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Dr K K Aggarwal

It is a well known saying that when you are arguing with a wrong boss you may win the argument but you may invariably lose the relationship and not argument. Lord Krishna was born after Lord Rama and Krishna taught us when to say sorry even if you are not at fault. Never hurt the ego of a person who is under influence of alcohol or boss when he is angry. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

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True silence is the silence between thoughts and represents the true self consciousness or the soul. It is a web of energized information ready to take all provided there is a right intent. Meditation is the process of achieving this silence. Observing silence is another way of getting benefits of meditation. Many yogis in the past have recommended and observed silence now and then. Mahatma Gandhi used to spend one day of each week in silence. He believed that abstaining from speech brought him inner peace and happiness. On these days he communicated with others only by writing on paper. Hindu principles also talks about a correlation between mauna silence and shanti harmony . Mauna Ekadashi is a ritual followed traditionally in our country. On this day the person is not supposed to speak at all and instead observe complete silence throughout day and night. It gives immense peace to the mind and strength to the body. In Jainism this ritual has a lot of importance. Nimith was a great saint in Jainism who long ago asked all Jains to observe this vrata. Some people recommend that on every ekadashi one should observe silence for few hours in a day if not the whole day. Deepak Chopra in his book The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success talks in great detail about the importance of observing silence in day to day life. He recommends that everyone should observe silence for 20 minutes every day. Silence helps to redirect our imagination towards self from the outer atmosphere. Even Swami Sivananda in his teachings recommends daily observation of mauna for 2 hours during ekadashi intake of milk and fruits every day study one chapter of Bhagwad Gita daily do regular charity and donate one tenth of the income in the welfare of the society. Ekadashi is the 11th day of Hindu lunar fortnight. Ekadashi is the day of celebration occurring twice a month meant for meditation and increasing soul consciousness. Vinoba Bhave was a great sage of our country who is known for this bhoodaan movement. He was a great advocator and practical preacher of mauna vrata. Mauna means silence and vrata means vow hence mauna vrata means vow of silence. Mauna was practiced by saints to end enmity and recoup their enmity. Prolonged silence as the form of silence is observed by the rishi munis involved for prolonged periods of silence. Silence is a source of all that exists. Silence is where conscious dwells. There is no religious tradition which does not talk about silence. It breaks outward communication and forces a dialogue towards inner communication. This is one reason why all prayers meditation and worship or any other practice whether we attune our mind to the spiritual consciousness within are done in silence. After the death of a person it is a practice to observe silence for two minutes. The immediate benefit is that it saves a tremendous amount of energy. Silence is cessation of both sensory and mental activity. It is like having a still mind and listening to the inner mind. Behind this screen of our internal dialogue is the silence of spirit. Meditation is the combination of observing silence and the art of observation. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

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Traditionally people believe that Nastik are people who do not go to temples or related places of worship. They also do not believe in God. To differentiate between Astik and Nastik we need to first understand the concept of Sanatan Dharma and Arya Samaj Dharma. People who believe in Sanatan Dharma consider God as separate from the self and worship him in the form of an idol. They believe in Dualism theory. Arya Samaj followers do not do idol worship and believe in non dualism and treat God and self as one. Arya Samajis therefore will not go to a temple where the idols of Gods are placed. Being an Arya Samaji does not mean that the person is Nastik. The word Nastik means someone who does not believe in God at all therefore he or she also does not believe in self as God is nothing but self. In medical sciences these are the people who have no insight and will usually be suffering from depression and loss of self esteem. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

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Signs of Spiritual Awakening

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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All those out there who feel you are at your wits end wondering how things don t ever work out for you can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success. Failure doesn t mean you are a failure. But it does mean you haven t succeeded yet. Failure doesn t mean you have accomplished nothing. It does mean you have learned something. Failure doesn t mean you have been a foolish. It does mean you had a lot of faith. Failure doesn t mean you ve been discouraged. It does mean you were willing to try. Failure doesn t mean you don t know what to do. It does mean you have to do it in a different way. Failure doesn t mean you are inferior. It does mean you are not perfect. Failure doesn t mean you have wasted your life. It does mean you have a reason to start afresh. Failure doesn t mean you should give up. It does mean you must try harder. Failure doesn t mean you ll never make it. It does mean it will take a little longer. Failure doesn t mean God has abandoned you. It does mean God has a better idea. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

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Honest people look at everybody as honest and dishonest people regard everybody as dishonest. It all depends on the type of people you interact with. If you do not take bribe nobody will come and offer bribe to you and you will feel everybody is honest. If you take bribe then everybody will come to you to offer bribe and you will feel that everybody in the society is dishonest. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

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Positive Attitudes

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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All those out there who feel you are at your wits end wondering how things don t ever work out for you can now relax and dwell on all those failures that life has taken you through and turn failure into success. Failure doesn t mean you are a failure. But it does mean you haven t succeeded yet. Failure doesn t mean you have accomplished nothing. It does mean you have learned something. Failure doesn t mean you have been foolish. It does mean you had a lot of faith. Failure doesn t mean you ve been discouraged. It does mean you were willing to try. Failure doesn t mean you don t to do. It does mean you have to do it in a different way. Failure doesn t mean you are inferior. It does mean you are not perfect. Failure doesn t mean you have wasted your life. It does mean you have a reason to start afresh. Failure doesn t mean you should give up. It does mean you must try harder. Failure doesn t mean you ll never make it. It does mean it will take a little longer. Failure doesn t mean God has abandoned you. It does mean God has a better idea. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

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There are three ways to manage stress. One is to think opposite second is to think different and the third is to think positive. Thinking opposite was advocated by Patanjali thinking differently by Adi Shankaracharya and thinking positive by Gautam Buddha. Out of three approaches the Indian Vedic philosophy focuses on thinking differently. Thinking positive and thinking opposite may not be feasible at the time of any adversity. Thinking differently has been emphasized in mythology at multiple places. The 10 heads of Ravana 5 heads of Brahma elephant head of Lord Ganesha Fish incarnation of Lord Vishnu and third eye of Lord Shiva remind us of the principle of thinking differently. We can see or analyze a person or a situation with the eyes of our physical body physical eye or eyes of the mind thinking and analyzing and eyes of the soul conscious based decision . Lord Buddha once said that a good action should be based on truth should be necessary and bring happiness both for the person doing it and the society. The 3H principle advocated in the West is also based on the same which means before any action think from your Head and from multiple options available choose from the Heart and then order the Hands to do the job. The first incarnation of Lord Vishnu Fish indicates the capacity of swimming against the stream. The third eye of Lord Shiva means thinking from the mind and choosing the right answer from the heart. The ten heads of Ravana and five heads of Brahma also indicate thinking to get multiple options. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

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As per Vedic sciences Hindu philosophy believes in rebirth unless your Sanchit and Prarabdha Karmas are totally exhausted. It also believes in liberation in which once your past karmas debt is over you do not take a rebirth. On the other hand Garuda Purana says that you can be reborn as animals which means you can be born like a donkey or a dog. Vedic science on the other hand says that once you get a human body you will either be liberated or only get another human body. The message of Garuda Purana can be read and interpreted in a different perspective. In mythology humans have been linked to animal tendencies. For example bull is linked to sexual and non sexual desires peacock to vanity etc. Probably people who wrote Garuda Purana meant that if you do not live according to the Shastras you will end up in getting another human body but with animal tendencies and behavior. Disclaimer The views expressed in this write up are my own .

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