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Dr. Pran Rangan

Dr. Pran Rangan
I am a retired physician from a goverment job. I am settled in Kanpur (UP), India; I am still professionally active. I like to read article in various spiritual topics. I like to write on general health related topics as well as topics on self-improvement. I am a seeker in a quest to a higher spiritual awareness.
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Fasting- a different perspective

Dr. Pran Rangan
Fasting has some great significance in our life. All religions of the world advocate fasting for varying periods of days and months on various occasions for their followers. Fasting is a spiritual practice to be found in all religions. The great founders of various faiths practiced quite rigorous fasting as a preliminary to attaining their first experience of spiritual enlightenment and communion with God.

Fasting- a different perspective

Dr. Pran Rangan
Fasting has some great significance in our life. All religions of the world advocate fasting for varying periods of days and months on various occasions for their followers. Fasting is a spiritual practice to be found in all religions. The great founders of various faiths practiced quite rigorous fasting as a preliminary to attaining their first experience of spiritual enlightenment and communion with God.

Silence - an unique energy

Dr. Pran Rangan
One day, a farmer was assisting in the seasonal chore of stocking an icehouse, when he lost his watch. Loudly bewailing his misfortune, he set about with his lantern and rake hunting for it in the sawdust on the house floor. His companions joined him in the search, but their clamorous seeking failed to turn up the watch. When the men went to lunch, a small boy slipped quietly into the house and found the watch! Asked by the astonished owner how he had done it, the youngster explained: "Well, sir, I just lay down on the sawdust and kept very still and silent, and soon I heard the watch ticking."

Fasting - a different perspective

Dr. Pran Rangan
Fasting has some great significance in our life. All religions of the world advocate fasting for varying periods of days and months on various occasions for their followers. Fasting is a spiritual practice to be found in all religions. The great founders of various faiths practiced quite rigorous fasting as a preliminary to attaining their first experience of spiritual enlightenment and communion with God. Most believe fasting as a way to subdue them in order to strengthen spiritually. It intensifies the consciousness of God in our hearts, resulting in a higher spiritual experience. Many consider that fasting is an efficient brake to the demanding senses and sublimates one's desires to mellow the mind.

Silence - an unique energy

Dr. Pran Rangan
Observe silence on a regular basis starting from a period of ten minutes to one hour. Initially, though difficult but with practice it will get easier. Gradually, it will become a habit. One who practices the observance of silence experiences its unique effects. This helps silence the constant chatter of the mind, which is by nature always restless. Silence calms the restlessness of mind by withdrawing senses from sense objects.

The Bad is Really Not Bad


About ten years back, I happened to meet a subordinate at my new workplace, who was well known for some of his bad traits. Most of the people had a poor opinion of him. This was the reason they were afraid of him and used to avoid him. In reality, he was an awful person but I never tried to avoid him but instead I decided to make best use of him in spite of his bad traits.

The bad is really not bad

Dr. Pran Rangan
About ten years back, I happened to meet a subordinate at my new workplace, who was well known for some of his bad traits. Most of the people had a poor opinion of him. This was the reason they were afraid of him and used to avoid him. In reality, he was an awful person but I never tried to avoid him but instead I decided to make best use of him in spite of his bad traits. I never showed any aversion or contempt to him at any time as a result of which he started to co-operate with me. Gradually, I learnt that he had some good traits as well. In fact, he proved to be a good teacher to me. I learned from him how to tolerate his bad traits and how to make use of his good traits to manage the things properly. He taught me a good lesson of tolerance. He also taught me a lesson in the skills of inter-personal management. Thought I have retired from the job a few years back, the lessons I learnt from him are still useful to me. I always feel grateful to him as he taught me a valuable lessons

Fear of Unknown


We all fear death but death as such can not cause fear. In normal circumstances, death can not be known or perceived. We fear it as we haven’t experienced it. Ignorance, too, is considered a major cause of fear. Primitive man was completely in the dark about natural phenomena such as the eclipses, thunder and lightning, the comets and the like.

Let Him Be Our Charioteer

In our prayers, we always ask the God to fulfill our various wishes, which are related to the worldly desires. This is so because we think that the worldly desires will give us happiness and peace. The desires arise in our mind, which is influenced by our beliefs and values. If one desire is fulfilled, another crops up in the mind and we become busy in fulfilling it. So there is an unending stream of desires. In order to achieve them, we are running a mad race that never ends.

This is often said that one, who has conquered the mind, has conquered the world. On conquering the mind, one gets connected to the Almighty and starts seeing his divine presence in every thing – living and non-living. Now a question arises as to what are mind and its nature. The following paragraph by Osho highlights its nature.
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