My story consisting Health & Fitness, My Interest, My Family, Childhood Memories, Fitness Mantra, Secret to Happiness, Wish list and My Message is published by seniorexpress.in. The story reveals that A 70+ Scientist Promoting Yogic Practices for the Betterment of the Society.
A 70+ SCIENTIST PROMOTING YOGIC PRACTICES FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE SOCIETY
My name is Amrendra Narayan Pandey; I am a 72 year old Retired Senior Nuclear Scientist from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Currently, I am based in Hyderabad where I am actively running a project called “Spiritual Awareness Programme” (SAP) through which I am creating awareness on yogic practices, its importance in healthy living and its utility to the entire population of the world by exploring the theme of yoga from Ancient Indian Wisdom (AIW). Based on my interest in AIW, spirituality and my background in technology I have developed a spiritual (Vedantic) model in association with Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anushandhana Sansthana (SVYASA), Bangalore for the welfare of the society.
I like discussing about topics related to scientific and yogic knowledge with likeminded people. My role models are Swami Vivekananda, Dr. H. R. Nagendra, Swami Maheshananda, Swami Niranjananda, Vedadari Maharishi Ji, Param Hans Yogananda Ji, who have an important role to play in my spiritual growth.
I was born in an upper middle class family and my parents brought me up with lots of love and care. Their loving and caring nature helped me to grow up as a responsible adult.
I am blessed to have a caring and understanding wife who is very cooperative and is spiritually oriented like me. She is actively working with me towards creating awareness on role of yoga and spirituality in healthy living. We both take yoga and meditation classes for people of all ages.
When I was around 7 years old I had a very high fever, my situation deteriorated and later I was declared dead by the doctor. When my body was about to be taken to the cremation ground my maid shouted and informed others that she sensed some pulsation in my body. She experienced this after she started massaging my dead body with warm mustard oil as she got unknown command to do so. After this, doctors were called who confirmed the pulsation in my body and my treatment started. When I gained consciousness I found that I couldn’t see anything and everyone in my surrounding was saying that death would have been better than being alive and blind. However, with God’s grace and my doctor, Dr. Alakhniranjan’s good treatment my eye sight came back after 6-8 months. That was a memorable phase of my life which brought me closer to spirituality. Though, due to this incident I started my formal education late however, I am satisfied with whatever I have achieved professionally so far in my life.
I keep myself fit and active by following a disciplined lifestyle. In the morning, for two hours (6:00-8:00 AM) I do Asana, Pranayama and Cyclic meditation with some likeminded people residing in my same building. After this between 8:00-10:00 AM I do breakfast and other routine work. From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM I am mostly engaged in discussions and writing work on the subject “Yoga and its Application”. At 1:00 PM I have my lunch and after that I rest for some time. Between 5:30 to 8:30 PM I do satsang and meditation with friends. After this I do some writing and reading work followed by dinner.
Secret to Happiness
Based on my lived experiences I can say that to experience happiness one must be self content, knowledgeable, non-judgemental, and tolerant. He or she must have sense of acceptability of other’s views, always have appreciation for others even for small achievements and must try to inculcate unconditional love as far as possible in life.
According to me happiness can also be measured. The yard stick of happiness is being a good and empathetic listener, enjoying one’s work, being active and creative. By doing all these activities one can keep oneself positive and prevent negativity.
Some of the things on my wish list are as follows:
- Completion of few books related to modern science and Ancient Indian Wisdom (AIW) on topics related to Brain, Mind, Consciousness and Quantum theory
- Continuing my quest for spirituality
- Creating awareness on yogic activities and meditation
- To propagate the themes of Rishi culture that “Humanity is the religion; the human breath (inhalation and exhalation) should be worshipped with knowledge, and consciousness (the absolute, the truth, the Parmatma or what so ever one believes) is the only God”
My message to everyone is to live healthy and contribute productively towards the development of the society.
I am leading an active life and contributing towards the welfare of the society by setting up a common platform (http://www.yogicconcepts.in/) for scientist and spiritual masters where they can work in collaboration to define and understand the concepts and topics related to Consciousness (supreme reality), Yoga and Meditation. This platform is not only beneficial for both the groups in their quest for knowledge but also for the entire society as it is creating awareness on yogic concepts and spiritual well-being.