Akhand Gyan

Highlights of March 2018

Meet the Eco-Celebrities!

They are saving more than 850 human lives every year. They help in preventing as many as 670,000 incidents of acute respiratory symptoms per year. They are wonderful noise filters and... They keep the surroundings cool by ...  Several studies have highlighted that they are very effective in reducing stress or boosting mental health. They prove to be wonderfully effective natural barriers to withstand the tidal waves. Any guesses, what this 'they' refers to? Well, 'they' are that which we have brutally ruined! They are that which stand today on the verge of collapse. They are that which have received ghastly death blows in exchange of their life-giving services! Yes, 'they' are the poor, dilapidating TREES! And, 'who' bears the 'credit' of all these catastrophic actions that have resulted in tragic reactions? The one and the only- 'human beings'... No... no! We, the 'so-called civilised' human beings! We, 'the egoistic human beings! We, 'the selfish and self-centric' human beings! ... ... In purview of the current state of affairs, someone has succintly stated: "Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught, will we realise that we cannot eat money?" Indeed, it's high time to wake up and shake ourselves to realise the impending danger. Certainly, we have reached the stage where there is no scope of pre…

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Ways to Celebrate Some Days!

This year, the month of March is bringing forth some interesting International Days! These days might be allocated one day in the calendar. However, the inherent messages and their significance are worth emulating at all times. Let's throw light on some of these days and extract nuggets of wisdom for ourselves. Neighbour Day: 25th March 2018 (Dates vary with respect to countries) Give a fair answer to a very simple question- "Do you know your neighbours? If not in person, do you at least know their names?" Well, you may find your answer resonating with some of these research findings: "Only one in three of us bother to introduce ourselves to our neighbours when we move because we're 'too busy'... One quarter of people do not know the names of the people living next door." ... The same report also mentioned: "As many as one in four of the 3,000 adults who took part in the study said they we're 'simply too busy' to make friends, while 18% never see their neighbours to say 'hello'." According to a research by Churchill Home Insurance: "51 per cent of those with neighbours admit they don't know their first names, while 70 per cent are unaware of their full names." Some more findings of the same research bring to light that: • more than one third people fail to even recognise their neighbours in person • around three quarters aren't aware of what their next door …

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Body postures- Good and Bad

What is a posture? Posture is the alignment and positioning of our body with respect to earth's gravitational force. This gravitational force, also known as gravity, continuously exerts a force on our body. A good posture ensures that this force is evenly distributed throughout our body's muscles, joints and ligaments. This is achieved by training our body to lie, sit, stand, and walk in positions that involve the least strain being exerted on supporting ligaments and muscles, while moving or engaging in weight-bearing activities.  Good posture is vital for our body. Despite knowing this fact, our daily activities are often performed with bad postures, primarily, because of ignorance and absence of the much-required will. In addition to laziness, another common problem, obesity, is continuously changing the way our muscles and skeleton support themselves, thereby affecting them. The habit of poor posture is nurtured over time and we tend to address it only when the alarm of pain rings at its loudest. This pain, caused due to poor posture, is often experienced in our shoulders, neck or back. Correcting our body posture may feel uncomfortable initially because the body had been used to particular positions while sitting, standing, and sleeping. Though, with continuous practice, good posture shall become the natural posture of the body, thereby supporting its overall wellbeing. One must ensure to maintain the spine's neutral shape i.e. the S-shape. This …

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अंग्रेज़ चले गए, अंग्रेज़ियत छोड़ गए...

आपने अक्सरां इस वाक्य को सुना होगा-'अंग्रेज़ चले गए, अंग्रेज़ियत छोड़ गए।' इस वाक्य को भले ही आज हम मज़ाक में ले लेते हैं, पर गौर से देखा जाए तो यह वाक्य बहुत गहरी समस्या की ओर इशारा कर रहा है। आज भारत को अंग्रेजों से आज़ाद हुए 70 साल हो गए हैं। लेकिन कहीं न कहीं आज भी हम भारतीयों की मानसिकता उन्हीं के पिंजरे में कैद दिखती है।... उदाहरणतः- क्यों उत्तीर्ण होने के लिए न्यूनतम अंक 33% ही रखे जाते हैं? सनातन भारतीय गुरुकुल परम्परा के अंतर्गत प्राप्त शिक्षा प्रणाली को अंग्रेजों ने अमान्य घोषित कर दिया था। इसके स्थान पर आरंभ की एक नई शिक्षा पद्धति। गुरुकुल में एक व्यक्ति को शिक्षित कर…

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गुड़ी पड़वा के अमूल्य संदेश!

फाल्गुन के पश्चात् चैत्र मास का आरम्भ प्रेम और सौहार्द की छटा बिखेरता है।प्रकृति भी पूर्ण रूप से प्रफुल्लित हो उठती है। परम सौन्दर्य का परिचय देती है। इस मौसम में सूर्य की मद्धम-मद्धम तपिश प्रकृति को सुनहरे रंग में रंगती है। वहीं रातें हल्की ठंडक को समेटे हुए वातावरण को सम शीतोष्ण करती हैं। इसी बेला में, चैत्र नवरात्रि के शुभारंभ 'नवसंवत्सर' पर 'गुड़ी पड़वा' का विशिष्ट पर्व मनाया जाता है। चैत्र मास के शुक्ल पक्ष की प्रतिपदा को भारतीय संस्कृति के नव वर्ष के रूप में भी मनाया जाता है। वहीं महाराष्ट्र में इसे गुड़ी पड़वा त्यौहार के रूप में हर्षोल्लास से मनाया जाता है। ज…

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राम चरित साकार हो उठे!

भारतीय संस्कृति के आधार स्तंभ- भगवान श्रीराम का जीवन चरित्र समस्त मानवजाति के लिए प्रेरणा का स्रोत है। शब्द राम (RAM) का तो विस्तार ही- Right Action Man है अर्थात् सदा उचित कृत्यों को करने वाला व्यक्तित्व! सद्गुणों से परिपूर्ण श्रीराम का अनुसरण करके ही मानवता श्रेष्ठता को छू सकती है। और ऐसा करना अव्यवहारिक भी नहीं है। वास्तविकता तो यह है कि राम के चरित्र को धारण कर हर क्षेत्र में सफलता के गगनचुंबी लक्ष्य पाए जा सकते हैं। रघुनंदन स्वयं इन गुणों व संस्कारों को अपनी सफलता का आधार बताते हैं। गोस्वामी तुलसीदासकृत रामचरितमानस के लंकाकांड में इसका सटीक विवरण मिलता है। जिस समय लंकापति रा…

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