Akhand Gyan

Highlights of September 2016

क्या सच में 'राहु' व 'केतु' हैं?

श्री मद्भागवत महापुराण में समुद्र मंथन की गाथा उल्लिखित है। समुद्र मंथन का मुख्य उद्देश्य था, अमृत की प्राप्ति। इसी हेतु देवताओं और असुरों ने आपस में संधि कर एक साथ समुद्र मंथन करने का निर्णय लिया। नागराज वासुकि को नेति ( रस्सी) बना कर मंदराचल पर लपेटा गया। फिर पूर्ण उत्साह व आनंद के साथ मंथन का कार्य प्रारंभ किया गया। ... परन्तु  अधिक भार  व आधाररहित होने के कारण मंदराचल समुद्र में धंसने लगा। मंदराचल को समुद्र में डूबने से बचाने के लिए भगवान ने कच्छप अवतार धारण किया।... तत्पश्चात असुर व देवगण बड़े वेग से समुद्र मंथन करने लगे। सबसे पहले समुद्र से हलाहल निकला। इससे चहुँ ओ…

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गणपति- सर्वश्रेष्ठ सी. ई. ओ.

सर्वोत्तम लीडर कैसा होना चाहिए? जानने और बनने के लिए आप भी सादर आमंत्रित हैं, इस वर्कशॉप में- प्रोग्राम- लीडर्स वर्कशॉप स्थान- प्रगति भवन तिथि- 1 सितम्बर, 2016 एक सज्जन ने बड़े ध्यान से इस विज्ञापन- पट (Hoarding) को पढ़ा।फिर अपनी पॉकेट से पेन निकाला और कार्यक्रम का पूरा विवरण अपनी डायरी में नोट कर लिया।... बड़ी-बड़ी कंपनियों के मैनेजर, सी.ई.ओ. और अन्य टीम लीडर सूट-बूट पहन कर बड़ी तहज़ीब से ऑडीटोरियम में बैठे हुए थे। ये सज्जन भी सबसे आखिरी पंक्ति में जाकर बैठ गए। कुछ ही देर बाद वर्कशॉप का शुभारम्भ हुआ।सबसे पहले मंच पर एक बहुत बड़ी कम्पनी के सी.ई.ओ. आए। अपने भाषण का आरंभ उन्होंने इन शब्दों से …

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कुशल कार्य का रहस्य!

श्री आशुतोष महाराज जी कहा करते हैं- 'समाज में अच्छी और प्रभावी योजनाओं की कमी नहीं है। अगर कमी है, तो श्रेष्ठ मानवों की जो उन योजनाओं को क्रियान्वित कर सकें।' जब किसी इमारत का निर्माण होता है, तो यह सुनिश्चित किया जाता है कि उसमें लगने वाली एक-एक ईंट पक्की हो। अगर उसके निर्माण में कच्ची ईंटों का इस्तेमाल होगा, तो वह इमारत कभी भी गिर सकती है। इसी प्रकार समाज को श्रेष्ठ बनाने के लिए उसकी एक-एक ईकाई अर्थात मनुष्य को श्रेष्ठ बनाना होगा। तभी एक सुन्दर व श्रेष्ठ समाज का निर्माण संभव है।  सब जानते हैं, श्रेष्ठ व्यक्ति अपने कार्य की गुणवत्ता से पहचाना जाता है। और कार्य की गुणव…

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Mobile Apps: From the Digital to the Real World

A rampant surge in the number of mobile apps seems to have taken the digital world by a storm. Helping you acquaint family and friends with your whereabouts or latest happenings while being at any corner of the world, these apps have certainly influenced the role of mobile phones. Earlier, making phone calls would ease out the constraint of connecting with distant living relatives and friends. The frequency of social networking apps surfacing nowadays has however drastically reduced the probability of ringing phone bells, for the trend of instant chats has grown extensively. Well, it is not merely about connecting oneself to others. Many informative and knowledgeable apps are also ruling the market today. They are meant to enhance the learning experience of users while saving their time. So is the popularity of apps offering fun and entertainment! They could be gaming or physical appearance transformation apps, arousing joy and laughter. In this backdrop, wouldn't it be right to say that human life is just revolving around the development of these apps? Definitely, it would be. However, this pertains to the outer facet of our lives. How about taking a look at these apps from a yet deeper and subtler perspective? If we do so, we will find a remarkable derivation of facts from the key features of these apps. This will undoubtedly enrich our plot with an altogether different angle as spirituality nourishes the inner facets of human life. So, let's get going and exam…

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Sanskrit- from Vedas to IT!

... Until the early 1980's, villagers in Mattur spoke the state's regional language, Kannada as well as Tamil. "Then there was a movement in favour of Sanskrit. Sanskrit had been criticised as the language of the Upper Caste Brahmins and was suddenly displaced from the pedestal with Kannada," said Prof. M. B. Srinidhi, a resident of Mattur. "The pontiff of the local religious centre, Pejawar Mutt gave a call to make Mattur, a Sanskrit speaking village. It took just 2 hours daily for 10 days for the entire village to start conversing in Sanskrit," he added. Since then, Sanskrit is being spoken by one and all, even by those belonging to the socially disadvantaged sections of the village. … Enter Mattur, and every conversation that you hear is soft and sweet-sounding like a Vedic recital. One is greeted with "bhavati naam kim?" (What is your name?), "coffee ya chayam kim ichchhati bhavan?" (What will you have, coffee or tea?) Exchange of pleasantries takes place by saying "Hari Om" and "Katham Asti" instead of "Hello" and "How are you?" Everybody including men, women, children, literate or illiterate, speaks Sanskrit fluently. Even the Muslims speak Sanskrit as comfortably as Hindus. Children are also found reciting Sanskrit verses on the streets, conversing effortlessly in Sanskrit while quarrelling or playing cricket. Everyone speaks Sanskrit for their day to day use and not only …

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Ganpati Bappa Morya!

An exemplary role-model for children! An inspiration for the youth! An icon of wisdom! A symbol of strength and courage! A stimulus for meditators! A Redeemer for mankind! And, many more to add to the multitudes of roles, all of which can be found assimilated in one God- Lord Ganesha! The Ganesha Purana compiles the description of 32 forms of Lord Ganesha, all of which carry invaluable messages for mankind. Let's gain insight by comprehending some of them with respect to their name, form, and appearance. BALA GANPATI Among the 32 forms, the very first being mentioned in the Ganesha Purana is the 'Bala Ganapati', meaning, the child-like form of Ganesha. In this form, He inspires us to instill in ourselves joyfulness as that of a child. The description of this form of Lord Ganesha is expressed in the sacred text as below: karasthakadaliccta | panaseksucamodakam | baalasuryanibham vamde || devam baalaganaadhipam ||1|| Adorned with a garland of tender flowers, having plantain (banana), mango, jack fruit, sugarcane and sweets (modaka) in His hands and who is effulgent like the rising sun (red colour)... is Bala Ganapati. …All these objects signify something due to which... the Lord serves as a perfect role-model for children, besides being a representative of the future opportunities of growth. How? ... … TARUNA GANPATI ...This form of Lord Ganesha is an inspiration for the youth... to acquire the real traits of youthfulness. ... In t…

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