Akhand Gyan

Highlights of May 2018

CHECK- WHAT IS YOUR SUCCESS POSITION?

Question # 1: Have you ever experienced that moment in real life when a sapling is just beginning to sprout from a seed? Question # 2: Have you ever experienced the moment when there is a switch of breath inhalation and exhalation process from one nostril to another nostril? Question # 3: Have you ever realised a moment that was your 'Wow moment,' which steered your life towards success? The affirmative and confident answer to the third question largely depends on how effectively you can respond to the previous two questions. You know why?  It's because the questions of the first and second type actually represent where you stand on the 'Axis of awareness'! Yes, in life, the success function can be taken as mapping of three decision variables- x: Awareness, y: Learning process and z: Widened comfort zone... ... Let us explore the importance of these three axis in determining our success. Axis Of Awareness (X-Axis)- The Axis Leading To Breakthrough In our life we all always look for one chance and one opportunity to be what we want to Become. These moments become the 'breakthrough moments' of our lives. But the people who succeed, seem to encash these moments in a unique way, which is characterised with a filament of astonishment.Their "breakthrough" moments surprise people as these moments reveal the 'secret of awareness' that most individuals fail to pay heed to. In fact, that's the core ingredient beh…

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Breathing Exercises vs. True Dhyana

'Breath is life!' This statement invites absolutely no discrepancy on the plane of physical existence. However, the subject is not all that shallow, casual or surficial as it is generally perceived or dealt with. It's true that over a period of time, breathing exercises have gained stupendous attention and are trending these days all across the globe. But, is that all or does it encapsulate a deeper science, an insight into which can offer us a life characterised with a perennial source of joy, bliss, wisdom, relaxation and peace. To understand this asp, let us first know what happens when we practice breathing exercises. Undoubtedly, one enjoys a sense of relief and relaxation by resorting to deep breathing and plethora of variations available under the umbrella of pranayama. Justifying this benefit on the logical grounds, scientists say that deep breathing helps more oxygen to flow in with each breath. In other words, the unwanted CO2 is driven out of the body. Our bio-mechanism is such that the brainstem is finely tuned to regulate the pH level of the blood. When the pH shifts towards the acidic side, the functioning of the body is jeopardised and a stress response is triggered. Now, this shift in the pH happens when the quantity of CO2 is more in the body. The brain immediately sends an urgent signal to the diaphragm to bring in O2 in order to balance the pH level of the blood. Here, we can easily join the dots and understand as to how deep breathing re…

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Teamwork Makes Dream Work

Learning From The Marathas (Great Warriors In The History Of India) Chhatrapati Shivaji (a great Maratha King, India) created perfect administrative systems, as analysed by the historians. Some remarkable learnings from him are as follows: ●  Team Work and System Orientation Out of the 18,306 days that he lived, 5,885 were his formative days. And, of the remaining 12,421 days, he was at war only for 1/6th part of his active life. This shows his ability to get things do8even in his physical absence, through team work and system orientation. ●  Compensation for Team He created different layers of management and also a formal compensation policy for all departments. These departments included finance, revenue, justice, religious affairs, external affairs etc. He strongly believed in paying well to his people. ●  Reliable Team-Members precise HR policies & SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure) were created. Utmost importance was given to merit. Sensitive positions were filled by only reliable people, after checking all past records thoroughly. Whenever Shivaji went, he looked out for worthy-ones and once he found them, he used to test them and then, absorb them. He was a highly preferred employer and had a diverse army. He created a chain of talent where each bead was picked up tenaciously to add to the charm of the chain. ●  Other facts about his Team He had diversity across all ranks of his military. He converted an army of 2,…

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क्या शादी के महोत्सव ऐसे भी होते हैं?

विविध परम्पराओं के धागे ऐसे ताने-बाने बुनते हैं, जो विश्व को रंग-बिरंगा मिज़ाज़ देते हैं। हमें बाँधती ये परम्पराएँ और प्रथाएँ हर देश में बदलती जाती हैं। कई स्थानों पर तो ऐसे आश्चर्यपूर्ण रीति-रिवाज़ देखने को मिलते हैं... कि क्या कहें बस! विभिन्न सभ्यताओं की कुछ प्रजातियों की परम्पराएँ सामान्य से बिल्कुल हट के हैं। उन्हें जानकर आप अवश्य ही दाँतों तले अंगुली दबा लोगे। तो आइए, इस लेख में कुछ ऐसे ही अजीबोगरीब रिवाज़ों और परम्पराओं से रू-ब-रू होते हैं। प्रतिदिन एक घंटा रोना अनिवार्य! चीन के वूलिंग पहाड़ों (Wuling Mountains) में लगभग 80 लाख जनसंख्या निवास करती है। ये तुजिया लोग लड़की के विवाह के…

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हर बुराई पर नए प्रकार का प्रहार!

ज्वालामुखी... भूकंप... तूफान... सुनामी... ये शब्द सुनते ही आपके मानसपटल पर कैसी छवि उभरती है? तबाही... नुकसान... भय... हाहाकार... शायद कुछ-कुछ ऐसी ही न!  लेकिन अगर आज हम आपसे यह कहें कि भूकंप के झटके भी हमारे लिए मददगार सिद्ध हो सकते हैं-  हर उस स्तर पर जहाँ-जहाँ हम साधक-पथ पर अटके हैं, तो? बहुत अधिक संभावना है कि आप को हैरानी हो। परन्तु यह सच है कि इनसे होने वाले विध्वंस में हमारे साधक जीवन के स्वास्थ्य हेतू बेमिसाल सूत्र निहित हैं। बस, देखने-समझने का सही दृष्टिकोण चाहिए। यदि नज़रिया बढ़िया है, तो फिर इंसान  बुराइयों में से भी अपने लिए अच्छाई चुन लेता है। ठीक जैसे संत रबिया शैतान में भी अप…

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एक कदम साधारण लोगों से आगे...

आजकल हर व्यक्ति जल्दी से जल्दी गगनचुम्बी मंज़िल को चूमना चाहता है। अलादीन के जादुई चिराग सा कोई उपाय खोज लेना चाहता है। सही भी तो है, जहाँ मीलों की दूरी क्षणों में तय कर ली जाती है व हज़ारों किलोमीटर दूर बैठे व्यक्ति से पल भर में संपर्क साध लिया जाता है; वहाँ सफलता के लिए शॉर्टकट मंत्र ढूँढने में कैसा परहेज? पर इस संदर्भ में एक महान विचारक के तो कुछ अलग ही विचार हैं। उनके अनुसार सफलता वे ही पाते हैं, जो बिना प्रमाद के निरंतर आगे बढ़ते रहते हैं। मेहनत से जी चुराने की बजाय पूरे जुनून से कार्य करते हैं। बल्कि अपने निर्धारित कार्य से एक कदम आगे बढ़ने का मादा रखते हैं। आज हम इतिहास के …

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