Technology Pushes from “Physical” to “Virtual” World – Indian Judiciary

Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

The more we get aged, the more diffident we become in adopting the new technology or anything new because our mental blocks often come into the play. This is what we find in the functioning of the courts as most of the judges and the lawyers have been pursuing a set pattern of filing, removing defects, appearing, and arguing before the courts. Most of us have become habitual of the system that has been in the vogue for decades together. Judges have also followed the same trend year after year. This is the reason that most of the aged and comparatively old judges usually pose mental resistance in adopting the new technology. The same is the case with the elderly lawyers, court staffs and the persons manning the registry.

Although the introduction of modern technology in the courts have started for quite a long time it has not got expected result and speed until very late. We have been hearing about the paperless courts but to the best of our knowledge, only a few of the judges of the Delhi High Court has been able to dispense with the paper files. These judges certainly deserve kudos for being technology savvy. Majority of the judges have, however, been using the files in the physical form to which they have been accustomed to for many long years in the profession. In the Supreme Court, the E-filing was introduced nearly 15 years ago but it was more only for the namesake. Most of the advocates have been filing their cases in the physical form (hard copy) as it has been easier for them. The new generation of lawyers and the registry staff have albeit, been very enthusiastic in changing over to the new system propelled by the new technology.

Thanks to COVID 19, everything has gone topsy-turvy. The efforts for change over to new technology have started with all seriousness in the last two and a half months. Credit goes to young and enthusiastic engineers of information technology and the strong desires of some of the judges, who have been able to transform the functioning in the courts by removing the hurdles and obstacles with breakneck speed. Many judges have really worked extremely hard for switching over to the new system of Virtual Courts where everything is done by the technology. Hopefully, in the days to come it will become indispensable and the most-liked form of conducting the cases right from the Supreme Court to the lower courts. The problem, in fact, in lower courts may not be as difficult as in the higher courts because the new breed of the judges, who get their entry at the younger age and is more adaptable to the new technology. There is no doubt that the technology will help in the expeditious disposal of the cases ensuring un-delayed justice to litigants.

Here I wish to narrate my personal experience. Although I have been using the PC for more than three decades and the Laptop for two decades, yet it has been mostly remained confined to sending and receiving emails or for composing works. Except for personal emails, almost all other composing work has been done by my assistant colleagues in the office. WhatsApp and Twitter came very late and I am still not very conversant in handling the different aspects of WhatsApp and the Facebook etc, What has, however, aroused and stirred me to write on it, is my first experience of the Virtual Court, which I have had it the day before yesterday i.e. on 26th of May. I was informed by the text message from the Registry of the Supreme Court, two days in the advance about the case which was listed in my name before Virtual Court number 8. I was asked to upload my appearance on the given email and on the morning of 26th May, half an hour before the hearing started, I was given a link to get myself appeared before the court. I must confess that it could not have been possible for me to tide over the initial glitches without the help of my young lawyer son Utkarsh Pandey. He made me amazingly comfortable and told me that when the item number was called, I must show myself. Lo and behold! the magic screen was opened, and I presented my case. All the nervousness was gone and got converted into a thrill and excitement.

This is certainly not something to boast of, but the purpose of this post is certainly to enthuse and inspire all advocates and implore them not to be hesitant in arguing and conducting their cases before the Virtual Courts. Some minor problems may crop up, but they will certainly instil a new sense of confidence. The more we get accustomed to the new technology the better it is for the advancement of the judicial system.

There are many advantages which can be enumerated in the introduction of new technology. It is bound to bring more transparency and would be quite helpful in eradication of the corruption. My friend, Advocate Shreepal Singh agrees with the Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari that technology will work wonders in the days to come. Everything will be so open that the danger to privacy will become real. The biggest gain will be in maintaining the competence of the high standards. The paperless offices and courts will save thousands of tons of paper every year. Trees will be saved, and the balance of the ecology and the environment will be easy to maintain. Corruption is an inherent part of human handling, but technology will ensure transparency and non-manipulation at different levels. It may be noted here that only a decade ago a Non-Resident Indian litigant from London sat on a dharna outside the Supreme Court because he had found that his case, which used to be listed on many dates was getting deleted without assigning any reason thereof. He had doubted that some persons were able to get his case deleted by greasing the palms of some persons in the registry. Now when there will hardly be any human interface, the chances of corruption will be considerably minimised.

However, there will be many insurmountable difficulties for the lawyers. It will be difficult for them to find the cases for conducting without face to face interactions with the clients. The bantering, the wits, the warmth, and the repartees will be missing in the Virtual Courts. It is always a pleasure of meeting the lawyers in the courtrooms and barrooms and exchanging pleasantries and learning many nuances of advocacy in the courtrooms. Here my son tells me that it can be compensated to a large extent if the all the proceedings of the courts are live-streamed; so that anybody can watch them. The live streaming of the court proceedings will, undoubtedly, instil and inculcate more confidence of the people in the judiciary. Besides, it will be more meaningful and useful for both lawyers and litigants as well. Virtual Courts may not be the substitute to the physical courts, but they have become inevitable when the technology is moving inexorably.

Corona Travelogue – Delhi to Agartala

By: A Proud Indian

17 May 2020: It was my ‘Day Number 57’ in Delhi at my dear friend’s place. My workplace being in Agartala, I was one amongst the millions ‘Lockdown Struck’ Indian who was stuck in Delhi awaiting some transportation that carried me back to may workplace. With the decision by the Government that flights resumption wasn’t to start in foreseeable future, came my resolve that I needed to start back for Agartala on my own.

This idea had regularly struck my mind during last fortnight (Lockdown 3.0); but what prevented me driving my way back was the image of our country that one had built over days of following media’s another kind of pandemic – that there being chaos on roads, migrant workers are turning violent in the absence of any support to them from anywhere; that because of this arson and loot are taking place everywhere etcetera. The fact that I needed to travel with my wife and twin teenage daughters across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, which was the Naxal belt, made my decision a favourite object of criticism by my wellwishers.

Nonetheless on the evening of 17 May 20, the positive desperation of heading back to my home town overpowered my long carried apprehensiveness and I packed my bag for this adventurous journey back home.

On morning of 18 May, my dear friend who had been my host for the last two months, dropped me at Agra in his SUV. In Agra I took a Maruti Swift, that belonged to an employee of my company. The car was incidentally stuck with the car transporter who was supposed to tranship it to Agartala but was unable to do so for the last two months under the conditions that prevailed.

My journey from Agra started and I travelled across Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura to finally reach Agartala, covering 2400 kms over three nights and four days.

My experience was vivid and revealing on many accounts. I came across hundreds of care-centers across, UP and Bihar meant for the migrating labourers set up by social organisations (including RSS), political parties, local leaders and NGOs. Then there were hordes of volunteers distributing water and eatables to those traveling and were needy out of their car boot!! .. all this while it rained or was avoidably hot and humid.

Over last few days, I smoothly crossed across seven state borders. This statistically meant traveling across 25% of all Indian States. I witnessed the sheer professionalism and dedication of Government of Assam and Tripura by the manner they were handling the incoming population and transients. Everyone I found was courteous and respectful. I finally reached my destination yesterday feeling prouder as an Indian, deeply impressed with our response mechanisms and state of affairs during this pandemic.

The lessons that I learnt over my three nights, four days Road Journey were few, nonetheless need to be shared with our countrymen:-

  1. There is an urgent need to have some positive news reporting, and avoid making migrant workers as villians. Even in face of such distressing conditions, I found helpful hands and smiling faces. With every single bad report of something gone wrong somewhere, there are hundreds of things going right. They need to be reported for the population to draw correct picture of country and take positive decisions.
  2. Don’t draw conclusions watching news stories or some videos over social media. Law and Order on road isn’t bad.

  3. Police across states is geared up and selflessly rendering duty and enforcing population control measures.

  4. Road condition in India has improved over years. With or without traffic, maintaining an average of 65-70 kilometers per hour across all these states wasn’t possible otherwise. Road trip is a beautiful way to go in such scenarios, considering the necessity of observing the social distancing norms.

That’s all ! May we all beat the virus with positive thoughts and brave response.

Indo-Europian Languages, Sanskrit and an Indian Expedition to Greece

We humans know many things but many things still remain an enigma to us. We know almost nothing about many things of our past. One of the greatest mysteries about our past is the origin of the so-called family of Indo-Europian languages. The term “Indo-European” is now well established for over two centuries. Why the word “Indo” is connected to Europian languages? What do they have to do with India – a far away place – and its language? And, which is this language of India? It is equally long established that this Indian language is Sanskrit.

Ordinary people cite the examples of this connection of Indian language Sanskrit to the Europian languages by indicating the similarity between many Sanskrit and these European languages’ words, for example in English language for ‘Matr’ (मातृ) there is ‘Mother’; for  ‘Pitr’ (पितृ) there is ‘Father’; for ‘Bhratr’ (भ्रात्र) there is ‘Brother’ etc. Europian scholars have conducted a systematic and elaborate research into this phonetic and grammatical connection of Sanskrit laguage with all the languages of Europe – English, German, French, Russian, Greek, Latin, Slav etc (with a few exception) – and have come to the conclusion that Sanskrit is really connected to all these Europian languages as their mother language.

But how this connection of Sanskrit was established with these European languages in the past is not known. All these Europian languages represent the best of literature, philosophy, science, history and other sublime human thoughts. We know all scientific terminologies are rooted in Greek and Latin languages and, in turn, Greek and Latin languages are rooted in Sanskrit. For example, one may wonder the word ‘genesis’, from which the scientific term ‘genetics’ is derived is rooted in Sanskrit word ‘Janm’ (जन्म); or, Greek ‘Prima’ is rooted in Sanskrit ‘Pratham’ (प्रथम);  two is from ‘Dwi’ (द्वि); three is from ‘Tri’ (त्रि); ‘Penta’ is from पन्चम; seven is from सप्तम; eight is from ‘अष्टम’; nine is from ‘नवम’; decimal is from ‘ दशमलव’ of Sanskrit. More examples of such Europian words rooted in Sanskrit will be given at the end of this article.

But there is a wide blank space in human history how this connection of Europian languages with Sanskrit came about. It happened in remote past, which is wrapped in the mist of pre-historic antiquity. Human ingenuity knows no limits, it constantly knocks at the door of mystery and one day the door becomes wide open. But it requires an honesty of investigation and inquiry.

Sanskrit is native to India and this Sanskrit connects India to Europe in a superior way, which hurts the Europian ego – its sense of superiority. This sense is misplaced because inquiry and knowledge have no ego – no superiority complex. But it hurts humans; it bruishes them. It makes them defend against the perceived onslaught. And, (they have a feeling) India is a wretched third world poor and ignorant country; how come this India dares to walk over its Sanskrit bridge to Europe and challenge their superior power of originalty? It is their wounded pride. But the originalty always sides with the truth.

Everybody knows this truth and therefore to overcome this hurdle, many so-called scholars of the west have invented a spurious theory of ‘Proto Sanskrit’ language, which is supposed to be a common mother language of all Europian peoples, and of which mother language the ancient Indians too had a chance to share alike with Europeans, and to develop their sanskrit ! This is a pure fake invention. There has never been a so-called ‘Proto Sanskrit’. There is no legend or tradition about the existence of such a primordial language among any people in the world – or of its mention anywhere in the ancient classical literature – or about the place where that language was spoken or of the people who spoke it or about the time when it was spoken. There are many reasons why such ‘Proto Sanskrit’ would not exist and why it could not have been developed into Sanskrit. This theory is nothing but a red herring.

It is well known that Latin language is the nursing mother of all Europian languages – and this Latin itself in turn is nursed in antiquity by the Greek language. All classical literature – Herodotos, Arrian, Diodorus, Strabo, Ptolemy, Nearchus, Justin, Curtius, Seculus and even the later ones – is in Greek language. Herodotos wrote his ‘Histories’ in two volumes, Arrian wrote his ‘Anabasis’ in twelve volumes, Diodorus of Sicily wrote his works in ten volumes, Strabo, Ptolemy, Justin, Curtius, Seculus etc. also wrote likewise. It speaks volumes of the splender, glory and antiquity of Greek language in comparison to Roman, that is, Latin. In fact, Latin language got its influence and primacy during the period of an extensive Roman empire at about 150 AD – after the coronation of king Augustus, the great.

Most of these Greek writers wrote before the Christian era, for example, Herodotos wrote in 480 BC and Dionysius wrote in 59 BC. They all refer to the glory of Greece in still more ancient times and the influence of Greek heroes on Roman empire. Dionysius writing in 59 BC in his volume 1 at page 105 (out of 7 of them) of ‘Roman Antiquities’ states that one ‘Pelasgian people’ with their leader had subdued many nations, they came to Greece and from Greece came to Rome to a welcome by Roman people; that they were given a land by the Romans and there these Pelasgian people made their abode – a village – on top of a hill in Rome; that they had instituted the worship of their leader at an altar as a deity built in his memory, which worship is still continued in his own time (59 BC); that these ‘Pelasgian people’ were so named because they came there wandering ‘like a flock of pelican’; that they were of high moral values and had killed, subdued and tamed many barberian tribes that were abound in the area.

This all was being written in 59 BC. Even before that time, in 326 BC, Alexander had come to India, in Sind. His historians – Ptolemy, Nearchus, Arrian etc – wrote that he (Alexander) had boasted that he and Indians had a common deity in Hercules, who had come to India in remote antiquity and was equally  worshipped by Indians in Mathura; that this Hercules was the god of power and had a club in hand and lion’s skin on his body. Who was this Hercules – who was an equal Indian and Macedonian god? In how much past – counting backward from 326 BC – did that Hercules come to India, or go to Macedonia from India as the leader of ‘Pelasgian people’ to be worshipped by Macedonians there? There is something very serious in this hint: a Hercules worshipped in India in Mathura in 326 BC and also worshipped in Macedonia. This is all based on written historical record – Arrian wrote his 12 volumes of ‘Anabasis’ and Dionysius wrote 7 volumes, which all are still extant.

Is it possible that sometime in remote past Sanskrit speaking Indians had migrated to and colonised Greece – and then Rome of Italy? Is it possible that they were the wandering ‘Pelasgian’ people, who flying like a ‘flock of pelican’ came from India to Greece, colonising and civilizing it, and thence came to Rome, founding a village at a hill-top and erecting an altar there to be worshipped as a deity in the memory of their (Pelasgians) leader called Hercules? Is it possible that these Sanskrit speaking people laid the foundation of the corrupted dialect of Sanskrit in the form of classical Greek? There is no other way to explain the reason of the Sanskrit roots – and plain words – being the explicit foundation of classical Greek and Latin languages – except by looking at this possibility and searching for its evidence.

Col. James Todd has suggested in volume 1 of his celeberated work ‘Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan’ that this Hercules weilding a club in his hand and wearing a lion’s skin on his body was none other than the elder brother of Indian deity Krishna, whose name was Balram – that Balram was a deity who was worshipped in Mathura (during Alexander’s time in 326 BC as well as today); he was the god of power who held a club in his hand; he was an ‘Ees =god’ of the ‘Hari’s Kula =tribe of Hari -Yadavas’ and was aptly named by Greeks and Romans as Hercules or ‘Ees of Hari Kula’; that he had led an expedition from India to Greece after the Mahabharata War was over, Pandavas had retired to the Himalya mountains and Krishna was dead. Such is the possibility hinted at by a western scholar (read Todd to find out he was a scholar) even in 1882 or so! It calls for a serious research. It would be a re-writing of the history of India, Greece, Romans and the western civilization.

Here there are two objections to be countered in this respect. First it is generally accepted that Indians never went out of India to colonize foreign lands. This is partially wrong: Indians did not invade and conquer other lands by force but they went and culturally conquered foreign lands – just look at the entire span of east Asia, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Vietnam etc ! It was a willing welcome of Indians by foreign lands.

The second objection relates to the time scale of history. The known current academic fashion is to limit the human civilization to 9000 years or so only and no more. And, this 9000 years time span is known, although sketchily. Such Indian colonisation of Greece etc is not possible. The internet gives us information that a sunken Dwarika city at the Gujrat coast has tell-tale remains of big human made structures and that carbon dating has put these different remains at 32000 to 9000 years old. Is it all humbug? Or, is it correct in its claim of 32000 to 9000 years? Why is the scientific community silent about such an onstensibly preposterous claim? It needs to come out and take a stand – killing by silence does no credit to them. It is a work of more in importance for archeology than the 1930’s excavations at Mohen-jo-Daro and Harappa by John Marshal. But why is such an investigation by an international team of archeologits not being undertaken? Is it because these remains lie sunk at the coast of India and not at the coast of sea somewhere in Europe or the United States? If the claim is right, then humans need to re-write their history afresh. Then, there is a real possibility of Sanskrit migrating out of India to Greece sometime in antiquity counting backwards from 326 BC, when Alexander visited India.

One more aspect: a period of general migration of people is admitted in pre-historic times. There are ancient remains of altars, gods images, structures etc scattered in different countries that were once part of the Roman empire – in addition to many legends and traditions – connecting ancient India to those parts. In his ‘Prehistoric Dacia’ Nicolae Densusianu of Romania (which land was once part of Roman empire in antiquity) has written about all such remains still found scattered in his country, which connect ancient India with that country through Indian gods, deities and legends.

Now we close this post with linguistic similarity of European languages to Sanskrit, which have been borrowed with thanks from the work of E. Pococke, which work was published in 1856 from London. Here are some of the examples of these similarities:

Sanscrit = Zend. = Greek (Doric.) = Latin. = Gothic.

Prat’hma  = Frat’hema = Prota = Prima = Fruma

Dwitiya = Bitya = Deutera = Altera = Ant’hara

Tritiya = Thritya = Trita = Tertia = Thridyo

Chaturtha = Tuirya =Tetarta = Quarta = Fidvordo

Panchama = Pugdha = Pempta = Quinta = Fimfto

Shasta = Catva = Hekta = Sexta = Saishto

Saptama = Haptat’ha = Hebdoma = Septima = Sibundo

Ashtama = Astema = Ogdoa = Octava = Ahtudo

Navama = Nauma = Ennota = Nova = Niundo

Dasama = Dasema = Dekata = Decima =Taihundo

Sanscrit. = Zend. = Greek. = Latin.

Dad-a-mi = Dadha-mi = Dido-mi = Do

Dada-si = Dadha-si = Dido-s = Da-s

Dada-te = Dadha-te = Dido-ti = Da-t

Tishtami = Histami = Histemi = Sto

Asmi = Ahmi = Emmi = Sum

Bharami = Barami = Phero = Fero

Vahami = Vazami = Ekho = Veho

Asi = Ahi = Essi = Es

Tishtasi = Hisht’hahi = Histes = Stas

Dadasi = Dadhahi = Didos = Das

Bharasi = Barahi = Phereis = Fers

Tisht’hes = Histois = Histaies = Stes

Dadhyas = Daidhyao = Didoies = Des

Bhares = Bharois = Pherois = Feras

Sanscrit. = Zend. = Greek. = Latin.

Tisht’hat’ha = Hist’hat’ha = Histate = Statis

Bharat’ha = Barat’ha = Pherete = Fertis

Tisht’het’ha = Histaeta = Histaiete = Stetis

Dadyata = Daidhyata = Didoiete = Detis

Bhareta = Baraeta = Pheroite = Feratis

Asti = Ashti = Esti = Est

Tishtati = Histati = Histate = Stat

Dadati = Dadhaite =Didote = Dat

Barati = Baraite = Phere(t)i = Fert

Bharet = Baroit = Pheroi = Ferat

Dadyat = Daidhyat = Dedoie = Det

Santi = Hente = (S)enti = Sunt

Tishtanti = Histenti = Histanti = Stant

Dadati = Dadenti = Didonti = Dant

Bharanti = Barenti = Pheronti = Ferunt

Vahanti = Vazenti = Ekhonti = Vehunt

Sanscrit = Latin

St’ha-tum, to stand = Statum

Da-tum, to give = Datum

Jna-tum, to know = No-tum

Pa-tum, to drink = Potum

E’-tum, to go = Itum

Stra-tum, to strew = Stratum

Ank-tum, to anoint = Unctum

Svani-tum, to sound = Son-i-tum

Sarp-tum, to go = Serptum

Vami-tum, to vomit = Vomitum

Pesh-tum, bruise = Pistum

Jani-tum, to beget = Gen-i-tum


Social Distancing and Sophistry of Arguments

Parmanand Pandey, Advocate, Supreme Court (Secretary General IPC)

Sophistry, i.e. fallacious argument, has been prevalent from time immemorial. In our ‘Nyaya Shastra’ it has been discussed in great details as ‘Hetwabhas’, which can be roughly translated as an inference based on a fallacy. These days we find that some educated Muslims and their secular supporters instead of condemning the behaviour of jahils of Tablighi Jamat try to put blame on the police as to why it failed to prevent their congregation. This is the same class, which would have fallen with hammer and tong if police had taken strong action against them. These were the same dudes who were shamelessly supporting Shaheen Bagh tamasha and asking those illiterate women to sit on dharna till their silly demands were not met.

There are some who ask as to why Yogi Adityanath went to Ayodhya with some people to perform Ram Navami Pooja during a lockdown? They fail to understand that the place was fully sanitized in view of the visit of the Chief Minister and he was there only for a few minutes for symbolic pooja. Moreover, as a Chief Minister, he has been emphasizing for the social distancing, again unlike those Tablighis who were exhorting the insane Jamatees to defy the lockdown.

These people also make specious comparison with some pilgrims, who got stuck up in some temples or Gurudwaras when the lockdown was declared. This is a very rogue and despicable parallel because their intention has never been to defy the lockdown. They always volunteered to cooperate with authorities unlike these Jamatees, who openly refused to listen to the administration until they were forcibly removed. Even today their leader is hiding somewhere in the burrow and refusing to come to the surface.

It is indeed very sad to see that the so-called educated Muslims and other dishonest intellectuals are devoting more of their time in inventing the points for sophistry rather than asking the gullible to see the reason.

Battle against Corona: Thought of the Day

Shreepal Singh

All life – all forms of life – is competing for resources with each other. In this battle, when one is victorious it changes the environment according to its needs and when it is not able to win it adapts itself to the available environment. It is the substance of life on earth and the theory of its evolution. And, all life includes every kind of bacteria and virus, including Corona.

We humans assume – without any foundation on reality – that this earth belongs to us exclusively, or at least primarily. It is not so. The only thing to our credit is that we have been victorious over all our rival competitors – somewhere we outrightly won and somewhere we adapted ourselves to survive. The first part – the victory part – is reflected in our ability to invent vaccines and medicines, and the second part – the adaptation – is reflected in developing an immunity to the attack on us by our rivals.

Today, let us see how we deal with our current rival called Corona in this battle – or competition – of life.

भारत के बारे में भविष्यवाणियाँ, जो अक्टूबर 1980 में छपी थी !

हम कुछ लेखों को इस इंटरनेट युग में यहाँ पुन: प्रकाशित कर रहे हैं।  ये लेख “सहयोग भारती” पत्रिका में 1980 में छपे थे। “सहयोग भारती ” के सम्पादक प्रो रमेश गुप्त थे और प्रकाशक का नाम और पता था : दिवाकर भैया आगाशे , महासचिव , युवक प्रगति सहयोग , बुलडाना – 443001 , महाराष्ट्र। इस पत्रिका में सिलसिलेवार कई लेख छपे थे। हालांकि आज 40 साल बाद सन 2020 में भारत में परिस्थितियां पूरी तरह से बदली हुई हैं , फिर भी इन लेखों के कुछ अंश आज भी बहुत अधिक महत्वपूर्ण हैं। सबसे पहले हम उस लेख को यहाँ दे रहे हैं जिसका शीर्षक है : “भारत के बारे में भविष्यवाणियाँ “। इस लेख को पढ़ते समय यह याद रखिएगा कि आप अक्टूबर 1980 के दौर में हैं। यह लेख यथावत इस तरह है :

“चीरो , जीन डिक्सन , डॉ जूलबर्न , प्रो हरार और जी बेजीलेटन अपनी भविष्यवाणियों द्वारा विश्व में तहलका मचा चुके हैं और काल की कसौटी पर उनकी भविष्यवाणियां खरी उतरी हैं।  इसी सत्यता के कारण इन व्यक्तियों ने दुनिया में विशिष्ट सम्मान और प्रतिष्ठा प्राप्त की और कुछ भविष्यवक्ता राजकीय सम्मान और मान्यता के पात्र भी बने। इनके अतिरिक्त विश्व के जाने – माने कई सन्तों और योगियों ने भी आगामी दुनिया के बारे में भविष्यवाणियाँ की हैं।  पहली प्रकार के भविष्यवक्ता हालाँकि प्रकृति के गूढ़ , शुक्ष्म और दूसरे जगतों की ओर खुले थे और आमतौर पर समाधि या दूसरी क्रियाओं द्वारा उन शूक्ष्म जगतों में जाकर भविष्य का अंतर्दर्शन करते थे तथा उन अन्तरदर्शनों के आधार पर भविष्यवाणियाँ करते थे , परन्तु फिर भी ये लोग मूल रूप में पेशेवर भविष्यवक्ता ही थे।  ये लोग विश्व – विख्यात इसीलिए हुए हैं कि इनके द्वारा की गई भविष्यवाणियाँ सही साबित हुई हैं।

लेकिन सन्तों और योगियों की बात दूसरी है।  इन लोगों के जीवन का अधिकांश हिस्सा बहुत से स्तरों के शूक्ष्म जगतों की नियमित यात्रा और उन जगतों के अन्तर्दर्शन में ही बीतता है। लेकिन भविष्य की घटनाओँ को उन शूक्ष्म जगतों में पहले ही घटित होती हुई देख लेने पर भी ये लोग आमतौर पर (कई कारणवश ) उनके बारे में सामान्य लोगों को नहीं बताते। लेकिन ये लोग यदि कभी (अपने अन्तर्दर्शनों पर आधारित ) भविष्यवाणी करते हैं तो वह अक्षरश: घटित होकर रहती है।  फिर भी इन लोगों की प्रसिद्धि इनकी भविष्यवाणियों के सही उतरने के कारण नहीं होती, बल्कि कई प्रकार की अतिभौतिक शक्तियों को हासिल कर लेने के कारण होती है।  इस तरह , ये लोग भविष्यवक्ता तो नहीं हैं पर भविष्य के बारे में इनके कथन भविष्यवाणियाँ अवश्य हैं।  इस प्रकार के सन्त और योगी भगवान बुद्ध , ईसा मसीह , विवेकानन्द , श्री अरविन्द और कई दूसरे हैं।

इन भविष्यवाणियों के बारे में कुछ सवाल उठते हैं।  ये सवाल हैं :

एक , भविष्यवाणियों के अनुसार भारत में कब और किस तरह के परिवर्तन होंगे ?

दो , विश्व  सन्दर्भ में भारत क्या रूख अपनाएगा और विश्व में उसकी क्या स्तिथि होगी ?

तीन , भारत के आज के राजनैतिक , आर्थिक और सांस्कृतिक (यानी आज के सामाजिक तामझाम के ) नेताओं का , इन भविष्यवाणियों को मद्देनजर रखते हुए , क्या रूख होगा ? और

चार , आज के वैज्ञानिक युग में भविष्यवाणियों पर कैसे विश्वास किया जा सकता है ?

आइये , संकलित (इन ) भविष्यवाणियों के प्रकाश में इन सवालों पर गौर करें।

यहाँ एक यह सवाल है कि भारत मे कब और किस तरह के परिवर्तन होंगे , भविष्यवाणियों के आधार पर ये बातें निश्चित तौर पर कही जा सकती हैं :

१ – भारत में ऐसा व्यक्ति जन्म ले चुका है जो सारी दुनिया का नेतृत्व करेगा।

२ – वह भावी नेता “असाधारण ” रूप से “साधारण ” व्यक्ति है।

३ – भविष्य के उस नेता की प्रगति सन 1980 से होगी और वह 1980 में अपने कार्यों के कारण पहली बार प्रकाश में आएगा और उसका कार्यकाल सन 2000 तक होगा।

४ – वह भविष्य का नेता धार्मिक और पूजा – पाठी प्रवत्तियों का व्यक्ति है और अपने नेतृत्व में धरती के लोगों को देश , धर्म , वर्ण , सम्प्रदाय से ऊपर उठकर “एक आत्मा ” के सिद्धान्त द्वारा आबद्ध करेगा।

भारत के बारे में चार बातें भविष्यवाणियों के आधार पर निश्चित रूप से मानी जा सकती हैं और भावी नेता और भारत के भविष्य के बारे में एक प्रकार से निर्देशक हैं।  इन चार निर्देशनों से कई बाते स्पस्ट हो जाती हैं।

यह बिलकुल स्पस्ट है कि वह व्यक्ति जो भारत में जन्म ले चुका है और जो दुनिया का नेतृत्व करेगा , तब तक दुनिया का नेतृत्व नहीं कर सकता जब तक कि वह भारत में नेतृत्व नहीं सम्हाल लेता।  वह व्यक्ति भारत का नेतृत्व करेगा।  और भारत का नेतृत्व करने का अर्थ है भारत का राजनैतिक , आर्थिक और सांस्कृतिक नेतृत्व करना।  इस तरह से वह व्यक्ति भारत की सरकार की बागडोर खुद सम्हालेगा।  लेकिन राजनैतिक नेता होने के बावजूद भी वह व्यक्ति भारत की संस्कृति का सबसे अच्छा प्रतिनिधित्व करेगा और एक ऐसी नई अर्थ व्यवस्था को भारत में स्थापित करेगा जिसको बाद में सारी दुनिया अपनाएगी।

इन भविष्यवाणियों से यह बात भी स्पस्ट हो जाती है कि वह व्यक्ति असाधारण रूप से साधारण होगा।  वह हर तरह से एक मामूली आदमी होगा।  इसका अर्थ है कि वह भावी नेता किसी बड़ी धन – संपत्ति का स्वामी नहीं होगा।

अब हम यह देखें कि भविष्य में भारत विश्व के सन्दर्भ में क्या रूख अपनाएगा और विश्व में उसकी क्या स्तिथि होगी।

भविष्यवाणियों के आधार पर ये बातें निश्चित तौर पर कहीं जा सकती हैं :

१ – भारत अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर एक शक्तिशाली देश बन जाएगा।  वह विकसित पूंजीवादी देशों की आर्थिक प्रभुता के तले नहीं दबा रहेगा।  वह पूँजीवाद को बरकरार नहीं बनाए रखेगा और पूंजीवादी देशों की अंतर्राष्ट्रीय लीक पर नहीं चलेगा।  भारत में प्रजातंत्र बना रहेगा।

२ – भारत अंतर्राष्ट्रीय साम्यवाद का नेतृत्व करने वाले देशों की लीक पर भी नहीं चलेगा और उनसे सहयोगपूर्ण सहायता प्राप्त करने के बजाए उनसे दूर हट जाएगा।  भारत में मार्क्सवादी झंडे तले समाजवाद की स्थापना कभी नहीं हो पायेगी।  लेकिन भारत में “एकात्मा ” के सिद्धान्त द्वारा समाजवाद को देश की अकूत श्रमशक्ति का सदुपयोग करने तथा देश से भूखमरी , अशिक्षा और अनुशासनहीनता दूर करने के लिए अपना लिया जाएगा। यह एक तरह से सामाजिक क्षेत्र में सैनिक कार्यवाही जैसी होगी और जल्दी ही ख़त्म कर दी जाएगी।

३ – सम्पन्नता , शिक्षा और अनुशासन में भारत विश्व का सर्व श्रेष्ठ देश बनते ही समाजवाद और प्रजातंत्र “एक आत्मा” के सिद्धान्त की एक नई और बेहतर व्यवस्था के सामने बेकार पड़ जाएंगे और समाज की बाह्यमुखी व्यवस्था (समाजवाद और प्रजातंत्र) के स्थान पर समाज की अन्तर्मुखी व्यवस्था (आत्मा का साक्षात्कार किये हुए लोगों की समाज व्यवस्था ) भारत में कायम हो जायेंगे। यह एक तरह से नई सभ्यता और संस्कृति होगी। इसको दूसरे देश भी अपनाएंगे और इस सभ्यता से मनुष्यों के विभिन्न वर्गों की आपसी कलह मिटेगी , बीमारियाँ दूर होंगी , विश्वशांति कायम हो जाएगी और देश और जाति (नस्ल ) की सीमायें टूट जाएँगी।

४ – विश्व में भारत एक निर्णायक शक्ति बन जाएगा और उसके हर एक कदम का पूरी दुनिया में प्रभाव पडेगा।  दो साम्यवादी देशों – रूस और चीन में भयंकर युद्ध होगा और इस युद्ध के दौरान चीन भारत से दोस्ती करने व मदद के लिए हाथ बढ़ाएगा। लेकिन भारत इस युद्ध में एक तटस्थ देश बना रहेगा और युद्ध में चीन बुरी तरह पराजित हो जाएगा। इस युद्ध के तुरंत बाद तिब्बत पूरी तरह स्वतन्त्र हो जाएगा और स्वेच्छा से भारत संघ में शामिल हो जाएगा।  चीन का अहंकार लगातार बढ़ता ही जाएगा और उसी के कारण विश्वयुद्ध की शुरुआत होगी। लेकिन रूस के साथ युद्ध के बाद ही उसका सूर्य अस्ताचल की ओर जाने लगेगा।  सन 1995 तक दुनिया भर में भारतीय किस्म की पूजा-आराधना , वेश-भूषा , रहन-सहन और खान-पान फ़ैल जाएगा। तृतीय विश्वयुद्ध के बाद भारत की शक्ति आश्चर्यजनक रूप में बढ़ जायेगी।

अब हम यह देखें कि इन भविष्यवाणियों को मद्देनजर रखते हुए भारत के आज के राजनैतिक , आर्थिक और सांस्कृतिक नेताओं का भविष्य के नेता और निर्देशित परिवर्तनों के प्रति क्या रूख होगा और उनका क्या हश्र होगा।

विभिन्न भविष्यवक्ताओं की ये भविष्यवाणियां यदि सत्य हो जाती हैं तो यह निश्चित है कि विश्व का वह भारतीय नेता उच्चतर चेतना का होगा और आज के भारत के आज के नेताओं से गुणात्मक रूप में बेहतर होगा।  इसके साथ ही साथ , उसके नेतृत्व की स्थापना भारत में तभी संभव हो पायेगी जब वह भारत के उन सभी लोगों को संगठित कर लेगा जो (एक आत्मा के सिद्धान्त द्वारा) उच्चतर चेतना ने निवास करते हों।

आज मानसलोक (बुद्धि-युक्त इंसानों की यह दुनिया) और अधिमानस लोक (विभिन्न देवताओं की दुनिया) से भी ऊँचे अतिमानस लोक (ईश्वर की सतत उपस्थिति और कार्य की दुनिया) की शक्तियां हमारी धरती पर अपनी शूक्ष्म उपस्थिति के द्वारा हस्तक्षेप और घटनाओं का सीधा निर्देश कर रही हैं। ये अतिमानसिक शक्तियां पृथ्वी के भौतिक वातावरण में प्रवेश कर गई हैं और ईश्वरीय इच्छा के अनुरूप कार्य करने वाले व्यक्तियों को ठोकपीट कर अपने यंत्र में बदल रही हैं। ये सभी व्यक्ति उच्चतर चेतना के हैं और उस भावी नेता के पृथ्वी पर कार्य के सहयोगी हैं।

इन्ही व्यक्तियों में कोई एक व्यक्ति अतिमानसिक शक्तियों का सीधा माध्यम है और वे शक्तियां उसके द्वारा हमारी दुनिया के कठोर वातावरण को रूपान्तरित करने में लगी हुई हैं। उस माध्यम और भावी नेता के समस्त कार्य एक दूसरे के पूरक हैं और उच्चतर लोकों की किसी गुह्य योजना के अंग हैं। एक तरह से उन दोनों का , हमारी दुनिया के लिए “आत्मा और शरीर ” जैसा महत्त्व है।

उच्चतर चेतना के लोगों द्वारा भारत के वर्तमान नेतृत्व में हस्तक्षेप और भावी नेता द्वारा नेतृत्व में परिवर्तन निश्चित तौर पर एक बार के लिए भारत में हलचल पैदा कर देगा। उच्चतर चेतना के लोगों द्वारा की गई फेरबदल का आज की मानवता के ठेकेदार और आज के नेता और नेतृत्व जबरदस्त विरोध करेंगे।  इसमें संदेह नहीं है क्योंकि ये लोग आज की हमारी घटिया दुनिया के ऐसे पण्डे -पुजारी हैं जिनके हित और अस्तित्व इस घटिया दुनिया के बरकरार रहने पर ही निर्भर करते हैं। लेकिन भविष्यवाणियों को देखते हुए लगता है कि यह विरोध एक हाय – तौबा   बन कर ही रह जाएगा। जिस नेतृत्व को भारत की नियति की बागडोर सम्हालनी है वह आगे बढ़ कर बागडोर सम्हाल लेगा और शीघ्र ही भारत विश्व का नेतृत्व करने की हालत में आ जाएगा।

आइये , हम यह देखें कि आज के वैज्ञानिक युग में भविष्यवाणियों पर कैसे विश्वास किया जा सकता है।  इस सवाल के उत्तर में तीन बातें कही जा सकती हैं :

एक , आज के हमारे विज्ञान की इमारत कार्य -कारण के सिद्धान्त पर रखी हुई है। कार्य – कारण का मतलब है : नियतिवाद (= Determinism)। इसके मुताबिक़ विश्व के कारण और कार्य की अटूट श्रंखला है और इसके द्वारा सब कुछ पहले से ही निर्धारित है। समस्या केवल कारण और कार्य के संबंधों को जानने की है। यदि कोई व्यक्ति ब्रह्माण्ड में कारण – कार्य के समस्त संबंधों को सम्पूर्ण रूप में जान ले तो वह सही सही भविष्यवाणी कर सकता है। हालाँकि विज्ञान अभी तक यह समस्त जानकारी प्राप्त नहीं कर सका है , लेकिन फिर भी सैद्धांतिक तौर पर वैज्ञानिक रूप में भविष्यवाणियाँ करना संभव है। फिर एक बात और है। विज्ञान लगातार तरक्की करता जा रहा है और जो आज विज्ञान के लिए असंभव है वह कल संभव बन सकता है।  पैरा – साइकोलॉजी , हिपनोटिजम , इ एस पी आदि के रूप में विज्ञान कई अतिभौतिक रहस्यों के साथ साथ भविष्यवाणियों के स्रोतों की खोज में लगा हुआ है।

दो , योगियों , सन्तों , ऋषियों (आधात्मिक लोगों ) के अनुसार बहुत से स्तरों पर दुनियाएं बसी हुई हैं ; ब्रह्माण्ड में भिन्न भिन्न लोक हैं।  सभी घटनाएँ पहले उच्चतर लोकों में (शूक्ष्म दुनिया में ) घटती हैं और उसके बाद भौतिक दुनिया (पृथ्वी) में रूप ग्रहण करती हैं। विभिन्न प्रक्रियाओं द्वारा पैदा हुई विशिस्ट अवस्थाओं में उन उच्चतर लोकों की घटनाओं को देखा जा सकता है और उनका वर्णन करना आम लोगों के लिए भविष्यवाणियाँ बन जाता है। सन्दर्भित सभी भविष्यवाणियाँ सूक्ष्म लोकों का दर्शन या विजन हैं जो भविष्यवक्ताओँ ने समाधि , सम्मोहन या विशिष्ट हालातों में प्राप्त किया है।

तीन , भविष्यवाणियों पर विश्वास करने का एक कारण यह है कि इन भविष्यवक्ताओं की पहली भविष्यवाणियां काल की कसौटी पर खरी उतरी हैं। इन व्यक्तियों की विश्व – प्रसिद्धि इसी कारण से हुई है कि उनकी भविष्यवाणियाँ सत्य उतरी हैं। भविष्यवाणियों पर विश्वास करने का यह कोई वैज्ञानिक कारण नहीं है।  लेकिन फिर भी दुनिया के अधिकांश लोग इसी कारण से इन भविष्यवाणियों पर विश्वास करते हैं।

हालांकि इस समय भारत को बड़ी कठिन परिस्तिथियों का सामना करना पड रहा है , किन्तु क्या यह कहना होगा कि इससे कही नाजुक स्तिथियों में और इससे कहीं कमजोर हालात में उसने इनसे कहीं भीषण परिस्तिथियों का सफलतापूर्वक सामना किया है और अपनी हस्ती को बनाए रखा है। अत: कोई कारण नहीं कि इन भविष्यवाणियों के अनुसार महान भावी भारत हमारे सामने ही साकार होता हुआ न दिखाई देने लगे।”

“सहयोग भारती” का कवर पेज जिसमे यह लेख छपा था:

Forget “Corona”! : Get Ready to a “New Age” !!

Let us divert ourselves from “Corona” – divert to new things: the advent of a new Age !

At last the age of “ideas” has come. It is the dead-end of one full cycle of humans – humans as a race who had commenced their journey from animals. In their evolution, humans had started their journey from the advent of “ideas”.

But in this journey, they never had an age dominated by ideas. Ideas were there but they were subordinate to other traits of humans. “Ideas” were lurking in the background and serving the interests of those other – dominent – human traits. In this journey they were waiting for the hour when their time would come and they would rule the age. That age has come now.

This age is the age of ideas and it has been made possible by two things: Science reaching a critical stage of its development and the revolution in information technology that has made those scientific discoveries a universal house-hold things.

It is like putting a spark into a powder keg. It is all set to change the humanity beyond recognition and forever – humanity as we know them. Humans have to get ready to this change – their transformation. And, it is a good thing; it is moving ahead; it should be a welcome thing.

With the coming of the age dominated by “ideas”, there would be the “death” of the age of the yesteryears’ those human traits that had hitherto dominated the human race in their evolutionary journey.

But this “death” of the once dominating human traits is not to come without a fight of the rival interests. There would be the fight – and the bitter fight – between these antagonistic traits. But in this fight ultimately the power of “ideas” would win this contest against the presently dominating human trait for two reasons: Firstly, “ideas” are more powerful than the erstwhile traits; and secondly, “ideas” invent the weapons and the hands of those who have the “ideas” control them (that is, weapons).

Which are those human traits that had their ruling days and how did they fare in the past in the human evolutionary journey?

Humans have three basic constituting elements or planes in their life: Physical force, emotional world and mental reasoning. The possession of these three constituting elements are not the special prerogatives of the life of human beings alone; they all are present in all life, albeit in different proportions – in different developmental stages. All forms of life on Earth have more or less developed elements of physical base in their anatomical body, its (life’s) emotional flowering in the form of love, hate, jealesy, sacrifice, greed etc. and a mental element – as if this mental element is the ripened fruit of this flower; a fruit in the form of an intelligent capacity to reason. In this triple formation of life, plants and trees are the least developed in this mental element and humans are the ones where the mental element is in the most developed form.

Long history of the human race is nothing but the history of the sequential expression and manifestation of the “domination” of each one of these three human traits – step by step – in the course of their (humans’) evolutionary journey.

In human history, there was a period when the physical force dominated their life; the emotional and the mental elements – in whatever stage of their development they were – remained subservient to this physical element. These two elements did but aid and help the physical one to establish and consolidate its hold on their entire life’s spectrum.

It was the savage age. It lasted long – for millions of years – and manifested in the human life style of hunters, gatherers, cannibalism etc. Mental element was flowered there as if yet in a budding state and simply utilized by the dominating physical force, not for its justification but as a helpimg tool to establish its hold on that savage human society. It may be termed a “dark age” of human existence.

Then came the age of emotion – the age of love, hate, compassion, wikedness, anger, sacrifice, revenge, forgiveness. It was the age of impulses – the vital force that works from behind the apparant physical existence of human life. This vital force – the force of emotion and impulse – is above the physical element but below the element of mind, that is, the element of reason in human life. In this age the element of emotion dominated the entire spectrum of human life and the remaining two elements – the below one of the physical and the above one of the mrntal – did nothing but help and aid the working of the vital.

Incessant wars were fought in the cause of religious zeal, in pursuit of the object of sex, for plundering to garner the wealth, to quench thirst of conquering the world and to seek eternal glory etc. It was not the age of wandering hunters and gatherers who were always on the lookout to expand into newer lands in search of the required or the better pastures for their survival. It was a better age – better from evolutionary point of view – of the pursuit of some ideals.

The dominating element of this age – the element of emotion or impulse belonging to the world of the vital force – had made its appearance several thousands of years ago and is still continuing in our own times. This our age of impulse finds its defining marks in religions and greed for wealth – both of which are nothing but the expression of vital force. This is the age of religious fanaticism and capitalism, where the bulk of humanity is guided by the lower impulse of religious merit and acquisition of money, both of which cater to their vital’s demands – desires – and not to the demand of their mind. It may be termed an “enlightened age” of our collective existence.

This way of human progress is strange but it is the scheme of nature imbubed in their evolutionary journey. But as the time of savage hunters and gatherers had run out its course so would the time of religious bigots and capitalists run out its course. The advent of the age dominated by the element of mind – or of the reason, that we call it – would mark the end of the present age of the vital force. The age of the domination of the mental element is on the horizon and probing to find its ways to delige mankind with its superior force. In the age dominated by this mental element the bigoted zeal of religions and the greed to acquire more wealth would meet their end. It may be termed “transitional age” of humanity in the further journey of their life’s evolution.

In this age that is yet to firmly put its feet among humans, the collective religious zeal of humans would be transformed into their individual spirituality and capitalism as a collective economic way of life would be transformed into a rational economy controlled not by the impulsive greed of individuals but by the planning of mind and reason brought to the fore as a necessity.

It is not that in the coming age of “mind domination” the lower human traits of the emotional – vital – forces of love, hate, jealasy, sacrifice, wickedness etc. and of the crude physical force will have no place. They all will be there but they will help and serve the cause of mind and reason.

The people in command of the mental element – the leaders of the thinking humanity – would as usual love and hate etc. and use crude physical force but they would do so in pursuit of the dictate of mind and reason. These lower forces will serve the interests of higher force of intelligence and rationality – those among the humanity who are still guided in their activities by the vital forces of impulses like insane violence to accomplish their desires or greed of earning more wealth to satisfy their inflated desires would find themselves put hard restraints on them by the higher light of mind and the command of rationality.

This would be the “age of transition” of humanity – transition from their present stage to the next one, the first one in a new cycle, in their evolitionary journey. How this transition is going to be effected in our present age – the age of enlightenment?

Its tell-tale signs are already visible to us. These tell-tale signs are being expressed today in four fields: Genetic manipulation of the very life, of which life we humans are made of; Artificial Intelligence that is outplaying our – human – mind, better replacement of which we have nothing in our life; Opening up to we humans the fundamental laws, the “secrets”, of external or universal Nature by our gallpping science; and, Revealing to we humans the deep and hithero unknown levels of human consciousness by fledgeling science of Parapsychlogy.

The combined force of all these achievements of human mind will surely transform humanity – from the state that we are today. We are truly at the threshold of the age of transition. Let us rise in our intelligence and welcome the advent of this new age. And, we must salute all those who among humanity are in the forefront to make this new age debut possible !

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