Akhand Gyan

Highlights of June 2017

The Vedas- a perfect manual for the making of a man!

Are the Vedas and the Upanishads obsolete texts for the present-day advanced and technologically developed society? Is there no relevance of the teachings embedded in these texts for the past-paced life of man today? When there is so much literature available in the field of science and technology, what then is the need of going through these ancient writings, which are nothing but a set of some verses and mantras? True, we are living in not only advanced, but a supremely-advanced age, decked with the latest gadgets and gizmos. However, it is also true that we are living in an era, which is inflicted with the exceedingly high levels of stress, immorality, depression, negativity, indiscipline and insensitivity. Isn't it? Perhaps you would not need any statistics to justify this remark. Someone has aptly quoted that we have learnt to traverse the vast skies; but, we have not learnt to walk on earth! We have extended our reach to Mars and the Moon; but, we have lost the warmth and humanly touch with our neighbours! We have studded our lives with all sorts of high-styled and advanced gadgets; but, we have drastically missed out on the grounds of humanly qualities and attributes! The Vedas and the Upanishads have the capacity to fill all such missing gaps, which have casted a devastating impact on the complete structure of society. The fact is that these texts of wisdom lay prime focus on the core building block of society, which is a human being. Although, they are s…

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PINEAL GLAND- the Epicentre of Enlightenment

In the language of biology, the pineal gland is identified as a pea-sized gland, which is located in the vertebrate brain, near the pituitary and the hypothalamus gland. In philosophical terms, this region is designated as the seat of consciousness. The famous philosopher Descartes has defined it as the "principal seat of the soul." In the metaphysical parlance, it can be related to an apparatus, which acts as a bridge between the two worlds- physical and cosmic. It is said to be the way to reach the light in the head. Or, analogically, it is essentially a spiritual antenna or the wireless transmitter, which is verily the "Epicentre of Enlightenment". As a matter of fact, this concept credits acknowledgement from various cultures all across the world. In the Vedic perspective, it is represented by the Agya Chakra. On Hindu mythology, it is depicted as the Third Eye. In ancient Egypt, it referred to the Eye of Horus. Dating back around 1224 BC, the Egyptian Staff of Osiris pictures it as a pinecone, where two intertwining serpents converge. ... Biologists say that melatonin is produced by the pineal gland. Now, melatonin is found to be a key player in controlling circadian rhythms; it's a master regulator of time. It affects our stress levels and regulates a number of biological functions, which subsequently control the biorhythms of the body. Meta- physicists consider it to be the doorway to lucid dreaming, telepathy, clairvoyance and cosmic visio…

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Blend Your Trends with Intelligence!

"Hey! What's up! What's trending now-a-days?" These words are very commonly heard in the present times, right? We want to be in touch with all that's buzzing around the globe, either through social media or telly media. We want to keep up with the times! The young generation, so-called neoterics are racing forth the time to catch up with the latest fads to maintain a 'cool-dude' status in the society. Those who are not up-to-the-minute or adhering to the trends are seen as a mossy entity, Isn't it? There is nothing wrong in keeping oneself updated with the latest trends and styles. After all, new trends showcase novel styles, thus giving us an altogether a fresh look. However, problems arise when we fail to comprehend the harms that come complimentary with the vogue. Here are highlighted some of the trends and their effects intimately connected to our personality. After going through them, all we need to do is to contemplate whether to keep them in our style diaries or not. EARPIECES: Be Ready to Face the Music! As soon as our favourite music is turned on, volume goes up and emotions start pouring out from our heart. Music is something, which is enjoyed in all kinds of emotions and places. Thanks to technology, for giving us Earpieces... wherever we are, whenever we want, without disturbing others, we can swing with the song. It has become a common sight when people are walking, talking, (even) sleeping, crossing the road, driving, rid…

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'ध्यान' से नए जीवन की ओर...!

तनाव! चिड़चिड़ाहट! स्ट्रेस! घबराहट! बेचैनी! दुःख!- ये सब विशेषण हो चुके हैं हमारे जीवन के। परिणाम स्वरूप इंसान जीवन को सिर्फ और सिर्फ एक कठिन परीक्षा मान लेता है। परन्तु हमारे वैदिक ऋषि-मुनियों ने इस जीवन को 'सरल' भी कहा और 'कठिन' भी। कठिन तब है, जब जीवन भाग्य और परिस्थितियों का मोहताज़ हो। सरल तब है, जब हम अपनी जीवन कहानी खुद लिखते हैं। इस कहानी को लिखने के लिए एक ही शाश्वत कलम है। वह है, ध्यान-साधना! ब्रह्मज्ञान का ध्यान हमारे अस्तित्व के हर स्तर पर काम करता है। हमारे हर पक्ष, हर रंग, सम्पूर्ण स्वरूप को नव निर्मित कर देता है। कैसे? आइए जानें। ध्यान करने वाले कम बीमार! नियमित स…

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हम उस देश के वासी हैं, जिस देश में गंगा बहती है।

यह उस समय की बात है, जब गंगा पुत्र भीष्म कुरुभूमि बाणों की शैय्या पर लेटे हुए थे। ज्येष्ठ पाण्डु पुत्र धर्मराज युधिष्ठिर अपने पितामह के समक्ष आए। उन्हें प्रणाम किया। फिर धार्मिकता को समझने हेतु प्रश्न किया- 'पितामह! कौन से देश, कौन से प्रांत, कौन से पहाड़ और कौन सी नदियाँ असीम पवित्रता के साक्ष्य हैं। पितामह भीष्म ने पवित्रता के बिंदु पर सबसे महत्त्वपूर्ण साक्ष्य के रहस्य को उजागर करते हुए कहा- 'युधिष्ठिर, वही देश, वही प्रांत, वही पहाड़ पावन हैं, जो गंगा के आसपास स्थित होते हैं और वही नदियाँ पावन हैं, जो गंगा में मिलती हैं।' सत्य है, पावनता और गंगा एक दूसरे के पर्यायवाची ही…

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ए.सी., आइस्क्रीम, कोल्ड ड्रिंक...!

गर्मियाँ आते ही कुछ चीज़ें बड़ी ही सहजता से हमारी दिनचर्या का अंग बन जाती हैं। पर ये हमारे स्वास्थ्य के लिए कितनी सही हैं व कितनी गलत, इसका हमें पता ही नहीं होता। तो आइए, आज इसी पर चर्चा करते हैं- मॉइस्चराइज़र का इस्तेमाल अक्सरां गर्मी आ जाने पर भी हम सर्दियों का मॉइस्चराइज़र ही इस्तेमाल करते रहते हैं, क्योंकि वह बचा हुआ होता है। पर आपको बता दें, जहाँ सर्दियों में ग्रीस व ज़्यादा फॉर्मूले वाला मॉइस्चराइज़र त्वचा के लिए फायदेमंद होता है, वहीं गर्मियों में कम फॉर्मूले व नॉन-ग्रीस मॉइस्चराइज़र का प्रयोग लाभकर है। चेहरा शरीर का सबसे संवेदनशील अंग होता है। चेहरे पर मुहाँसों, ब्लैक …

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