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Dr K K Aggarwal

Everyone behaves according to his or her needs. Every behavior is justified medically as every action is performed according to one’s own psyche, which in turn depends upon the needs. The most primitive needs of a person are that of food, shelter and procreation. Most thefts, minor criminal acts, eve teasing, rapes, etc are to fulfill these needs. These needs satisfy the physical body.

Those people whose physical needs are satisfied are controlled by the mental needs, which can be at the level of mind, intellect or ego. Egoistic needs are focused towards attention, status, and power grabbing. Most political decisions at the state, national or international levels are taken to fulfill these “ego based desires”. The action of George Bush against Iraqin the recent era and that of Hitler in the past are classical examples.

Those who have conquered the mental needs by controlling the mind are controlled by spiritual needs. Everyone with a balanced state of mind needs affection, appreciation, acceptance and inner happiness. Spiritual fulfillment of needs based on non-violence.

There are very spiritual leaders living in the world today and hence most behaviours today either are at the level of physical fulfillment of desires or at the level of mental fulfillment.

Most crimes are committed and most criminals are trained using these principles. Individuals are chosen from the general public who are either gullible (hypnotizable) or are frustrated because of non-fulfillment of their needs. Frustrated people are first addicted to food, women, wine, drugs or power and then made to enter into criminal activities or brainwashed to such an extent that except for the goal for which they are hypnotized, nothing else exists for them.

It is a well-known scientific fact that in a state of deep mental relaxation the mind becomes suggestive. Hypnotizable people are the ones who can be made to go into mental relaxation with simple mental exercises. When their restful mind is bombarded with suggestions positive or negative, the intended suggestions get attached to their consciousness and the whole body’s biochemistry changes and acts in a way to fulfill that intent.

To reduce violence in the community, one needs to reduce violence in a family or in an individual mind. It is the violence in the collective consciousness of the people, which allows such violent attacks in the community.

In a recent survey by the media, it was found that 80% of the people agreed that for attaining a promotion or getting a seat in a medical college, conversion to schedule caste or schedule tribe is justifiable.

According to the Bhagwad Gita, there are three main gateways to misery and they are lust, greed and ego. If they are satisfied, more lust, greed or ego follows. Unsatisfied lust ends up in anger, delusion and misery; unsatisfied greed leads to attachment and resultant negative actions; and finally, unsatisfied ego leads to violent acts.

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Women more often have no chest pain with a heart attack and have a greater risk of dying in hospital than men do.

Almost 40% more women had no chest pain at diagnosis, and they had a 42% higher in hospital mortality, researchers reported in the Feb. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The youngest women with MI were most likely to have no chest pain and also had the highest mortality.

Absence of pain is associated with delayed diagnosis, less aggressive treatment, and a twofold higher short-term mortality.

Young female heart attack patients might have an increased mortality risk, and absence of chest pain or discomfort might contribute to that risk.

Women tend to be older at hospitalization for acute heart attack.

 

 

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The best description of four types of devotees comes from Bhagvat Gita where Krishan says to Arjuna (7.16)

“Chaturvidha bhajante mam janah sukrtino rjuna.
Arto jiijnasurarthasthi jnani cha bharatasabha:”

This means that there are four types of beings who worship me: those who are unhappy, those who are desirous to have knowledge, those who desire worldly objects, and those who have acquired knowledge. In the next shloka,Krishnasays that among them only those who have acquired knowledge (wisdom) are the best because they are always engrossed in worshipping me. He said those who have a knowledge love me, and I love them.

In any seminar you can find the same four types of delegates. Some who come have an interest in that particular seminar as they have been facing a difficulty related to that subject; some come because they are desirous to have knowledge in every subject; others want to attend it to get sutras to earn money, and lastly is a group who has knowledge in the subject and wants to revise it or have a lively interaction in it.

In most seminars one will find a group of persons who are very fond of asking questions. They will ask question whether or not they understand the question. They will be present in every seminar of that subject and ask the same questions. Other will be who will know the answers but want to enjoy the scenario by asking unnecessary questions (to enjoy the worldly questions).

Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld, a known scholar has classified four types of students in a different way. He describes them as a sponge, a funnel, a strainer, and a sifter. The sponge absorbs everything. The funnel brings in on one side and brings out on the other. The strainer lets out the wine and retains the lees. The sieve lets out the flour dust and retains the fine flour.”

This classification is according to the ability to retain the knowledge taught to them. The sponge retains everything, but is unable to distinguish between correct and incorrect points or between significant and insignificant ones. He is devoid of Viveka, the power of discrimination.

The funnel is the one for whom information goes in one ear and out the other. He has no focus on the lecture. His hearing and the mind are in different directions.

The strainer discards the wine – the significant material, and retains the lees – the incorrect or insignificant points. He’s the sort who remembers all sorts of trivial or useless details of the material he studied. Most students try to remember the foot notes of a book and forget the common things.

Finally, the sieve retains the fine flour – the significant material, and discards the dust – the inconsequential details. He is the one who understands the lecture by its main five points and remembers them in the form of sutras.

One should not simply remember and regurgitate everything heard. It is like parrotification (like a parrot). One should not only hear but also listen to it.

One more way of classifying the students is on the principle ‘ suno – samjho-jano–karo ” given by the sages. This means hearing, listening, knowing and wisdom.

Hearing is like funnel where your mind is not listening. You hear from one ear and pass out of the other. These students can be seen to be absorbed in some other world during the lecture.

Listening is one step ahead of hearing. It requires reasoning and understanding its meaning.

Knowing is one step further and requires not only understanding its meaning but its usefulness in one’s own life.

Wisdom is the final step of learning when one starts implementing it in his life effortlessly or has stitched the knowledge to his consciousness.

If you want to become the best student remember the following mantra:

  • What ever you listen, ask the following four questions to yourself
  • Is it the truth? (Is it evidence and fact-based?)
  • Is it necessary to know this?
  • Will it be useful to me in the future?
  • Will it be of any help to others through me?
  • If the answers to these are ‘yes’, this is the right knowledge.

Agni Yoga (1929) – 105 also described, four types of disciples. Some follow the Indications of the Teacher and ascend in proper order. Others, behind the Teacher’s back, follow the Indications to excess and thereby often harm themselves. Others, in the Teacher’s absence, take occasion to prattle and thereby destroy their path. Others, behind His back, criticize the Teacher and betray Him. Dreadful is the destiny of these last two kinds!

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Nine out of 10 adults in the US consume more sodium than is recommended. The findings are laid out in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on February 7, 2012.

The estimates of salt intake from 7227 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2007–2008 show that the mean daily intake of sodium is 3266 mg. Daily guidelines for maximum sodium consumption are 2300 mg.

44% of sodium consumed came from 10 food categories: bread, cold cuts and cured meats, pizza, poultry, soups, sandwiches, cheese, pasta mixed dishes, meat mixed dishes, and savory snacks. More than 70% of the sodium eaten came from goods obtained at a store.

Reducing the sodium content of the 10 leading sources by one-quarter would reduce total dietary sodium by more than 10%, preventing an estimated 28 000 deaths.

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It’s the upper part of the plants, the leaves, flowers and fruits, which is worshipped as sacred and offered to pooja and GOD. As per Bhagwad Gita they have satvik properties. Roots of any plant are tamasic and not offered to pooja or eaten during pooja days. Same is true for the stem of the plants which have rajasic properties.

Fresh and live fruits have the same spirit and life force as in the human beings and are considered sacred the same way as is any human being.

Human life also depends on plants and trees. They give us the vital factors that make life possible on earth: food, oxygen, clothing, shelter, medicines etc.

Indians scriptures talk about planting minimum ten trees. We are also urged to apologise to a plant or tree before cutting it to avoid incurring a specific sin named soona.

Apart many trees and plants like tulasi, peepal etc., which have tremendous beneficial qualities, are worshipped all around

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Caffeine intake associated with coffee consumption has been linked to a reduced risk for clinical and pathologic progression of liver fibrosis in patients with hepatitis C virus, and coffee was also found to reduce the risk for liver enzyme elevations in patients with alcoholic liver disease. Drinking caffeinated coffee protects against liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD, according to research published in the February issue of Hepatology by Jeffrey C. Molloy, MD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology,WilfordHallMedicalCenter, Lackland Air Force Base,Texas.

Moderate coffee consumption may be a benign adjunct to the comprehensive management of patients with [NASH]. Ne should however avoid risk factors, such as obesity, high alcoholic intake, and viral hepatitis. [Hepatology. 2012;55:429-436]


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Press conference organized on 23rd of February at Constitutional Club.  The press conference was addressed by noted Ghazal maestro from Pakistan Shri Ghulam Ali, renowned cricketer Mr. Kapil Dev, Kathak exponenet Ms. Uma Sharma, film-maker and social activist Mr. Ashoke Pandit, Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr. K.K Aggarwal and Ms. Geeta Thakur Roshnifounding member Hum Khayal.

Press conference organized on 23rd of February at Constitutional Club.

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Darkness is absence of light so are negative thoughts which are absence of positive thoughts. As per Deepak Chopra Negative thoughts can only be removed by inculcating positive thoughts. Vedanta has described various modalities regarding the same.

1.  Adi Shankarya in his book Bhag Govindum described that the negative thoughts can be modified (think differently) . He said that once a monk encountered a female with no cloths over the chest, instead of closing the eyes, he looked at them and imagined them as the organs from where he drank the milk while he was an infant. The initial vitiated thoughts vanished there and then.

2. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali has described that for negative thought one can willfully originate opposite thoughts (think opposite). For example if one is having a thought of stealing he or she can silently pass on the thoughts of charity to someone.

3. Buddha on the other hand said that to resolve negative thoughts one should think of any positive thoughts or do any positive acts, even if they are unrelated. (think positive)

4. Face and be aware of the negative thought as it will be only transient (do not think at all, let it happen): There’s a classic Zen story about two celibate monks who are walking on a pilgrimage. They come across a girl who is very lovely and beautiful who wants to cross the river. The young monk gets attracted to her, offers help and says, “I’ll take you on my shoulders and carry you across the river and drop you off on the other side.” He does that, and the two monks continue on their pilgrimage until after a while the old monk starts to have a frown on his face.

He’s upset. Six hours, seven hours go by, and finally he looks at the young one and says, “I can’t believe you did that.” “Did what?” the young monk asks. “You carried that woman on your shoulders.” “I dropped her off six hours ago,” the young monk says. And to the old monk he further responds, “But you’re still carrying her.”

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