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Blog posts July 2013

Are You Left Brain or Right Brain Oriented ?

 Use Left-Right Brain Theory  To Understand People 

 

This weekend  ,  on Facebook, I was exposed to a marathon discussion on Leftism ( Read Communism), and Rightism ( The Conventionalism ) . The people were clearly divided on the two sides which can be better described as following :

I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feat. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.” 

 "I am  the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate, Linear, Analytical, Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.”

As expected , it could not be decided who was better  !

On first impression, it may suggest that the above debate is meaningless and endless but there is a scientific evidence to suggest , why we think as leftists or rightists.

 What does it mean to be left brain dominant or right brain dominant?

Scientists have explored theories about the two hemispheres of the brain and the ways that they differ in function and control of the body. According to recent research, people who are right brain dominant and those who are left brain dominant, process information and respond in different ways.

CHARACTERISTICS OF LEFT-BRAINERS

Left-brainers are logical and analytical. They thrive in structured environments. They smoothly articulate what they wish to communicate to others. They may even enjoy a 'good argument'. They perform well under stress, as in job interviews, laying out the answers to the questions, in a sequential and orderly way.

Left-brainers easily rise to the top of office management. They coolly and clearly look at the facts and make unemotional decisions. They are leaders who are not afraid to tell others what to do and how to do it. To them, there is only one way to do things and that's the right way - the way that makes the most practical sense. Trying out new ways of doing things can seem like a waste of time.

Key left-brain functions

Uses logic in decision-making
Detail oriented
Facts rule
Prefers words and language
Present and past oriented
Math and science
Comprehension
Knows
Acknowledges
Order/pattern perception
Remembers an object's name
Reality based
Forms strategies
Practical
Prefers safe course of action
Rule conscious

CHARACTERISTICS OF RIGHT-BRAINERS

For right-brained people, following a regimented, rigidly prescribed office routine is deadly. It goes too much against their creative Free Spirit. They like to imagine new possibilities, and enjoy looking at the many different angles of a problem. Inevitably, they want to try new and different ways of doing things. And this can clash with the lefties sense of orderliness and practicality.

Right-brainers visualize the big picture, ignoring the details of how to get there. If they are being interviewed by left-brainers, the right-brainer may appear to speak in generalities. They can even seem to be off point and scattered at times. They like to respond emotionally during interviews, laughing or telling stories to illustrate a point. Left-brainers, who are looking for a direct, concise, structured and unemotional answer, are unimpressed.

Key right-brain functions

Uses feeling in decision-making
"Big picture" oriented
Imagination rules
Prefers symbols and images
Present and future oriented
Philosophy and religion
Gets the "general meaning"
Believes
Appreciates
Favors Spatial Perception
Remembers an object's function
Fantasy based
Presents possibilities
Impetuous action takers
Risk Taking

Following exercises will definitely help your communication skills when you need to get through to a person who functions using the opposite brain preference than you. You will know or have a feel for how they think.

If you are a Left-Brainer, try these Right-Brain Exercises to see how it feels
Pay more attention to how you say things vs. what you say. Right-brained people are more influenced by the tone, pitch, and rhythm in the sound of your voice when you are telling them something.

Try to feel how the other person is responding to you. Right brained people are more emotionally expressive and intuitive. The right brain tells them when something "feels" right.

Look more at the big picture, the possibilities, the broad vision with as much sensual information as possible. The right brain wants to see, feel and experience what is being said.

Ask more open-ended questions: "Why?" and "How?"

When you go on vacation, try going with the flow, and just let things happen, without planning it out beforehand.

If you are a Right-Brainer, try these Left-Brain exercises to see how it feels :

Become more detailed, and present your points in a clear, concise, logical order when you are trying to convince others.
Challenge your mind with new ideas, such as learning a foreign language, doing crossword puzzles, or solving brainteasers.
Focus more on what you are saying rather than how you are saying it.
Try to see the linear sequence of events rather than going for the whole picture first.
Before going on vacation, try planning it out in detail, so each day you know what you'll be doing.

Where You Fit at the Workplace :

Left-brainers love keeping records, doing calculations and working with the facts. They are in the minority in the expressive and performing arts, involved in discovering inventions, designing, or in creative marketing.

The arena of right-brained thinkers is any work that requires long range visionary or exploratory thinking, and motivating others. Left-brained scientists and engineers also need these qualities to shine in their fields.

In this predominantly left-brained world, we need both of these types to thrive. Without right-brainers, we wouldn't have most of the exciting innovations in the world.

And without the left-brainers behind the scenes, cooly directing and managing, organizing and controlling all the administrative details, that drive right-brainers batty, things wouldn't run as smoothly.

Keep this in mind the next time you are tempted to pass judgment on your opposite type!!!

 And at the end , the great paradox : The Right side brains controls the left side body organs and the left side controls the rightside organs in body.

This reversal is true in Leftist-Rightist theory also. The so-called leftists are actually Right-Brainers and the Rightist are Left-Brainers, as you can see from above discussions !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merits of Professional Paid Consultancy

Indians have a tradition of giving free advice ,even without asking for it ! So, asking an average Indian citizen to go for a paid consultancy is almost a blasphemy.

About 100 years ago, selling food was considered unethical in India and about 20-25 years back , it was hard to imagine that water can be sold for a price.

But the Time has really changed in India in last 25 years ! Today, even a lower middle class person prefers to go for bottled drinking water in the hotel, despite availability of filtered water. There is sound economics behind that. It is better to spend Rs. 20/- than to risk a stomach upset , which may involve spending of hundreds of Rupees plus the trouble and suffering and earning loss.

Due to increased awareness, caused by media and better literacy, people have started now, to understand the economics of solving a problem ,using the available solutions and getting away from potential losses by a lingering unsolved problem.

Expertise and specialisation are the keywords of today's world. So, people try to become expert of a certain specialisation and earn good money out of it and then they spend some money to avail the services of experts of other specialisation. This way, everyone can get an expert's services.

Old Generation's Dilemma 

Now ,this new trend in Indian society , which has become a norm for young generation, is quite a dilemma for old generation ( aged 40 and more ) , which saw the era of free advice . This old generation considers itself expert of everything ,simply because of mature age or holding a senior post. And so they keep on giving and taking free advice , like those given on TV and Internet for obesity, heart problem, diabetes,hairloss and so on. Contrast it to new generation people, who would like to seek a professional consultancy on any problem and get it solved in a correct manner.

Who is more successful out of the two generations ? Answer is in favour of young generation. Believing in old legacy, many Indians still consider themselves expert of everything ,just because they may have a university degree or having a good job or simply being old. But, in reality, they are getting behind everyday in the race of life, just because they are neither willing to learn the new things nor they are going to take a paid consultancy for many of their lingering problems.

A Case Example 

Sometime back, on internet, I got a very good blog written by an IIT educated engineer, working in a multi-national company , which I saved in my computer and now I am reproducing it below :

" When the time of sending my son to school came , I did some introspection on my own schooling and education. The time and money spent on my schooling was much more than the value addition I got from my English Public School.

Today , with my foreign job exposure, I can say that in 14 years (12+Nursery+Prep) of my schooling, more than 50% time and effort was directed in learning English language. While in other non-English speaking countries like Japan, Germany, France etc,they devote their time & effort to learn new skills and subjects of their choice in their own languages and become experts in some of them, even at school going age. And whenever, they really need to learn English for a foreign job, there are schools for adults to learn any foreign language ( as shown in recent Bollywood film English-Vinglish) in 3 to 6 months at most.

With excessive focus on English language in Indian Public Schools , the time which could have been devoted to learning life-necessity skills like basic knowledge of politics, police, court , income tax , investment, medicine system, Indian constitution and basic laws etc are missing in school syllabus of Indian students .

So, after 14 years of schooling, such students are not fit for any office , industry or even higher education. Then ,they spend some more money and time and go to some coaching institute, which prepares them for Engineering / Medical / Law entrance exam , without bothering about their individual interest.

Leaving the fate of 98% who do not qualify in such exams , let us see what happens to those who qualify and enter a professional engineering / medical /law college etc. The school story is repeated here again.After spending money in lakhs with a 4-5 year's university degree, the person is still not fit for Industry, office work or pursuing higher degrees. Therefore , each organisations again conduct a test for recruitment or admission to post graduation.

Almost every organisation in India does fresh recruitment for its officers and executives by conducting the test again and then gives them about one year long training, where the trainer always says : "forget what you learnt in college and learn what we are training now."

The woes of the young generation do not end even after this training, because they adopt same methods of training which were used in school and colleges. Therefore, when the trained person finally  reports his boss for taking charge of any work, the boss says :" don't be oversmart and over confident simply because you have a good degree and one year training. Forget all that training , because training is only for ideal situations, which we never have in practice. So, here things are to be done as per my orders and methods , because I am responsible for running of this office and I will not tolerate anything against my wishes."

Finally the young generation starts learning the real A,B,C of Indian organisation's working ( private or government working, including IAS / PCS etc).Young generation's 20 years of schooling or college degree is at best worth at 15% and rest 85% becomes redundant . Such a waste of time & resources creates a further lack of confidence in young persons. 3 Idiot film shows this aspect of our schooling and university education. 

No school or college syllabus teaches about real functioning of Indian corporates, industries or government. When they get their first salary, they are told about PAN, Income Tax Return filing, investment and tax savings ,which they learn from colleagues in many years.Then over next 35-40 years ,they have little time to learn new things because of work and family responsibilities.

Let me move further and also see, what the so-called great experts in various specialisations are doing in India. More than 50% professional degree holders of engineering, medical and law discipline , are not working in their core specialisation at all.

Most of them shift their preference in different area in their start of career, so a B.Tech holder is found working in Banks , financial Institutions, Police,administration and so on.

Further , 70 to 80 % of the engineers recruited by government and public sector for technical work , are also not doing real technical work and they are only passing the bills of the contractor or MNC, like an accountant or a contract manager . So, none of these professionals really need to update their knowledge and skill.

This is not only happening in engineering sector alone, it is true for any other sector in India.

After all that introspection , I decided to settle abroad , so that my child escapes this vicious Indian education system and consequent waste of time and money. "

When most professionals in India are not honestly working in their core discipline, what can be expected from non-professional Aam Aadmi . In "Oh My God" film, Paresh Raval gets his shop insured, but his claim is rejected by insurance company saying that , in the case of "Act of God" payment will not be given. Paresh Raval signs on a blank form , which has several terms conditions written , in very small letters in English and insurance company says you have signed after reading the whole document.This happens with millions of Indians daily.

A common Indian would go to that doctor , who gives a medicine which cures fastest. He is not bothered till, he is told by another doctor ,that his kidneys have failed because he was prescribed steroid drugs ( the fast curing drug)for last so many years . An average Indian learns about medicine and health on the arrival of heart attack, kidney failure,cancer,brain haemorrhage , diabetes and so on. Same is true about other problem areas about insurance, law, police, tax ,fraud etc.

What is the way out  ?

But , if you think only Indian education system suffers these problems, you are wrong. This problem arose from import of Western education system and Western countries in Europe / USA also suffer from the minus points of this system but to lesser extent than us. Western countries developed consultant system to counter the pitfalls of their education system.

So, people in general in western countries, are encouraged to seek expert's or specialist's opinion on matters of health, education, future, marriage, sports, finance,tourism, publicity, law, technology, psychology and even religion also.From lower economic class to super rich class, every body in western countries takes the refuge of the consultants and thus saved from long term bad effects of self-diagnosis, as done by most Indians.

While we adopted the Western education system in very overzealous way but we refrain from adopting their "seek a consultant's advice" system. In India even consultant of one field would not take the advice of consultants from other areas e.g. a doctor or engineer would not go for consultancy from a CA or financial consultant, while keep on losing returns on his investments.

 Indians consult an expert only in the time of crisis and preventive consultancy is considered a waste of money and time by most Indians. They would go for worthless investments in chitfunds and other Ponzi schemes, without telling anyone or consulting an expert and would cry and complain to Government after losing all their money.

Most Indian parents would spend lakhs on directionless schooling and college education of their children, without ever consulting career or education experts ,which may cost just a couple of thousand money. The same is true about health, insurance,career,property,vehicle,marriage, family matters and retirement savings. The cost of paid consultancy is never more than a couple of thousand rupees but it can save not only millions but prevent various emergencies, loss of opportunities, suffering and time wastage.

Taking regular paid advice from consultants is more like putting 2% engine oil in the engine of life.But most Indians's behaviour is more like a rich person purchasing a costly car , purchasing the costly petrol, hiring a driver also but avoiding to go for preventive maintenance at regular intervals, thereby risking their costly Car, called LIFE.

 Whom &  How to Consult ?

There are many consultants out in market . Google can also help in online search and mobile ,internet banking, emails can facilitate it with a click of mouse.Once you have found the right one then you can depend on him for life. A good consultant has relevant and recognised academic qualifications with years of field experience. Then you can go for customer's opinion also about the consultant.

Google search is a nice tool to get a basic knowledge of any problem and after that you can utilise the consultant's paid advice in more effective way, rather than trusting the consultant's advice blindly. Google can help you check the authenticity of consultant's advice also.

Conclusions 

 

Like USA & Europe, paid professional consultancy is inevitable option for Indians also, because we have copied their lifestyle 90 % and this lifestyle is very complex in nature ,involving technology ,machines and legal provisions .

The free advice from even an expert, who may be your neighbour,relative or friend, will remain of casual nature only , because he will not go deeper into your data and you cannot complain also for any subsequent problem. The paid consultancy puts pressure on consultant to give his best output.

 

With professionally qualified graduates coming out in the market every year in lakhs,, it is now extremely important ,not only to go for professional paid advice but also to differentiate between the quack and real expert in any field. That means double alertness by doing the preliminary research about problem and finding the good consultant oneself.

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Corporate Planning Via Astrology

Corporate Strategy  Management by Astrology -1

( Strikes in Indian Automobile Sector : Maruti, Bajaj Auto and M&M)

 I had promised in my  "Role of astrology in management" article to write about use of Indian astrology in company affairs and business management. It is part of my  personal research on corporate strategy management using astrology.

It is only a small sample essay and I am not giving here  exhaustive and finer details with various advantages , which astrology can give, if applied in company's functioning and strategic planning. Those ,who are interested in it can contact me for carrying strategic planning for their companies with help of astrology.   

  I have taken up the case study of M/s Maruti Udyog Limited  for proving my research because Maruti is still leader in Indian 4 wheeler segment and it gets more coverage in media  . As on date , I have no interest , whatsoever ,in this company and this research has purely academic interest.

Some 6 years back , when I myself entered the Saadesaati period, one fine morning I got an idea while reading Economic Times. The idea was , is Saadesaati / Dhaiyya of Shani ( Saturn) applies to companies or countries also ? I did my research for about 3 years and then I found enough data to prove  that it does apply to any entity , which is born to do some  specific function in this world.   

Next question was to find interlinking of the entities ,because each one undergoes its own Saturn's transit as per its starting / birth point. So, it was easy to know the start points for countries like India / Pakistan etc who celebrate Independence day . Further companies have their dates of registration and time is usually taken at noon,the office of registrar opening . But most difficult was to know the Rashi for a running system or sector ,which does not have a certain beginning date.

Acharya Varaahmihir's concept of Prabhaav Rashi solved my problem, which says: go by natural rashi's linking with Bhava significations. So 4th house means vehicles and therefore vehicle sector will have 4th natural Rashi from Aries ( Mesha) ,that is Cancer. So,Cancer  will be rashi for Automobile  sector ( Shown above).  

Other things were then easier to co-relate. The sector relates to whole Earth so the Saturn's transit effects will be global in nature.A company is registered under a national law , so you need to see a country's Saturn transit also and finally the subject company's registration date will give you Moon position on that day,which will be Rashi for that Company.Therefore, a company's future depends on Saturn's transits on sector,then country and finally company also in increasing order.

These 3 concentric circles should be the basis in strategic planning of any new company , which plans to enter a sector or  any existing company  in the sector to sustain or exit the sector or increasing / decreasing the capacity.  

Once Rashi issue is resolved ,let us understand Saturn's transit method. Saturn revolves round the Sun in about 29.5 years ( roughly 30 years) , so 12 rashis get average  2.5 years each period. Now historical and empirical data suggested that, when Saturn starts approaching near that rashi, ( transit at 12,1 & 2  counted from the concerned Rashi ),it  creates great  upheavals and the entity undergoes a complete transformation in its looks, nature and character during this period. This 3 rashi transit is called Saadesaati because it takes 3x2.5=7.5 years and it happens once in every 30 years. It is like a gruelling  annual exam  or external audit phenomenon.  

 

 Then there are two mid term exams of Dhaiyya in 30 years period , because it lasts only for one sign of 2.5 years. The Dhaiyya happens , when Saturn reaches 4th rashi or 8th rashi from the concerned Rashi. Out of 4 & 8, the 8th transit is most severe and sometimes it is more severe than Saadesaati also.

Now let me start Saadesaati discussions for Maruti Udyog Limited . The company  in present form was registered on 24/2/1981.  That day Moon was in Tula or Libra rashi so, Maruti Udyog's Rashi becomes Tula .

Accordingly , Saturn's entry into Kanya ( Virgo) will start its Saadesaati and it will be over when it leaves Scorpio covering Kanya , Tula and Vrischik transits. Saturn entered Kanya in November 1979 and exited Vrishchik(Scorpio) in December 1987. Thus, company was born during Saade saati, so it is vaccinated for Saturn's effects and it can successfully get over  such periods by  making  due changes in its functioning. Next cycle would be after 30 years , so current saadesaati of Maruti is running from Sept 2009 and will last until 2017.  Its present labour unrest is part of the same . 

Then let me discuss the Mid-Term Dhaiyya periods as well. The Dhaiyya for Maruti will be when Saturn enters Makar(4th from Tula) and Vrisha(Taurus) , which is 8th from Tula. Ashatam Shani for Maruti was, when Saturn entered Vrisha in June 2000 and it lasted until 2002 end . During this period also, company faced industrial unrest from workers and there were hunger strikes for 90 days, which prompted government for its complete selling of equity and making Suzuki as owner of company and its character of joint venture was changed to private venture.

Vehicle as a sector has Karka as its rashi ,as shown in beginning image, so Saturn's transit from Mithun to Simha becomes Saadesaati for this sector and last time it happened from 2002 to 2009 end. Global vehicle sector underwent big crisis in the whole world, particularly in last leg of 2006-2009 when Saturn was in Leo, its most inimical sign. We saw the failure of global vehicular manufacturing giants to sustain themselves. So Tatas purchased  Jaguar  Land Rover  from UK in 2008 and many companies  like Daewoo Motors could not absorb Saadesaati shock and changed hands like Mahindra's purchase of South Korean company  Ssangyong   and split of Hero Honda into separate companies. 

The Cancer sign has 4th transit of Saturn ( Dhaiyaa) currently  from November 2011 to November 2014. Consequently,the global sales are down to record levels in last 7-8 years. Manufaturers are having big inventory and sales are not happening. All automobile companies are finding cost cutting and sales margin reduction, retrenchment and lay off of workers , which is creating strikes by workers .Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Tata Motors and Maruti , all old stalwarts of Indian automobile sector are facing strikes and industrial gloom.  

 The India Scenario

Our country became Independent on 15/8/1947 midnight. At that moment , Moon was in Cancer or Kark rashi.

Click this link for  details about this  http://tinyurl.com/qf5w56n.

So, India as a nation, is also undergoing 4th transit of Shani from November 2011 to November 2014. Result of this transit is total policy paralysis of central and state governments and people feel, as if there is no governance of any kind. Central government is in election mode and populist measures like food security bill and such things are  badly hurting the industrial and economic environment of country, with rising budget / trade deficit and falling currency. 

Therefore, we can observe that automobile sector is undergoing global transformation and our country is undergoing policy reform period in 2011-14 period.

  Post-Tsunami in 2011, Japan is struggling to revive its economy , so Suzuki ,the Japanese owner of Maruti is also disparate to recover its cost of new plant in Manesar,started 3-4 years back. And they are cutting cost by hiring casual contract workers in place of secure regular workers.

   This way, we see that Maruti suffers at all 3 levels of Saturn's transit ,making it more vulnerable during 2011-14 period. All these issues will be resolved by the end of 2014 only , when Dhaiyya of India and auto sector would complete but Maruti will still be left with last leg of saade saati. So, some issues will still keep coming. 

 Saturn is outermost planet of our visible solar family and hence nothing is spared from its close scrutiny and despite its slow motion, when it comes to inspect an entity , there is no possibility of escaping the criticism and grassroot transformation is a must .

Saturn always represents common toiling masses and Sun,the ruler, is its greatest adversary. Every 30 years ,it enters Tula or Libra and remains there for 2.5 years and then whole world observes the uprooting of tyrannical empires and Kings , while popular unknown persons become heads of the state.Renowned CEOs like KV Kamath of ICICI get out from companies ( Infosys) and so on ..

All  over the world , governments feel humbled by the protests of crowds from common people. Trade union become more active ( attention : HR strategy Managers !).  Currently Saturn is visiting its exalted sign of Libra from November 2011-October 2014. Saturn's opponent Sun is weakest in Libra sign , so the government finds it difficult to manage public affairs.  

Applications  of  Above  Information :

There is tremendous information and hints hidden in astrological foresight, which can be used by big corporates and individuals. If Indian automobile manufacturers knew this impending cycle of Shani, many of them would not have gone for capacity addition in 2008-09 at high borrowed cost and Maruti  would not have current industrial unrest.

Those who are working as Fund Managers of Mutual / Equity Funds can use this astrological insight while purchasing / selling auto sector shares.

And as individuals retail  investors ,  we can also benefit from this information.

The private equity investors , employees working in that sector, government ministry,financial institutions and almost every stake holder can make use of this forewarning system and strategic plans can be implemented to the benefit of all.  

This is only one drop from ocean of  astrology used  for Corporate Strategy planning. Unfortunately all business schools are engaged in teaching only 5 M of Management, blissfully unaware of the Cosmic  TIME cycle ,under which all 5 M operate !

 This story has been published at  facebook page also . Express your opinions here or on facebook at http://facebook.com/askycshukla  .

Update in 2016 :

In comments , Mr. Vijay Maurya had asked what would be share price of Maruti after one year from July 2013 . I had predicted 30% minimum gain so it was expected around 1900. But it reached 2500 after one year . After end of Saadesati in January 2017, it was expected to be double , but it had trebled in 2015 itself .

 

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Poem on Power from Thermal Plants...

 

   General public in India is not aware how electrical power reaches them via a complex system, requiring continuous hardwork, dedication and use of sophisticated technology. A power engineer has written a poem on this process for common man . Power plant staff will enjoy it more ....

काला आटा ,  उजली रोटी

 शुरूआत यूं कि खदान खेतों से

वैगन के बोरों में लदकर आया
कोयला ग्राइंडिंग मिल्स में
आटे सा पीसा जाता है ।


फिर उसे तंदूरी बायलर की
अग्नि शय्या पर सींचा जाता है ।
नरम गरम रेफरी सी हवा भी आती है
अग्नि और कोयले
दोनो में कुश्ती कराती है।


चिमनी से निकले
काले सफेद धुंए के रूप में
सीटी जब तब बजाती है।


टयूब्स की हजारों मीटर लंबी
पगडंडियों को लांघता फलांघता
गरम मिजाज पानी
ड्रम के शिखर पर बैठ कर
थोड़ा सा सुस्ता भी नहीं पाता कि
भाप का उजला पंछी बनकर
ताप का पैराशूट लादे
उड़ान पर चला जाता है।


सुरंगमय यात्रा कोसों लंबी है
जब टरबाइन का पड़ाव आता है।
थकान से चकनाचूर
वह फैलकर पसर जाता है
पंखों का सारा बोझ बिखर जाता है।


जो जेनरेटर को घुमाता है
कंडेंसर से सरककर थोड़ी थकान
कूलिंग टावर में आती है
और ठंडी होकर वापस
आकाश में समा जाती है।


इधर जेनरेटर से निकली
उजली ऊर्जा भी कम नहीं है
झट शक्ति का कलेवा बांधे
ट्रांसमिसन लाइनों के पथ पर
सुदूर यात्रा पर निकल जाती है।


राह में मिली
दुखियारी मृतप्राय मोटरों को
सहलाती उनमें चेतना जगाती है।

 

यत्र तत्र जो बल्ब टिमटिमाते हैं 

वे रोशनी की रोटियों से नजर आते हैं
कौन कह सकता है कि
पावरहाउसों के किचन से
जो ये रोटियां आती हैं
वे काले आटे को गूंधकर बनाई जाती हैं।

 

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Astrological View of Wealth

 बाप बड़ा ना भैय्या , सबसे बड़ा रुपैय्या 

आज का युग आर्थिक युग है जिसमें ज्यादातर मुद्दे पैसे से शुरू होकर पैसे पर ही समाप्त होते हैं . पिछले कई महीनों से मेरे अनेक मित्रों ने अनुरोध किया है कि मैं धन के निवेश पर ज्योतिषीय दृष्टिकोण प्रस्तुत करूं .

परन्तु धन के निवेश पर चर्चा करने से पहले , ज्योतिष शास्त्र धन के बारे में क्या राय रखता है , यह चर्चा अत्यंत आवश्यक है .आज मैं इस विषय पर कुछ विचार प्रस्तुत कर रहा हूँ .धन के निवेश से जुड़ा पहलू अगले भाग में प्रस्तुत किया जाएगा .

ज्योतिष कुण्डली में धन भाव

भारतीय ज्योतिष से परिचित लोग यह जानते हैं कि कुंडली के दूसरे भाव को धन भाव कहा जाता है. लेकिन इसी भाव को कुटुम्ब ,वाणी और मृत्यु ( मारक ) भाव भी कहा जाता है. मेरे एक मित्र ने टोका कि यह कैसे संभव है कि धन , कुटुंब , मृत्यु और वाणी जैसे मुद्दे एक साथ जुड़े हों .

मैंने उन्हें उत्तर दिया कि असल में धन भाव की व्याख्या सिर्फ चल संपत्ति के रूप में करने की वजह से यह भ्रम पैदा हुआ है. असलियत में दूसरे भाव का एक ही विषय है : संसाधन , जिसे हम संक्षेप में धन भाव कहते है. मानव जीवन के लिए जिन संसाधनों की अनिवार्य आवश्यकता होती है , वह दूसरे भाव के अंतर्गत आते हैं .

मानव जीवन की शुरुआत से अंत तक सबसे महत्वपूर्ण संसाधन ( Resource ) परिवार होता है। यह आदि मानव युग में , जब धन का अता पता भी नहीं था , तब भी अस्तित्व में था . इस परिवार रूपी संसाधन को चलाए रखने के लिए जिस अन्य संसाधन की आवश्यकता पडी उसे धन कहा गया .

भारतीय दर्शन धन को सजीव व निर्जीव में बांटता है. सजीव धन अपने को स्वयं बढ़ा सकता है जबकि निर्जीव धन को सजीव धन की मदद से ही बढाया जा सकता है. सजीव धन में हमारे सगे सम्बन्धी , मित्र , पड़ोसी ,परिचित आदि आते हैं . इसके अलावा हमारे पालतू पशु व पक्षी भी सजीव धन होते हैं . पेड़ ,पौधे आदि अर्द्ध-सजीव श्रेणी में आते हैं . इन सबको छोड़कर जमीन जायदाद जिसमें चल व अचल दोनों संपत्ति शामिल हैं , वे सब निर्जीव धन में आती हैं .

अब हम समझ सकते हैं कि कुंडली का दूसरा भाव सिर्फ धन भाव न हो कर मूलत: संसाधन भाव है. अब हम इससे जुड़े एक अन्य पहलू पर नज़र डालते हैं . इसी भाव में वाणी भी शामिल है.

वाणी का अर्थ यहाँ पर बोलचाल की भाषा शैली से है. हम सब जानते हैं कि सिर्फ मनुष्यों के पास ही विकसित बोलियाँ और भाषाएँ हैं , जानवरों के पास इनका अभाव है इसलिए धन सिर्फ आदमी के ही पास है. .

आपकी भाषा का आपके पास उपलब्ध संसाधनों से सीधा सम्बन्ध है. ज्यादातर प्रतिष्ठित व्यक्तियों की भाषा बड़ी शालीन व शिष्ट होती है जबकि गरीबों की भाषा ज्यादातर अशिष्ट व अपरिमार्जित होती है. पढ़े लिखे लोगों की भाषा पर पकड अच्छी होती है और वे ज्यादा धन वाली नौकरियाँ व व्यवसाय कर सकते हैं . अगर दो लोग एक सी दुकान में एक सा सामान बेच रहे हों तो लोग शालीनता से पेश आने वाले दुकानदार के यहाँ जाना पसंद करते हैं . और अपनी वाणी के बल पर वह दुकानदार ज्यादा धन व संसाधन अर्जित कर सकता है.

द्रौपदी की कटु वाणी को महाभारत प्रारम्भ होने का एक कारण माना जाता है. अत: संसाधनों ( जिसमें परिवार व धन सब कुछ निहित है) की हानि या लाभ होना बहुत कुछ आपकी वाणी पर भी निर्भर है. ज्यादा भाषाएँ जानने से आप अपने व्यवसाय को और अपने धन को कई गुना बढ़ा सकते हैं .

इस प्रकार हम देख सकते हैं कि धन , कुटुंब व वाणी परस्पर जुड़े हुए हैं . अब हम इस भाव के मारक होने या मृत्यु से सम्बन्ध को समझते हैं . जैसा कि ऊपर बताया गया है कि संसाधन मानव जीवन के लिए अति आवश्यक हैं . पुन: कुदरत में संसाधन सीमित हैं अत: संसाधन अर्जित करने और उन्हें उपयोग होने तक सुरक्षित रखना आसान नहीं है और इसके लिए भी संसाधन चाहिए . चार्ल्स डार्विन की Survival of Fittest Theory के तहत संसाधन अर्जित करने और सुरक्षित रखने के लिए संघर्ष होना स्वाभाविक है और संघर्ष में मृत्यु होना एक स्वाभाविक प्रक्रिया है.

एक बात और भी ध्यान देने योग्य है. जीवित व अर्द्ध जीवित संसाधनों की प्राकृतिक मृत्यु भी निश्चित है. निर्जीव धन की कीमत हमेशा एक जीवित व्यक्ति के लिए ही होती है. अगर सभी मनुष्यों की एक साथ मृत्यु हो जाए तो विश्व भर के अर्जित साधनों का कोई अर्थ नहीं रह जाता है. इस तरह से मृत्यु या कष्ट होना संसाधन रूपी सिक्के का दूसरा पहलू है.

यहाँ से कुंडली का दूसरा भाव एक गंभीर चेतावनी जारी करता है कि संसाधनों को ज्यादा या जल्दी से जल्दी इकठ्ठा करना मृत्यु या मृत्युतुल्य संकट को आमंत्रण देना है. अगर आप रातों रात बहुत सा धन या संपत्ति पा जाते हैं तो आपको बहुत खुश होने की जगह सावधान रहने की जरूरत है क्योंकि किसी न किसी रूप में कष्ट रूपी दूसरे पहलू से आपका सामना होना तय है. युद्ध व अपराध द्वारा अर्जित त्वरित धन के साथ मृत्यु अनिवार्य रूप से जुडती है.

बात जब संसाधनों की हो तो प्रश्न उठना स्वाभाविक है कि सबसे बड़ा संसाधन (Resource or asset ) क्या है ? इसका उत्तर सरल है : मानव शरीर से बड़ा संसाधन कोई नहीं है. संसाधनों का वरीयता क्रम निम्नवत है :

सजीव धन

प्रथम श्रेणी

१. हमारा शरीर २. हमारा परिवार ( माता ,पिता , पति ,पत्नी ,संतान ,भाई , बहन ) ३. सगे संबंधी व अभिन्न मित्र , गुरु आदि .

द्वितीय श्रेणी

१. पालतू जानवर जैसे कुत्ता २. दुधारू जानवर ३. सवारी वाले जानवर जैसे बैल ,घोड़ा ४. अन्य

अर्द्ध सजीव धन

१. फल दार पेड़ पौधे २. इमारती लकड़ी वाले पेड़ ३. अन्य पेड़ व फसलें

निर्जीव धन

प्रथम श्रेणी

१. घर २. जल स्रोत जैसे नदी ,झील कुआं ३. उपजाऊ जमीन ४. खदान ५. जंगल ६. पहाड़ ७. समुद्र तट

द्वितीय श्रेणी

१. धातुएं ( लोहा ,सोना,चांदी ,ताम्बा आदि) २. रत्न ३. सरकारी मुद्रा ४. शेयर , हुंडी , एफ डी आदि

आप देख सकते हैं कि प्रथम श्रेणी सजीव यानि मानव संसाधन अन्य सभी श्रेणी के संसाधनों को नियंत्रित करता है इसलिए वह सर्वोपरि है. उसमें भी सबसे पहले व्यक्ति स्वयं आता है फिर उसके रक्त संबंधी फिर अन्य परिचित. अन्य सजीव में जानवर है क्योंकि वह चल सकते हैं और अपने को बढ़ा भी सकते हैं . अर्ध सजीव भी स्वत: अपनी संख्या बढ़ा सकते हैं .

निर्जीव धन अपने आप में निष्क्रिय होते हैं और उनकी मूल्यवृद्धि सजीव मनुष्य के लिए उनकी उपयोगिता पर निर्भर है और वह समय समय पर बदलती रहती है.

ऊपर लिखे सभी तरह के धन सभी मनुष्यों के पास नहीं होते हैं लेकिन अगर हम एक देश के स्तर पर सोचें तो हम धन या संसाधन वाली बात अच्छे से समझ सकते हैं . उदाहरण के लिए भारत देश के कुल संसाधन १५ अगस्त १९४७ में कितने थे और अब कितने हैं . तब हमारे सजीव धन में मनुष्य कम थे लेकिन पशु पक्षी , नदी ,तालाब आदि ज्यादा थे . ६५ वर्ष बाद हमारे पास आदमी रूपी सजीव धन बहुत बढ़ गया और बहुत सारी निर्जीव संपत्ति भी इकठ्ठी हो गयी है लेकिन पर्यावरण रूपी सजीव व अर्ध सजीव धन गायब हो गया है.

इसी तरह हम कह सकते हैं कि स्वतंत्रता के समय भी हमारे पास कोयला व धातुएं थीं लेकिन वे भूमिगत थीं पर हमारे उपयोग में नहीं थीं . आज भूमिगत वस्तुएं निकलकर हमारे उपयोग में आ रही हैं लेकिन वास्तविकता में हमारी संपत्ति उतनी ही है जितनी पहले थी .

जिस तरह ऊर्जा पैदा नहीं की जा सकती है , सिर्फ उसका रूप परिवर्तन किया जा सकता है उसी तरह मनुष्य के कुल संसाधन जन्म से मृत्यु तक लगभग स्थिर रहते हैं और सिर्फ उनका सजीव व निर्जीव में लगातार रूपांतरण होता रहता है.

अब मैं इसको अनेक उदाहरणों से स्पष्ट करता हूँ . पैदा होने के समय हमारे पास सिर्फ हमारा स्वस्थ शरीर होता है और एक भी अन्य प्रकार की संपत्ति नहीं होती है लेकिन 100 साल की आयु में मरने के समय हमारे पास तरह तरह की संपत्ति होती है पर हमारी मूल संपत्ति , स्वस्थ शरीर नष्ट हो चुका होता है.

इस तरह से यह साबित होता है कि सर्वश्रेष्ठ संपत्ति या संसाधन केवल हमारा स्वस्थ शरीर ही है जैसा की तुलसीदास जी ने भी कहा है " पहला सुख निरोगी काया , दूजा सुख हो घर में माया ". व्यवसाय के द्वारा काया यानी शरीर को खर्च करके माया हासिल की जाती है और अस्पताल में जाकर थोड़ी माया खर्च करके कुछ काया स्वास्थ्य के रूप में वापस भी मिल जाती है.

जीवन बीमा कम्पनियां भी आपकी काया को नुक्सान होने पर कुछ माया देने का वायदा करती है. सजीव काया का दूसरी सजीव काया या निर्जीव धन ( माया ) में परिवर्तन लगातार होता रहता है लेकिन पेन्डुलम की तरह इनकी अधिकतम सीमाएं भी तय हैं .

पुराने ज़माने में अपने माता पिता के साथ बेरोजगार रहने वाले पुत्र के पास जब निर्जीव धन नहीं होता था तो वह माता पिता रूपी सजीव धन को छोड़कर दूर कहीं व्यापार करने चला जाता था . कुछ समय बाद जब उसके पास काफी निर्जीव धन एकत्रित हो जाता था तो उसे घर के सजीव धन की याद आने लगती थी और वह वापस अपने माँ बाप के पास आ जाता था . फिर उसकी शादी कर दी जाती थी और इस सब के साथ कुछ ही समय में उसका निर्जीव धन समाप्त हो जाता था और एक बार फिर वह माँ ,बाप और पत्नी रूपी सजीव धनों का त्याग करके फिर से निर्जीव धन कमाने चल देता था .

अगली बार फिर धन जमा होने पर वह वापस पहुँचने पर देखता कि उसके घर में एक संतान भी आ गयी है और अब चार सजीव धन उसके कमाए निर्जीव धन को समाप्त कर देंगे . इस तरह समय के बीतने के साथ संतानों की संख्या बढ़ती जाती है , माँ ,बाप की मृत्यु हो जाती है और व्यक्ति व उसकी पत्नी बूढ़े हो जाते हैं इस तरह समय के साथ सजीव से सजीव और निर्जीव में परिवर्तन की कहानी चलती रहती है.

यह कहानी गाँव और शहर में साफ़ दिखती है. शहरों में ज्यादातर लोगों के संताने कम होती हैं और संपत्ति ज्यादा होती है. गाँव में या गरीबों में संताने ज्यादा होती हैं लेकिन पैसे व अन्य संपत्ति की कमी होती है.यही अंतर अमीर और गरीब देशों की आबादी में भी दिखता है .

एक बेहद अमीर व्यक्ति के संतान न होना या अनेक संतानों के साथ झोपडपट्टी में रहने वाले गरीब लोग , दोनों ही स्थितियां दयनीय हैं इसलिए प्राकृतिक संतुलन के लिए सजीव व निर्जीव धन के बीच एक सही अनुपात होना आवश्यक है , इसलिए सजीव व निर्जीव धन के बीच रूपांतरण की प्रक्रिया हमेशा चलती रहती है.

सजीव धन की हानि मृत्यु से ही होती है और उसकी क्षतिपूर्ति ज्यादातर निर्जीव धन से ही की जाती है जैसे बीमा धन , वसीयत या सरकार द्वारा दुर्घटना सहायता राशि मिलना आदि. कभी कभी इसकी सजीव क्षतिपूर्ति भी होती है जैसे किसी की मृत्यु के बाद घर में शादी हो कर बहू आना या संतान होना . इन घटनाओं का क्रम आगे या पीछे कुछ भी हो सकता है और मृत्यु का अर्थ पूर्ण मृत्यु के अलावा मृत्युतुल्य कष्ट या अपमान , असुविधा आदि व्यापक अर्थों में भी किया जाना चाहिए .

अक्सर सामान्य से अधिक दहेज़ रूपी धन शादी में मिलने के बाद घर में लड़ाई झगडा , कचहरी , जेल आदि इसीलिए आरम्भ हो जाता है. असामान्य धन का दूसरा पहलू ( मारक) असामान्य कष्ट ही हो सकता है जबकि ३० दिन का सामान्य कष्ट ( नौकरी) अंत में सामान्य धन ( वेतन ) में परिवर्तित होता है.

मायापति और माया

 सजीव और निर्जीव धन में मूल अंतर को मायापति और माया के रूप में भी समझ सकते हैं जिसमें मायापति अर्थात परमात्मा का एक अंश आत्मा (सजीव) हो और माया जिससे आत्मा घिरी रहती है और जिसे हम शरीर कहते हैं (निर्जीव) . मनुष्य जिन्दगी भर पेंडुलम की तरह इन दो सिरों के बीच घूमता रहता है. पेंडुलम का एक सिरा मायापति के यानी ईश्वर के पास है और दूसरा सिरा अकूत माया का है .


माया के रहस्य को दिए हुए चित्र से समझाया जा सकता है . आदमी एक पेंडुलम की तरह पहले ईश्वर की सृष्टि , माया का स्वामी बनने की कोशिश करता है . यह कोशिश रावण , हिरण्यकश्यप , सिकंदर , नेपोलियन व हिटलर जैसे लोग कर चुके हैं। लेकिन माया उसे जोर का झटका देकर ,अपने वास्तविक स्वामी ईश्वर की शरण में भेज देती है, जिसके कारण या तो आदमी शरीर ही त्याग देता है केवल आत्मा बचती है जो परमात्मा में विलीन हो जाती है। या रातों रात सन्यासी बन जाता है जैसे राजा भर्तृहरि या तुलसीदास .

कुछ लोग माया को इतना नकारते हैं कि ईश्वर के सिवाए उन्हें कुछ सूझता ही नहीं है , उन्हें भी ईश्वर झटके के साथ वापस माया की तरफ भेज देता है.

स्वामी प्रभुपाद ( इस्कान मंदिर ), सत्य साईँ बाबा ( आंध्रप्रदेश वाले ), कृपालु जी आदि , घर बार छोड़ कर निकले थे ईश्वर की खोज में , लेकिन 50 बरस बाद इन सभी के पास अकूत संपत्ति हो गयी . सुदामा गए तो थे कृष्ण के पास फ़कीर बनकर लेकिन लौटे तो माया लेकर . पोप , शंकराचार्य व अन्य साधू संतों के महंथ बनकर माया में लिप्त हो जाना इस का उदाहरण है.

जब तक आपने शरीर धारण कर रखा है तब तक आप माया से पीछा नहीं छुड़ा सकते हैं और जब तक आप जीवित हैं तब तक आप आत्मा से भी पीछा नहीं छुड़ा सकते हैं । एक की कीमत पर आप जब दूसरे का ज्यादा ध्यान रखेंगे तो आप को शांति मिलना असंभव है।

इतने सारे उदाहरणों से स्पष्ट है कि लाख प्रयत्नों के बावजूद , धन हमें मिल ही जाएगा ,इसकी कोई गारंटी नहीं है .और मिलने के बाद धन आपके काम आ जाएगा , ये तो और दूर की कौड़ी है। वस्तुत: यह ईश्वर की माया है और इसे चंचला यूंही नहीं कहा गया है .

फिर सही विकल्प क्या है ? उत्तर चित्र में दिखाया गया है. आदमी रूपी पेंडुलम की शांत अवस्था मध्य में है . अर्थात जीवन में उपलब्ध कुल समय का आधा माया प्राप्त करने मेँ लगाना आवश्यक है जिसमें शरीर की सफ़ाई , भोजन व व्यवसाय शामिल हैं ।शेष 12 घंटे आत्मा व मन की संतुष्टि के लिए होने चाहिए जिसमें नींद , ज्ञान -विज्ञान, खेलकूद,मनोरंजन , अध्यात्म , समाजसेवा,परोपकार आदि शामिल हैं ।

न तो संसार से भागिए और न ही संसार से चिपकिये , कबीरदासजी की तरह रहिये , यही धन का निचोड़ है .

आप चाहें तो किशोर कुमार के गाने से भी सीख ले सकते हैं :

"ये समझो और समझाओ थोड़ी में मौज मनाओ
दाल-रोटी खाओ प्रभु के गुन गाओ
अजी लालच में ना आओ ना दिल का चैन गँवाओ
दाल-रोटी खाओ ...

तन पे लंगोटी पेट में रोटी , सोने को एक खटिया
मतलब तो है नींद से चाहे बढ़िया हो या घटिया
राधेश्याम सीता-राम
नफ़रत को दूर हटाओ और सबको गले लगाओ
दाल\-रोटी खाओ ...

चाँदी की थाली वाले को क्या भूख लगे है ज़्यादा )
क्यों ना खा ले फिर आपस में बाँट के आधा-आधा
राधे\-श्याम सीता-राम \-२
भूखे की भूख मिटाओ और सबको गले लगाओ
दाल\-रोटी खाओ ."

  

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