Oh! This examination fever! Just two months to go! And, Syllabus - as big as Mount Everest! What about those subjects which I have not even touched? I have been neglecting them throughout the year. Oh, my God! What do I do now? What will happen to me! How do I manage things? ......?'
The minds of most of the students must be minding on the above lines. For the month of March is approaching fast! On one hand, the educational institutions and the Board are busy giving the finishing touches to the question papers for the examination and on the other, the students are engrossed in the last minute- desperate efforts to mug up & practice the possible questions that they expect in the examination! The students have limited time to swim through the oceanic syllabus! For some students, it is a no-win situation! They have lost their self-confidence! With intense worry, vanished initiative and depression- they have drowned into the cesspool of negative emotions! Their condition is indeed pitiable, and those concerned with their future, need to address this fearful state of theirs on top priority. To guide these students, the future leaders, the torch-bearers of the World, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, the Founder and Head of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, often blesses them with the thought-provoking and soul-stirring ideas. Here is one such discourse.
During this period, your Principal and teachers must have given you ample valuable suggestions and guidance, and inspiring messages to boost up your confidence. My first suggestion to you is, accept their advice with grace; for I know, they sincerely wish the best for all of you.
Time is precious and now that the examination is fast approaching, it has become very precious! All through the year, you may have been giving a step motherly treatment to the syllabus. But now the month of March is approaching - it is the 'testing time' for you. Even at this stage, if you realise the true worth of your inherent power, without doubt you can give a spectacular performance in your exams!
Draw your time-table, budget your time according to the importance of the subjects, and make the best use of the hours and minutes, which are now in short-supply. That apart, you need to take proper care about your food and nutrition, physical exercises etc. This too is very important. This along, pay proper attention to your fundamental strengths. Give them top priority. Be linked to your soul power and self-confidence. Take genuine interest in the subjects incorporated in your syllabus. They are very important to you! Let your concentration be so sharp, the brain cells are able to understand what is read easily, thoroughly and perfectly.
But then, how to find the expression of such qualities in your personality? We know, resolution, self-confidence, soul-force, concentration- it is easy to pronounce these weighty words. However, to put them into practice is so difficult! If we make the practical assessment, it is not very easy to emulate these qualities. Just by pronouncing the word, 'Concentration', you will not be empowered with concentration. The book is open right in front of you. Your eyes run through the lines and paragraphs. The tongue is wagging desperately to learn so many things by heart. Yet, you are unable to grasp the meaning of what you have read! You sincerely wish to concentrate, but cannot! It wanders in tens of directions. What do you do then? In fact, in the real sense, this lack of concentration is the basic problem with you students. This is the root cause of all your difficulties!
So, according to me, it is not enough to give you merely the suggestion, "Concentrate! Make proper resolutions! Be brilliant among the brilliants etc.” The proper suggestion would be- How to concentrate? How to unfold brilliance? How to be enthusiastic from within? How to read the syllabus with concentration and dedication? You need to know such a procedure through which such qualities can grow and bloom in your heart; you get the sparkle from within! You need to follow a unique technique with which such qualities find their expression and illuminate you from within!
Presently, several such procedures are in vogue, like Deep Breathing, Auto Suggestion, Yogic exercises, Pranayams etc. But these exercises strengthen, calm, and relax our mind only to some extent, and for some time. For, these disciplines and procedures have their own limitations.
However here, in this Organisation (Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan), we, working at the various fronts, have gained a remarkable experience in this field. In so doing, we have reached to a conclusion that the effectual technique to achieve the objective is meditation 'based upon the Pineal Gland- the Divine Eye!' This is not our self-invented technique. This procedure has been followed since ages by the Revered Holy Masters and their pupils! In the Vedic Gurukuls (schools), under the quiet and invigorating shade of the trees, the sages taught their disciples on the basis of the same procedure. The result was - able and brilliant students, viewed from any angle.
All the sacred texts describe the same procedure. In the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Lord Krishna rejuvenated and inspired the dejected and sorrowful Arjuna too with the same procedure! You must have read Shrimad Bhagavad Gita; if not, you must have definitely viewed the T.V. Serial- 'Mahabharata'. From all sides, Arjuna could hear only war cries and tumultuous sounds of war trumpets. In front of him, stood the awesome formations of the enemy columns, battle-ready and all in a get-set-go position! That was a moment of the toughest test for him. In fact, much more than that! Because there, 'pass' or 'fail' meant 'live' or 'die'! But what happened at that crucial juncture? Arjuna's powerful shoulders that were ready to strike for the fight, to show their might and valour, began to tremble. The great bow "Gandeeva" slipped from his hand. His face became pale and mouth dried up. Each and every part of his body began to shiver. He experienced burning sensations in the skin. His confidence withered away. He literally felt like collapsing, so sat at the back portion of the chariot.
Indecision at the critical time often leads to defeat and Arjuna was going in that direction only. According to Psychology, the state of mind of Arjuna was that of stress and depression. The similar physiological changes are observed in the tension-ridden children before the exams. To lift Arjuna out of this mental morass, Lord Krishna delivered a brilliant sermon packed with motivational and inspirational push-ups. He taught him the truth ingrained in principle of selfless service. He explained to him in depth about the eternal soul, the concept of the sin and the sacred, Dharma and Adharma (unrighteouness), action and inaction, with appropriate examples and valid arguments. This was indeed a sort of psychological counselling. That too from the All-Knowing, the Ultimate-psychiatrist!
Even then, what was the net result? Arjuna was caught in the net of words. He rattled questions after questions. But he failed to erect the arrow on the Gandeeva! So, through this divine play, the Preceptor of the Universe, Lord Krishna, gave the appropriate and relevant message that merely by the jugglery of the words and suggestions, you can not instill 'life' within a dejected being! For the purpose in view, you need the practical technique. In the eleventh chapter, Lord Krishna himself elucidated and bestowed this practical technique. He declared, "Divyam Dadami Te Chakshu" and opened the 'Divine Eye' of Arjuna. (The result was instant and direct experience of the God-Consciousness!) The transformed Arjuna recouped his original physical as well as mental health and became a dynamic individual again. With great enthusiasm, he blew his conch, "Devadatta". The terrific twang of his bow "Gandeeva" sent shivers in the enemy camp. Hearing its reverberations, the concerned trembled! Arjuna fought the battle with all his skill, and emerged as the final victor!
Not only the proclamation in Gita, all the Realised Souls equivocally declared that this is the only procedure. Swami Ramtirth was the Professor of Mathematics. While explaining the intricate theorems of Mathematics, he used to say, "Only the Third Eye is wanted, an eye on the head, Mahadeva's third eye to discover the complete success and glory." To achieve success and to attain total glory of life, the Third Eye i.e. the Divine Eye is needed. According to our sacred texts, this Divine Eye is placed on the forehead, in between the brows! This is not within our gross body; it is the 'part' of the subtle body. Therefore, it is not visible. Concentrating, through this Third Eye, one delves deep within his inner self, whereupon his scattered thought-currents get focussed. Henceforth, with this focussed mind, one may concentrate on anything with ease, be it a tedious subject book!
This apart, by doing meditation through the Third Eye, the seeker begins to experience freshness, enthusiasm, better orientation for action, heroism, better decision-making, encouragement etc… and the dynamic energy flows through him. This is not just the philosophical truth. This is the experimented truth and as such, it stands the scrutiny of Science. Science also has put the stamp of acceptance on this philosophical proclamation.
According to Science, there exists a gland in the human brain called the Pineal gland. In spiritual vocabulary, we call this gland, 'The Third Eye' or 'The Divine Eye'. In his book, 'Physiology' the scientist Guyton writes, "According to Embryology, at the initial stage of growth, there exists three eyes in the 'Embryo'. As the growth progresses, two eyes take shape and position right below the forehead and one eye takes its place behind the forehead, in the cave of the brain, and it becomes the pineal gland." Guyton further writes, this gland secretes a special type of hormone called Melatonin. Melatonin provides power and enthusiasm to us, from within. It sharpens our intellect and makes us lustrous. The qualities of decision-making and fearlessness sprout within us.
As per an experiment conducted in the laboratory, when the rats were given Melatonin injection- rats turned brave and 'lion-hearted' to an extent that they even attacked the cats! Such are the qualities and specialties that a success-craving student must attain!
Now, the question arises, when and how to get this Melatonin? According to the Scientists, Pineal gland secretes this hormone in only one ideal condition - When the mind is at complete rest! Absolute rest! When this non-minding state of the mind is achieved? When does the 'mind' rest in the state of thoughtlessness? Normally, we achieve this state when we are deep asleep, that too for 6-10 minutes only! For the rest of the night, the mind is in a dream state. The criss-cross currents of thoughts continue to engulf us from within. Thus, the Melatonin secretion happens for a very short duration. The powerful impact of even this short span secretion is visibly felt in the morning, when we rise with our body and mind rejuvenated!
If the secretion of this Melatonin is caused to be increased, mental weakness, negative emotions and intellect's dullness can be given a go! The Scientists also accept this fact. The quantity of secretion can only be increased with the process of meditation. In the sleeping state, we are not even conscious of the body. How then we can empty the thought-basket of the mind? But this state can be easily secured through meditation, only after the opening of the Third Eye. When the Perfect Master opens the Third Eye, meaning thereby, when He activates the Pineal Gland, you can dive deep into your Inner Self by meditation. Your mind becomes calm and you achieve the state of thoughtlessness.
The net result is, you get additional secretion of Melatonin. That too according to your need and will! Whenever and in whatever quantity you want!
So, dear students! Brahm Gyan based Meditation is one of the best means, which can lead you to the Royal Road of success! Not only in the academic field, you will achieve success in every department of life! Acquire the top slot!
Therefore, do not delay- be the sincere aspirant and begin your journey on this path! My sincere good wishes and hearty blessings are always with you! May you succeed!