Akhand Gyan

Highlights of April 2019

शरणागति

शरणागति की महिमा कितनी है- इसका केवल अनुभव किया जा सकता है। जब अपने वश में कुछ न रहे, हाथ-पाँव जवाब दे दें, मन अपने से ही दगा कर बैठें, बुद्धि उलझ-पुलझ कर हार जाए- तब एक ही उपाय रहता है- शरणागति। ऐसी स्थिति में अर्जुन (गीता २/७) ने भी यही सूत्र अपनाया था-   कार्पण्यदोषोपहतस्वभावः पृच्छामि त्वां ... ... शाधि मां त्वां ...   अर्थात मैं अपनी कृपण-दुर्बलता के कारण अपना कर्त्तव्य भूल गया हूँ। सारा धैर्य भी खो बैठा हूँ, अत्यंत विचलित महसूस कर रहा हूँ। ... मैं आपका शिष्य हूँ और आपकी शरणागत हूँ। कृपया मेरा मार्गदर्शन करें। शरणागति के ये भाव हर समस्या के समाधान हैं। ये हमें अपनी विवशता की ज़…

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पारसी मत- क्या सिर्फ अच्छाई करना पर्याप्त है?

प्रिय पाठकगणों। इस बार हम चिह्नों की चेतना स्तम्भ के अन्तर्गत पारसी सम्प्रदाय अथवा ज़रथुश्त्री मत के दो महत्त्वपूर्ण चिह्नों को जानेंगे। उनमें निहित रहस्यों को समझने का प्रयास करेंगे। किंतु उससे पहले आइए पारसी सम्प्रदाय का एक संक्षिप्त परिचय प्राप्त करते हैं। पारसी सम्प्रदाय  विश्व के प्राचीन सम्प्रदायों में से एक है। इसकी शुरुआत आज से लगभग 4000 ईसा पूर्व प्राचीन फारस में पैगम्बर ज़रथुश्त्र के 'ईश्वरवाद' के संदेश के साथ हुई। इसी कारण इसे 'ज़रथुश्त्र संप्रदाय' भी कहा जाता है। उस काल में प्राचीन फारस ( आज का ईरान) पूर्वी यूरोप से मध्य एशिया तक फैला एक विशाल साम्राज…

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जीवन को जीना कैसे है?

बस यही एक मसला आज भी हल न हुआ। यूँ तो सुबह शाम जीता रहा, पर जीना आज भी मुकम्मल न हुआ। क्या यहीं भाव आपके, हमारे, हम-सभी के नहीं हैं। कहने को तो हम सभी दिन-रात दौड़ रहे हैं, जीवन जीने के लिए... पर क्या सच में हम जी रहे हैं? आइए, इस प्रश्न का हल एयरलाइन की एक केस स्टडी से जानते हैं। यह केस स्टडी हमें हमारे व्यवहार से रू- ब- रू करते हुए, मुकम्मल जीवन जीने की कला को बतलाएगी। आजकल लोगों के लिए हवाई जहाज़ से आना-जाना थोड़ा आसान हो गया है। कारण कि हवाई-यात्रा अब इतनी महंगी नहीं रही, जितनी कुछ सालों पहले हुआ करती थी। हवाई-यात्रा सस्ती होने के पीछे एक कारण है- एयरलाइन इंडस्ट्री में काफी कंपनियों का …

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Humans Die, Humanity Lives!

What is the first scenario that comes to your mind when you hear the word 'Humanity'? Is it someone giving clothes to an underprivileged, a person rescuing and feeding a dog, someone giving monetary help to the poor, or a person providing support to the elderly? Well, all of these are indeed acts of humanity. However, here we bring you something beyond this, in the context of humanity. These are certain spectacular instances recorded in the history of mankind, which offer an altogether a new level to the very definition of the word 'humanity'. They introduce you to the ones that have crossed permissible individual limits in being a true human and serving the mankind. Cherish reading these bravery laced illustrations of humanity picked from different parts of the world. ... The selfless and brave trio! The nuclear power plant at Chernobyl is located 65 miles away from the Ukrainian city of Kiev. The incident relates to 26th April, 1986... Unfortunately, two explosions occurred... Almost 50 tonnes of nuclear fuel that got vaporised settled to the ground after the explosions. Alas! This mishap dissipated deadly poison in the form of nuclear radiations that was almost 400 times more than bombing in Hiroshima. There were many stories of bravery and great sacrifice, but none of them was more inspiring than that of the 3 divers at Chernobyl... Ten days post the initial explosions, the experts identified a risk that was limitlessly greater than the previous e…

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Glow Without Cosmetics!

Putting all philosophies aside for a while, probably each one of us internally believes that our face does carry a value, don't we? Well, the degree may vary from person to person and also the parameters. It may not always be the looks or features, but also the shine and glow, the charm and liveliness that we consider and also are conscious about. When we look at someone, who may not be beautiful but carries an exquisite radiance on his face, we certainly appreciate it, whether expressively or inexpressively. And, a subtle aspiration also arises inside us to have the same. Well, nothing wrong in that. Of course, we are not going to recommend you a list of creams or other cosmetics in this regard. Besides true dhyana (which is above all), we propose you a methodology that works superbly great on multiple grounds, and thereafter, a radiant facial appearance is a natural concomitant. You might have guessed it by now; it is yoga asapas. Contrary to the cosmetics which work only on the surface level, be it even the costliest of the creams, yogadan as work on the roots and provide permanent results. They have the power to tackle nearly all sorts of factors, such as pollution, ageing, hormonal imbalance, metabolic disorders, stress, etc. which are responsible for dull appearance, wrinkles, acne, or pigmentation. And, the best part is, all this comes to you free of cost, and, that too, not superficially or temporarily.  Research proves that by practicing a set of yogic po…

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The Balancing Act of Meditation

Often we find ourselves at the centre of a tug-of-war, being pulled by forces in opposite directions that could leave us exhausted and stressed. While on one side, our work life demands our time, so that we can touch greater heights of success; on the other side, our family life demands our quality time, to keep everybody at home emotionally bonded and happy. Irrespective of who wins over the other, we find ourselves either guilty of not being able to give quality time to the family or feel stressed for not being able to complete our office work on time. In order to deal with the situation, sometimes people to give more time to the work with hope that it would eventually raise the standard of living and make their personal lives better. On the other hand, there are situations when people prefer giving more time to family so that they can enjoy the life they have been working for. Both the attempts can further disrupt the balance if the adjustments are not made carefully. ...As a matter of fact, work and family life have a strong correlation. Change in one can lead to serious implications on the other. That’s why today, many studies are being done to know about the optimum way of striking a balance between the two. It can be a question of debate that is it not the employer’s responsibility to grant a work-life balance to the employees. True; and that is why efforts are being made by many companies to promote that culture. However, relying on company’s suppo…

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