Message of Editorial Chairman of DJIGIMS
How to cite this article: Sharma AK. Message of Editorial Chairman of DJIGIMS. Dent J Indira Gandhi Inst Med Sci. 2023;2:76. doi: 10.25259/DJIGIMS_15_2023
MESSAGE OF EDITORIAL CHAIRMAN OF DJIGIMS
Knowledge has traveled a long path and has been transmitted through “Shruti” and “Smriti” and now through digitalization. As Lord Krishna said to Arjun in Geeta Chapter 4, Verse 1:
“ श्रीभगवानुवाच |इमं विवस्वते योगं प्रोक्तवानहमव्ययम् | विवस्वान्मनवे प्राह मनुरिक्ष्वाकवेऽब्रवीत्”
Which means “The Supreme Lord Shree Krishna said: I taught this eternal science of Yog to the Sun God, Vivasvan, who passed it on to Manu, and Manu, in turn, instructed it to Ikshvaku. This is the descending process of knowledge, where someone who has a perfect authority over knowledge passes it down to another who wishes to know. Merely imparting invaluable knowledge to someone is not enough. The recipients of that knowledge must appreciate its value and have faith in its authenticity. Only then will they put in the effort required to implement it practically in their lives.”
But there was always a fear of loss of knowledge, as apparent from Chapter 4, Verse 2:
“एवं परम्पराप्राप्तमिमं राजर्षयो विदु: | स कालेनेह महता योगो नष्ट: परन्तप”
“O subduer of enemies, the saintly kings thus received this science of Yog in a continuous tradition. But with the long passage of time, it was lost to the world.” The first written proof of knowledge is “Ramayana” by “Adi-Kavi Balmiki.” In the same way, “Rishi Ved Vyas” narrated the whole “Mahabharata” to “Lord Ganesh” to get it documented. Since then, knowledge has been propagated in evidence based on pen and paper that recently has been completely digitalized. Our honorable Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar ji has recently pointed out not to completely depend on digitalization and there should be documented proof too.
So, even though we are publishing this volume of journal digitally, if our resources permit, we shall try to publish also in print form.
Prof. (Dr.) Arbind Kumar Sharma