Akhand Gyan

Highlights of April 2017

प्रथा का अर्थ- अनर्थ

... थोड़ी सी भी मिलावट नहीं चलेगी! रूस की परम्पराओं में एक अनोखी परम्परा है। इसके अंतर्गत एक अजीब खेल खेला जाता है। इस खेल में कुछ पुरुष एकत्र होकर एक समूह बनाते हैं। समूह के प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को तीन लोगों के लिए एक-एक बोतल वोदका ( रूसी शराब) बनानी होती है। इसके बाद शुरू होता है- पीने का दौर। इस प्रथा में हर कोई शराब पीने में डूब जाता है। व्यक्ति तब तक पीता है, जब तक कि वह अचेत होकर गिर नहीं जाता। इस खेल में व्यक्ति किसी भी प्रस्ताव को मना नहीं कर सकता। क्योंकि मना करने का मतलब है- अन्य प्रतियोगियों का अपमान! इस विचित्र सी परम्परा का एक नियम यह भी है कि शराब का एक गिलास पीकर रखने और दू…

Read More

एक-के-बाद एक या एक-साथ!

'आज का दिन आपके लिए शुभ होगा। आपको इस कार्य में सफलता मिलेगी... राहु की दशा आपके जीवन को प्रभावित कर सकती है। इसलिये यदि आप सफलता को पाना चाहते हैं, तो यह उपाय करें... यह जगह, यह नम्बर, यह रंग सफलता पाने के लिए शुभ रहेंगे...' अक्सरां जब ऐसे वाक्य हम अपने राशिफल में देखते हैं, तो खुश हो जाते हैं। खुश हों भी क्यों न? भला कौन सफल नहीं होना चाहता? किन्तु विडम्बना यह है कि सफलता के पैमाने राशिफल में लिखे वाक्य नहीं हुआ करते। सफल व्यक्ति केवल अपने भाग्य के भरोसे नहीं बैठा करते। सफलता को प्राप्त करना पड़ता है। पर कैसे? क्या आप जानना चाहते हैं कि सफलता प्राप्ति व उसे कायम रखने का कौन सा तरी…

Read More

प्याज़-लहसुन खाएँ न खाएँ-आपका निर्णय है!

कढ़ाई में तेल डालें। प्याज़ और लहसुन को पतला-पतला काट लें। तेल में जीरा डालें और फिर कटे हुए प्याज़-लहसुन को छोंक दें। धीमी आँच पर उन्हें तब तक भूनें, जब तक वे हल्के सुनहरे न हो जाएँ। उसके बाद कढ़ाई में भाजी डाल दें...। आमतौर पर हर व्यंजन विधि में आपको यही पढ़ने को मिलता है। लज़ीज़ आहार यानी प्याज़-लहसुन का तड़का! विश्व भर में ऐसे भोज-लोलुप समाज हैं, जो प्याज़-लहसुन के बिना भोजन की कल्पना भी नहीं कर सकते। स्वाद तो रही एक बात! भोजन-विशेषज्ञों ने स्वास्थ्य की दृष्टि से भी प्याज़-लहसुन के बहुत फायदे बताए हैं। अनेक-अनेक व्याधियों की औषधि प्याज़-लहसुन को ठहराया गया है। इन पर खूब शोध भी हुए हैं। अ…

Read More

Management Lessons from Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is considered as the symbol of both Destruction and Creation, which is why He is known as Maheshwara, the ultimate God. A manager can imbibe valuable lessons from Lord Shiva as He is the leader of His team and has to deal with various difficult situations. Let's garner some beautiful lessons from the very persona of Lord Shiva and His ambience. The Ganga Corporate Lesson: Wise delegation When Lord Shiva was called upon for help by King Bhagiratha to stop the ravaging river Ganga, He rescued the Earth by surmounting the river upon His head, allowing only restricted and controlled stream of water to be released from His hair. By taking the Ganga (water) on His head and distributing only that much which could be managed easily, Lord Shiva gives a very vital corporate message. A wise leader is also the one who takes the entire load on his head and thereafter delegates it to his team discriminatively, in consonance with one's capacity to handle. ... The Third Eye Corporate Lesson: Seeing with the mind's eye, beyond what's visible Lord Shiva is also known as "Trinetradhari" (tri: three; netradhari: the owner of eyes). The third eye of Lord Shiva exemplifies wisdom. The irony of the matter is that all of us possess the Third Eye, but most of us are unaware of its presence in our body. The need is to get it activated for ourselves under the guidance of a Perfect Spiritual Mentor. ...In troubled times, it is this Third Eye that sa…

Read More

Our Small Contribution= Big Help to Mother Earth

How much we revere our Mother Earth, here is only a "snapshot", as the complete list is too long... World Wildlife Day, World Sparrow Day, International Day of Forests, World Planting Day, World Wood Day, World Water Day, Greenery Day, Endangered Species Day, World Environment Day, World Ocean Day, Global Wind Day, World Animal Day, World Soil Day... and several more- all in some way or the other dedicated in the name of care and concern for the Earth. And, a comprehensive perspective of all these is represented by yet another day, titled "International Mother Earth Day", marked on 22nd April. So many days and so many ways... still, why is the graph of deterioration in the condition of the   Earth going from bad to World? Reason being, there is an absence of the fundamental parameter of 'sensitivity' towards the torture the Earth is going through. The need is to feel the troublesome condition of the Earth and resonate with her pain. Then, even the smallest of our contributions in her care and concern will yield productive results. It is because then we will remain conscious with respect to her wellbeing everywhere and every time. Then, there will remain no need for these reminders in the form of allocated days to shake us and wake us upto do something to improve her condition. With the factor of 'sensitivity' coming alive, the behavior expected out of us will automatically become an integral part of our life. Then, wh…

Read More

Ergonomics: The Art of Using Smart Gadgets!

The dictionary meaning of ergonomics is "the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environment". Let's ponder upon some of the key aspects in this regard: Stress Immobility Syndrome The terminology relates to the 21st century pay back for digitisation revolution. Today's genre digital devices like mobile phones, laptops, and tablets are developed for our comfort and usability purposes. However, when overly used for extensive durations, they may lead to poor postures causing undue physical ailments like- ● Strain in back and neck: Statistical analysis depicts the degree of impact on our necks and backs, considering the fact that every individual spends 2 to 4 hours with his head bent down while texting, reading, and typing on smartphone devices and tablets. In this position, our shoulders are hunched, amounting to 700 to 1400 hours of extra stress per year on the cervical spine. ● Wrist and fingers related issues: While we constantly text and swipe our phone, it strains our wrist and fingers. ● Strain in eyes: The eyes become fatigued by constantly staring on the screens of these devices. The following examples depict as to how dangerous can be the consequences, if we use this gadgets in an improper manner. Smart Phone Blindness According to a study published in the National Academic of Sciences, the blue glow of gadget screens can reduce the production of melatonin…

Read More