Akhand Gyan

Highlights of August 2018

Religion- Root Cause of Mass-Hypnotism

An article appeared in ‘Psychology Today magazine sometime back, whose caption was- ‘Understanding the negative relationship between IQ and religiosity.’ It was further annexed with the statement- ‘Check if you are more religious or scientific!’ Some more opinions resonating with the strong criticism for religion by the intelligentsia as is inherent in the above perspective- One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.- Arthur C. Clarke Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. –Napolean Bonaparte Religions are all alike- founded upon fables and mythologies. –Thomas Jefferson Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without religion, we’d have good people doing good things, and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. –Steven Weinberg Categorised under “Faith based fraud.” Wherein money-looting and cheating is carried out under the cover of religion, one can find many evidences. A Pope named Leo X framed an extremely abrupt to stuff the coffers. He made a “price list” for the confession of sins as follows- Murder: 100 florins Incest: 90 florins Covetousness: 85 florins Theft: 75 florins Lying: 50 florins Bribery: 35 florins   In his book‘Under the Banner of Heaven,’ Jon Krakauer writes- “Utah has been called the “f…

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I Am in You, You Are in Me!

There is only one condition of love. It happens fro only ‘one’ in such a way that there remains no space for any other one. Not even for one’s own self. Both the lover and the beloved become one with this ‘oneness’. This is the science of love. It has been there always and will remain ever in future as well. Narendra (Swami Vivekananda) also loved his Thakur (Shri Ramakrishna Paramhansa) with this intensity. This relates to those days when Thakur did a divine play of having throat cancer. Why did he do so? Well, only he knows it. Or, that person knows whom ‘he’ wants to reveal his secrets. Whatsoever; but it was a tough situation for Narendra. The pain of Thakur kept increasing. It became difficult to swallow even one bite. Two and a half days passed since Thakur had been on fast. After returning from some work (seva), Narender asked his Guru-brother Laatu- “Has Thakur eaten something since morning?” Laatu- No brother; even today, he has been continuously coughing it. Whatever I cook for him to eat, he doesn’t even touch it. Pain clinched the heart of Narendra. He said in a tumultuous manner. “Let me see, how will he not eat! What is this? Come with me.” … “Go Laatu; you need to make Thakur have this porridge.” Laatu- Holy Master! This is a diluted porridge. Please have it. Thakur (Reluctantly)- Keep it. I will take it when I went. … Narendra’s eyes had be…

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Insightful Experiments to Make Wonderful Youngsters!

Dear Readers, we unanimously agree that with the change of the era, the face of humanity has also changed and for which digitalisation can be largely credited. The large networking platforms have expertise in changing and framing young minds. Yes, you got it right, as the biggest victims and addicts of these over-rated social media sites are the ‘youth’. In the rush to catch up with the world, youngsters have completely surrendered themselves to all kinds of trending tactics. The gross and artificial emoticons and conversations (on social media) have barely left space for real emotions and relations. There have been numerous experiments conducted in the past few years to study and visualise the unnoticed troubles, which this tech-savvy generation is facing. Today, let us not just theoretically have a look at few of such experiments but also grab the real practical solutions to some of the serious trending issues. ARE WE REALLY LIVING OUR OWN LIVES? In one of the schools of the United States, a professor chided his students for being hard-core tech addicts and betted that they can’t live even for a week without their mobiles. This eventually evoked challenging feelings in the minds of some students and they decided to bring the time of 90’s back by completely going tech-free for a week. They even influenced the other schools to join the drive, thus extending the group to 250 students. Facebook spies and other methods were installed to keep a check …

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क्या करूँ, क्या न करूँ?

हर मनुष्य के जीवन में कभी ऐसी परिस्थिति आती है, जब वह दुविधा में होता है- 'यह कार्य करूँ या न करूँ? अपने साहित्य में ऐसी ही दुविधापूर्ण परिस्थिति का वर्णन शेक्सपीयर करते हैं- 'What to दो, What not to do?' इस स्थिति का वर्णन श्री कृष्ण द्वारा गीता के सोहलवें अध्याय में भी किया गया- 'कार्याकार्यव्यवस्थितौ'- कर्तव्य और अकर्तव्य के बीच क्या निर्णय करें? अलग-अलग साहित्यों में, ग्रंथों में और जीवन के विभिन्न प्रसंगों में इस असमंजस की चर्चा होती रही है। विद्वानों और दार्शनिकों ने इसका समाधान बताते हुए कई सिद्धांत दिए हैं। अब हम यदि इस दुविधापूर्ण स्थिति की चर्चा मैनेजमेंट क्षेत्र से जोड़…

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क्रान्ति की वे धधकती मशालें!

वे युवा भी थे और सुशिक्षित भी! बड़ा आसान था उनके लिए माया का चयन करना। अपनी क्षमता व ऊर्जा का नाम व धन-वैभव बटोरने में लगा देना. परंतु उन्होंने चुना प्रेय (प्रिय) नहीं, श्रेय (श्रेष्ठ) मार्ग! धारण किया माँ भारती को बेड़ियों से मुक्त कराने का वृहद संकल्प! इस लक्ष्य के लिए होम कर दिया अपना तन, मन, धन, परिवार और यहाँ तक कि जीवन! आइए, आज कुछ ऐसे ही महान स्वाधीनता सेनानियों के जीवन का लघु-दर्शन करें। ... गोपाल कृष्ण गोखले- स्वाधीनता आंदोलन के प्रारम्भिक नेता! महाराष्ट्र के एक स्कूल में एक दिन अध्यापक ने बच्चों से प्रश्न किया- 'अगर तुम्हें मार्ग में एक हीरा पड़ा दिखे, तो तुम उसका क्या करोग…

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तुम मेरी समाधि के बारे में क्या सोचते थे?

दिव्य ज्योति परिवार के साधकों गुरु-भाइयों-बहनों! गुरुदेव श्री आशुतोष महाराज जी की समाधि का 5वां वर्ष चल रहा है। यह समाधि-लीला इतनी अ-लौकिक है कि मन-बुद्धि के दायरों में समा ही नहीं सकती। हममें से जिन्होंने मन-बुद्धि के कैलकुलेटर से इसे मापना चाहा, वे उलझ गए। भीषण प्रश्नों की चपेट में आ गए। संशयों ने घेर कर उनकी साधकता को मार गिराया। ऐसे संशयी साधक धीरे-धीरे गुरु-दरबार से दूर होते गए। समुद्र को छोड़ बैठे; अपनी श्रद्धा की धाराओं को इधर-उधर के छोटे-मोटे पोखरों की और मोड़ ले गए। इनमें से कुछ ऐसे भी हैं, जो कहीं गए नहीं। अपनी संशयी प्रश्नों को भीतर दबाए बस चल रहे हैं- मूक द्रष्टा बनकर! …

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