 दिन! इस युद्ध में कितनी अक्षौहिणी सेनाएँ सम्मिलित थीं?- 18 अक्षौहिणी सेनाएँ! युद्ध के पश्चात् जीवित रहने वाले योद्धा कितने थे?- 18 ( 15 पांडवों के, 3कौरवों के)! सारतः यह…

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