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Knowledge versus Science

Krishna talks about vigyan, without which gyan is useless!
 
By Vivek Sharma

 

You must have wondered at some point of  your life knowledge itself is insufficient to deal with situations. But, why? Because, we still believe knowing as the final essential element of human life.

Here we go wrong. Knowledge is the primary ladder of human excellence but it is not the last one. It is useless after sometime. So, in order to understand a few terms in the right perspective, we will have to get a little deeper. The usually mixed up words are gyan and vigyan— They can be roughly translated into English as knowledge and science. 

 

What is knowledge?

 

Your brain is constantly receiving  pieces of information from all around, irrespective of the fact, whether you are conscious of it or not. Let us presume a human being just out of the cave, seeing the brilliant sun from the thickset canopy of trees for the first time. The sun has always been there. But, the moment it comes into the purview of the human brain, it becomes information which evokes the desire to know it more till your desire is satisfied. This event leads to the process ‘to know’ and the sun becomes the object of knowledge and the knower gets focused on it till he gathers all information about the sun. Say for instance, the sun is light, the sun is fire, the sun is hot, the sun vanishes in the clouds, rises in the east, sets in the west etc. Then comes the factual part—how the sun is important, how it is relevant to the entire creation, how day and night cycles, weather cycles on the earth are interlinked so on and so forth. This is called gyan, which is the factual consequence of your action “to know”. Everything settles as energy within you. It converts your entire system into a response—expression of this energy to other objects. Everything that you observe, do and think is only under that response. Here the format of information is converted into executive energy (kriya shakti) called gyanagni. In fact, it is the kinetic form of gyan—ready to be used. But, when it is not used, it converts back into gyan. Therefore, the sun  with its relevance to you is called information—soochna, which literally means a piercing pinch (सूचना = सूच (pierce) + युच् (which does it).  What the sun is is the  information. What the sun does is called gyan. And how to  use the sun and convert its energy into electricity is called vigyan. Therefore, vigyan is nothing but the best possible application of gyan. Your use of the sunlight for your daily activities can also be called vigyan if you use it creatively without upsetting your surroundings. You only know when there is a pinch—soochna, something strikes you. Apple is falling daily. But, when it hit Newton’s head, it pinched him and he got into the activity of knowing after a surprise. This knowing led him to anusandhan (research, to ascertain the fact behind  the fall of the apple—the gravitational force). The consequence is called gyan. But, how to use this gravitational force is vigyan. Our rishis had discovered various utilities of this force and had developed many ways to use it. One of them was flying from one place to the other without wings—they called it vimanvi means anti- and maan means measure. That means the machine which can defy the measure of gravity is called viman. They applied the viman vigyan even to the individual levels. Just to give you a glimpse. What is the measure of an individual? His understanding of who he is —his ego. By countering his ego, he flies high in the skies, can travel through the space…For that the rishis had understood how ego - memory complex gives rise to the entire body- mind system. This ego-memory complex works like a gravitational force in the body. Therefore, vigyan is what is taught by Krishna. Vigyan is the way to use gyan as a tool to excel in all the dimensions of life. As long as you use gyan after a word, it is only the factual aspect of the consequence of knowing. Adhyatmgyan, Brahmagyan,  all these fall in this category of gyan.  They are  the consequence of knowing. That is all. But, when it is used as a tool to achieve something, it is called adhyatma vidya, brahma vidya etc. Now we have a new term here, vidya. What is it? A particular aspect of applied and proven vigyan is called vidya. A particular way of using the gyan of cooking is called pakvidya. A collection of such vidyas is called shaastra.  Using the shaastra to counter a challenge, adversary, enemy or a situation, in a competitive environment, it becomes shastra—a weapon to prevail and dominate. Therefore, vidya is not knowledge, it is the proven way to use the gyan in a particular way. Therefore, vidya is nothing but a specific use of vigyan.

 

Why do we need vigyan?

 

 

Krishna answers it in the most scientific way in the Bhagwad Gita, discourse 9, shloka 1.

ज्ञानं विज्ञानसहितं यज्ज्ञात्वा

 मोक्ष्यसे अशुभात्।।

It means, "( I am revealing to you the most secret O the Pure One) the gyan with vigyan, knowing which you would be free from what you perceive is negative and inauspicious."

What does it all mean? It means gyan is useless without vigyan. But, when we practise gyan, implement it, it becomes vigyan. What does vigyan do? It sets you free from whatever is restricting you—a negative moment, a negative situation, social, mental, spiritual, all.

Therefore, mere knowing, mere gyan is not worth having if it is not accompanied with vigyan, its practical usage!

Whatever you perceive through the senses is called the Veda, known, gyan. When you implement the Veda, it becomes Vigyan, a tool to achieve excellence in personal and social spheres of existence. 

Now many erudite fellows may argue and get upset with the sentence that Veda is nothing more that the consequences of the sensory effort! Don’t get upset! Read what Krishna says in Discourse 2, shloka 45.

त्रैगुण्यविषया वेदा निस्त्रैगुण्य 

भवार्जुन।

निर्द्वन्द्वो नित्यसत्त्वस्थो 

निर्योगक्षेम आत्मवान्।।

 

In a nutshell, it means the three-dimensional world is the object of the Veda. Cross it, O Arjuna, and become the ever free! Free from what? From the duality (द्वन्द्व). What it is like? Getting established in the Cosmic Continuity (नित्यसत्त्वस्थो), which is beyond the effort to procure and preserve (निर्योगक्षेम). 

 

Here Krishna is stating the fact. This gyan, that is veda, is good for nothing if it keeps you bound to the dualities and the effort to procure and preserve the procured. Implementation of gyan is, to go beyond, the three-dimensional world of limitations and getting established in the Cosmic Continuity. This is vigyan. For getting established in it will keep your head and shoulder above the world of sensory perception. Does it mean destroying the sensory world? No. It means getting into the driver’s seat and using the body, the sensory system, etc the right way. 

 

You can’t do without vigyan

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Dragon nailed! Just wait for its fall on Indian peaks
By Vivek Sharma

How to defeat China in its vicious war against economic giants and its over ambitious mission to monopolise the globe and all its resources? 
This is the question on every diplomat, patriot and thinking person’s mind. Isn’t it? 
This ‘how’ seems very difficult when we roll it over a frozen mindset. But, the moment we decide to think out of the box, the answer is simple and do-able.
What is that? Block China’s interest. How? Focus on the Pok. Implement the strategy to re-occupy PoK, while talking border issues out with China as we are doing right now. China will have no option but to recede from  its false positioning. Now, give it an economic blow, which India has already begun doing, without really declaring it. Exploit the post-covid-19 US-Japan-UK -Bharat front against China to isolate it globally, partially by strengthening the pro-democratic forces within its land—specially Taiwan, Hong Kong and the adjoining areas.
The Communists-led Chinese government cannot afford economic crisis, triggered by PoK—now China would have to talk to India for its trade road through it. Pakistan will be hit politically and economically further too, with Sindhis and Baloochis forcing their way on the Punjabi Pakistan, that is what shall be left of it by then. China will have no option but to find Pakistan too hot to handle. It will let it go. 
A few workable steps.

1.Dominate China diplomatically on Laddakh issue relentlessly.

2.Re-consolidate military presence there with ground and air forces ready-to-strike.

3.Make covid-hit nations put pressure against China. Japan will be a force to reckon with here.

4.Formally mobilise PoK plan, through diplomatic and UN channels. 

China is gone.
 
 
China’s Plan
 
Covid-19 has been China’s shrewd plan to carry further its interests. And it has succeeded to some extent in its game plan by bringing economic powers on the ground. But, it has failed to bring them down on their knees and that has what has left China desperate with most of its target nations training their guns on it. China had been in a rush to implement its Plan B—sell balm to the painful, sell treatment to the ailing it created. But, with majority of nations choosing to stand against it, China is left with no option but to fire off its Plan C—that is unleash “insurgent forces” cultivated by it in various countries to destabilise target nations and create a situation where the nation in question is forced to  engage with its own people, triggering a crisis of sorts, which will benefit China, so to say. Well, it has tried it against India by playing anti-Modi forces in and around Bharat during the covid-19 spread. Jamatees, silly Congress attacks and desperate Left’s nitpicking cannot be denied as China’s destablising bid to stop India in its tracks to becoming an economic giant. 
 
Muscle Flexing
 
The show of strength at Laddakh borders and Pakistan’s bid to make airbase and dig up tunnels in Pak-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) can’t be seen in isolation. Popular Front of India, which is a destabliser, pampered by pro-Chinese forces, including radical Islamists, is nothing but a pawn in the game plan of China. It did its job during the Shaheen Bagh protests. But, smart handling by the Central govt and prompt arrests of the brains involved in it  neutralised the poison China and Pakistan had planned to destablise the Modi government with the covert help of the Congress. Even post-lockdown relief, the left-led forces are trying to re-start the protests. However, the police sniffed the plot out and foiled this attempt. 
 
Present Scenario
 
Now China is going to face stronger and stronger opposition through out the world. Unlike what people think, China is facing a lot of protest on its own land with pro-democratic forces gaining ground there. There , which is already facing the divide created by the growing pro-democratic forces on its homeland. But, I believe the counter has begun, which marks the end of China, which is also handling pro-democratic forces in its homeland. A weak economy means the defeat of the Maoists. 
Let’s wake up to the fact that its left arm  is nasty and full of evil designs. It has created a network of left forces which has three purposes as mission: (1) Enter the political process of democracies (2) Buy off bureaucrats (3) Enter industries, copy out technologies (4) Keep insurgents ready to disrupt peace by exploiting the local contentions. 
You don’t have to travel far to sift examples of it. You just have to see what Left forces, naxals and maoists are doing in India and who actually helped spread violence in the USA after a stubborn police officer kneed a civilian to death. This was a crazy incident, no doubt, and the perpetrators deserved severest punishment. They still do. But, who did white versus black and unleashed anti-social forces through out America?
It was Anti-Fascist Political Activist
movement that comprises autonomous activist groups that aim to achieve their political objectives through the use of direct action rather than through policy reform.
 
Individuals involved in the movement tend to hold anti-capitalist and anti-government views, and subscribe to a range of Left-wing ideologies. A majority of adherents are socialists, anarchists and communists, who describe themselves as revolutionaries. It is useless to think China out of it all. China has been part and parcel in antifa’s activities by pumping in money and sliding in violent plans.  President Trump’s statement that China stole America’s intellectual property should not be seen in isolation either. It directly links to the copycat industry of China which hit American and other developed nations by cheap-selling copies. This means China has been planning for long to damage the developed nations to make a place for itself and realise its mission to monopolise global resources.
The Dragon is as good as nailed by the Indian peaks. It is just scratching the stony mountains out of frustration.
 
 

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