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Published in the "Prout Globe" - on 14th November 2014


DIABETES, STRESS AND MEDITATION

Above: Bolivian police officers during a meditation session

             By Dr. Dhruba Hojai

Today, the 14th November 2014, is World Diabetes Day as in previous years. The World Health Organisation reported that non communicable diseases, viz., diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, atherosclerosis and cardiac/cerebral strokes), cancer, etc. account for more than 60% of deaths in India at present. The non-communicable diseases are related to stress. Although some main forms of cancer are directly related to the use of tobacco in both smoking and non smoking forms, they are also indirectly related to stress.

“Stress = diabetes”

Stress causes our bodies to release stress hormones. Hormones are normally secreted by the endocrine or the ductless glands for the biochemical function of the body. However, during stressful...




Published in the "Prout Globe" - on 13th November 2014


THE PROUTIST SAMAJ MOVEMENT

             By Dr. Dhruba Hojai

The nature of the human mind is expansion. That’s why it is restless. It longs for the infinite. The narrow domestic walls of our social and political mindsets are some of the many hindrances to the universal brotherhood and sisterhood.

"There is an urgent cry for moralists to unite."
Poet Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel laureate, wrote in Gitanjali,

"Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls……into that heaven of freedom,father.let my country awake."




Published in The Assam Tribune on 23rd December 2012






India is the land of spirituality.But,we must be vigilant against exploiters who in the guise of spiritual exponents exploit the society for capitalist gains.These spiritual exploiters may be termed as Avidya Tantrics and the clever tactics devised by them can be termed as "Spiritualism".They are very intelligent and lead the suffering society into a state of helplessness and extreme dependency.Many of these present exponents misinterpret YOGA for asanas.Anandamurtiji said YOGA is a scientific process to merge into GOD. Yogic postures or asanas are called incercises or exercises of the internal organs and endocrine glands to secrete hormones in our bodies.That is why Vidya Tantra or Spirituality should be practiced for an equipoised mental and physical state in order to face any crises in life.Vidya Tantra can be practiced by anyone under the guidance of an acharya or teacher meant for the purpose.




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