Akhand Gyan

Highlights of August 2019

Building Stronger Relations Professionally

Corporates are always bearing a load on their minds about maintaining the best of their relations with one and all, when it comes to their professional lives. For example, keeping peace with the boss, paying respect to their seniors, giving out a friendly hand to the colleagues, maintaining a smiling face for their clients, and finally, arduously trying to be cool-headed back at home. In order to lighten the burden of their employees, there are companies that are constantly greasing their minds for new ideas, to maintain a positive and friendly atmosphere on and off the workplace. And, amazingly, they credit most of the success of their company to these prodigious efforts towards their employees. So, let us also try to hunt out the sutras adopted by these corporate giants within their working space, to jump on the bandwagon of success. BRING IN YOUR PARENTS DAY Like many of us, LinkedIn employees also used to laugh out the matter that their parents were unaware of the strenuous conditions they underwent the whole day at their workplace. But, Catherine Fisher, a senior director and member of marketing and communications at LinkedIn took notice of the same. She brought up an idea of promoting a family-friendly culture in their company. As per this initiative, all employees were supposed to bring their parents and dear ones to their company/organisation on a declared day. The event was originally meant just for fun and freshness. However, it turned out to be phenomenal, wh…

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We Salute You… The Real Heroes!

There was an era when thousands in souls were ready to sacrifice their life on a single call of their nation. That era, undoubtedly, belongs to the land of immense love, devotion and sacrifice i.e. Bharat... A land for people prayed for rebirths to serve their country! The time is a witness of such souls who deeply loved their motherland and worked passionately towards the progress of their country. Reminiscing these brave hearts, we present a few glorifying incidents of their lives embedded in the golden chapter of history. COURAGE SHOWN BY A SINGLE MAN IS ENOUGH TO GATHER MAJORITY In 1965, when war was going on between India and Pakistan, the country was heading towards food scarcity at a shooting rate. Sensing the tension between the two lands, countries like the US, which were then major suppliers of food grains also threatened to withdraw their support by disrupting the ongoing imports. The then Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, out of his audacious nature, denied to bow in front of such adversities. He, along with his family, decided to skip a day's meal i.e. dinner to save food. After testing its utility for a week, he took to All India Radio Stations, urging the masses to follow the same, in order to gather food for soldiers on warfront. Hats off to those peasants of nearby war-afflicted areas who were found crawling through underground passages and tunnels, carrying tiffins stuffed with nutritious meals and buckets of milk for the soldiers posted in hi…

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Constructive messages from the destructive weapons

Whenever the enlightened ones descend on this earth, they bring revolution in the entire fabric of humanity. One kuch phase was witnessed in its full magnificence, when Lord Krishna manifested in the Dwaapar age. (The 24th of this month is Janmashtami, the day when Lord Krishna descended on this earth). An indispensable episode of the times when Krishna graced this earth with his divine glory in the battle of Mahabharata. If we view from the lens of wisdom, we will find one peculiar thing in this battle. It is that every facet of the battle carrier a deep correlation with our lives, be it at the individual or the society on the whole. For instance, if we look into the weapons that were used in the battle, then something really fantastic can be observed. Although weapons are meant for destruction and only destruction! However, when viewed insightfully, exclusive constructive lessons can be deduced from the weapons that were used in the battle of Mahabharata! Let's book into four such powerful weapons with the corresponding powerful messages inherent in them... Brahmashirsha: In the battle of Mahabharata, this special weapon was used by Ashvatthama on Uttara (Abhimanyu Wife), in order to ruin the baby that was dwelling in her womb. This weapon named 'Brahmashirsha' is characterised by a striking feature of devastating only the target and leaving the rest of the surroundings unaffected. The constructive perspective: We all know that the violence and destruct…

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निद्रा- एक रहस्यमयी विज्ञान!

इसीलिए, हम इस लेख में सोने का रहस्यमयी विज्ञान लेकर आए हैं। पूरे दिन में कौन सा समय सोने के लिए सबसे सही है? उम्र के अनुसार कितने घंटे सोना उपयुक्त है? क्या दिशा और दशा का भी सोने पर प्रभाव पड़ता है? इन सभी बिंदुओं पर आइए अब विस्तारपूर्वक चिंतन करते हैं... ... कितने घंटे सोना अनिवार्य है? शरीर के लिए भोजन जितना ज़रूरी है, उतना ही नींद लेना भी अनिवार्य है। अच्छी नींद शरीर को पर्याप्त ऊर्जा देती है और दिमाग को शांत रखने में मददगार होती है। कहा जाता है, अंग्रेज़ हमारे क्रांतिकारियों को जेल में डालकर प्रताड़ित करते थे। उस प्रताड़ना का एक तरीका यह भी था कि उन्हें सोने नहीं दिया जाता था। …

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प्राणायाम बनाम ध्यान

'साँसों से ही जीवन है।' हम जानते हैं, क्योंकि हम इस बात के साक्षी भी हैं और जीते-जागते प्रमाण भी! निःसंदेह, यह बात नई नहीं है। लेकिन बात गहरी बहुत है। इसलिए जहाँ हम जीवन में कमाने वाली पूँजी को लेकर चौकन्ने रहते हैं; वहीं जीवन को चलाने वाली इस पूँजी के संबंध में भी लापरवाह न हों। वैसे तो वर्तमान समय में श्वास-प्रक्रियाओं (Breathing exercises) का ट्रेंड काफी बढ़ा है। लोग तरह-तरह के श्वास सम्बन्धी सत्रों के प्रति  आकर्षित हो रहे हैं। प्राणायाम को लेकर भी लोगों में रुचि बहुत बढ़ी है। क्योंकि इन तमाम श्वास क्रियाओं, प्राणायाम इत्यादि से हमें भरपूर आराम और शांति का अनुभव होता है। ये लाभ वि…

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छोटी-छोटी कहानियों में बड़ी-बड़ी बातें!

एकवर्णं यथा दुग्धं भिन्नवर्णासु धेनुषु। तथैव धर्मवैचित्र्यं तत्त्वमेकं परं स्मृतं।। - जिस प्रकार विविध रंग रूप की गायें एक ही रंग का (सफेद) दूध देती हैं, उसी प्रकार विविध धर्मपंथ एक ही तत्त्व की सीख देते हैं। सज्जनो, पूर्ण महापुरुषों की चाहे भाषा-भूषा अलग हो, रंग-रूप अलग हो, जन्म-स्थान व उपदेश की शैली अलग हो- परन्तु उद्देश्य सबका एक ही रहा है- मानव कल्याण! मानव जागृति! मानव उत्थान! इसलिए चाहे पूर्व हो या पश्चिम, उत्तर हो या दक्षिण- विश्व के कोने-कोने से हर तत्त्ववेत्ता महापुरुषों के स्वरों से एक ही गूँज सुनाई देती है कि... कैसे मनुष्य आत्म-जागृति से आत्म-शांति व आत्म-उन्नति क…

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