Akhand Gyan

Highlights of April 2018

क्या नॉन स्टिक बर्तनों का प्रयोग सही है?

स्वास्थ्य को लेकर लोगों में जागरूकता बढ़ रही है। इसलिए आज हर इंसान भरसक प्रयास करते हुए दिखता है, जिससे वह स्वस्थ रह सके। फिर चाहे ये प्रयास वर्कआउट ( व्यायाम) के माध्यम से हों या खान-पान द्वारा! पर स्वास्थ्य सम्बंधित इन कोशिशों में भी कुछ सावधानी बरतनी ज़रूरी है। तो आइए, आज हम स्वस्थ रहने के प्रयासों को भी सतर्कता का चश्मा पहनाएँ और जानें- ... नॉन स्टिक बर्तनों का इस्तेमाल हानिकर! अक्सर हम एक-दूसरे से प्रश्न पूछते हैं- ' आपका स्वास्थ्य कैसा है?' पर आपसे किसी ने कभी पूछा- ' क्या आपके भोजन का मिज़ाज़ दुरुस्त है?' इस सवाल को पढ़कर हैरानी होना स्वाभाविक है। भला भोजन का भी स्वास्…

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प्रकृति- असंख्य प्रेरणाओं का खज़ाना!

प्रकृति रहस्यों से भरी पड़ी है। उसकी यदि कुछ विचित्रताओं पर भी गौर करें, तो सृजनहार की अद्भुत कारीगरी को देखकर विस्मृत रह जाएँगे। आज बात करते हैं- वनस्पति जगत की। इसमें अनेक अजूबे भरे पड़े हैं, जो जीवन जीने के सूत्र संजोए हुए हैं। आइए, हम उनसे अपने लिए कुछ प्रेरणाएँ बटोरें। ... डेसमोडियम गाइरेंस (नृत्य करने वाला पौधा) सिर्फ मनुष्य ही इस सृष्टि में सप्राण जीव नहीं, जिन्हें नृत्य करना आता है। न ही हम यहाँ किसी पक्षी या पशु की बात कर रहे हैं। आप मानें या न मानें, पर पौधे भी थिरकना और नाचना पसन्द करते हैं। डेसमोडियम गाइरेंस एक ऐसा ही पौधा है। इसे इंडियन टेलिग्राफ प्लांट या नृत्य क…

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मुश्किलों और हार को बड़ी मार!

एक बार इंग्लैंड की फुटबॉल टीम के एक खिलाड़ी, हॉपकिन्स से पूछा गया- ' एक विजेता और एक साधारण मनुष्य में क्या अंतर होता है?' खट से जवाब आया- ' विजेता हार से पहले कभी हार नहीं मानता। यदि विफल हो भी जाए तो उससे सीखकर आगे बढ़ने की प्रवृत्ति रखता है।' पाठकों! आइए, अब हम एक आत्म-विश्लेषण ( टेस्ट) द्वारा यह जाँचें कि हममें विजेता के गुण हैं या नहीं। निम्नलिखित प्रश्नों का जवाब 'हाँ' या 'न' में दें। ● क्या आप मुश्किलों और हार का सामना होने पर दुःखी और निरुत्साहित हो जाते हैं? ● क्या लगातार हार के वार से आपका आत्मविश्वास टूट जाता है? ● जब दुनिया आपके लक्ष्य को आपके लिए असंभव बता द…

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The Strings of Life

"The strings of the veena (a musical instrument) should not be so loose that its melodies don't tighten them so much that they get broken." It was a thought provoking sentence that set the path of Nirvana for Gautam Buddha. Based on this statement, Mahatma Buddha put forth the formula of the middle path in front of Mankind, which came to be known as the most significant ideal of Buddhism. It is said that after enlightenment, Buddha gave his first instructionto the group of five ascetics in Varanasi, which came to be famously known as "Dhamm Chakk Pavattan" or "Dharma Chakra Pravartanaaya". In this speech, Mahatma Buddha described "Middle Path" and said- "Seeker shouldn't practice these two extremes- one, getting completely engrossed in the pleasure of lust; two, torturing oneself through terrible perseverance. The extreme of both is disastrous. Leaving both the extremes, I (Buddha) have attained Perfect Knowledge through the ' Middle Path', which is the provider of the eye (of wisdom), and the medium to attain Nirvana." Lord Krishna explains the same to Arjuna in the Bhagwat Gita- Naatyashnatastu yogosti na chaikaantamanushnataha; na chaati swapnasheelasya jaagrato naiva chaarjuna. O Arjuna, this (Brahm Gyan) path is not availed by the one who eats a lot or who fasts a lot; neither by the one who sleeps a lot , nor the one who always remains awake. Yuktaahaarvihaarasya yuktacheshtasya ka…

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Leaves of Pleasant Memoirs

Sadhu Ekarasa (Dr. G.H. Mees, M.A., LL.D.), a Dutch scholar Ekarasa met Maharshi for the first time in 1936. What happened with him in that first meeting is best correlated by him to the incident when Kon-Fu-Tse met  Wen-Poh-Hsuche-Tse. At that moment, Kon-Fu-Tse didn't utter a word. His companion, Tse-Lu, asked with a surprise, "You wished to see Wen-Poh-Hsuche-Tse since a long time. Your heart's deepest desire was answered, but you didn't speak to him... Why?" Kon-Fu-Tse replied, "When one meets someone like him, then there is no need of speaking. One only needs to see such a sage, so as to truely experience him." Ekarasa recounts that even after that, year after year when he visited to see the Master; and also during the three years when he stayed near Ramana Maharshi, he only experienced him more and more. When someone asked him to speak or write about the Maharshi, he would simply say to them- "Visit the Master and see for yourself!" He used to say, "The Maharshi effects drastic changes in the lives of many like me. That's what he does, and he does so by doing nothing at all. Often 'the great ones of this earth' feel like small schoolboys while standing before him." Ekarasa opined that if someone, after writing the greatest book in the world, would come and offer it in the feet of the Master, then what would be his experience? He would simply realise that the Holy Master was a far greater Book than …

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Clock Time Organ Health

The human body is made up of around 78 organs whose proper and timely functioning is important for healthy living. In order to make the organs function efficiently, they should be maintained on a regular basis. As a matter of fact, every organ has a particular slot of time assigned for it's repair and maintenance. However, most of us are oblivious of this fact. It has been known for hundreds of years to the traditional Indian system of holistic health, i.e Ayurveda. Chinese call it as 'medicine organ time clock'. Here is a comprehensive 'Organ Clock Table' indicating the scheduled time slots for the effective working of the major organs. Organ Clock Table 1. Lungs: 3am-5am 2.  Large Intestine (or colon): 5am-7am 3.  Stomach: 7am-9am 4.  Spleen: 9am-11am 5.  Heart: 11am-1pm 6. Small Intestine: 1pm-3pm 7. Bladder: 3pm-5pm 8. Kidneys: 5pm-7pm 9. Pericardium: 7pm-9pm 10. Blood Vessels and Arteries: 9pm-11pm 11. Gall Bladder: 11pm-1am 12. Liver: 1am-3am ... 3am-5am: LUNGS Does it happen that as soon as you get up in the morning, your day starts with coughing and choking of the chest? Well, if it is so, then your lungs require attention. This is because lungs are the organs that are responsible for pumping out toxic gases. In fact, lungs only provide quality to our breathing process- they are responsible for getting oxygen into our bloodstream. The best time for inhaling fresh and pure oxygen is between 3am - 5am. Bu…

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