At the launch of Dr. Subhash Chandra’s autobiography ‘The Z Factor: My Journey As The Wrong Man At The Right Time’, he spoke about a facet of his personality that not many know about. When asked about the role of ‘Vipassana’ in his life, Subhashji said,”Since 1990 he has been practising this ancient tradition of meditation that was introduced by the great Gautam Buddha and it helps him keep equanimous at all times.”
This method of meditation follows total restraint of speech for thirty days at a stretch and complete detachment from phones, television or any form of external inputs. Elaborating on this Shri Vallabh Bhansali added, “Whenever we are dealing with anybody actually you are dealing with yourself. And this self you know very little about. Vipassana is about getting to know yourself.” He said that getting in touch with yourself is not an easy process and in the beginning it is tough however those who do, slowly understand their mental and physical make-up and with that comes power, peace and tremendous facility. He said that while these rules sound very daunting, they become easier to follow as one continues to practise them.
Being asked about sending journalists from the Zee group for Vipassana, Subhashji replied, “Yes, many of them are taking it up. In fact we do not consider that period as leave but a part of their job.”