Blog Anniversary – 11 Years


Dear All,

It gives me immense pleasure to share that today is the 11th blog anniversary of my blog, Ashish Vision. 

It was on this day way back in 2011, I created this blog and started sharing my literary pieces and I am glad and thrilled to know that I am able to continue for 11 years. 🙂

The overwhelming response from all of my readers across the globe is what kept me going for so long and I would like to thank all of you from bottom of my heart. 

Thank you so much. 🙂

I have learned a lot from the blogging world and still I am learning, from all of you. Being consistent for more than a decade in blogging is something special for a blogger. This was possible because of the love and support from all of you which kept me going. Thanks a million for your support. 🙂

I hope the journey continues in the future as well. Stay tuned… 🙂 Once again, thank you so much… 🙂

Ashish Kumar

Memories…


Memories never die, they rest forever.
Good and evil, both are required for survival.
Good gives us joy, evil make us sad.
We recall generally, memories which were sad.
Choice is always open, for us to pick and choose.
Which one to recall, we should check and move.
Not every moment is identical, understand.
Every moment is a future memory, realize.
Evil memoirs, deteriorates mental well-being.
Avoid picking such, for a better well-being.
Mind is loaded with life’s journey, use it.
One which adds frustration and arrogance…
Tension and unhappiness…
Rude and vanity in the behaviour...
Simply ignore it.
Memories never die, they rest forever.
Good and evil, both are required for survival.


- Ashish Kumar

Book Review – The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Dr. Joseph Murphy


The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, written by Dr. Joseph Murphy, is one of the best books to explore. The book presents a fruitful and detailed explanation of our subconscious mind and what wonders it can do in our life.

The two spheres of mind: conscious mind and subconscious mind. Subconscious mind, also known as subjective mind, never stops functioning. Conscious mind, also known as objective mind, deals with outward objects.

The objective mind is aware of the objective world through its media of observations through five physical senses. We gain knowledge from five senses and we learn through observations, experience and education. We provide reasoning through our conscious mind.

Subconscious mind perceives by intuition. It is the storehouse of memory. It is important to understand that our subconscious mind performs its highest functions when our objective senses are not functioning. It is that intelligent that makes itself known when objective mind is suspended or in a sleepy or drowsy state.

The book provides detailed presentation of the power hidden inside our subconscious mind and how we can utilize it to make our life happy, peaceful and satisfied.

About the Author

Dr. Joseph Murphy (20 May 1898- 16 Dec 1981) was an Irish author, best known for his book: The Power of your Subconscious Mind. He became the minister of Los Angeles Divine Science Church in 1949 which became the largest New Thought congregations in the country.

Murphy was the firm advocate of New Thought Movement which was developed in late 19th century and early 20th century by many philosophers and thinkers. The New Thought Movement aimed to practice new way of looking at life.

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Joseph Murphy earned a PhD in Psychology from the University of California, in 1950. He started writing to share his broad knowledge among the public. He wrote more than 30 books which includes:

  • The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963)
  • Within You is the Power (1977)
  • Why this happen to me? (1962)
  • Infinite Power for Richer Living (1969)

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, published in 1963 became the immediate bestseller. Millions of copies the said book has been sold.

About the Book

The book is a good read as it has the power to change the way of thinking. We all pray to God for our betterment, and we often get opposite to what we prayed for. Dr Murphy advocates for Scientific prayer which is the harmonious interaction of conscious and subconscious levels of mind scientifically directed towards a specific purpose. The book teaches the scientific way to feel and experience the infinite power within us.

In the word of Dr. Murphy, “Prayers are answered when the individual’s subconscious mind responds to the mental picture or thought in his or her mind. This law of belief is the secret operating principle in all the religions of the world. The law of life is the law of belief.” There are various thoughts running in our mind, feelings and our understanding of the thoughts. We need to believe in our thoughts and direct our mind in the direction which should gives us good health, happiness, peace of mind etc. One should understand what he is doing and why he is doing. The main reason of unhappiness is the way we think and redirect our mind.

The subconscious mind is a secret power which one need to explore. Subconscious mind never sleeps. Even when we sleep, it is the subconscious mind necessary for our heart beat, respiration, digestion, circulation etc. Answers to all the problems lies inside subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind power can be understood by the below excerpt from the book:

Your subconscious mind is the seat of your emotions. It is the creative mind. If you think good, good will follow; if you think evil, evil will follow. Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to execute it.

In simple words, what we think follows us back. It is up to us what to think: positive or negative, good or bad. The reaction which we get from the subconscious mind will be determined by the nature of thought we hold in our conscious mind.

We need to understand that our conscious mind is the reasoning mind that allows us to choose. We take decisions from our conscious mind. Our subconscious mind is not involved in the reasoning portion or conscious choice to pick. Subconscious mind is not involved in the reasoning of good or bad, true or false. Once we take any decisions or when we choose, our subconscious mind executes it.

An interesting discussion on autosuggestion and heterosuggestion is provided by the author. Autosuggestion means suggesting something definite and specific to oneself. It is extremely helpful if used properly. It can be positive and negative. Overcoming negative autosuggestion with positive autosuggestion is fruitful for optimistic results. One should autosuggest himself to be good, polite, humble rather than autosuggesting of being fearful, rude, vanity etc. Fear, negative autosuggestion, is the most important factor of not getting succeeded which can be overcome by confidence of “I can do it”, which is a positive autosuggestion.

When we get suggestions from another person, it is heterosuggestion. Suggestions can be used to be disciplined and to take control. We are bombarded with suggestions since our birth and most of them are negative suggestions like you can’t do it, you will fail, you are wrong etc. When grow and become adults, we have the ability to make choices. Destructive heterosuggestions shall be ignored and ruled out, as we have the option to choose. We should filter out what needs to be accepted as a suggestion. The suggestions of others have no power over you. Whatever power they have, they gain because you give it to them through your own thoughts.

Remember, you have the capacity to choose. Choose life! Choose love! Choose health!

The book covers various aspects of subconscious mind and its wonders in 20 chapters. Each chapter provides illustrations from real life which substantiates the power of subconscious mind. Dr. Murphy had beautifully elaborated our thought process which is generally negative and our subconscious mind is the perfect solution to our thoughts and will.

The subconscious mind is filled with infinite intelligence and boundless wisdom. One need to explore this and life will be different. The frustrations which we have in our life is due to the unfulfilled desires. If we continue to think negatively, our life will be full of such negativity and happiness will fade away resulting in heart trouble, tensions and anxieties. Dr. Murphy emphasise on our power to choose. We should choose wisely.

The book focusses a lot on our belief. If we believe and accept as true the fact our desire has already been accomplished and fulfilled, that it is already completed, then its realization will follow as a thing in the future. Most of the problems in life are due to our belief which goes in hypothetical direction. Most of the disease originate in the mind. Nothing appears on the body unless there is a mental pattern corresponding to it.

The instinct of self-preservation is the first law of nature, and self-preservation is the foremost function of the subconscious mind. Your strongest instinct is the most potent of all autosuggestion.

Being rich is a fundamental right, as per Dr. Murphy. There should be right attitude towards money as there is no virtue in poverty. As per the author, poverty is an illness. Read the book for this discussion.

Remember that you lose what you condemn. You cannot attract what you criticise.

The above excerpt is deep. Many people have tendency to criticise money and wealth what other possess. Since there mind is constantly criticising money, they will have trouble in earning the same and their financial condition will remain as it is. As one cannot attract what one criticize.

The book covers many real life problems which we come across in our life at various stages. Very well explains how those problems can be overcome by our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind is our partner in success, eradicates fear, solves marital problems and many more. The ultimate success in life is the peace of mind which we can achieve by our subconscious mind. Our happiness, relationships, mental peace and happiness etc. can be achieved if we explore our subconscious mind.

The book has several powerful and inspirational extracts which can give an everlasting impact to readers. Some of the excerpts are worth to mention:

  • When you want wisdom as much as you wanted air when you were submerged in water, you will receive it.
  • You have freedom to choose. You can choose a good habit or a bad habit. Prayer is a good habit.
  • The only obstacle to your success and achievement is your own thought or mental image.
  • To form a new habit, you must be convinced that it is desirable. When your desire to give up the bad habit is greater than your desire to continue, you are already 51% healed.
  • Most of your fears have no reality. They are merely a conglomeration of sinister shadows, and shadows have no reality.
  • If you become convinced you are finished, your subconscious mind will accept that belief and bring it into reality. Some people are old at thirty and some are young at eighty.

In a nutshell, the book is powerful and impressive and, at the same time, provides a good knowledge of the wonders that subconscious mind can do. It depends on what we think. If we think good, good will follow. If we think evil, evil will follow. If one thinks he can’t do it, he won’t. if one thinks he cannot succeed, he won’t succeed. It is our own thinking responsible for our happiness, success and peace of mind. We always have the options to choose, choose it wisely.

Ashish Kumar

कई बार उठ खड़े हो गए।


कभी  आग  से  जले , तो  कभी  राख  में  मिले। 
हम  तो  गिरकर  भी , कई  बार  उठ  खड़े  हो  गए। 
पलकों  पर  बैठाये  सपने , दिल  में  जगी  आस। 
राह  पकर चलते  गए , बुझ  न  पायी  प्यास। 
कभी  धुंध  में  खो  गए , तो  कभी  याद   बनकर रह  गए। 
हम  तो  गिर  कर  भी , कई  बार  उठ  खड़े  हो  गए। 
अंधेरों  में  रौशनी  तलाशते , हम  तो  थक  गए। 
न  रुके  कभी , न  झुके  कभी , हम  फिर  शुरू  हो  गए। 
कभी  उजाले  में  खो  गए , तो  कभी  रात  भर  जग  गए।  
हम  तो  गिरकर  भी , कई  बार  उठ  खड़े  हो  गए। 
आस्तीन  को  झेलते , उसका  ज़हर  भी  पी गए। 
विश्वास  तोड़ने  वालों  को , बस  हम  भूलते  गए। 
अपनी  धुन  में  लग  कर , बस  कर्म  करते  गए। 
कभी  आग  से  जले , तो  कभी  राख  में  मिले। 
हम  तो  गिरकर  भी , कई  बार  उठ  खड़े  हो  गए। 
हम  तो  गिरकर  भी , कई  बार  उठ  खड़े  हो गए। 

- Ashish Kumar

COVID third wave and community spread…


New year 2022 witnessed sudden surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant. The sudden rise in the cases across the world showed that Corona is not yet over. Living in the COVID-19 era has seen various changes throughout the world since the outbreak of the virus. With over 360 million cases reported so far and over 5.5 million deaths across the globe, Corona virus had created startling impact on the lives of many.

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Worldwide, total number of cases reported on 21st January 2021 was 37,74,254 which is the highest no of cases reported on single day since COVID made its debut. In fact, for the past 10 days, the total no of cases reported worldwide is over 3 million per day. However, death toll is less than second wave, as of now. USA has reported more than 500,000 cases per day for almost a month now whereas United Kingdom is also witnessing around 100,000 cases on daily basis. France reported over 500,000 cases on 25th January 2021, the highest no of cases reported on single day since the outbreak of the virus.

As far is India is concerned, the total number of cases reported on daily basis is over 250,000 since 14th January 2021 whereas no of deaths on daily basis is less than 1000. Highest no of cases reported in India during third wave is 347,254 which was reported on 20th January 2021. The active cases in India have gone over 2.2 million. Whether this is the peak or peak is yet to come? Some studies states that peak has not yet arrived. Also, the no of hospitalization is less so far in third wave but whether it will be less in coming months? One study shows that the third wave may witness more lethal cases in March to May 2021.

Let us look how quickly the cases in India has increased based on the cases reported on daily basis.

DateNo of cases reported
21st December 20216,317
25th December 20216,987
30th December 202116,764
4th January 202258,097
6th January 20221,17,600
12th January 20222,47,417
21st January 20223,47,254
23rd January 20223,06,064
26th January 20222,86,384
Source: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/india/

The above statistics indicate how rapid is the spread of corona in India. The positivity rate in India is over 19% now. This raises one important question, is Community spread of Corona started?

Initially, major cities like Mumbai/New Delhi and other metro cities witnessed rapid surge in Corona cases in third wave. Although, the no of cases reported in major cities has dropped but the overall cases throughout the country remains a concern due to high positivity rate.

In a recent weekly bulletin published by INSACOG on 10th January 2022, mentions that Omicron is now spreading through community transmission. In the third year of COVID era, India has acknowledged of community transmission. The spread is expected due to internal transmission, not from foreign travellers. The threat level in India is ‘high” and remains unchanged, the INSACOG report said. The said INSACOG weekly bulletin can be viewed at https://dbtindia.gov.in/sites/default/files/INSACOG%20WEEKLY%20BULLETIN%2010-01-2022.pdf

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Community transmission is a stage where it becomes difficult to establish, if not impossible, who is passing the infection to whom. In simple terms, it is a stage where it becomes difficult to establish the chain of infections, or determine who infected whom. This has implications for deciding containment strategies and response measures to deal with the epidemic.

What does it mean to have community transmission? This is a matter of concern for everyone as the threat level is “high” and hospitalization may increase in near future. It is of utmost importance that we should stay safe keeping social distancing norms.

As the fight with Corona is still going on, a collective effort is required to win…Stay healthy… Stay safe…

Ashish Kumar