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अपान : महाप्राण’s purging feature

A woman pastes cow dung cakes on a wall as her grandson Sanju peeps from a hole in Molaya village on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
A woman pastes cow dung cakes on a wall as her grandson Sanju peeps from a hole in Molaya village on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Chandigarh March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA – Tags: SOCIETY)

Gau mutra and Gobar are in the base of all purification methods prescribed in Ayurveda. In fact, Bangladesh or Greater Bengal used to use to reduce ground water arsenic toxicity.

Gau mutra and Gobar = अपान
अपान = महाप्राण (Universal sum total of all our Prana) ‘s feature to purge toxins for current organism. So that they can maintain immunity i.e. ability to recognize self from non-self and so that they can perform their dharma peacefully.

So when metals are purified in Gau mutra and Gobar, अपान filters out toxins from metals, toxins for parent organism i.e. Cow (and all mammalian animals). They may not be toxins as such but for parent organism class, they are difficult to digest. So called toxins.

Same concept applies to Agriculture.

Lack of गोबर & मूत्र in forest/farm = Lack of अपान प्राण in प्राणमयकोश of the local body (forest/farm) = Compromised intuitive intelligence for plant’s प्राणमयकोश for elimination process = Accumulation of toxins (आम) = Diseases and death

Ayurveda prefers no boundary of safe plant vs poisonous plant or safe animal vs venomous animal. Safe metal vs Toxic metal.

What a bold and fearless science!

Reason?

There is always a meticulous purification method employed before administering plants based drugs.

What is used for purification?

None other than Gau mutra of desi breed cow.

There is only one effective and sustainable detoxification and de-pollution method that I know: Take help of mother Gau. Be it farming or food or medicine.

Lack of Prana in Processed Food : Root cause of non communicable diseases

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Not only maggi, all processed food lack Prana. Without Prana, food is burden for digestive track. Avoid all of them!!

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There is new obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) developed in modern Indians, under the influence of mass-communication mediums. We all are in search of more refined, more polished, better processed food sources. We want white polished rice. We want refined sugar. We want refined salt. We try refined oils of various types.

Like us, food too carry energy signature (Prana shakti/Pranic sharir) associated with it. With each process cycle to satisfy our OCD for polish, shining, whiteness, refinedness, filter , significant energy get busted in frictions with machines/hands.

Due to low at energy (Prana), food is deemed for staleness. So we add preservatives. By the time, food packets reach to market, it is almost dead. It takes monumental efforts by digestive system to digest dead food. Plus, there is no refilling of body’s prana. Accumulation of dead fat.

This is just pranic destruction. Destructions of sharir # 3,4,5 are beyond our comprehension at this moment.

Isn’t it worrisome when Govt promotes food processing industries (http://www.mofpi.nic.in/Index1.aspx)?

Go for fresh food. Unprocessed food. Unpolished food. Save yourself from OCD related to processed and packaged food.

How to refill Prana?

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How to refill प्राण ? This was the question asked by friend in this post (https://www.facebook.com/marut.mitra.5/posts/406693062788941)

In my limited understanding, there are several answers to this. I will try to explain by several posts.

Answer 1 : Ultimate source of प्राण is सूर्य. Getting connected with him is primary activity to help us refill and balance प्राणमय कोश.

Spend time in nature during Sunrise and sunset.
Do सूर्यनमस्कार & जल-तर्पण every morning.
Chant his names for each round of सूर्यनमस्कार
Follow proper inhale-exhale rhythm while performing सूर्यनमस्कार .The basic breathing principle is to inhale during backward bending postures and exhale during forward bending postures. Follow picture with this post.

 

Bacteria to Treat Diabetes : प्राणमयकोष से प्रमेह तक

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Few days back, I shared post about kids eating exclusive items like soil , chalk etc. It was about Pranic intellligence directing innocent kids.

Some infants intuitively eat soil. Some eat lime chalk. They do it due to lack of wholesomeness. They lack something. Some material nutrients and some emotional. Who drives their under-development senses and intellect and take such intelligent decisions?

प्राणमय शरीर.

As we grow, we lose our प्राण. But we hardly get engaged in प्राण refilling. प्राणायाम was not some exclusive fancy exercise that some Baba advertise and we perform in garden or 5 Star resort (call it Ashram 😉). Sometimes, we lose more than our refilling capacity so impact is never observed. Since refilling is not happening, we slowly lose our intuitive intelligence. So our Gut feeling or hunch hardly works 🙂 It gives wrong directions. Wrong decisions. Vicious cycle. Day comes when even we cannot perform simple wound healing. Doctors call it Diabetes.

Got it? It is प्राणमय शरीर that takes care अन्नमय कोश. Pay attention to it!

Refilling should be performed for each शुभ action,daily. For all time and mission critical activities, we seek help from friends and relatives and perform Yajna together so overall local environment’s प्राण refilling happen. For example, वास्तु पूजन or सत्यनारायण कथा etc.”

Today I read this. Here is the novel way to treat diabetes i.e. Use healthy bacteria.
 
Bacteria = Physical manifestation of प्राणमयकोश. Cells who could not unite for specific purpose but still are in service of our existence. They remain as bacteria, 10 times more in number compare to body cells.
 
In short, take care of प्राणमयकोश and things will again get in place for long healthy life. 🙂
 
Unnecessarily focused on sugar,insulin and some costly medicinal stuff :). (Well, white sugar is still a poison. So when you eat lot of it, प्राणमयकोश is at work with intense pressure and so it diminishes faster due to overuse of Apana Vayu (Type of Prana)… and its replacement Sugarfree? ..double poison!! ) But good sugar should not be left for some irrational science. 😉 (Y)
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Research
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Treating diabetes with beneficial bacteria

Treating diabetes with beneficial bacteria

University of Minnesota researchers are on a mission to treat diabetes, and they’ve enlisted a few trillion microscopic helpers.

In place of drugs or surgery, a team of researchers is studying how to improve diabetes patients’ insulin sensitivity by introducing trillions of beneficial bacteria into their intestines. Researchers believe this unusual approach, conducted through a fecal microbiota transplant, could improve how the body regulates blood sugar, the central problem in diabetics. The project is part of MnDRIVE (Minnesota’s Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy), a $36 million biennial investment by the state that aims to solve grand challenges. As a part of MnDRIVE’s Transdisciplinary Research Program, the project will bridge multiple fields of research and bring together experts from across the U to work on the same clinical trial.

Patients with diabetes have too much glucose in their blood, which leads to a host of serious health problems, from heart disease to obesity. Dr. Alexander Khoruts, a gastroenterologist at the U of M and lead principal investigator on the project, said the right balance of bacteria has the potential to improve the body’s energy metabolism, in part by enhancing insulin function. Insulin drives glucose from blood into cells of the body.

“If we can improve insulin sensitivity, we will correct the central metabolic problem responsible for diabetes,” Khoruts said. “Diabetes is one of the main complications of metabolic syndrome, which is also associated with obesity, high blood pressure and liver disease. If we improve insulin sensitivity, we hope some of the other problems may also get better.”

To understand the composition of microbes present before and after the transplant, Khoruts is working with Michael Sadowsky, Ph.D., director of the U’s BioTechnology Institute. As a microbial ecologist, Sadowsky studies the complex science of how microbes interact in their environment. People who are diabetic or obese tend to have a less diverse microbiome – or microbial community – in their gut. In turn, they are less able to produce important short-chain fatty acids, which may regulate many functions in the body, including appetite, glucose production, metabolic rate and the immune system. Khoruts and Sadowsky believe that a more diverse microbial gut community should be able to produce more short-chain fatty acids that will have a number of beneficial effects for the patients.

प्राण विद्या : We exist because of well-wishers

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ऐन्द्रः प्राणो ऽ अङ्गे ऽ अङ्गे नि दीध्यद् ऐन्द्र ऽ उदानो ऽ अङ्गे ऽ अङ्गे निधीतः ।

आत्माकी प्रेरणा से, प्राण प्रत्येक अंगमें पहुंचा है | आत्माकी प्रेरणा से उदान प्रत्येक अंगमें रहता है|

– यजुर्वेद

It is Prana that is penetrating in each organ. It is prana that remains stable in each organ and represents wellness of the organ. And Prana is directed by the Atma tatva.

Whenever Prana level is reduced in organ or sense, the ultimate control to regain it back is with you only! Medicines will work if you have desire to live long and healthy life. Re-read above verse. ==> आत्माकी प्रेरणा से प्राण काम करता है|

Reason why sole focus of Sanatana dharma is to realize self. 🙂 That is the penultimate panacea for everything.

When you are sick and/or kid, it is आत्मबल of well-wishers (friends, family members, Guru) that protects and replenish your Prana.

Prana-Apana , Grains and Sanskar

प्राणापानौ व्रीहियवाव् अनढ्वान् प्राण उच्यते |
 
Rice and barley are Apana and Prana.
 
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व्रीहि = Rice = Represents Apana (अपान). Presents in all rituals. Including Fire rituals. Almost majority Indian’s staple food. The first thing that any infant eat during अन्नप्राशन संस्कार is rice. Rice is the original and most effective ORS solution for dehydrated body (due to heat or vomiting or diarrhea)
 
Apana (अपान) = Form of Prana that helps in purging toxins from body.
 
Physical toxins and mental toxins.
 
If rice is your staple food, it is because you need it to eliminate toxins. If it is not, you really don’t need it. 🙂
 
Food is always local.
 
If the need is Apana, rice.
If the need is Prana, barley.
 
How do we kill medicinal properties of rice?
 
1) Chemical farming
2) Genetic modifications
3) Polishing
 
So, what do we miss due to above 3 actions?
 
The medicinal rice!
 
Results?
 
Accumulation of toxins. More in those who has rice as staple food. That results into rapid aging. Early Grey hairs.
 
Next time, prefer organically grown non-polished satvik rice for rituals. May the rice rise feeling of purge to clean body and mind before you start any शुभ काम! _()_ 🙂

मातृप्राण (Maternal Microbes) drives immunity development

In my native culture, pregnant mothers are asked to eat ghee based food during last trimester. Along with it, curd rice.

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I am sure similar regimes must exist in all cultures who prefer intellectually and physically strong generations. Ask your grandmother, she can guide. Her is the last generation with traditional legacies.

Ghee and Curd when produced from Zebu cattle (Indian breed), it is rich in GUT-friendly microbes. Healthy food for mother ==> Good immunity of child. This is because Zebu cattle’s physiology allows her to transform maximum प्राण from the Sun.

Basically, everything sums up as Prana.

प्राणवान mother = Child with great immunity. प्राण is cellular intelligence that helps to identify and act upon non-self matters and purge them.

Ghee and Curd are full of प्राण.

“During gestation, a mother’s microbiome shapes the immune system of her offspring, a new study in mice suggests. While it’s known that a newborn’s gut microbiota can affect its own immune system, the impact of a mother’s microbiota on her offspring has largely been unexplored.”


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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/aaft-mmi031416.php

Mom’s microbes influence her offspring’s immune system, mice study shows

 Credit Mercedes Gomez de Agüero, Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg, Kathy D. McCoy, and Andrew J. Macpherson

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Mercedes Gomez de Agüero, Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg, Kathy D. McCoy, and Andrew J. Macpherson

During gestation, a mother’s microbiome shapes the immune system of her offspring, a new study in mice suggests. While it’s known that a newborn’s gut microbiota can affect its own immune system, the impact of a mother’s microbiota on her offspring has largely been unexplored. Here, Mercedes Gomez de Agüero et al. infected the guts of pregnant mice with E.coli engineered to dwindle over time, allowing the mothers to become germ-free again around the time they gave birth. This temporary colonization of E.coli in the mother affected the immune system of her offspring; after birth, the offspring harbored more innate lymphoid and mononuclear cells in their intestines compared to mice born to microbe-free pregnant mothers. Similar results were seen when pregnant mothers were temporarily colonized with a cocktail of eight other microbes. An RNA analysis of offspring born to gestation-only colonized mothers compared with controls revealed greater expression of numerous genes, including those that influence cell division and differentiation, mucus and ion channels, and metabolism and immune function. By transferring serum from bacteria-colonized pregnant mice to non-colonized pregnant mice, the researchers found that maternal antibodies likely facilitate the transmission and retention of microbial molecules from a mother to her offspring. The results of this study add another surprising chapter to the growing body of literature surrounding the effects of the gut microbiota on immune functioning.

Cow and Prana

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Mother Cow produces two things 1) Milk 2) Dung. Milk is outcome of प्राण while dung is outcome of अपान. Immortal matter and mortal matter. Heavenly matter and Earthly matter. Moreover, there is a reference here to the Pravargya.whatever is thrown out as refuse by an organic center of life after assimilation of food is called pravargya. That portion of the food which is retained by the body for sustaining its own metabolism is called Brahmaudan (Food for Brahman’). In each life, the rule of assimilation is assocated with that of elimination.

So when Vedas talk about Cow, Milk and Dung, we should understand them with this concepts in mind. . Prana and Apana, the immortal and mortal, Devas and Bhutas, Life and matter.

In your perceivable reality, living in company of Cow could help you strengthen these realizations very easily with added material benefits (Food, Health, Longevity etc). We exist because of their क्रीडा.

Antibiotics : Weapon of Prana Disturbance

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The first recognized problem from the overuse of antibiotics was resistance. Very simply, the more often we put antibiotics into our bodies and our children’s bodies, the more likely we select for bacteria that are resistant to their action. Many people don’t quite understand resistance. They think that “they have become resistant to antibiotics,” when in fact it is the bacteria they encounter or they carry that have become resistant.

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Antibiotics are like carpet bombing (=An extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target). It will kill not only the pathogens but all bacteria! All bacteria on your skin, gut, throat, lungs, ears – gone!

Now as I said earlier, mother nature does not like vaccum. So based on your local environment, new bacteria will rush to take a place of the vaccum created by carpet bombing of antibiotics. With fewer competitors around, resistant bacteria flourish. They’re the lucky ones that go on to have lots of baby bacteria. The resistant ones may be either the targeted pathogen or the many, many bystanders.

How to avoid this?

If at all antibiotics become unavoidable,

— Avoid hospitalization. Hospitals have more resistant bacteria due to nature and working of the place where continuous antibiotics are used. And so Bacteria evolve to resist the antibiotics.
— Do dhoop of Cow-dung cake and Cow-ghee (Pure desi Indian gau) or Ajwain and ghee. It will control the pathogens at home and help good bacteria to flourish so chances of your bodily vaccum getting colonized again by good bacteria increases. This will help upper respiratory organs and skin.
— To flourish GUT again with good bacteria, include pro-biotic food in diet. Like home made butter milk or yogurt (Again pure desi gau milk is preferable). Or desi jaggery.
— Spend time in nature during sunrise and sunset. After all, Sun is the source of Prana the vital force.

Pranic Science: How Good Bacteria Might Help Prevent Middle Ear Infections

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Lo! It is bacteria that is helping us to prevent Bacterial infections like Pneumonia.

What a paradox. Bacteria prevents bacteria infection! 😀.

In reality, bacteria is nothing but manifestation of प्राण. प्राण consolidation for your “i”-ness is based on state of your mind. Hence, it is all mental! 🙂

So when the subtle bodily प्राणमय कोष is full of compatible and stable प्राण , there is no infection. When it is disturbed, due to environmental stress, or your own mental stress or your physical stress (lack of good food, air and water), or all of them – we see so called bacteria-led infections.

This is the reason, when you feel low at प्राण, preserve it. Fasting helps here. Boiling water helps. हवाफेर = changing place for temporarily helps. Pranayam helps. Walking helps. Surya Namaskar helps. Sandhya helps. Homa helps.

And who really needs pneumococcal vaccine? 😉

Corynebacterium accolens (C. accolens) Releases Antipneumococcal Free Fatty Acids from Human Nostril and Skin Surface Triacylglycerols.

So a harmless bacterium (compatible and stable प्राण) found in the nose and on skin may negatively impact the growth of a pathogen (incompatible and unstable प्राण) that commonly causes middle ear infections in children and pneumonia in children and older adults.

Mind you. प्राण is not good or bad. Its attachment with you is life sustaining or life-degenerating (life-cleanup job).

Same is the case of Ganga water which cleanses and stabilizes the bodily Prana when you take a bath in it.


Research


CAMBRIDGE, Mass., January 5, 2016 – A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important connections among the diverse bacteria in our microbiome. According to research published in mBio, scientists at Forsyth, led by Dr. Katherine P. Lemon, along with their collaborator at Vanderbilt University, have demonstrated that a harmless bacterium found in the nose and on skin may negatively impact the growth of a pathogen that commonly causes middle ear infections in children and pneumonia in children and older adults.

This study provides the first evidence that Corynebacterium accolens, a harmless bacterial species that commonly colonizes the nose, can help inhibit Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) — a major cause of pneumonia, meningitis, middle ear infection and sinusitis.  According to the World Health Organization, S. pneumoniae leads to more than 1 million deaths each year, primarily in young children in developing countries.  Although most people that host S. pneumoniae do not develop these infections, colonization greatly increases the risk of, and is a perquisite for, infection and transmission.

The study, titled, “Corynebacterium accolens (C. accolens) Releases Antipneumococcal Free Fatty Acids from Human Nostril and Skin Surface Triacylglycerols,” is published on January 5, 2016 in mBio (http://mbio.asm.org/content/7/1/e01725-15.full.pdf). In this study, first-author Dr. Lindsey Bomar and her colleagues show that C. accolens are overrepresented in the noses of children that are not colonized by S. pneumoniae, which is commonly found in children’s noses and can cause infection. In laboratory research, the team further found that C. accolens modifies its local habitat in a manner that inhibits the growth of S. pneumoniae by releasing antibacterial free fatty acids from representative host skin surface triacylglycerols. The team went on to identify the C. accolens enzyme needed for this. These results pave the way for potential future research to determine whether C. accolens might have role as a beneficial bacterium that could be used to control pathogen colonization. This research is authored by Lindsey Bomar, Silvio D. Brugger, Brian H. Yost, Sean S. Davies and Katherine P. Lemon.

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