• From Birth to Death - A Poem

    by Amit Patel | Jun 30, 2017

    From Birth to Death,

     No Man is without Worry,

     Because nobody has guided him

    That this Drama is temporary.

     ‘My’ Stage is creation of Nature,

    ‘I’ am only an Actor.

    One who says :

                                 ‘My Mind’,

                                 ‘My Speech’,

                                 ‘My Body’,

                                 ‘My Camera’,

                                 ‘My Radio’,

                                 ‘My Home’,

    Will Never say:

                                 ‘I am Mind’,

                                 ‘I am Speech’,

                                 ‘I am Body’,

                                 ‘I am Film’,

                                 ‘I am Sound’,

                                 ‘I am Theatre’,

    This Fact speaks for itself

    That ‘I’ and ‘My’ are separate.

    Invisible ‘I’ has no name,

    Visible ‘My’ is a worldly game.

    Circumstantial Evidences surrounding ‘Me’

    Are temporary adjustments,

    In which ‘I’ is the only permanent.

    Still nobody has ever questioned

    “Who Am I?”

    By Kaviraj Shree Navnitbhai Sanghavi, Mumbai

  • Good and Bad

    by Amit Patel | Jun 30, 2017

    We have been taught to do good and stay away from bad from our childhood. We have been told to speak truth, not steal and be non-violent.

    In our life, we bend the rules of the good when it is to our own advantage without thinking of the consequences. We pat ourselves on our back when we achieve something in spite of the fact that we choose the wrong means.

    Good and bad are two sides of a coin.. We take credit for the good things in our life and blame others for the bad. If we are the doer of the good things, then why do we allow ourselves to be in bad situations? This begs some reflection.

    It is said that life is our own echo. What does it mean? Echo is always related to the sound or vibrations. This means that happenings are based on our own past echoes and thus our life is our own echo.

    This means that if results of past are a good force, then everything will happen according to our wishes, and if the results of past are a bad force, then everything will go wrong and against our wishes. 

    To understand this scientific phenomenon let us look at nature. Holistic Scientist says that nature is nothing but a display of what is projected by human being and stored in a super computer. Nature is nothing but Scientific Circumstantial Evidence. Its function is to accumulate various circumstantial evidences in a scientific way. It only gives results based on data that is fed. Who feeds the data? It is us – our decisions and projections in the form of vibrational energy. Who gets them in return? We get them. How do we get them? We get them scientifically. When do we get them? We get them when all scientific circumstances and evidences come together. Nature does not do anything out of will; nature does not have free will. There is a simple rule of Nature, positivity gives positive result and negativity gives negative result.  

    “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects”, said Albert Einstein. In daily living there is Outer Living part - interaction with someone or self, pleasant or unpleasant and there is Inner Living– Inner decisions and projections. For example, a decision has to be made as to how to interact (harsh response or pleasant response or no response) and then project either good or bad opinion in mind. This is the echo of the future.

    According to Holistic Scientist there are two aspects of life; positive and negative. If we have a negative attitude, nature cannot help us. We should erase negative in our life dictionary.

    Holistic Scientist has given Nine divine codes of conduct that are to be desirable that can be included in daily prayers that will ultimately lead to the  good and hence resulting in good in our lives.

    Universal projections as given hereunder work as hearty decisions with ardent prayers leading to inner transformation and rich inner living.

    Principal resolution:
     ‘Let my mind, speech, body not hurt any living being in the world even to slightest extent and  let my mind, speech, body be used to oblige others’. (‘Yog, Upayogo paropakaray’).

    • (Resolve and pray five times in the morning as you get up from b
    ‘Nine Divine  Codes of Conduct’.
    This is the Essence of all Holy Scriptures as practiced and revealed by the self–realized, experienced Holistic Scientist A. M. Patel popularly known as “Dada Bhagwan”. Dada Bhagwan is what is manifested inside and it is in all living creatures in the un-manifested state.

    O Supreme Self/O Lord! May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength as would restrain me from hurting, causing someone to hurt or supporting someone hurting even slightly, the ego of any living being.
    •  May you bless me with such an inner strength in the philosophy   of relative pluralism (syadvad) in thinking, speech and conduct as would restrain me from hurting even slightly, the ego of any living being.
    2.  O Supreme Self/O Lord! May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength so as not to hurt, neither cause someone to hurt or support someone hurting even to the slightest extent, the foundation or view-point of any religion or faith?
    •             May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength in the philosophy of relative pluralism (syadvad) in speech, conduct and thinking as would restrain me from hurting any of religious view-points or beliefs? 
    3.  O Supreme Self/O Lord! May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength as would restrain me from uttering untrue adverse things, from offending or showing disregard (disrespect) to any preacher, monk, nun or a religious head.
    4.  O Supreme Self/O Lord! May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength as would not make me dislike or hate any living being to the slightest extent, neither cause anyone nor support anyone doing so. 

    O Supreme Self/O Lord! May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength as would restrain me from speaking, causing someone to speak or supporting someone speaking harsh, hurtful language or language of rivalry to anyone.
    • Give me inner strength to speak soft, sober, soothing language even if someone speaks harsh, hurtful, egoistic or biting language.
    6.  O Supreme Self/O Lord! May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength as would restrain me having faults, desires, gestures or thoughts of perverted sensuality or passion towards any gender-male, female or neuter.
    • Give me the supreme strength so as to be free of sensual or passionate attitudes or perversions forever.
    7.  O Supreme Self/O Lord! May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength to control my excessive temptation towards any relish or taste of food.
    • Give me the strength to take food having balance of all tastes.
    8.  O Supreme Self/O Lord! May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength as would restrain me from uttering untrue adverse things, from offending or showing disregard towards any being-living or dead, in one’s presence or absence. 

    9. O Supreme Self/O Lord! May you bless me with such an infinite inner strength for being instrumental in welfare of the world that is common good of mankind as a whole. 

    - Rajnikant B, Patel, MSME, PMP, Author.

  • Operator of the World is VYAVASTHIT SHAKTI

    by Amit Patel | May 27, 2017

    The concept (and the principle) of VYAVASTHIT SHAKTI – Scientific Circumstantial Evidences, is His Divine Holiness, Param Poojya Shree Dada Bhagawan’s unique and glorious gift to mankind’s eternal quest for the ULTIMATE REALITY of ‘Who is the creator?’ It is an all-embracing, comprehensive concept, with the entire animate and inanimate world within its ambit.

    Unable to fathom the deepest mysteries of NATURE, most spiritual thinkers, of various hues and denominations, glibly attributed the Creatorship, Sustainer-ship and Destroyer-ship (Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas) to GOD, and named them Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Mahesh, etc. In fact, if we look at the dictionary meaning of God then it is…

    • A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the Universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic (Doctrine that there is only one God) religions.
    • (Theology) theol the sole Supreme Being, eternal, spiritual, and transcendent, who is theCreator and ruler of all and is infinite in all attributes; the object of worship in monotheis-tic religions.
    It is also considered as one who is Generator, Operator and Destroyer of the universe.

    Albert Einstein, the greatest scientist of our Era, once remarked that he was able to discover the Laws of Nature, but was unable to discover who the makers of those Laws were.

    Holistic Scientist propounded that there is no beginning and no end – just as a circle has no beginning and no end. Aatma (Soul), the God particle, always remains just a Knower and Seer (Jnaata & Drasta); it is all pure science (Vignan).

    Mr. A. M. Patel – the Holistic Scientist, lovingly called Dadaji was not at all convinced and satisfied with the explanation of God Principle.
    Apart from its physical impracticability, if this were really so, GOD although as a Supreme Being should be held responsible for all the miseries, trials and tribulations He has been heaping on mankind, and according to the inexorable law of karma be penalized for the same. And if there was some entity like this (called GOD) people would have found him and punished him for not doing his job appropriately because what He has done that everyone is unhappy and suffering! Although, today every one professes the same inadvertently without exception!

    With his sharp and penetrating insight into things and beings, and totally IMPARTIAL VISION, he observed that the universe is suffused with billions and trillions of sub-atomic particles (electrons, protons, neutrons and now Higgs Bosons – GOD Particles), which are constantly on the move. They are in a state of flux (continuous fluctuation). (We shall henceforth refer to these minutest sub-atomic particles as just atoms, for the sake of brevity). We are actually living in an ocean of atoms without even realizing it. However, this state of flux is not a chaos but COSMOS! There is a system, a pattern, a rhythm and a symphony about it, although we are not aware of it. The Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the Galaxies, the ebbs and tides of oceans, mankind and the animal world and all living creatures including the plant world, are all under the direction and control of one Centralized Agency. Dadaji termed this Centralized Natural Agency as VYAVASTHIT SHAKTI – Scientific Circumstantial Evidences (The inanimate collective Cosmic Power operating living beings of the entire Universe).

    What we call NATURE is nothing but fructification of this Scientific Circumstantial Evidences or VYAVASTHIT SHAKTI only, in worldly occurrences. They are not accidents but incidents only. There is CAUSE and EFFECT relationship, as we shall see later on. It is Scientific subject to experimentation, observation and inference. Hence, Dadaji gave this nomenclature to make this complex phenomenon of NATURE comprehensible. Dadaji states that this discovery was the result of his endeavors spread over past several births and that it preceded his attaining ENLIGHTENMENT (Jñāna) in the year 1958.


    Billions of atoms which are eternally in a state of flux are basically PHYSICAL MATTER and are neutral (Vishrasa – without any kind of charge). They have an innate natural tendency, capacity and sensitivity to pick up the minutest, subtlest vibrations, impulses and get charged when experimented!

    Under the potent influence of self-ignorance, in the very presence of ATMA (Soul, the non-physical life force), which is eternal, immanent and immutable, one egoistically projects doer-ship based (mental) feelings of Love and Hate in various situations of life Karmic results, which are by themselves result of Mishrasa – previously charged atoms now resulting in giving happiness and/or sorrow. Nevertheless, while experiencing effects of previous Karma (destiny) due to egoistic projections fresh atoms are attracted, which inadvertently get charged, and are transmuted to become live charged particles Prayogsa (Creating Causal body for future physical body – mishra chetan). ATMA, however, remains absolutely unaffected in the whole process. It is immaculate.

    This juxtaposition of MATTER and LIFE gives rise to EGO, just as an iron rod, lying on the sea-shore gets rusted. This is a natural phenomenon of coming together of non-live and live matter. Thus starts the evolution of human civilization from matter to life and life to consciousness, and ultimately culminates in self-consciousness, as we shall see later on. This is the macro aspect of Vyavasthit Shakti or Scientific Circumstantial Evidences.


    EGO that has emerged from the juxtaposition of MATTER and LIFE, arrogates to itself a false sense of DOERSHIP with its inevitable concomitants of Love and Hate (Rag and Dwesh) along with their ancillaries like Anger, Pride, Attachment, Avarice, etc. (Krodh, Man, Maya, Lobh). DOERSHIP entails SUFFERERSHIP, as per the inexorable Law of Karma. This cycle is self-perpetuating: Cause and effect, effect and cause, ad infinitum, (till one attains self-realization). This is the societal life circle (Sansar Chakra).

    As stated earlier these live atoms have an innate natural capacity and sensitivity to pick up the minutest vibrations and impulses as they pass by one another and get charged. These are fed in to what we may call a Super-computer in modern parlance. These are meticulously stored for each individual and then released at the appropriate confluence of time and circumstances, depending on matter (Dravya), place (Kshetra) time (kaal) and urge (bhava). Each individual gets back according to what he has fed into his Micro-computer by his ego-centric actions at the appropriate time, by bringing about the necessary combination of circumstances by the Vyavasthit Shakti. All this takes place scientifically in absolute precision and infallibility of a perfect natural computer. This is why Dadaji has named it SCIENTIFIC CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCES or VYAVASTHIT SHAKTI, to make this complex natural phenomenon, more comprehensible for an average person and common men.

    Scientific Circumstantial Evidences or Vyavathit Shakti is the ONLY DOER in the Universe and None Else

    Any single occurrence is always a consequence of confluence of several evidences or contributory factors, e.g. a simple cup of tea cannot be prepared with tea leaves alone. Milk, water, utensils, lighter, gas, etc. are all required to make a cup of tea. In fact, we need the maker with the knowledge of making tea and the guests for whom the tea is required to be made. It is the function of Vyavasthit Shakti, Scientific Circumstantial Evidences to bring about this confluence of circumstances at the appropriate moment. Since this is the sole monopoly function of Vyavasthit Shakti or Scientific Circumstantial Evidences, it could be termed “Sovereign” in its own right, to borrow a term from Political Science. As Dadaji puts it there is nothing above Vyavasthit Shakti. “Vyavasthit is above Vyavasthit”- Dadaji. Once caused, effect is Natural and in the hands of Vyavsathit ONLY, none else!

    However, in order to safeguard against developing, passivity or negativity in one’s approach to problems arising in day to day social life, Dadaji cautions that we can attribute an occurrence to Vyavasthit Shakti only after it has taken place, and not before that e.g. while carrying a cup of tea, if it happens to slip from our hands, our duty is to do our best to prevent it from slipping, and if it slips from our grip in spite of it, then only we can attribute it to Vyavasthit. Dadaji also explains that Vyavasthit has to take care of the crockery industry and its employees, suppliers of raw materials, users as well. So, Vyavasthit would do both, demolish and supply also!!

    We get a faint inkling of the concept of Vyavasthit in the 5TH chapter of Geeta, Which reads as under:

    Geeta chapter 5(14):
    “Neither agency nor actions does the Lord create for the world, nor union with the fruits of actions, but it is NATURE that acts.”

    A similar glimpse of the concept of Vyavasthit can be also seen when Lord Krishna exhorts the broken and devastated Arjun to engage the Kauravas in battle, and not dither, because Lord Krishna says that, in his DIVINE VISION he sees that they, the Kuaravas, were all already dead and that he (Arjun) was only being an instrument (nimitt), and that he would kill them even if he did not want to.

    Vyavasthit Shakti is an integral part of Dadaji’s FIVE COMMANDMENTS (5-Precepts, Panch Aagnyas), which are quintessence of the scriptural wisdom of the world. It stands 3RD among the 5 commandments. Thus it is not only in the centre of the 5 commandments, but is also central to all the 5 commandments. Having thoroughly understood and realized that Vyavasthit Shakti alone is the real DOER in the Universe, and none else, we will not blame (hold) anyone guilty of wrong-doing. He will be seen as innocent, just as an instrument (nimitt). This helps in practising Dadaji’s 4Th commandment of amicable settlement of all our relations. (Sambhave nikal).

    Thence follow Dadaji’s dictums viz.
    1)             Adjust Everywhere
    2)             The world is your own projection
    3)             Whatever happens is just and proper
    4)             One who suffers is wholly and solely responsible for his suffering etc.

    You are reaping what was sown in the previous births. You are getting back what was fed into the Super-computer, through the instrumentality of Vyavasthit Shakti! Understand how to live with your body and others with the help of Dada’s Holistic Inner Science, Akram Vignan!

    (If I am doer, Vyavasthit is not the doer; one can understand doer-ship of Vyavasthit shakti only after his own doer-ship is dissolved. An Enlightened Akarta Purusha can only remove your doer-ship.)

    Realization of the fundamental fact that DOERSHIP is the sole prerogative of Vyavasthit Shakti destroys the very tap-root of Ego, which has falsely arrogated DOERSHIP to itself. And with it, its inevitable concomitants of Love and Hate (Rag and Dwesh) and their corollaries Anger, Pride, Attachment, Avarice, etc. which are at the back of the cycle of Births and Deaths and the eternal societal wheel also subsides. These negativities get dehydrated and drop off slowly but surely. Elimination of these gross negativities, removes the mist that has so far shrouded the glow of Atma (Pure Soul, who one is) in one’s personality. One’s vision is changed and character acquires an aroma of perfect purity. His relationships acquire a natural silken texture. The individual rises from being his personalised small Relative ‘i’ to the Universal Real capital ‘I’ as per Dadaji’s first and second commandments. He feels and experiences the essential Oneness of all existence. He feels and experiences that the Self in me is the Self everywhere. He is ONE with the entire Universe. (Atmavat sarva Bhuteshu- Abhed Bhav)

    Having thoroughly understood, assimilated and imbibed Dadaji’s abovementioned teachings and philosophy of Vyavasthit Shakti – Scientific Circumstantial Evidences – one safely and smoothly sails through the choppy seas of life with poise, equanimity and serenity, towards the ultimate goal of Liberation (moksha), which is the final destination of mankind.

    Mr. Hashmukhbhai R. Bhatt is originally from Mumbai, he is now in Baroda. He did his Masters in Economics and Political Science from Bombay University in the year 1952. He is 95 years old. He worked his entire career in New India Insurance Company in Mumbai. He retired as Secretary of Welfare Department in the year 1982. He is a voracious reader and spent all his life in pursuit of spirituality trying to understand the hidden science of Life and Living.

    He came across two great spiritual masters in his life. In his early life, he came across HDH Swami Chinmayananda. He was closely associated with Chinmay Mission activities for many years. He was introduced to Param Poojya Dada Bhagwan by Swami Bharatanandji in the year 1978. He is very much grateful to Swami Chinmayananda for giving him wonderful insights into spirituality through Vedanta. But finally all his questions got answered by Dada Bhagwan’s step less path of AKRAM VIGNAN. After Dada Bhagwan, he is closely following His successor HDH Kanudadaji from whom he got deeper understanding of Dada Bhagwan’s principles of AKRAM VIGNAN.
    This article is on VYAVUSTHIT SHAKTI, as the Cosmic Power working scientifically as Universal Creator, Operator and Destroyer in Nature. His elaboration of this great secret of Nature as revealed by Holistic Scientist Mr. A. M. Patel  come out very well in his very simple and lucid English language. We hope this will help everyone who wants to know more about ‘Vyavasthit Shakti’.

  • The Path to Peace is Peace Itself

    by Amit Patel | May 27, 2017

    Peace, as we understand it is freedom and redemption from physical, mental and spiritual suffering.  We are habituated to look externally for redemption from suffering, but the ancient wisdom of the experienced and evolved souls tells us that the solutions lie within ourselves.  Suffering is an essential part of life and is necessary for evolution.  It is an opportunity for growth and only through the lens of suffering we can understand peace just as light is clearest through darkness.  Thoughts, emotions, perceptions and whatever we experience make up the content of our life and when we identify with them as “my life” we overlook the fact that we are not the content of life but life itself. All the misery on the planet arises from this mistaken belief that we are separate individuals with the power to do and undo what we believe to be rational in our thinking mind.   The thinking mind, no doubt, is useful and a powerful tool but it can also be a destructive tool when it takes over our life completely and mistakes opinions and viewpoints for facts. Peace can only come when we begin to understand that no matter what the situation is or whatever happens is only a passing phase in our living consciousness and not a permanent situation. We invite suffering the moment we forget our true nature which is beyond the thinking mind. Happiness is always there within us to be experienced; it is our non- acceptance of internal happiness by our Egoic self that introduces the obstruction to the flow of happiness just as darkness in the absence of light. In what follows we will examine some of these major obstacles to peace in life from a holistic perspective and how we can overcome them by a process of internal transformation.

    1.  “I” and “My”
    The secret of peaceful living is to have nothing you can call your own. We are only caretakers of what we possess. At any time we must be ready to part with everything we possess without notice.  This may sound draconian but the reality of life is undeniable.  We all know it but our Egoic self does not allow us to let go. Peace is the ultimate human desire.  Only a few know how to gain it and even fewer really do something to get it. Peaceful life is ours if we let go our Ego and limit our desires.  The challenge is how to go about it?  It is not easy but not impossible. Our vison and understanding need to be refined to know that  there is in us a deeper “I” than the I of our likes, dislikes, fear, doubt , pleasure, pain, happiness and sorrow.. The process should start with our Beliefs and our misguided perceptions. In the rapidly advancing technological world we have become experts in making guided missiles but continue to live as misguided humans. 

    2. Belief
    Belief is an agreement that each one makes with oneself, a contract, if you will, which we tend to evaluate constantly and seek agreement with others. It keeps our life moving and is the architect for our decisions, actions and the values we place in life and living. It is also the building block for faith and conviction in our spiritual evolution. The power of belief is more than the belief itself.  Events in human history tell us that numerous wars have been fought just to uphold the Belief of one person. The spoken word backed by belief could wage a war and also end a war.!!  For example, “me” and “mine” are powerful words.  Common experience tells us that when we claim something to be mine and insist on it we open the door for conflict.  In life, knowingly or unknowingly, we are always seeking consensus for our own beliefs. When there is agreement there is peace and when there is resistance there is conflict. This modus operandi can be extended all the way from the micro level (individual) to the macro level (world) wherever human interaction comes into play. We tend to justify everything based on what we consider rational but despite our best intention our behavior or actions do not always conform to our best intentions.  Our intellect and ego may not be willing to cooperate.  The age old saying “the path to hell is paved with good intentions” (Bible) and do as I say  but not as I do  are reminders that we have our own hidden  limitations.

    3. Ego and Conflict 
    Respect for, and acceptance of others beliefs and viewpoints without imposition of our own opinions and judgement is important in human relationships.  Even when others’ beliefs go against established facts we should refrain from pointing it out and avoid undesirable outcomes. It is not the belief or the viewpoint per se that brings resistance but the clash of Egos. Insistence on our viewpoint is a losing proposition in any personal or social interaction. We may win the battle but lose the war for peace.   The cardinal rule is not to put down anyone’s Ego by thought, word or deed to the maximum extent. It is, of course, easy to understand but to integrate it in our behavior requires a firm resolve and repeated effort (purusharth).   In order to succeed, we have to take a holistic vison and see the common thread that binds us as humans as one family and remind ourselves that we may have differences (race, color, creed, beliefs, personalities and so on) but we are not different. The late civil rights leader Martin Luther King said the human race has two choices: to coexist or to perish. His message has echoed throughout the world and the spoken words have proved to be more powerful than any weaponry that exists in our armory. Doctor King followed in Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps of non-violence to achieve his goal to end racial segregation in America. In the ultimate analysis we must learn to coexist and respect and appreciate other’s viewpoints and way of life. We have no other choice.  Universal peace through disarming seems ideal.  However, the process cannot begin until we disarm our own individual hearts. We suffer because we see ourselves as separate from others and forget that the world is only a projection of our mind and what is projected comes back to us as echoes.

    3. Real and Relative  
    Co- existence requires that we develop the habit of seeing the Divine spark --the Soul, the very essence of life, in each and every living being and not the outside physical “packing” that we refer to as body.  The Soul, Atman, Spirit by whatever name we wish to call is the “Real” part, the unchanging eternal consciousness which is our true identity.   The reflected consciousness in the individual which functions through the body, mind and speech and is changing is the  “Relative” part of our existence. Knowing the changeless in the changing is the greatest asset and the most powerful weapon that only we as humans have been endowed with and to the extent we are sincere and grounded in the REAL peace is ours.  We should avoid compartmentalizing and labeling humans and human behavior and have a Holistic vision that we are all part of the “Whole” humanity or one among the many belonging to the human family, also referred to in the Hindu tradition as Vasudeva Kutumbam.  Only then we can resolve our differences in an amicable way and coexist.  Unity in Diversity is the core message in all the great religions and scriptures. God is one and is in everyone. The goal of the Holistic Research Foundation (HSCRF), USA that I represent is to bring out the Holistic Vision and Understanding of Human Life and Living.

    From a holistic perspective life has two parts.  One is our mind-body-speech and their functioning which are pre-determined and unalterable.  It is the decided part (fate or destiny).  What is in our control is the decision part (free will), our inner resolve (Nischay or Bhav).  Under the right circumstances (avastha) decided by Nature our Nischay comes to bear according to our scriptures and the enlightened souls.  If not, in this lifetime, the “wake” or “imprint” that we leave behind are bound to come to fruition.   We all agree that we reap the fruits of the efforts of  our forefathers and the wake they have left behind serves as a beacon of light in our life. It holds for our Nischay/Bhav as well. Whatever vibrations that we send out in the form of opinions, judgements. preferences (Rag-Dwesh) are being recorded in Nature and come back to us in myriad ways as cause and effect. That in itself is reason for us to be cautious and be positive both in our internal resolve (Nischay) and in our mind, body and speech functions in day-to-day life (Vyawahar). Awareness, acceptance, humility and surrender to the higher power  create the best conditions for peace. Our consciousness under these conditions is raised above the thinking mind where the Ego can no longer survive. The proverbial wisdom, resist not evil but go around is the best approach to resolve conflicts. It is a sincere effort to make peace with imperfection.

    4.0 Doubts and Doubting
    Doubt and doubting are negative vibrations and can harm us and others by unwanted stress and fear and spoil our peace of mind (if there is anything left there!!).  Doubt is an invisible destructive weapon that obstructs the natural flow of life. It is not uncommon to hear people say “What is this world coming to or what will happen if these current events  lead to an all out war  or will peace ever come in our lifetime ??.  These are examples of doubting that can bring harmful effects. The law of nature is to reform and not to punish and to set right what is upset. There is no negativity worth a grain of salt in nature.   Positivity and negativity are  exclusive human traits   What one perceives as negative may not be the case for others and vice versa. We tend to live in our “imagined” world whereas the “real” world is what it is and what it should be.  We cannot independently change the outcome of any action.  It is totally in Nature’s domain of justice

    5.0 Self- Regulated Natural Law
    The self-regulated perpetual law of Nature is responsible for the destruction, creation and sustenance in the universe. Nature reveals to us a system that is in a state of perpetual transformation.   We, as actors, participate in the play of nature with assigned roles to do our part when called for.  Living life for life’s sake and not for the Egoic self is the ideal way to coexist and live in peace. War and Peace is a cycle that has prevailed dating back to the early civilizations.  It is inevitable despite our best intentions.  Let us not forget that there are also good outcomes in war.  Acts of heroism, patriotism, empathy and compassion demonstrated on the battlefields by individuals bring out the extent of empathy and compassion that humans are capable of and the nobility inside us. They often go unrecorded in history books. When privileging extraordinary figures, we ignore the grassroots strength of ordinary individuals whose power and value are no less than the privileged leaders.  

    In one of the greatest novels  “War and Peace” written by  Russian author Leo Tolstoy one of the characters, Platen Karetov, a simple, loving Russian peasant who is sent to fight against his will offers the motherless French hero Pierre  Bezukhov, the maternal kindness he has never known in his life and shows him that the answer to his spiritual searching lies not in the glory and blistering speeches but in human connection and our inherent connectivity.  Pierre soon has a dream about a globe in which every person represents a tiny droplet detached from a larger sphere of water. Signifying our shared essence, it hints at the extent to which Tolstoy believed we are all connected.  Many such events have occurred in human history that has gone unnoticed but the human potential cannot be denied nor under estimated. Every person must pay attention to two important aspects in life---harm none and help others to the best of our ability. There will be peace in the world only when we uphold these highest moral principles and live by them. The human race has withstood all along the trials and tribulations of mankind.  It will survive in its own natural way.  Our responsibility is to preserve and protect our intrinsic human values (Sanathana Dharma), our rich traditions and the teachings of the spiritual masters.   Acharya Adi Shankara  gave a short answer to a loaded question from an aspirant:

    Aspirant:  If the world is an illusion (Maya) and there is only suffering how to overcome it?
    Acharya :  SATSANGAM---keep the company of the Righteous

    Where there is Righteousness in the Heart there will be beauty in Character; when there is beauty in the character, there will be Harmony in the home; when there is harmony in the home there will be Order in the nation; when there is order in the nation there will Peace in the world:  Om Shanthi,  Shanthi,  Shanthi. 

    - Dr. Radha P Krishna, President, Holistic Science Charitable Research Foundation

  • Freedom from Karmas

    by Manish Shah | Apr 02, 2017

    To have an intention to hurt others manifests as anger. To think of taking someone’s possessions is greed. By forcibly taking away others’ belongings and incurring loss, you strengthen your attachments to worldly things. If you insult someone your mental peace gets disturbed.

    Deceit will always make you uncomfortable from within. If you try to take advantage of others using your intellect, it will show on your face. The turmoil within will spill over in interactions with others and cause disturbance. Turbid behavior of the body will result in animosity and fear.

    The sins committed through the eyes are very dangerous and can result in many birth and death cycles. Our society honors marriages and the union is pious so after that one should not eye any other person with sensuality.

    All the worldly happenings are based on our karma so we should see others as innocent. All the negative experiences are due to our own past mistakes and they are delivered through a messenger in this life experiment.  

    All the bitter situations are a great asset since it gives us an opportunity to amicably resolve them and nullify the karma. The belief that “I am the doer” fuels the creation of karmas. This cycle goes on and it can only be broken by knowing “who am I”.

    Based on "Koine Dukh devathee", a Gujarati hymn by Shree KaviraJ Navnit Sanghvi, Summarized by Rajnikant Platel, MSME, PMP, Children books author, a student of Holistic Inner science.

  • Q&A with Holistic Scientist

    by Manish Shah | Apr 02, 2017

    Aspirant: Dadaji, could you explain what Sanskar means?

    Holistic Scientist: Sanskar does not mean virtues as is generally understood. There is no equivalent word for it in English. But you will understand what it means as we explain it to you.

    means all activities are balanced. And one who is balanced, normal, in all the activities of life, in all relative living and in all the relative aspects, is Sanskari. Do you follow?

    It is extremely difficult to understand Sanskar. That is the puzzle and that I exactly what distributed Arjun for he had no knowledge of this. And why is it he had no knowledge? Because the vision that is required for such knowledge was not there. Even though he had been with Lord Krishna all his life and at that particular point of time in front of Him, yet he was puzzled. Faced with the situation of having to fight his own kinsmen, he was put in a dilemma. Lord Krishna understood his problem & explained to him that the situation demanded that as a Sanskari, he should be very alert and not waste any time or he would be finished as war was already declared. Had war not been declared, it would be a different thing.

    But Arjun continued to be puzzled. How can one be active in any relative activity and at the same time be balanced? Then Lord Krishna explained the state of a balanced human being to him. Now a human being with a balanced state! How can one be balanced in each and every situation when the only instrument one has to deal with the situation is intellect. What? Tell me.

    Aspirant: Intellect.

    Holistic Scientist: Definitely. All over the world, intellect is the only measurable instrument one has with which one as to be balanced. And that instrument itself has to be stable. Unless that instrument is stable, how can one be balanced? At that time, the intellect had some balance. But if for Arjun it was difficult to live as per his intellect, how could it be easy for an ordinary person? Lord Krishna continued to explain. And finally the time came when Arjun, having realized the limit of his own understanding power that was intellectual based, surrendered and begged of Lord Krishna to show him his ultimate form (divine state). So, the ultimate form was shown and he exclaimed. ‘Oh! Behold! Behold! Behold! ‘

    He was awe struck on seeing his form, not in the sense of stature and size. He saw the form of that Absolute Divinity within, with powers of infinite and perpetual nature unfolded in a body without egoism. A live body without egoism is that Absolute form in this limited body frame. Do you follow? A live body without egoism! That is what he saw. And yet Lord Krishna was living with everybody like a friend. Nobody could understand that he had such powers within. But to know that, you have to have that inner Divine vision.

    But for the people to understand such a form and god be fearing in life, one has o be shown and explained such a form, stature wise, dramatically, with so many heads, so many hands and all those things.

    Aspirant: So God doesn’t have so many heads?

    Holistic Scientist: No! God doesn’t have so many heads. This form is for those who have no realization of God and God’s form, His potentiality and powers, infinite powers. Till one gets self realization, one has to be god fearing keep fear of God in mind & live life. If the cops are removed and full freedom given, what will be the state?

    Aspirant: There will be chaos.

    Holistic Scientist: Chaos! People will play havoc. So cops are needed. Similarly, for the people, depending on their stages of development, to be blessed with an easy life, a smooth life, they have to be God fearing & rely on Him. That is why God is shown to man as someone with stature.

    But the true stature of Lord Krishna was that He experienced himself in every living creature, whether visible or invisible. And that was the vision, Sanskar, that the Lord Krishna gave to Arjun. Do you understand, Vikram? And you? (referring to his fiancée). So your marriage is fixed for the 18th of July? Very good. My blessings are with you. Our Sanskar are such that in spite of being bound by marriage, though dependent on each other throughout life, both of you will experience independence. That is the state… It is not the Woman’s Liberation Movement that can give independency to women. No!

    There were times when women could not read scriptures. They could not read the Vedas. There were certain reasons and certain social adjustments required. But how can rules that are subject to time and period be made into permanent laws? See how people lose their own independence on so many man created laws and other things as per social requirements. Not that it is bad. It is good. But there are certain limits within the frame of which everybody has to be understood. It is not that females are inferior to males. No! No! No! Not at all. Both have equal right to realize and experience the mighty and total blissful state of God and that too within oneself, not outside. And therefore in search of God, one has to go within, not wander outside. Within means one has to go deep, to the core of the heart.

    And Jesus is there at the core of the heart. It is not that Jesus has died. No! Jesus himself had said that ‘We’ are there and Resurrection is referred to in this sense. Vision, do you follow? And the location of Jesus, His life and way of living is at heart. He was a living example to the world in his times of a human being with heart. For Him, nobody was his enemy. Though one has to face so many contradictory situations in life, yet at heart one can be totally impartial. But today, because of the hard and complex times, to live, by heart, principle wise is very difficult. Today, nobody can trust anybody. But oh! What a wonder of Nature that in such difficult times, you have a live form before you in whom you can have trust just on seeing Him and such a live form can only be a self-realized state, in its total experience. Though He is before you, eating, speaking, participating in all the worldly activities like everyone else, yet HE is not in any of these worldly activities, totally free (separate) like a dry coconut kernel from the shell.

    Aspirant: Dadaji, when you were talking of Arjun with Krishna, you mentioned that at the time, Arjun was not aware of the Pure Soul. The issue was that he had a problem in entering the battle because of his emotions. So in today’s context, we always have the same battle.

    Holistic Scientist: Like?

    Aspirant: Like where do we draw the line because a lot of times, we have to stretch a lot…

    Holistic Scientist: In short, I will tell you. It is the crux, the basic point. That means one has to live life with the drawn line, the border line, the dissociating line. Do you follow? But that line is not physical and yet it is there. And the subtlety, the divinity and the powers of what is within are here. It’s the line of demarcation between the Relative and the Real.

    To have knowledge of the Relative perfectly as well as knowledge of oneself as Real, Shuddhatma, which is perpetual with infinite powers, infinite vision, infinite knowing power, that is true knowledge.

    But worldly knowledge in relative terms is based on intellect. The sharper the intellect, the sharper the knowledge. The sharpness of an intellectual person surpasses that of an ordinary person who understands this knowledge of the Real at a much later stage depending on his intellectual state within. But after all, it is intellectual power only and it is physical. But though physical, it is not something that the medical science can examine to understand it. It is physical in the sense that it is part and parcel of the whole physical existence. But unfortunately, understanding this knowledge of the Real has always been a puzzle in good times as well as adverse times.

    In good times too, everybody tries to solve the puzzle through the medium of intellect only. But how can intellect help when one is puzzled? But as the understanding grows, one realizes more and more that one is caught in a puzzle, which is making one dependent on so many things. In fact, this bonded state gets understood in each and every facet of life. And that experience (of the bonded state) particularly comes in adverse times when all one’s reliance on intellect fails. Then one remembers God and takes the solace of prayer. Prayer has a great impact, let me tell you. Even though one is with intellect, it does not matter. But the whole irony is that prayer and intellect never go together. Never! Prayer always has to be from the heart and the difference between the head and the heart is here.

     Now only a self-realized Soul, a “Holistic Scientist”, who has perfect knowledge of the qualities of the Relative and the Real and who is always on the Real aspect side, God aspect side, with Godly virtues, Godly qualities in spite of living in the Relative field (mind, speech, body assembly), can implant you on the Real side by destroying all the relative belief aspects which you believed to be Real and open out your Real vision. This can happen only as long as the “Holistic Scientist” is alive. The moment He is not there, then you have to rely on indirect means by way of scriptures, books or whatever activities can help you.

    But whatever may be the indirect means, they are of limited power because the body medium, which is taking the help of these means, is itself in disarray, i.e. not in unison by head, by heart & by behavior. By head means at mind level, by heart means at speech level and by behavior means activities at gross body level. So in the absence of such a unified function of the whole body, as a unified aspect, as a unified live means, one has to resort to so many other means for one to be stable within and this is very difficult. That is why Lord Krishna said that only in the presence of a self-realized person is there, that you have a solution to this puzzle.

    When Lord Krishna’s state opened out, it was a transitional time. Even though times were good, i.e. mind, speech, body were in unison, negative forces were taking over the positive forces. And today, when times are bad and there is no unison of the mind, speech, body assembly, the Holistic Scientist’s state, Dada’s state, has opened out.

    Aspirant: Dadaji, in the context of Arjun, he passed through various situations before he ended up with the decision to enter war. But when he actually came on the battlefield, he could forsee the dire consequences of war and then went back on his decision to fight.

    Holistic Scientist: No! That means he did not understand Dharma as it is. That is the point. Do you follow, Ranjitbhai?

    Aspirant: I am following but…

    Holistic Scientist: No! Dharma, to know Dharma as it is, is a totally different thing. That is where Arjun failed because his understanding of Dharma was based on intellect and the aspect of intellectual understanding (emotional aspect) of Dharma is not Dharma.

    Unable to comprehend what Lord Krishna was explaining to him. What his Dharma demanded, Arjun ultimately surrendered and then Lord Krishna bestowed Grace on him, destroyed all his belief aspects on the Relative side which he believed as Dharma and his state as his perpetual aspect was established within him. And having done that, he left Arjun to decide what he had to do.

    We have not gone through the Gita nor read any scriptures. Yet, if you put any scripture in the world before us, we can see them through and through and reveal what exactly had happened at that time. We can visualize those times and those aspects now, be it the times of Jesus, Buddha, Lord Krishna, anyone, just anyone. You too can do so but for that you have to spend some time with us and everything will be O.K. But today we have to talk to Dona and all these people.

    Come, come, Dona, ask whatever questions you have.

    Aspirant: I am going through difficult times. I had a relation with someone for four years. We had a baby. But the relationship has ended and I am having trouble moving house.

    Holistic Scientist: Would you like to taste, experience independency within you in situations where you feel depressed or in certain aspects of life that you might face in the future? I can make you experience independence from all those forces. But that desire to get freedom from the puzzles and problems of life has to come from the bottom of your heart. Right? But what price will you pay for it? You are charging for your portraits, isn’t it?

    Aspirant: I paint pictures of angels to spread the idea of spirituality.

    Holistic Scientist: In India too, there are painters who want to show that such is the brilliant light at the end of the long, dark tunnel. But pictures are pictures after all, and ‘you’ are ‘you’ as Pure Soul within, how can the pictures be seen? So because of your certain natural gift that is carried forward from your past life into this life and that little clarity which is within, you can draw the pictures.

    Aspriant: Yes, I know it’s a gift.

    Holistic Scientist: So for artists, players, dramatists, musicians, scientists, for all of them, it is like this. But a real artist with a natural gift is one who never compromises art in terms of money. The same goes for a great author too.

    Aspirant: That’s why I don’t make much money…

    Holistic Scientist: It will come when the time comes. The coming and going out aspect of money is something that is subject to certain natural laws. Do you understand? But people are ignorant of this. Certain people amass wealth in spite of not working hard or by unfair means; and honest, sincere, hard working people don’t many any money. These times are such. One can say that today’s time is parole time, a temporary, brief period for people to live life with certain means of happiness created due to the advancement of technology on  the physical side. What does Parole mean. Ranjitbhai?

    Aspirant: Parole? To  be…

    Holistic Scientist: To be out of prison for a limited period.

    Aspirant: Temporarily.

    Holistic Scientist: Then back into prison.

    Aspirant: Depending on your behavior.

    Holistic Scientist: Life is like this but people don’t realize this. For  you, money and everything else will also come. But you must remember that all this is a coming and going aspect. But the experience of your blissful state is perpetual; it can never go. It is not subject to destruction or change.

    Ranjitbhai, the answer to your query is in those 5 sentences only. Those 5 sentences can unfold infinite powers within you. But these being adverse times, that infiniteness cannot open out to its fullest extent, the Absolute state. Yet, you can experience those infinite powers within you to the extent of 14th phase of the Moon, but not the Full Moon. Can you trace the difference between the 14th phase of the Moon and the Full Moon?

    Aspirant: It’s the phases of the Sun.

    Holistic Scientist: No questions of the Sun. We are talking of the moon now. The Moon and Sun are totally different. It’s not the phases of the Sun. It’s the phases which are relative that go on operating on the physical aspects and which makes us see the Moon as waning and waxing. For 15 days waxing then waning. Do you follow? So in waxing period, when out of the Dark Moon, then first phase, second phase, third phase, like that up to the 14th phase, your infinite state can open out. But because of the time factor, the 15th phase cannot open out. So the 15th phase is here, Simandhar Swami, Absolute Vitarag and the 14th phase is here, Dada Bhagwan, though He is no more. But ‘WE’ are now here in HIS place. Though forms are different, yet the state is the same. But we cannot take credit for it. No! It’s HIS grace and yet experience is ours. You too, can achieve this state. I have not put any conditions that you have to do this or do that. After this realization of the liberated state within, you have been made free to live life fully, keeping in mind those 5 sentences given to you as Agna. Even though you have to live in this world amongst people with diverse opinions, yet you can remain opinion free and experience your blissful state. Do you follow? You can achieve this state by living as per the 5 sentences given.

    I give you 2 viewpoints. Which is the 1st on? By Relative viewpoint, I am Ranjit and the 2nd one is that by Real viewpoint, I am Shuddhatma. So why are these 2 viewpoints given as Agna? Because whatever taste you are experiencing within in a realized state is through our Grace and not due to your own efforts. Grace is required because in these times, your body medium is not in unison and therefore to follow your body medium along with other people’s body mediums and at the same time remain stable within, is difficult.

    And a stable person, even with such non-unified body aspects, the  more he progresses, the more humble he becomes. In spite of his knowledge of the Real and his understanding and experienced state within, because of his inner humility, his attitude is such that, “Oh! I am nothing. I don’t know anything.” But ordinary folk cannot understand his inner, humble state. Even for saints and sages, high sages to have such a humble state is very rare.

    In the time of Lord Rama, there was only one Maharshi and that is why he was called Maharshi. Amongst all  the  Rushis he was called Maha Rushi. Rushi  is a state, a high state. So to be in the state of Maha Rushi, it is… He was the Guru of all. Yet, he was so simple at heart. In spite of all his powers, because that realization aspect was lacking, what he felt within was “Oh! Bondage! Bondage! Bondage!” He was truly in search of a higher up. Higher up, in the sense, not in Relative terms, but in terms of an Absolute, one who is free from all bondages, i.e. a “Holistic Scientist”. And he did come across one and through his Grace, he got self-realization.

    Maharshi Vashishtha, in turn, bestowed Grace on King Rama, who also was of a high stature, and that is how he got transformed from King Rama to Lord Rama.

    Holistic Scientist: So Ramesh, you and Shashikant are friends?

    Mahatma: Yes, we are friends.

    Holistic Scientist: What is the definition of a friend?

    Mahatma: Somebody we know intimately to a certain degree, with whom you feel comfortable and somebody who respects our limitations.

    Holistic Scientist: If he insults you?

    Mahatma: Well, I guess… we forget. We learn to forgive friends more than other people.

    Holistic Scientist: Is it?

    Mahatma: I think so.

    Holistic Scientist: In any situation?

    Mahatma: Ah! Well! You are pushing it too far.

    Holistic Scientist: That is the test. The test is there. Right?

    Mahatma: A friend is someone in whose house you can fill the plates.

    Holistic Scientist: That’s true. A friend is a great word, a very great word. Amongst all the relationships is a worldly life, a friendship relation is above all. And this relationship can be found only between a mother and a child. A mother’s friendship with children us the real friendship you must have such an ideal aspect before you to understand what a friendship is. A father cannot be as good a friend to a child as a mother can be. Do you follow? That means in a friendship aspect, there cannot be calculation of any sort that you can find only between a mother and child. However, a child may behave against a mother or parents, yet a mother’s love towards the child is always in favor of the child, without any sort of expectation whatsoever. Isn’t so?

    Mahatma: Yes.

    Holistic Scientist: That is in worldly life. Similarly, in God’s realm, to experience God’s bliss, there has to be a live body in front of you, a self-realized Soul, a “Holistic Scientist”. Just as a mother’s love for a child is supreme in all the relative considerations, similarly, a Holistic Scientist’s love transgresses all the relative aspects. He identifies himself with every living creature in the whole world. He is in unison with all. Even with a fly that sits on him or an insect that bites him. He experiences oneness because his state is a pupil like state with everybody. He learns a lesson from the insect not to bite anyone.  

    Whatever physical suffering comes to any human being, can come to such a high state also. Wherever there is a body, anything can happen to the body. There is a definite account behind all these happenings. Perfect account and real accountancy of life and accountability of life lies here. Dona, do you understand?

    Our relative, worldly life is dependent on so many aspects. Yet everybody’s life accounts and its accountability is subject to one’s own doing only. You cannot blame anyone else for what happens to you. You cannot say, “Oh! He did this to me.”

    We are explaining this science to you in such simple terms but there is great depth behind this. The depth of the Pacific is nothing. What is the depth of the Pacific

    Mahatma: 30 miles.

    Holistic Scientist: Whatever it is, but it is nothing before this.

    Imagine you are in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. How would you feel? But if you are picked and placed in the shallow waters where your feet touch the floor, how confident would you feel. This is what happens when you get self realization. And once that Divine Vision opens out, when you can see all the intricacies involved in living life, how life is dependent on so many aspects, the complexity of the human body etc, then you will realize that the depth of the Pacific Ocean is nothing; the Everest is nothing, the Titanic experience is nothing. Mountains, ravines, valleys, icebergs, whatever you see, all these things, all these experiences are within you only. So this accountability of life’s happenings is individual, based on one’s projections.

    So now you can realize the importance of being a human. Though you find differences nation wise, belief wise, but basically the human form is there and being human, certain qualities have to be there. So what those qualities should be needs to be well understood today. Outwardly, people show that they are concerned about their fellow beings, but often it is not so. Isn’t it ironical that laws are laid down only for human society? In any other realm, there are no laws. These plants, these creatures don’t need any laws. They don’t need maternity homes. They don’t fall sick. They are one with Nature.

    Actually, whatever came out in the vision of an original scientist, by way of natural gift, is being applied by today’s scientists in a very negative manner. Whatever research they do, the outcome is mainly focused on monetary returns and scientific dominance over the world. They don’t even know what they are heading for and fear is constantly lurking within. Hence, it would be better if they did research on the relative aspects of life to find ways and means so that people at large, feel peace within. But unless they realize the account and accountability aspect of worldly life, they cannot do research. And this applies to each and every individual who wants to go deep in the science of life.


    by Amit Patel | Feb 26, 2017

    First of all, let us try to understand what constitutes the mind from the point of view of an enlightened soul (Gnani).  The mind is at the center of the inner science of the soul, and is also the very basis for the progress of modern science.

    It is said that Mind is the cause of bondage for man and this very mind is also the means for total freedom from bondage.  The question now arises as to which mind this is, and how is it the cause of bondage and Liberation?  The answer to this questions is hardly known to a few, that man’s internal charged mind is the cause of his/her bondage and emancipation, but very few have any insight into its root cause.


    It is generally believed that one has only one mind, but in fact, one has two minds:

    The causal mind - charge mind (Bhaav maan) - subtle mind

    The effective mind - discharge mind (Dravya maan) - physical mind of conscious and subconscious state

    If both of these forms of the mind are properly understood, the path to Liberation becomes simple and clear.  Science (Vignan) gives this ultimate understanding by answering the following questions.

    What exactly is the mind?
    How is it born?
    Who are its parents?
    What goes into the formation of the mind?

    If this is understood exactly, then the mind, which has been the cause of bondage, can now lead us to Liberation.

    Two Minds

    The mind is of two kinds, the physical and the subtle.  The subtle mind is called charged mind (Bhaav Maan, or feeling mind), and the physical mind is called the material mind (Dravya Maan).  The former is known as the causal mind, and the latter is known as the effective mind.  Bhaav Maan is in the charge form and Dravya Maan is in discharge form.  Bhaav Maan is integration (Puran or filling) and Dravya Maan is disintegration (Galan or emptying). Dravya Maan is completely physical and mechanical.

    Bhaav Maan and Dravya Maan that people know are only Nishchetan-Chetan (Mechanical Chetan). The Gnani Purush gives the Purest Original Chetan while the rest is the mechanical machinery. The machinery works by itself and because of the ego we say that we are the operator. This belief is fractured with the grace of the Gnani. Mind cannot be seen by a doctor but can be seen by the Gnani. The mind is complete physical whereas the subconscious mind is Nischetan - Chetan ( matter + conscious),

    Location of Minds
    The charge mind (Bhaav Maan) is situated between the eyebrow, three inches behind the center of the forehead Agna Chakra, or third eye vortex), whereas the discharge mind (Dravya Maan) is in the heart (Anahat Chakra, or Lotus Petal Link).

    Today mind is scattered in many places and objects. It is like water, which, after it has been sprinkled around can not be used. On the other hand if water is contained in a vessel, than it can be used appropriately. Similarly, if mind can be contained, then it can be used in the spiritual Pureuit. Since the water can be bounded by a vessel, likewise subtle physical state of mind can be bound only by a non physical state of Self Realized conscious state of an Atma Gnani Purush.

    No one but an Atma Gnani Purush can reach the Bhaav Maan (charge mind), and He alone can plug into our Bhaav Maan so that the new subtle mind is not charged anymore, and only the discharge mind remains.  Only then can the effects of Dravya Maan (discharge mind) be seen and known.

    Greed, pride, deceit, and anger are some of the knots within the mind.

    The knot of pride is easy to detect in another person since the person with the knot boasts and displays egoistic characteristics.  The knot of greed is also easily recognized by others, but the knot of deceit can be known only within oneself, because it sprouts from within.  One must recognize the various knots within oneself, since the knots are distinct from each other and are different from oneself.

    Atma Gnan (Absolute Knowledge) conquers the mind.  The knots are dissolved by an Atma Gnani, based on the knowledge of the Pure Self, and thus one attains the state of perfect non-attachment, i.e., non-attachment to the knots through Self-Realization.


    The mind is composed of subtle material knots, which burst when various circumstantial evidences combine.

    When lighting fireworks such as a fountain, sparks rise high up according to the capacity, quantity, and pressure of the power filled in the fireworks. Similarly, when circumstantial evidences such as substance (Dravya), space (Kshetra), time (Kala), and feeling (Bhaav) occur simultaneously and spontaneously, spark-like currents arise from the subtle material knots of the mind.  When the ego gets involved with this, a thought is formed.  Thus, we feel as if we had this thought.  However, the fact is that actually the thought arises in the mind as opposed to us begetting the thought.  If we think we got the thought, this becomes significant, because it is the charging point of Karma, and thus the causal mind (Bhaav- Maan) is born.  The bigger the subtle material knots, the more thoughts we will have about them, and the smaller the knots, the fewer the thoughts.  The nature of a mind can be known from the types of thoughts arising from it.

    Human speech is formed out of atoms lighter than those of the body, and the mind is made up of atoms even lighter than those of speech.


    Even though today’s material science has almost reached its zenith, only Vitarag Vignan can shed true light towards understanding the minutest (subtlest) functioning of the mind. Great psychologists, philosophers, and thinkers have not been able to pin-point with clarity the subtle functioning of the mind, since only a Realized Soul can dwelve deep into the inner working of the charged mind.

    Opinion is the Father of Mind, and the Language is the Mother of Mind.

    Opinion is constructed from the atoms of ego, and from this opinion, the mind comes into being. Good opinions form a good, positive mind and bad opinions form a bad, negative mind.  When one understands clearly and with pure faith that “I am a Knower and a Seer, a blissful Pure-Self, a Self illumine and illuminating Self,” then, the mind dissolves itself and enlightenment dawns, bliss manifests itself, and permanent happiness is experienced.

    Due to circumstantial forces and prevailing situations, a person is placed in, opinions are incessantly formed consciously or unconsciously.  These opinions that form in the mind may be on any number of subjects, such as people, world, time, nation, religion, sect, society, creed, etc.  Thus the mind becomes the cause of bondage to worldly life.  It is our own opinion that binds us, and not things external to oneself or other people.  All the visible, compulsory happenings that are beyond our control are the fruition of past deeds as effects (Uday Karma) and under the jurisdiction of some external force over which we has no control (Parasatta).  Thus, we should not form opinions if we want to be free from bondage.  We need to understand that believing in a concept such as ‘I am Dr. J.P. Amin’, is the most consequential opinion we can form.

    From the relative (worldly) point of view, ‘I am Dr. J. P. Amin’, is the first basic wrong belief(blunder) and is the root cause for cycles of rebirths in the world.  By the Divine Grace of the living Atma Gnani Purush (living Self Realized Soul who can make others realize the true Self), this wrong belief is fractured through spiritual initiation and the right belief—I am Shuddhatma, i.e., I am the perpetual Pure Soul Self is set in.  As a result of this, permanent bliss (Liberation) can finally be attained.  Here the Vitarag Vignan not only offers real solutions to the original (basic) profound questions, but also exactly shows and explains correctly its root cause.  If this right belief that “I am the perpetual Pure Soul Self” sets within, then the mind becomes the means to Liberation, because right belief (Darshan) is the beginning of Absolute Knowledge (Keval Gnan).

     Liberation is totally independent and complete freedom. There is no one above you (boss) nor any one under you( subordinate-underhand).

    “I” is permanent. But one is attaching or multiplying the permanent “I” with all temporary thing ‘Mine’. Then how can one be happy? “I” is all joy. ‘My’ is all misery. ‘I’ with ‘My’ is Jivatma. “I” without ‘My’ is “Parmatma”(God).

    It is the all time principle that No body can ever be a doer of any action by choice in one’s body belief state of the owner of doership. This is in the sense of scientific understanding of the scientific aspect of Vitarag Vignan which is distinctly separate from the ritualistic aspects of religion following of various world systems which is born out of indirect observation through action of spiritual activities ownership in spiritual search of the ultimate experience of freedom from all bondages and bliss.

    Due to circumstantial forces and prevailing situations, opinions are incessantly formed and given, consciously or unconsciously.

    Suppose we hear that a certain individual is a thief.  Based on this hearsay,  we form a strong biased negative opinion that the person is a thief, and any subsequent encounters with that individual will only reinforce the opinion and lead to a point of fixed opinion that will be an obstruction in changing our opinion.  With the passage of time, that person might change, but due to lack of knowledge (ignorance), we remain bound to the belief that, that particular individual is still a thief.

    In pursuance of such wrong beliefs, Arta Dhyan (Dhyan, which is painful to oneself) multiply, since we may feel sorry or worry about a person, and increased suffering from within leads to Raudra Dhyan (Dhyan, which gives pain to others), in that, based on our opinions, we may say harsh words or argue with a person to get our point across.  This continuous negative process attracts negative Vibrations Karmani Varagana, i.e., subtle elemental body building blocks, from which the charge mind (Bhaav Maan) will be formed.  And when the atoms of the mind are discharged, they will cause excruciating pain.

    When a strong and rigid opinion is formed about something, it becomes an obstruction. It hinders our progress, and our inner vision gets clouded.  It is easy to remove opinions of a number of things, but it takes a great endeavor (Parakram) to remove an obstruction.

    Our behavior today is the effect of our opinions (feelings nursed) from previous births—thus the world is our projection.  Going down the steps of a well, if one shouts “I are a thief,” what will one hear?  Does one not hear one’s own echo?  Therefore, if one don’t like this echo, then one should say instead, “I am a king,” and one will hear the echo “I am a king.” Similarly, the world is the echo of one’s own vibrations that come from the opinions spoken loudly or  quietly in the mind. Therefore, one is wholly and solely responsible for one’s own world.

    Whatever opinions we has given in the past life in ignorance in the very presence of the Perpetual Soul on mind-speech-body of others in the Brahmandi well of the Pudgal (charge mind), their echo or echoes have become our  present world.  Our present world, therefore, have been created by nobody else but by us by giving opinions.  Neither God nor anyone else is at all responsible for our present circumstances whether they are good or bad.

    In today’s world, in ignorance, we give credit to ourselves for success and blame others or God when one fails.  It can be seen that any one person cannot give any action to another person, which is the Sanatan Principle. The actions which we give others to perform are believed by us that we are giving them but they are merely the reactions of the past opinions that were given in the Brahmandi well, which nature provides back as reactions in this life by means of various medium and persons as instruments as means for resolution, so release from past bondage can be obtained.  If it were possible to provide actions to others on a free will, then nobody would allow any one to attain Liberation that is release from bondage. Therefore, it is up to us to completely stop giving opinions after an action has taken placed so that the echoes do not come back and thereby Liberation can be achieved.

    It should be particularly noted that in being aware of getting released from bondage, we should not fear misuse from any person and supposedly get a wrong message of doership of the activity without expecting results of the activity. Such Scientific living has to be understood within for getting freedom from bondage of the past action through present reactions form which occurs within and without. This scientific wise living is from within and that is why this inner science is not be expressed outwardly. This is the way of Vitarag Science.

    Whatever seed of Karma we have sown in the past, we bear its fruit today as its effect.  If we don’t like to receive misery, unrest, frustrations, etc., then we need to realize that these are the echoes of our own previous misconduct.  If we desire happiness, comfort, and peace, we need to correct our opinions and start imparting what we want in return in the future.

     If we sow the seeds of mangoes (happiness), we will receive many mangoes, and if we sow babul (a thorny plant, representing misery), we will receive many thorns.  Similarly, we should abstain from cheating, stealing, adulterating, killing, etc., for ultimately we will suffer by receiving the same.


    - Dr. J. P. Amin
  • Q&A with Holistic Scientist

    by Amit Patel | Feb 26, 2017

    Questioner: Can dollar and God co-exist (dwell together)?

    Holistic Scientist: They can, of course; but if God is loved, the dollar comes. God must be loved, always, and not the dollar.

    Questioner: Is there any prohibition in the shastras (scriptures), regarding receiving interest?

    Holistic Scientist: Our shastras have not raised any such objection. But to become glutton-like in matter so interested is dangerous (i.e. charging too much interest on the loan). There is no harm in charging/receiving interest which causes on grief (trouble) to the other person.

    Questioner: It is written in the shastras that husband is God like. What is your opinion, Sir?

    Holistic Scientist: The authors of such books were men. If your husband is like (as worthy as) Lord Rama (a pious character from the epic Mahabharata), you need to be Sita (Lord Rama’s wife). If the husband can tolerate even when the wife is erratic or becomes a lunatic, then he is like God.

    Questioner: Is it ture to say that time itself is God, or that Time is Parameshwar (the Almighty)?

    Holistic Scientist: Time cannot be equated with God, other people will only repeat the name of time. You yourself are God almighty. It is necessary to know that (You are that!). Time is only an instrument.

    Questioner: Is man dependent on his age (era that he is living in), or the age dependent on man?

    Holistic Scientist: It is just like this. For the present, man is dependent on the age (era). But the concept of time is also created by us. You yourself are the King and everything is dependent on the King.

    Questioner: Even though we have time and also desire, how is that we are lazy?

    Holistic Scientist: There are generally two types of people. Some people are just lethargic about their work, and some others are too hasty about it. Those who are not hasty may not be successful and also those who are lethargic may also fail to do things wells. It is desirable to remain within the bounds of normality.

    Questioner: What is a woman’s decoration-ornaments or qualities?

    Holistic Scientist: Try to decorate a foul-tongued woman with ornaments. Can she really look attractive? If at home your wife is using bad language, decorate her with ornaments. Does she look attractive now? So a woman’s decoration are her good qualities.

    Questioner: Who is greater, the one who forgives or the one who is forgiven?

    Holistic Scientist: Forgiveness is sought by people all the time but we may not have forgiven anyone! Therefore, true worth of a person is determined by his ability to forgive. A holistic scientist’s forgiveness is natural. Even if someone makes a mistake, Holistic Scientist forgives that person even if he does not ask for it.

    Questioner: It is easy to remember something but it is very difficult to forget it? What is the reason?

    Holistic Scientist: Neither remembering is easy, nor forgetting. Both acts are equally hard. For someone who does not have good memory, remembering is very hard but forgetting is really easy. And for someone who has good memory, forgetting becomes very, very difficult.

    Questioner: It often happens that two persons are in love, but fail to get support of family members and commit suicide. Then, what would we call this kind of love?

    Holistic Scientist: Roaming love! It cannot be called love at all. When such people get too emotional they lie down on the railway track and hope that they will meet in the next birth. Such hope does not come to fruition. These individuals are just acting to settle their past karmic accounts. They can never come together again.

    Questioner: Can they never meet despite a strong desire?

    Holistic Scientist: If wishes were horses, even beggars would ride them. Hope is futile. One’s next birth will be also as a result of karma or actions.

    This article first published in Akram Vignan. It has been lighted edited to fit the audience.



  • Our daily living and its effects on our gross, electric and subtle body

    by Amit Patel | Jan 28, 2017

    Gross Body
    Gross body is that the doctors describe as the body at the cellular or the microscopic level which can be seen and can be photographed.

    Electric Body
    Modern science has proved with solid evidence that the energy body or electrical body that resides inside is of paramount importance for the health of gross body or the outer physical body and the five senses. It has been proved that disease first starts inside in the electrical body or energy body and if there is an imbalance in it, then tumor or other diseases manifest in the outer body. We can understand the importance of this in context of kundalini and chakras (energy centers). If I am angry because someone criticized me, my aura body picture will be different and my functional MRI parameters will show all negative parameters. This indicates my disturbed internal state. Instead, if I forgive the person who criticized me because I believe in universal impartiality and unconditional love, my aura body pictures will be positive and my functional MRI mapping will be positive.

    Subtle Body or Causal Body
    Causal body which is so subtle that only the enlightened ones and the Holistic Scientists can see. The modern science has not yet been able to reach to that subtleness. I am responsible for the formation of the causal body. I am the one who is giving birth to the causal body through my bhaavs (inner intents). This body gets directly linked to the nature and nature gives the result. This is the reason why the world is my own projection.

    The purpose of human life is to build the next life. Therefore, we need to do an introspection to discover the kinds of seeds we are planting for our next life.

    -          Adapted from Dr. Shaileshanandji’s talks on Holistic Science

  • Can money be a source of happiness?

    by Amit Patel | Jan 28, 2017

    Does happiness lie in possession of material things? If that is true, then all the rich people who have abundance of clothes, shoes, cars and multiple home would be happy. In fact, most of them have a lot of “stuff”, but they have an emptiness inside.

    Here Holistic Inner Science says that there is no objection to having things but at the same time, we need to understand that materials things do not bring happiness. This is because happiness is not at the level of mind or ego. True happiness lies at the level of heart. How can we have happiness and fulfillment of heart? If we decide to offer help to someone, we start feeling happy, even before we indulge in the act of helping. The secret is that whatever action of my mind, speech and body is going to make others happy, will make us happy first. It is obliging; it is helping, doing things for others, sharing, caring, which make us really happy. It is not only possessing money but using it for the benefit of others that is going to make us happy.

    It is the correct or incorrect understanding that is responsible for our happiness. If we have the correct understanding (i.e. let us help people, let us try taking care of people and share our wealth), money becomes an important tool to for happiness.  As you can see, money can contribute to happiness but only if it is used with correct understanding.

    -Adapted from Dr. Shaileshanandji’s talks on Holistic Science


  • Unique Contributions of Holistic Science

    by Manish Shah | Dec 31, 2016

    Holistic Science, also known as Vitrag Vignan, is a practical inner science. Vitrag Vignan is universally beneficial to anyone irrespective of cast, color, creed, faith, nationality or socio economic status.

    Scientists, scholars and seekers may benefit from the following mention of unique contributions of Vitrag Vignan:

    • ‘Scientific Circumstantial Evidence’ as basis for creation and the governance of the world. (Recently Stephen Hawkins  also expressed a view that  God did not create the universe nor does He run it)
    • Clarity and clear demarcation of fate and free will.
    • Pratisthit Atman or migratory Soul and Pure Soul are two distinct entities. Pratisthit Atman, according to Shree A. M. Patel (Dada Bhagwan) is the foundation of the ongoing world.
    • Science of relative inner self (antahkaran), with four components- mind, reflective consciousness, intellect and ego.
    •  Science of speech and its origin.
    •  Science of pure soul and matter, charge and discharge, cause and effect. 
    • A unique insight that “the world is the puzzle itself” and there are two viewpoints to solve this puzzle, one relative the other real.
    • Relative and real, both exist simultaneously. Real does not negate relative. One can fulfill all relative obligations (family, professional, community) while simultaneously enjoying the real (pure soul).
    Based on the book, Introduction to Holistic Science and Integral living by Dr. Shailesh Mehta.

  • Akram Vignan on Be-ing and Living

    by Manish Shah | Dec 31, 2016

    I would like to focus on two key points related to Akram Vignan :  Be-Ing and Living.  They are not separate entities but distinct and have a much deeper meaning than what we take for granted,  Be-Ing again, is not the same as Being  (all forms of life species that we commonly associate with Being))  Be-Ing  is the Internal State of Pure Awareness (Jagruthi) of ones Presence as ‘I” only  in all situations  without my, mine or other.     It is the “I” that precedes everything we perceive in the external world.  Holistic Scientist A. M. Patel put it in  simple terms when he said any number of zeros have no meaning unless preceded by the number “1”.  Our true nature is Be-Ing only.    It is the core within us  which goes by various names Atma, Brahman, Dao, Soul  and yet paradoxically it seems beyond.   Akram Gynan  teaches   us to become more conscious of our true nature  behind the façade of personality and mind-body-speech functions.  It does not dismiss the external  world as an illusion but only separates the Real aspect of our nature which is “Be-Ing” and the Relative aspect the” living” with all its attributes of mind, body and speech functions.  With this  separation,  from my personal experience  I can say life takes a new turn and   there is much more internal peace , harmony and  contentment.

    There are occasions in  everyone’s life of spontaneous awakenings to a feeling of ‘oneness' beyond the myriad forms of life when our mind is totally withdrawn.  Such moments are few and far between and not sustaining but it is that state that we refer to as Be-Ing  where we are momentarily disengaged in any activity.  The trigger might be a spectacular scenery or an illuminating Satsang  or even Fear and the like or for that matter no apparent reason when the mind goes quiet momentarily where we only feel our presence(Turya) . In those special moments of “Be_Ing” we feel more aware of our Presence and fully engaged in the NOW and no longer lost in thoughts or concerns.  It is a self-integrated, holistic state where one ceases to be a self-centered individual and is fully absorbed in the wholeness of Reality.  It is as if a mental wall divides the waking consciousness from our intrinsic state of pure awareness albeit momentarily. The majority of such recorded experiences show that they come unbidden accompanied by the all too familiar expression “I did nothing to make it happen” .It just came upon me.   Here is what Saint Tulsidas says about Be-Ing;

    I am smaller and subtler than an atom.  I am also big as the Sky.
    I have overcome the illusion of a separate body(mind) ego and the self-created world
    I have resolved the differentiation of the Knower, the known and the process of Knowing
    The enlightening lamp of Holistic Self is shining spontaneously within me
    Tuka says “Now I live just to help others!”
    ( Translated from the original Marathi quotation---Courtesy  Dr Vinod Deshmukh, MD, Ph.D.)

    Living  is relating and responding  to the external world . To live life one has to necessarily relate  and  with it comes  challenges .  Once we understand  that life is nothing more than Role playing and is subject to change at any moment we have a better chance of overcoming the challenges and obstacles. Holistic Living  is all about how to live life without intrinsically undergoing any change in our true state of Be-Ing and yet actively engaged in Role playing. Failure on our part to clearly understand our role(s) in any given situation is the root cause of many of our personal problems.  At all times we should strive to avoid the problem of the Role becoming  our personal problem .  Be-Ing  in Living implies  ensuring that our Real intrinsic nature is not in the least affected by the role or roles we play.  This is an amazing fact of life that we can undergo change when we relate without intrinsically undergoing change.  It has been said that all the activities of a wise man is only in the eyes of others and not in his own.  The wise man knows that all activities take place in his Presence (Be-Ing) and he is only a witness and does nothing.    Holistic Living  is living with such a vision and fulfilling our roles in life taking  utmost care to see that no trace of  the role we play remains in us ( opinions, judgement, likes, dislikes, attachment).  At all costs one should avoid conflicts and clashes and see to it that the problem of the role does not become a  personal problem.

    -Dr. Radhe Krishnan, President, HSCRF

  • Gurus: Primary to the Ultimate Guides (A Holistic Inner science perspective)

    by Amit Patel | Nov 29, 2016

    The word 'Guru' which was confined so far to spirituality especially in Hinduism has become so prevalent across the world that it has been accepted in dictionary of English and other foreign languages to mean: spiritual teacher, teacher, tutor, master, sage, counselor, mentor, guiding light etc. In its expanded meaning the word 'guru' is also used to denote an expert, authority, professional master etc.

    True, the term 'Guru' implies all these meanings. The life is complex and always in flux hence everyone needs guidance from the experienced ones at all junctures through the journey of life.

    Mother and Father: The First Guru Duo
    The first Guru is one's Mother. They say a Mother is more than a hundred teachers! Just observe a mother (even a bird-mother), how she nurses and trains her child right from day one. Rather the nursing of a child starts from the conception onward. Recently, I had an occasion to visit a Children University where I was informed that they work for helping the children right from the age of - 09 months i.e. minus nine-months! The fetus starts receiving the impressions and learning right from its inception in the mother’s womb.

    Mother and Father are the first who train us with all caressing towards imparting the basic values, right habits and manners for a humane Life & Living. Truly they are our primary Gurus and it is for this reason that we remain lifelong indebted to them.

    It is said, “The Mother is like a Moon while Father is like a Sun.” A child needs both for his/her overall growth and development. As with a seedling, its nursing right from planting, watering, protecting it from vagaries of environment etc. has a lasting effect on the plant; the nursing in the childhood shapes our mind with righteous knowledge and the resultant behavior through the life to follow in adult years. Since the child grasps much more during its formative years he/she has in front of him/her the parent's life as a model; hence parenting is a highly responsible duty.

    Then comes our Teachers at different levels of formal education who during our school and college years impart the basic and applied Knowledge for a graceful vocation for living our life and making contribution to the society and world.

    After completing formal education when we join a career or vocation, we find that what we read learnt during our formal education is not just sufficient and it is crucial to have the applied skills essential to perform our role as a professional. Here we need a role model as a mentor who can guide us at different stages how to be a successful professional. The modern management science greatly value the concept of mentoring.

    As we grow in our profession we find that the pool of knowledge in the world is incessantly growing and expanding faster, deeper and wider and we need to keep pace with it through continuous learning otherwise we are at a risk of being rendered irrelevant and obsolete. We therefore need successive Guides who may directly in person or indirectly through their writings keep guiding us to sustain our professional excellence matching with contemporary times.

    Quest for Spiritual Guru
    As we grow old and pass through the career advancement phase, a natural urge comes to us to and peep through the secret of the impermanence of life, people, relationships and circumstances surrounding us. A quest begins for knowing true purpose of life and what is our true self. Here again we need an appropriate Guru.

    We find number of gurus claiming to be apt but we need to be discerning and need not take every claimant at their face value. Say, if a Guru himself is stuffed with incorrect knowledge, and he himself mistakes 'south' for 'north', what can be expected from him

    Different kinds of Spiritual Gurus

    Let us try to understand through similes for different kinds of gurus.

    Boat (!) made of Stone:
    Some Gurus seem like a boat made of stone; it is bound to drown along with those riding in the fake hope of sailing this river of turbulent life. Having abandoned their family and belongings to become an ascetic, these Gurus get attached to amassing wealth and other sensual pleasures through attracting by dubious means more and more devotees to develop a kind of a vast empire. You will find a great deal verbosity in them but inquiring deeper, one will find that they do not have congruence in their preaching and their own living.

    It is similar to a tree that gives flowers but bears no fruits. Nowadays, we find such purely theoretical knowledge (adopted from ancient scriptures) multiplying and amplifying everywhere with the help of information technology and social media. One is at dismay while trying to adapt it as such since there is a dearth of applied spiritual knowledge appropriate to contemporary life and living.

    Boat made of Cardboard
    A few of the Gurus are like a boat made of cardboard. They are on path of their development and may sail their own spiritual journey themselves practicing in solo but if they risk taking others on their boat, all the passengers along with the guru too are heading for a risky journey as the loaded boat is capsizing for sure some time during the journey. They of might be sincere in pursuing their goal in solo but may not have attained required competence to impart the enlightenment to others. They lack the experiential knowledge of the nitty-gritty of the spiritual journey till the final destination. 

    Strong Wooden Boat
    Rarely one finds a guru who is like a strong wooden boat which floats itself and also helps others stay afloat while heading for a safe journey towards the penultimate goal of becoming a fully virtuous humane entity in its true meaning and leading a worthy accordingly.

    The Great Guru is the one on seeing whom your Mind, Body and Speech all in confluence have a natural urge to bow unto Him. Great Guru shall impart you the sense of discrimination what is righteous and what is otherwise, in consonance with the revered scriptures and holy books. His own life and dealings are pure, selfless, righteous, simple and transparent. He is not attached to the glitters of sensual pleasures or pursue accumulation of wealth in any form. That one will enable you to decide the true purpose of a meaningful life and inculcate a feeling of friendliness free of vengeance with anybody so that you could become a member of global family. Indeed this is a Virtue what the great Guru bestows upon us!

    An Ultimate Guru
    And seeking still further, we come across an ultimate Guru who has a first-hand experience of his True Self and is competent to impart to us the same experience of enlightenment one on one in person. Just looking at his unique eyes one will find those full of choicest luster of the universe and radiating with love, which even the celestial beings aspire to see.

    Since he has a first-hand experience of enlightenment he need not refer or quote references from scriptures. His own words, life & living are authentic. Having achieved his goal his only compassionate desire is to impart his state of bliss to others. And glanced at Him, there emanates from our soul, a flow of reverence on its own. Rather we, feeling unprecedented sense of bliss in his avowed presence look to him as if we have found our own Self in front of us! Indeed, He can be called a Prime Guru. Albeit, he has in him not left even a trace of feeling of being a Guru; he is always in a state as if not separate from us.

    Having arrived at the final destination, He is the ultimate Guide to our destination of liberation from the ongoing cycles of birth and demise! This is a step by step upward journey of life wherein if coupled with our resolve the Mother Nature helps us progressing further by directing us to a kind of Guru appropriate to our stage in life and spiritual advancement while keeping a sense of discernment amidst the enchantments in the turbulent sea sailing the journey of human life and living.

    -L. D. Patel, former Senior Executive & faculty, Sate Bank of India

  • Maintaining Peace at Home: Some Tips (a Holistic Inner Science perspective)

    by Amit Patel | Nov 29, 2016

    It is up to us to make our home a “Home Sweet Home”. As  Shri Kanudadaji, the Holistic scientist says so affectionately tells us - Winning the home is winning the world!

    Our first home is within ourselves. So, cultivating serenity, peace and harmony
    within is our first priority. Taking introspective time to cultivate peace within is definitely worth the investment in us and our family!

    Peace & relationships with each other are far more critically important than being right. If it comes down to saving a relationship over being right, the logical and practical choice is always the relationship!

    Practicing active listening from the heart center rather than from the intellect helps us to understand what is causing any abnormal behavior and will help us to cultivate compassion, caring and empathy towards our loved ones rather than judgment, agitation or antagonism. The goal is to cultivate true harmony, caring and affection in the home.

    People are far more important than money and things especially in the home. If it comes down to avoiding conflict for the sake of money; let avoiding conflict be always our best choice. Money comes and money goes by its very nature, however, relationships can be extremely difficult to mend once broken. Broken hearts and fractured minds are tremendous liabilities to harmony and peace in the home. It is incredibly dangerous to allow a relationship to break beyond the point of repair.

    Trust takes years to build and can be lost in a matter of minutes. So practicing kind honesty from the heart center is incredibly important in all areas of our lives especially with oneself and our family members.

    Do not be afraid to admit mistakes to smooth-out strained relations in the home. Just simply admitting to our mistake with humility and genuine remorse can really open the channels of communication that were seemingly shut down. The other person will feel in the heart center the genuineness of our intention to connect and relate with them. Their ego will soften and their heart will start to open-up with the safety of unconditional acceptance and openness.

    A positive attitude from within helps lift everyone in the home. Let us actively cultivate a positive attitude of gratitude, giving and humility from within through introspective affirmations and cleansing.

    Make a list of all the virtues of each person in the home environment and remind yourself and them of those virtues when the opportunities arise for empowerment. When we magnify and accentuate the positive traits and qualities of a person, they become stronger and can even serve to diminish or extinguish negativity altogether.

    Validate, honor, respect and uphold the virtues and divinity within each other. It is a domino effect! If we continually validate, honor and respect the virtues and divine in the people around us; they will, in turn, learn to do the same with us and each other.

    Focus on serenity, healing and empowerment from within rather than expectations and standards that lead to conflict, clashes and dissention. Our family members are more likely to be relaxed and empowered when they know they are loved for who they are unconditionally rather than who we want them to be, what they have accomplished or accumulated in material wealth.

    -Shaila Bharat Mulji

  • Sincerity and Morality

    by Amit Patel | Oct 26, 2016

    Morality and sincerity are twin pillars of human religion. If these pillars are preserved, humanity is preserved.

    What is morality? Morality means to use or enjoy things that are lawfully ours and available in normal natural course of our life.  It is immoral to think of possessing things that rightfully belong to someone else. Unlawful wealth and unlawful sensual pleasures fall in this category.

    Sincerity means to deal with others, as one would deal with one’s own self. We do not like to be hurt, bothered or insulted by others. Therefore, we should not inflict pain on others.

    At present, morality and sincerity have dipped very low. It is rare to come across the person who is perfect when it comes to morality and sincerity. To guide us in these times of dipping morality and sincerity, Holistic Scientist Mr. A. M. Patel has given us a wonderful principle.

    "There should be Dharma in commerce but there should be no commerce in Dharma"

    Here Dharma does not mean religious activities or beliefs but a principled way of living. Commerce includes not only financial matters but all activities that involve give and take.

    Whether we are performing the role of a parent, a spouse, a professional or a businessman, we have to live within the boundaries of morality and sincerity. If we do that we have incorporated Dharma in our life. For example, a lawyer should not accept bribes (morality) and should be considerate to his opponents (sincerity).

    Business must have principles of humanity at its center. If all business strategies or actions center around humanity, the world will change for better. On the other hand if all actions are centered around profits, it will lead to chaos.

    Humane living involves living with integrity and according to natural and humanitarian laws. This is way of life fosters peace and love in a world full of chaos.

    -  Dr. Shailesh Mehta, Ophthalmologist, Holistic Science Expert 

  • Is there anything like luck?

    by Amit Patel | Oct 26, 2016

    Dr. Siegel has quoted, “We are in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves”.

    The Holistic Scientist, Mr. A.M. Patel has given an aphorism, “You are wholly and solely responsible for yourself”.

    How does luck or being lucky or unlucky relate to the above two quotes?

    Holistic science says that there is a science of cause and effect which affects everything. Our mind, speech and body are all effective. If someone calls me a fool, I may not get sleep at night since I would remember the person and his words. In this case, my mind is effective. Speech is effective as can be seen by the interaction between people. Body is effective based on heat, cold, food, etc. We can see that because there of the causes there are effects, and where there are effects, there are causes and thus it is a perpetual process. There cannot be an effect without a cause and where there is effect, it must have a prior cause. From Dr. Sigel’s quote it can be interpreted that creation is the effect and the cause is the seed. It is also known as Prarabdth (creation) and Purusharth (seed).

    Since soul is perpetual, the birth can be related to all our causes and when the effects of these causes cease, death occurs. In the mean time in the effects as they are unfolding new causes are created for the future which results in another birth. Since we are creator of the causes, the Holistic Scientist says that we are wholly and solely responsible for ourselves and accountability is all ours. Hence we cannot blame others. Here the role of the soul or the pure conscious is defined as seer and knower. So, really speaking luck or lucky or unlucky are figurative words to pacify ego, but actually they are one’s own seeds and one’s own doing. Hence we have to be very careful in planting seeds. We should be planting good seeds so that we get lucky all the time. Input is ours so then we will be stuck with the output when it comes.

    Holistic science says that if we can stop planting seeds then what will be left is only the created part and once that is depleted one gets free and liberated.

    Is this possible? It is said that if there is ardent constant unselfish desire with sincerity and morality, the desire will be fulfilled in due course by Mother Nature.

    If one has a desire for liberation, one can find a person who has achieved this liberated state and give such a knowledge through grace. The person who has attained a state of  total bliss has only one goal in life and that is to impart the same knowledge to others.

    We need to live with constant desire for liberation and in the meantime wish the following:
    I do not want to hurt any living creature to the slightest through my mind, speech and body.
    I do not want to judge or say anything bad about the foundation of any religion.
    I do not want criticize or disrespect any person from whom I learn including religious preachers.
    I do not want to hate or have any adverse feelings for any living being.
     I do not want to speak harsh or hurting language with any living being. I want to speak sober and sweet language.
     I want to have compassion and empathy towards all living beings of all genders and I do not want to have any sensuous feeling for them.
     I do not want to eat any particular food but want to eat a wholesome food.
     I do not want to talk bad, do not want to criticize or disrespect anyone present or absent, living or dead.
     I want to work for the welfare of others in which my welfare is naturally taken care of.

    -Rajnikant Patel, MS ME, Children's book author

  • The Power of Forgiveness at Work

    by Amit Patel | Sep 30, 2016
    If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive. --Mother Theresa

    --by Brooke Deterline, syndicated from Greater Good, Sep 15, 2016

    Over the last two decades, much research has been published about the positive impact of forgiveness, particularly on the forgiver and in relationships. Now, a new study—building on a smaller but growing body of research in the workplace—supports the power of forgiveness to potentially improve well-being and productivity in professional settings.

    Conflict among colleagues is inevitable, and—left unheeded—associated with significant stress, health problems (both mental and physical), and poor productivity.  Researchers set out to explore the role of forgiveness in ameliorating these negative impacts.

    The participants—more than 200 employees working in office jobs in Washington, DC, or manufacturing jobs in the Midwest—responded to questionnaires about their levels of forgiveness, productivity, and well-being.

    The first survey asked respondents to focus on a specific offense, and how they believed it affected them. The second study looked at participants’ general tendency to be forgiving and their general state of mind and work habits over the previous month.

    In both cases, forgiveness was linked to increased productivity, decreased absenteeism (fewer days missing work), and fewer mental and physical health problems, such as sadness and headaches. In the second study, these benefits were partly explained by reductions in interpersonal stress that went along with a forgiving disposition.

    This new research is important to employees and employers alike, as a lack of forgivenessnegatively affects the individuals involved and organizations as a whole. Holding on to negative feelings after a conflict may lead to disengagement at work, a lack of collaboration, and aggressive behavior. Carrying a grudge is also associated with increased stress and a host of negative emotions, including anger, hostility, and vengeful rumination.

    Since many people who have been in conflict need to continue to work together, forgiveness can be an effective coping tool, and a way to repair relationships and restore trust—both of which are key to effective work cultures.

    More evidence of the power of forgiveness
    In 2012, my team at Courageous Leadership LLC worked with employees at Google to build a more courageous culture, including the courage to forgive (one of the keys to healthy ongoing work relationships). We had employees share times when they failed to act on their values at work, to admit they didn’t understand something, or to speak up when they thought they had a better idea. This was designed to remind everyone how easy it is to act outside of our values in stressful situations—to do something that might merit forgiveness.

    Participants then practiced taking courageous action. We had them use the REACH model(developed by Everett L. Worthington, one of the coauthors of the new workplace study) to practice forgiveness by identifying current grudges and work on forgiving (not condoning) the behavior. Participants also remembered and shared when others had forgiven them.

    Our program also showed positive impact. Participants reported a greater understanding of the power of stressful situations to negatively affect behavior. They also reported feeling better and more connected afterward; as one noted: “I had a deepened sense of lightening inside, like letting go of heavy weights. I feel the forgiveness exercise for me was very powerful.” Participants also took more social risks, like offering new ideas, admitting fears or concerns, and asking for or offering help.

    Research shows that this kind of forgiveness can even impact employees who aren’t involved in the conflict. When people see others practicing forgiveness (and other virtuous behaviors) at work, it often fosters positive emotions that can improve decision-making, cognitive functioning, and the quality of relationships.

    How to foster forgiveness at work
    Unresolved stress from interpersonal conflict often dampens our cognitive and compassionate capacities, making it hard to find a way to forgive. Drawing on the implications of their study, the researchers offer individuals and organizations some suggestions to foster forgiveness at work: 

    Model forgiveness at work, particularly if you’re a leader. Leaders’ behavior often has the greatest impact on organizational culture, a kind of contagion effect. Leaders who model forgiveness on a regular basis are cueing similar behavior in others.

    Apologize and attempt to make restitutions. If we don’t take responsibility for our mistakes, distrust grows and the fear of something happening again can be worse than the original incident.

    Rebuild trust by working on a common task, creating new experiences and memories of cooperation.

    Conduct interventions (sometimes best done by third parties) to address conflict and foster forgiveness. Invest in programs to build understanding and teach evidence-based tools for ongoing forgiveness in the workplace.

    There’s an old saying (attributed to everyone from the Buddha to Carrie Fisher) that goes, “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” If you’re holding onto a grudge at work, you could be sharing the poison with your colleagues.

    Forgiveness, of course, does not mean we condone or ignore bad behavior. Every workplace should have policies and procedures for dealing quickly with serious transgressions. However, if you do feel ready and the situation warrants it, give forgiveness a try. It could help you, your colleagues, and your workplace.

    This article originally appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. 

  • How important it is to be responsible

    by Amit Patel | Sep 30, 2016

    “The price of Greatness is responsibility.”
    -Winston Churchill.

    Almighty has blessed all human beings with a tendency to cope with different challenges appropriately. It is the responsibility that has the ability to move the individuals and nations frontward. Those who equipped themselves with the responsibility factor have contributed a lot for their society and coming generations. Taking responsibly is an oath, which has paved the path for humans to become leaders. Leaders throughout the world mounted up, by taking many responsibilities on their shoulders, so that their nation can develop. Taking responsibility for a nation is like choosing a new path, where many hurdles are faced. And those who confront these hurdles, become the leaders of their nations. 

    Let’s look at the responsibility of few stake holders in the society?

    Responsibility of Leaders/Role Models
    Dhritharashtra had the responsibility of looking after his brother’s children and ensure handing over their due share in the kingdom. However, he became so blind in his love towards his son that he shirked away from his responsibility and became instrumental in the destruction of kaurava’s dynasty. In this regard, let’s look at the instances of two outstanding persons abdicating their responsibility.

    Case of Rajat Gupta: 
    Rajat Gupta was a role model for all aspiring Indians as he rose from being orphaned as a teenager in Kolkata to head organizations like Mckinsey and be on the boards of Goldman sachs and P&G. He was handed out two year prison term and fine of $5 million for passing board from secrets to the now imprisoned hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam. After the said award/judgment, Gupta himself confessed that he lost all his reputation built over a time. This may deter others from, as rightly printed out by Manhattans India born top federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, breaching their corporate duties/responsibilities and leaking board room secrets.

    Case of Lance Armstrong: 
    Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven tours de France titles and banned for life by cycling’s governing body following a report from the US Anti-Doping agency that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his team. What on epic fall from grace, from a cancer survivor who dominated the world’s most prestigious cycle race to a cheat who was at centre of most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen?

    Armstrong’s astonishing return from life threatening illness to the summit of cycling offered an inspirational story for many of the youngsters to overcome the obstacles in life. In Bhagavad-Gita Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that people follow their leaders. If the, be it Rajat Gupta or Armstrong- people who have to set precedent for youngsters in grooming them in to a dutiful/responsible citizen leading a rightful life, choose to circumvent their process in their quest for name, frame and wealth what sort of impact it will have on society in general and youngsters in particular. They have responsibility to set right examples.

    Responsibility of Business:
    In today’s contemporary society business has a great role to play. Gone are those days when they used to be guided by the dictum “Purpose of business is to make money”. It is refreshing to note that sometime back, Toyota recalled 8700 units of Camry and Corolla Altis sedans in India as part of a massive global recall to inspect faulty power window master switches (PWMS) which could be a potential fire hazard. Business units/organizations have a responsibility towards its employees, customers and society at large. In this regard it’s worth recollecting what Kumara Mangalam Birla once said:

    “A Business is not expected to prosper in a society that doesn’t”.
    American tycoons Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are presently busying them selves with giving away most of their vast fortunes to social and charitable causes. Every billionaire, not to talk of Tata’s, Murthy etc, must learn from Cyrus Poona Walla, CMD Serum Institute and Chairman, Turf Authorities in India, who is providing quality vaccines at very economical price to his fellow citizens.

    What is the use of so much of wealth when it is not used for the development of needy citizens and for human beings? Business has a larger responsibility towards society. This is not what passes these days for ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ .It is much loftier than that. What is good for the country must become good for the enterprise and business must make this rule ‘the lodestar of its conduct’.

    As Swami Vivekananda said, “The life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive”.

    Know Your Responsibilities:
    Prophet Mohammed and Jesus were both uncompromising in their pursuit of social justice and became voices for the oppressed. They both addressed the inequalities that prevailed during their times, speaking out for the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of society. Jesus had endless compassion for the poor and the sick and so did Prophet Mohammed.

    But a question might arise as to why people are to be concerned about growing inequalities?

    Inequalities Do Not Augur well for the Society At Large:

    According to Richard Wilkinson, a British epidemiologist who has spent years researching these effects, which he documents at length in his recent book, The Spirit Level, there are powerful psycho-social effects of inequality. He says. “As status differences grow, we worry more about status insecurity, we get widespread anxiety about self-esteem, and that brings rising rates of mental illness and depression.”Further, in a 2010 study published in Psychological Science, researchers found that people of higher socioeconomic status (SES) were worse at reading other people’s emotions—a skill known as “empathic accuracy,” a basic part of empathy. The study’s primary author, Michael Kraus, now an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, believes these results show how higher social status makes people more self-absorbed.

     “Being compassionate, having empathic accuracy, being trusting and cooperative—these are keys to social connection and, in turn, happiness,” says UC Berkeley postdoctoral researcher Paul K.Piff, whose own research has found that people of higher SES were less willing to share money with a stranger or make charitable donations. Indeed, perhaps the dominant finding to emerge from positive psychology research over the past decade is that our happiness (and health) is largely determined by the quality and quantity of our social connections. Perhaps that’s why “pro-social” behaviors and emotions—compassion, empathy, altruism—have been so strongly linked to happiness. Research by Sonja Lyubomirsky, a leading happiness researcher, has consistently found that people report feeling happier after doing nice things for others. Several neuroscience studies have found that giving to others activates pleasure regions of the brain. Research by psychologists Lara Aknin and Elizabeth Dunn has even suggested that spending money on others makes you happier than spending on yourself.

    The happiest countries are the ones with the most equality, like the nations of Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. These countries also rank among the highest in an index of compassion created by University of Minnesota researcher Ron Anderson. By contrast, countries with more inequality, like the United States and the United Kingdom, have significantly higher rates of health and social problems.Wilkinson’s analysis showed that, mental illness is three times more common in unequal countries; infant mortality rates are also much higher, and life expectancy is significantly lower.

    Care for Others Is the Measure of Greatness:
    Destiny has seen to it that everyone who meets another is given the opportunity to influence and enrich that person. Most times however, being wrapped up in our selfish pursuit of seeking self fulfillment, we lose it. A simple and ordinary meeting with, let’s say, a bus conductor, by giving a smile or a friendly greeting, even though he may not deserve it, not only that person, but other passengers who would come into contact with that conductor, who may have not received a smile from anyone for that day – What a difference it would make. Each is called to be responsible to make life better for the other.

     “Paropakaraya Phalanti Vrikshana,ParopaKaraya Vahanti Nadyaha

    ParopaKaraya Duhanti Gaaha, Paropakarartham Idam Shareeram”

    It is only to benefit others that trees bear fruits, It is only for helping others that rivers flow, It is only to benefit others that cows yields milk, It is only for helping others that you are given a Human Body.So let us do our bit in making a difference to others lives as well, while striving to better our own.

    All great leaders including Dada Bhagwan equipped themselves with strong factor of responsibility, and put their all efforts to facilitate their society. 69 years have passed, since we got freedom from the British, and now are blessed with a state, where we can live independently. In order to have a prosperous society, it is very important to load our selves with a sense of responsibility. Everyone has to contribute to his society positively, and uplift it to the climax. It is not the case that we can’t do, but we just need to step forward to transform it in to a journey. We at present are facing problems from different dimensions; just we all need to equip ourselves with certain responsibilities. Our religion is like a guiding star to all of us, as it is evident from the teachings of Gurus that everyone must try its best to facilitate the society by doing healthy practices. With our collective efforts many societal problems can be eliminated.

    Let me conclude with Bhishma’s advise to Dhritharastra to banish Duryodhana saying

    Tyajedekam kulasyaarthe grammasyaarthe,Kulam tyajet graaman janapedasyaarthe

    Dharmaarthe prithivim tyajet”

    Sacrifice one for the sake of family; Give up a family for the sake of the Nation and even the

    Nation to uphold Dharma.


    -Dr A Jagan Mohan Reddy


  • Life is a gift

    by Amit Patel | Aug 27, 2016

    There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you..

    One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.He asked her,’ Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?'

    The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.Her boyfriend left her in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine.'

    This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.

    Life Is a Gift.Today before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to ALMIGHTY GOD for a companion.

    Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who died too young.Before you complain about your children -Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.Before you argue about your dirty house someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.

    Before whining about the distance you drive -Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

    But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one MAKER.

    And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you're alive

    -Dr A Jagan Mohan Reddy


  • This is what happens when our vision is pure

    by Amit Patel | Aug 27, 2016

    We get our information (vision) through our five senses. All this information is combined, processed internally into knowledge (Gyan) and based on this knowledge action takes place.

    When the information from the five senses is pure, our knowledge is pure. Pure means it is impartial.

    Here’s how the pure vision manifests in us.

    With a pure vision we see others as innocent. When we make mistakes, we recognize those. This awareness is the reward that we are seeking all the time.

    If someone is angry with us, we forgive them. Our own anger, pride, attachments, greed, likes and dislikes are diminishing. We behave like human beings – we are humble, speak soft and soothing language and are straight forward in our dealings. Our behavior is such that the entire world accepts it. We intend for the welfare of the world. We see to it that our five senses do not harm others. We realize that our five senses belong to the body and pure soul is only the seer and knower.

    We have heightened awareness so that we do negatively react to situations that we do not like. With this awareness we amicably resolve all situations. We have an unbiased opinion of ourselves. We are very still and calm inwards.

    We give more importance to soul than the body. So our worldly interactions are ideal.

    We know ourselves, are alert and firmly marching towards our goal. We understand that circumstances keep on changing; they are our own reflections and we should not get immersed in them. We understand that future is unknown and so we should live in the present.

    We pray for the happiness and salvation of all living beings. Finally, even though other people live in ignorance, our knowledge should be very clear through understanding of Holistic Inner science principles.

    Extracted from Shree Kaviraj Pad ‘Darshan ma chokhkhu dekhaae’ by Rajnikant Patel, MSME, PMP, Children’s books author. A student of Holistic Inner Science.