Akhand Gyan

Highlights of March 2017

Inspiring Youngsters!

Youngsters are often in the news these days... why? Unfortunately, mostly for the wrong reasons! That's why all statistics pertaining to their character, persona, skill-set, contribution, etc. are day by day seeing a steep downfall. It's high time that youngsters are told as to what powers they have inherent in themselves and what great things they can do in their life. For this, let's get acquainted with some beautiful excerpts, which highlight the glorious side of the youth of the past. Certainly, the youth today needs to revive his esteemed image after imbibing inspirations latent in these references. Sightless Youth Brightening The Way For Other Blinds Louis Braille was doomed into sightlessness in an accident, when he was just 3 years old. Actually, Louis was an enthusiastic child, who had set his heart to be like his father. One day, he went to his father's workshop and while he was experimenting with sharp tools, one of the sharp ends of an awl pierced his eyes and rendered him blind. For most of us, it would be a catastrophe. However, for that toddler, the accident turned out to be a challenge for his sky-high morale and indefatigable dreams. He soon took admission in the Royal Institution for Blind Youth, Paris and continued his studies. But the problems seemed to be endless for the 10-year old as the educational system was not satisfactory. It was very difficult for him and his other bind mates to understand and read the book with the raised…

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Morning Walk - Way go Health

Although we don't memorise the day when we started walking, but we are sure our parents would have rejoiced that day. Ask them and they will say, 'Ah! When you started walking, with each passing day you wished to walk fast so as to explore the world around you. Walking was the most beautiful and attractive thing for you. Our happiness knew no bounds when we saw your little feet walking through the paths with excitement, cheerfulness and smiles.’ How strange! Today, when it comes to walking, all our excitement, cheerfulness, and smiles are gone! And, when it comes to morning walk, then... our answer is big 'NO!!!'. Here is the list of excuses- 1. I don't find time to fit morning walk in my schedule. 2. I need to relax; who wants to get up so early just for a walk. 3. It is very monotonous to walk every morning. 4. I am already hale and hearty. 5. I will start from tomorrow. But friends! Mind it, today these excuses (and many other in your list) might appeal your mind, but, with ageing, you will again realise the importance of walking. You will regret as 'walking is the best resort to maintain your health.' Though walking has its own benefits, but it can't beat the importance and benefits of 'a morning walk'. Because- ... As per a 2011 research published in the Journal of Medicine and Science, the timing of walking influences the health benefits. For example, it was noticed that in comparison to those who exer…

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O Women! Be Bold For Change!

International Women’s Day 2017 Every year, world over, March 8th is commemorated as the International Women's Day. Some dedicate it in the honour of women, while some recall values of gender equality on this day. But, in spite of ceaseless efforts of 109 International Women's Days since 1908, the requisite level of status and respect for the women still seems to be farfetched goal. On one hand, women is reaching heights in every field; like- ● Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams, Valentina Tereshkova, Ellen Collins, etc. in the field of space travel; ● Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal, P.V.Sindhu, M.C.Mary Kom, Sakshi Malik, etc. in sports and athletics; ● Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chandra Kochar, Indra Nooyi, etc. in finance and entrepreneurship; ● Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, etc. in biotechnology for the development of industrial enzymes. However, on the other hand, one gets to see the stupendously rising crime and violence against women. This comes as a paradoxical portrayal on the delicate wrap and woof of social fabric, thereby disrupting its fine balance. ... ... In the year 1992, a book titled 'Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus' authored by John Gray, an American writer cum consultant became an international bestseller. Gray's concept of men and women being from different planets, therefore, being 180 degree opposite to each other behaviorally, was endorsed by many people across the world. Also, why to ignore the recent…

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दिव्य अनुभूतियाँ कैसे हो सकती हैं?

वर्तमान में, वैज्ञानिकों की जिज्ञासा केवल 'भौतिक' स्तर तक ही सीमित नहीं रही है। वे 'अलौकिक' या 'आत्मिक' स्तर पर भी खोज करने में लगे हुए हैं। इसके लिए उन्होंने कई ऐसी तकनीकों और उपकरणों का आविष्कार किया है, जिनके द्वारा वे दिव्य अनुभवों को प्राप्त कर सकें। जैसे- ... एडिसन तकनीक थॉमस एडिसन का नाम कौन नहीं जानता? वे एकमात्र ऐसे वैज्ञानिक हैं, जिनके नाम पर 1093 पेटेंट हैं। विद्युत, बल्ब तथा फोनोग्राफ जैसे सैंकड़ों आविष्कार करने के बाद, वे चाहते थे एक ऐसा आविष्कार करना जिससे वे अपनी रचनात्मकता और उत्पादक क्षमता को बढ़ा सकें। इसके लिए उन्होंने 'Hypnagogia' तकनीक को अपनाया। यह तक…

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बुरा मानें या न मानें?

अरे होली है! होली के दिन अगर कोई आपके ऊपर रंग डाले तो क्या बुरा मानने वाली बात है? बिल्कुल नहीं। अगर कोई पिचकारी से रंगों की बौछार करे, तो क्या बुरा मानने वाली बात है? बिल्कुल नहीं। अगर कोई खुशी में झूमे-नाचे, तो क्या बुरा मानने वाली बात है? बिल्कुल भी नहीं। तभी तो जब गुब्बारा पड़ता है, कपड़े भीगते हैं, अलग-अलग रंगों और डिज़ाइनों में चेहरे चमकते हैं- तो भी सब यही कहते हैं- 'भई बुरा न मानो, होली है!' लेकिन यदि रंग की जगह लोग एसिड फेंकने लग जाएँ... खुशी में झूमने की जगह नशे में होशो-हवास खोकर अश्लील और भद्दे काम करने लग जाएँ... पर्व से जुड़ी प्रेरणाएँ संजोने की बजाए, हम अंधविश्वास और रूढ़िव…

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जहाँ मृत्यु भी मंगल है!

भारतीय संस्कृति में तीर्थ-स्थलों का विशेष स्थान रहा है। यहाँ जनमानस मलिन से पवित्र होने की मनोकामना लेकर आते हैं। इन्हीं तीर्थों में से एक है- 'काशी'। काशी के संदर्भ में, स्कंदपुराण (4/96/123) में वर्णित है- विद्यानां चाश्रयः काशी काशी लक्ष्मयाः परालयः। मुक्तिक्षेत्रमिदं काशी काशी सर्वा त्रयीमयी।। अर्थात् गंगा के तीर पर स्थित पावन धाम काशी विद्या, लक्ष्मी, और मुक्ति से युक्त एक सम्पन्न क्षेत्र है। 'वरुणा' और 'असी' नामक उपनदियों के संगम स्थल इस 'वाराणसी' या 'काशी' का उल्लेख महान फ्रांसिसी  इतिहासकार ' आहला द एन्यूल' ने भी खूब किया- 'काशी हमेशा से ही प्राची…

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