Akhand Gyan

Highlights of May 2017

युवा क्या सोचते हैं, अध्यात्म के बारे में?

आज के युवाओं का अध्यात्म, धर्म और भगवान- इन सबके बारे में क्या सोचना है? इसके लिए हमने अलग-अलग समय पर, अलग-अलग क्षेत्रों में हुए शोध व सर्वे इकट्ठे किए। उन सबके परिणामों में हमें एक ही स्वर सुनाई दिया, जिसकी झलक कुछ इस प्रकार है- विश्व में सबसे प्रचलित विचार-धर्म की आवश्यकता नहीं! (नेशनल जियोग्राफिक, 22 अप्रैल 2016) -कई वर्ष पहले, 'टाइम' पत्रिका ने अपने कवर पेज़ पर बड़े-बड़े अक्षरों में ये शब्द छापे थे- ' Is God Dead?' ( क्या ईश्वर मृत हो चुका है?) यह प्रश्न समाज की, विशेषकर युवाओं की, धर्म में लगातार घटती रुचि को ध्यान में रखकर पूछा था। हैरानी की हदें तो वहाँ पार होती नज़र आईं,  जब इस हैडलाइन क…

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जब विवेकानंद से मिले तिलक...

सन् १८९२ में अक्टूबर का महीना था।मुम्बई के विक्टोरिया टर्मिनस स्टेशन पर पुणे जाने वाली गाड़ी प्लेटफार्म पर लग चुकी थी। तिलक आए, तो उन्हें डिब्बा एकदम खाली मिला। वे आराम से बैठ गए। सामान जमा लिया। डब्बे के द्वार पर कुछ लोग आ खड़े हुए थे। तिलक का ध्यान अनायास ही उस ओर चला गया। वे लोग डब्बे में प्रवेश कर रहे थे। सबसे पहले जो व्यक्ति भीतर आया, वह संन्यासी था- गेरुआधारी युवा संन्यासी ( स्वामी विवेकानंद)। उसकी अवस्था अभी तीस वर्षों की भी नहीं होगी। उसका व्यक्तित्व प्रभावशाली और कुछ विशिष्टता लिए हुए था। उसके साथ तीन व्यक्ति और थे। वे साधारण गुजराती व्यापारी जैसे लग रहे थे। संन्य…

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माँ, तुझे सलाम!

... मई महीने का दूसरा रविवार... माँ को समर्पित एक विशेष दिवस! हर वर्ष यह दिन माँ के प्रेम, त्याग, तपस्या के प्रति कृतज्ञता तथा सम्मान प्रदर्शित करने के लिए मातृदिवस (Mother Day) के रूप में मनाया जाता है। आइए, इस दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में हम इतिहास की उन माताओं को याद करते हैं, जिनके नाम से माँ शब्द भी गौरवान्वित हो उठा था। ... वह माँ जिसने अपने हर बच्चे का भविष्य गढ़ा... भारतीय इतिहास में मदालसा एक अविस्मरणीय माँ के रूप में चर्चित हैं। उनके चार पुत्र हुए। अपने पहले पुत्र विक्रांत के जन्म पर उसे रोता देखकर उन्होंने लोरी गाई- शुद्धोअसि रे तात न तेअस्ति नाम कृतं हि ततकल्पनयाधुनैव। पञ्चात्मकं द…

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The Hanuman Circle

As times are advancing, we can find a strong nexus building up gradually between the corporate world and spirituality. It is so because the corporate analysts have realised the fact that on diving deep into the writings of these texts of wisdom, they can catch hold of several insights valuable for professionals. On flipping through the pages of the epic of Ramayana, one of the prominent characters that pulls our attention in Hanuman- the monkey God. His personality is a blend of various skills and traits, which if imbibed by professionals of the corporate world can prove to be a boon from all perspectives. Prevalent by the name of "The Hanuman Circle", this concept offers seven characteristics traits vis-a-vis the seven qualities which are desires in current day professionals. If this spectrum of qualities gets reflected from the personality of a corporate professional, s/he becomes an asset to the organisation. Verily, today organisations are taking into account these perspectives while recruiting an employee or at the time of his evaluation for project allocation as well as promotion. Not just the employees, leaders too can find exclusive tenets of leadership latent in these traits. On the whole, Hanuman is symbolic of an ideal professional- a personality worth emulating in terms of his traits and characteristics. ... Each alphabet of seven-letter word 'HANUMAN' highlights the seven key traits which should adorn the personality of a professional. …

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Nature's Mind Case Studies

Nature's potential and competence is far more superior to human abilities. If these hidden capabilities are explored, then, humanity can experience a significant improvement in its living standards. Science today is seeking natural laws that could be used in carving out innovative, energy efficient, reliable and durable products and designs. For this, human engineers, scientists, and designers are heading towards nature to find solutions to their problems. The proof of this inclination is the rise in the number of scientific publications which focus on the area of biomimicry. Here are four interesting and mind-blowing case studies that show how nature's Mind can be mimicked to amazing and unbeatable technologies, designs, and architecture. ... Case Study... Bio-Mimic Water Mixer Spiral shapes are prevalent in the variety of things in nature. For instance, bacteria, seashells, whirlpools, tornadoes, calla lilies, climbing vines, and even galaxies. Researchers adhered to this design as a solution to a variety of practical problems. One example in this regard is the design of water storage tanks. Such tanks are put to application for city water supplies and also as a reserve for the purpose of fire safety. Actually, the main issue of concern is that the stored water can turn into a breeding ground for unhealthy organisms. Thus, for the purpose of prevention, often chemicals and pumps are used to keep the water in motion. Well, there is a wonderful alternative to…

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Pornography- An Imperative Need To Eradicate The Endemic Disease

‘Pornography’ is probably the most dreaded ‘addictive disease’ parents of most teenagers fear their young ones would get infected with. Yet the modern-day urban lifestyle is ensuring that these young minds get infected with this virus just at the click of a mouse. Shockingly, the virus is not only eating away young minds, but also destroying the whole social fabric of our society; and, sadly, we are allowing it to do so. Possibly it is because of the lack of awareness of the devastating harm it is causing or mistakably considering it to be an acceptable norm all youngsters indulge into. And where parents are unaware of its potential damage and feel impelled to accept it as normal, it would be too much to expect the young minds to know about it and make a conscious effort to stay away from it. It is important to make a beginning, and it’s high time that we do it now! Several research studies on pornography and its social/ personal effects provide enough, robust data… to shake both young, as well as the old, out of the slumber they are in, and work proactively to counter it. In fact, Dr. Victor, a noted researcher in pornography and Professor of Psychology says, “the question about the effects of pornography is no longer debated and everybody  (scientists/researchers/professionals) knows that it causes harm.” He further adds, “Pornography is addictive and is a powerful form of negative education which changes human s…

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