Sub Logo

Dr K K Aggarwal

1. As per Garud Puran and Hindu mythology, one reason for suffering are the debts of the past birth. Your purpose of life is to face sufferings to pay these debts.

2. Second reason is your present deeds till today starting from birth. If your sum total of bad deeds is more than good deeds, they are added to your previous birth’s debts.

3. Third reason for suffering is in the form of struggle which you entertain to attain future success. Some people do not call it as suffering.

4. The last reason for suffering is some people acquire yogic powers to take sufferings of others. The classical examples are Shirdi Sai Baba and Jesus Christ who were known to cure others by adding their suffering to their own account. If you see most of the Gods or holy people had suffered in their last time, be it Jesus Christ, Krishna, Buddha or Sai Baba.

Only Rishi Munis can remain alive and die at will even after they have paid for all their debts.

Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

Smile is a sign of joy while hug is a sign of love. Laughter on the other hand is a sign of inner happiness. None of them are at the level of mind or intellect. All come from within the heart.

They are only the gradations of your expressions of your happiness.

It is said you are incomplete in your dress if you are not wearing smile on your face. Hug comes next. And laughter the last. Laughter is like an internal jogging and has benefits similar to that obtained from meditation.

But be careful… we must know when not to laugh. The most difficult is to laugh at oneself.

Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

During a marriage ceremony, the swastika is painted on the wall or entrance of the house to wish for the well-being and happiness of the newlyweds. The word swastika means auspicious in the Sanskrit language. It is regarded as a divine sign by Hindus and is usually found in temples, symbolizing the four directions, thus making it a universal symbol. It sends out pure vibrations for universal peace and prosperity.

The lines turning inwards tell us that each individual being a part of the Universe has to turn inwards in order to attain salvation. Each person has to strive for his or her self-realization by turning inwards.

Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare
Anything that grows under the ground is not offered to God. According to Vedic science, anything which is grown under the ground is Tamasik in nature and produces sluggishness, heaviness and extreme aggressiveness. Not only onion, all food products grown under the ground are not offered to God and are not supposed to be eaten during spiritual fasts. People who are spiritually-oriented like monks, rishis, munis avoid underground food altogether. Some people try to convert Tamasik food into Satvik food by slow heating them or by sprouting them or by soaking them in water. This is one reason why boiled potato is eaten during Vrat.
Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

You can only take hints if you live in the present. When JCI inspection team concluded their inspection at Moolchand Hospital they said we can not tell you about the results of inspection whether or not we are going to re recognize you or not. Its the US higher ups how will decide after ten days. His last remarks wee ” thanks for inviting us at the hospital We will re see you i three years. And that was the hint which came from their mouth that which meant that the hospital has cleared the re accreditation exam. If you live in the presence you can pick up the signals of the nature. The truth always speaks. You can sense the positive or negative aura of the person with whom you are talking. If you are thinking of the past or the future you will miss the signals. When a doctor comes out of the operation theater, his very first facial expression decides about the surgery results.

Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

Values, Morals and Ethics

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Spirituality - Science Behind Rituals | Tagged With: , , , , , , | | Comments Off

Values • Values are our fundamental beliefs. They are the principles we use to define that which is right, good and just. • Values provide guidance to determine the right versus the wrong, the good versus the bad. • They are our standards. • When we evaluate anything we compare it to a standard. • Typical values include: honesty, integrity, compassion, courage, honor, responsibility, patriotism, respect and fairness. Morals • Morals are values which we attribute to a system of beliefs, typically a religious system, but it could be a political system of some other set of beliefs. • These values get their authority from outside the individual– a higher being or higher authority (e.g. society). • Right as defined by a higher authority. • By that definition one could categorize the values listed above (honesty, integrity, compassion …) as “moral values” – values derived from a higher authority. Ethics • Ethics is about our actions and decisions. • When one acts in ways that are consistent with our beliefs (whether secular or derived from a moral authority) we characterize that as acting ethically. • Ethics are universal. • When one’s actions are not congruent with our values – our sense of right, good and just – we view that as acting unethically. • The ethics of our decisions and actions is defined socially, not individually.

Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare
In a hospital practice, we all are a witness to suffering all the time. When we were young, in medical college, we quite often were disturbed seeing the sufferings of the people. But, in our practice, we have learnt many spiritual prescriptions from our patients. These have not only helped us to heal our patients but also changed our perception to health and sickness. I recall Swami Bodhanand, a disciple of Swami Chinmayananda, was once hospitalized under our care. When I asked him to give me a spiritual message, he told me only two words “Detached Attachment”. He said, “As a doctor you should behave like a lotus leaf. It is wet as long as a drop of water is there, but once the drop is out, the leaf is as dry as if the water was never there.” The message was that “we should be attached to our patients as long as they are with us. The day they die, we should be completely detached from them or else we will not be able to treat other patients”. I saw another spiritual guru through our Chief Anesthetist. The fee he paid to me was a spiritual message “Suno Samjho Jano Karo – Hear Understand Wisdom and Do”. He said that hearing is different from listening, listening is different from wisdom and wisdom is different from doing. Unless you hear, understand what you have heard and implement, the learning has no value. One of my Buddhist patients gave me a spiritual learning, which has helped me a lot in my routine clinical practice. He taught me the basic Buddhist message that there is suffering all over; there is a reason for every suffering and it is possible to maintain sufferings. This message fits into the main message of Hinduism and also the main teaching from Garud Purana. In Hinduism, we know that the very fact that we are born in this life means that in our last life, we could not get liberation as Hinduism believes that after liberation you are not reborn. Not getting liberated in the last birth means that some sufferings were left in our life. The basic purpose of this birth, therefore, is to face sufferings. When the basic purpose of our birth is to face sufferings, then why suffer from these sufferings. Every time we suffer, we should thank God that he has reduced one more. The period in between two sufferings is called a happy period (Sukh). In fact that period is nothing but a period of rest given by God to us to prepare the body for next suffering. This as a concept of counseling helps my patients in managing most of their mental disturbances. Sometimes not telling a patient that he is suffering from terminal cancer works. One of my patient’s father aged 83 years was found to have extensive cancer of the prostate. Medically, we all gave him three months’ to live. My patient did not have the courage to tell his father or the family members that he (the father) had extensive cancer. He took me into confidence and played a game with the family. We gathered all the family members and told them that with the surgery this cancer had been cured. A party was organized in the evening to celebrate the cure. The magic happened; he lived almost a symptom–free life for the next 9 years. I have tried this on many of my patients thereafter and it works. The probable explanation was loss of fear of death, a confidence in his doctor and faith in himself. The way to live up to the age of hundred is to go on working in life. My great grand–father–in–law was 75 years old, when I got married. That year, he gathered all family members across the world and said that his purpose of life was over and, he would like a collective family photograph and like to quit the world. Nothing happened for a year and on 20th July next year, he again played behaved the same way. Family from across the world gathered but he remained alive for another year. This went on for three years. Suddenly, we played a spiritual trick on him and told everyone to convince him that he is going to live for 100 years as he has many more work of the family to be done. Every year, we gave him law students from within the family to be taught (he was a lawyer himself), or gave him the responsibility of finding a boy for some eligible girl in the family. We made him teach and search for suitable bride/bridegrooms for years together and he actually died at the age of 100 years. This is the beauty of positive attitude in life.
Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare

Training in any field requires gaining knowledge, skills and positive mental attitude towards the object of learning.

Knowledge is everything about what and why. In Yoga, it correlates with the Gyan (Gnana) Marg. Skill is all about how to do it and correlates with Karma Marg.

The positive mental attitude is linked to willingness to do any work or in other words one’s Astha in that action. In Yoga, it is synonymous with Bhakti Marg.

In Bhagwad Gita, Lord Krishna talks about all the principles of management including how to train and develop an individual.

The development teaches and increases one’s intelligence quotient (IQ), physical quotient (PQ), emotional quotient (EQ) and moral quotient (MQ).

Blogger PostEmailFacebookGoogle GmailShare