Varna

Varna

GEOGRAPHY and Cognitive Development link

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Half-baked rationalists, leftists and sentimental hindus – they all now disrespect वर्ण of वर्णाश्रम व्यवस्था. One factor that has created this delusion is our urban industrialization focused education + generalized urban living —> alienation from natural habitat.

Mother nature must be laughing on our ignorance.

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Vedic roots: THE COGNITIVE LINK BETWEEN GEOGRAPHY AND DEVELOPMENT
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उपह्वरे गिरीणां संगमे च नदीनां धिया विप्रो अजायत is a Veda-Vakya. It is potent hint. It conveys profound truth about societal design. Intellectuals, scholars, wise or change-catalysts play important role in society. As important as politicians, laborers and businessmen play. Veda give hint that, to create such men, dedicated in national activities, solitude of valleys of mountains and at the confluence of rivers are best place. Ideal geographical locations.

This mantra indicates that environment plays a significant role on the mind of a person, therefore the sages who were devoted for meditation or spiritual achievement used to reside at the valleys of mountains and the confluence of rivers.

In this mantra the word used to address those who achieve spiritual heights they is Vipra. In ordinary sense this word is used for a learned person but here it denotes the stage of high spiritual development. This word is used for those scholars who have acquired the knowledge of the Vedas in a precise manner.

निघंटु has explained this precisely. He classified soil as ब्राह्मण,क्षत्रिय,वैश्य & शुद्र. Not only soil, he classified trees and plants in very same 4 categories! Not only soil, plants, trees, he also classified animals in 4 categories!

For example:

तत्र क्षेत्रे ब्रह्मभूमीरुहाढ्यं वारिस्फारं यत्कुशाङ्कूरकीर्णं ।
रम्यं यच्च श्वेतमृत्स्नासमेतं तद्व्याचष्टे ब्राह्मं इत्यष्टमूर्तिः । । १.९

It is Brahman land where there are ample trees, ample water sources and where majority color is पांडू or white.

(You can read more about this classification of land here: http://prachodayat.in/varna-system-geology-farming-food-health/)

This is not enough. Our modern and rational friends want evidences. Here is one research paper I came across.

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Paper 1: THE COGNITIVE LINK BETWEEN GEOGRAPHY AND DEVELOPMENT
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…our findings provide micro-level evidence of an important role of geography in economic development that operates through the influence of mineral availability on cognition.

Source: http://www.economics.illinois.edu/docs/seminars/the-cognitive-link-between-geography-and-development-iodine.pdf

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Paper 2: Why Swimmers Are Smarter Than You
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“children who are taught to swim at an early age hit certain physical and developmental milestones faster than kids who learn later in life.”

Source: http://news.menshealth.com/why-swimmers-are-smarter/2012/11/27/

Actions to be taken:

1) Live near water sources. Green surrounding.
2) Teach your child swimming
3) Frequent visits to Jungles and rivers
4) More schools in hills/Jungle/River vicinity
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Side note: Sanskrit is beautiful and Godly language. Other meanings of ‘Nadi’ and ‘Giri’ give different perspective of child development.

According to dictionary, गिरि also means ‘Profoundly honored’. Those who live in company of Sages, wise, where different knowledge streams confluence (Cross-subject knowledge), can become like them.

 

It is not birth that makes a king

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There are misconceptions propagated in our society that in ancient times of Bharat, Nation-states were always ruled by son of the King. This is not complete truth. Selection of successor was never exclusively birth based. As Kalidasa described precisely in this verse of raghuvaMsham.

अथेतरे सप्तरघुप्रवीरा ज्येष्ठम् पुरोजन्मतया गुणैश्च।
चक्रुः कुशम् रत्नविशेषभाजम् सौभ्रात्रमेषाम् हि कुलानुकारि ॥ १६-१

“Then, the other seven brave princes of the Raghu family made Kusha – the eldest both by his being born first and by his possessing virtues…”
The king is honored because of his qualities. It is not birth that makes a king. He is not respected so much because of his ancestry, as for his prowess, strength and valor. There were of course instances where seat of king was claimed by mere birth. But we are not talking about failed states or average states. When we look at the history and learn the lesson from it, we must thrive for best of it. And the best is, selection of King by qualities.

To support Kalidasa’s words, we have Allahbad Pillar inscription which records that Samudra Gupta was chosen among other princes of the family who were rendered crestfallen.

Conclusion:

It is half truth when someone says that only Qualities are important and not Varna. Similarly, it is also half truth when someone says that only birth is enough to decide Kingly qualities.

Best way to summarize: Out of all Kshtriya clans, the most powerful (full of Kingly traits) becomes the King with Praja’s (Citizen’s) consent.

Vocational Sacred Groves

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You try hard and hate Varna system but society will still segregate self. It may not be the perfect (as it is not based on Shashtra) but it is necessity and need of the universe.

Truck driver association. All India Banking Staff association and so on..

Unfortunately, modern associations are built to protect self-interest. They should actually go beyond and identify duties too!

Not before 100 years, Indian society used to be more answerable to mother nature than we are.

Societal caste system was boon for nature. Each caste had taken responsibility of certain natural resources. They nurture them, protect them and use them prudently.

Now since, we are being taught that caste system is taboo and bad bad bad….we did not only forget caste but also duties and responsibilities associated with the caste.

Homogeneous population , all with urban mindset, no religion, no caste, no discrimination is very dangerous for nature. Such population live selfish consumer animal. They don’t believe in duties towards nature and nation.

So, what is solution? Should we reinvent caste?

Yes, based on our current occupations.

For example, IT engineers – a new caste. They should adopt Tulsi and grow jungles of Tulsi. IT companies can dedicate their CSR budget for it.
Tulsi can help IT enginners sustain in dire working environment. Centrally air conditioned offices are worst place to work and Tulsi can help maintaining health.

Similarly, all occupations should take care of nature.

Remember, without performing societal duties, there is no scope for change. We must stop living life of a selfish parasite and start participating in symbiotic relation with the universe.

 

Wetland , Intellectuals, Brahmi

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तत्र क्षेत्रे ब्रह्मभूमीरुहाढ्यं वारिस्फारं यत्कुशाङ्कूरकीर्णं ।
रम्यं यच्च श्वेतमृत्स्नासमेतं तद्व्याचष्टे ब्राह्मं इत्यष्टमूर्तिः । । १.९

It is Brahman land where there are ample trees, ample water sources and where majority color is पांडू or white.

 

Brahmi - Essential for intellectuals/Researchers
Brahmi – Essential for intellectuals/Researchers

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If you live where there are ample water bodies, it is natural that you have intellectual bent of mind. You are gifted with Brahman mind.

(Rivers, ponds, marshlands = Kashmir, Bengal, Kerala, Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Godavari…got the hint? )

Since there will be excessive use of brain, there will be more cases of brain fatigue too.

Prakriti Maa is very kind. She gave Brahmi as medicine. It is a so-called ‘weed’ which is found growing wild in marshlands and reservoirs, and near the banks of rivers and lakes all over India.

“A double blind clinical test was conducted on thirty mentally retarded children, who were free from epilepsy and other neurological conditions, to study the effect of the drug extracted from Indian pennywort (brahmi) on general mental ability. The results indicated a significant improvement in both general ability and behavioural patterns when the drug was administered for a short period of twelve weeks.” – Book Medicinal plants of India

Patients suffering from protein deficiencies and nervous disorders are administered drugs extracted from Brahmi. Modern clinical tests have studied the anabolic effect of these drugs, proving that they increase red blood corpuscles, vital capacity, and total protein, while the increase in the haemoglobin percentage is statistically significant. Brahmi cools the brain and calms the heart, thus helping to guard against heart attacks. Brahmi ghee is an important medicine for both the mind and heart.

It is coolant for intellectual minds. If you are overusing your brain, you must have it in your backyard. Very essential.

Read more about land and inclination of her children here:

Varna System, Geology ,Farming & Your Food, Your health

Varna System, Geology ,Farming & Your Food, Your health

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Soil and Varna
Soil and Varna

Below text from Author निघंटु is talking about 4 types of soils. He classified soil as ब्राह्मण,क्षत्रिय,वैश्य & शुद्र. Not only soil, he classified trees and plants in very same 4 categories! Not only soil, plants, trees , he also classified animals in 4 categories! According to our pseudo media tyrants, he is castiest! So narrow-minded as he divided even land! Even he identifies colors! Black is for Shudra! Protest! Black and Dalits! What a castiest man निघंटु was!

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This type of utter ignorance goes on in society when habit of cursory reading is common and popular.

 

तत्र क्षेत्रे ब्रह्मभूमीरुहाढ्यं वारिस्फारं यत्कुशाङ्कूरकीर्णं  ।

रम्यं यच्च श्वेतमृत्स्नासमेतं तद्व्याचष्टे ब्राह्मं इत्यष्टमूर्तिः  । । १.९

 

It is Brahman land where there are ample trees, ample water sources and where majority color is पांडू or white.

 

ताम्रभूमिवलयं विभूधरं यन्मृगेन्द्रमुखसंकुलं कुलं  ।

घोरघोषि खदिरादिदुर्गमं क्षात्रं एतदुदितं पिनाकिना  । । १.१०

 

It is Kshtriya land where metal color dominates in nature, mountains, lions and other animals roaring voice stay.

 

शातकुम्भनिभभूमिभास्वरं स्वर्णरेणुनिचितं विधानवत् ।

सिद्धकिंनरसुपर्वसेवितं वैश्यं आख्यदिदं इन्दुशेखरः  । । १.११

 

It is Vaishya land where yellow color dominates in nature, golden land, golden flowers etc.

 

श्यामस्थलाढ्यं बहुशस्यभूतिदं लसत्तृणैर्बब्बुलवृक्षवृद्धिदं  ।

धान्योद्भवैः कर्षकलोकहर्षदं जगाद शौद्रं जगतौ वृषध्वजः  । । १.१२

 

It is Shudra land where soil is of black color, suitable for small plants & grains.

 

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द्रव्यं क्षेत्रादुदितं अनघं ब्राह्म तत्सिद्धिदायि क्षत्रादुत्थं वलिपलितजिद्विश्वरोगापहारि  ।

वैश्याज्जातं प्रभवतितरां धातुलोहादिसिद्धौ शौद्रादेतज्जनितं अखिलव्याधिविद्रावकं द्राक् । । १.१३

 

“Food substances grown on Brahman land are good for increasing intellectual vigor(Brain’s color whitish Gray due to Glial cells), grown on Kshtriya land(Jungle) are strength-enhancers (Tribes played vital role in Ancient Army strength), grown on gold land are good for mineral deficiency (Vegetables are generally grown on yellow land), grown on shudra land are good to fight against dieseases (Grains and Ayurvedic herbals – A valuable Ayurvedic  ingredient Ajwain is cultivated in black soil).”

 

Land color depends on their chemical nature. For example, as black soil has Volcanic origin, it is rich in calcium carbonate, lime , potash & magnesium.It is deffecient in phosphoric acid.

 

Food from Shudra land fights against dieseases.This food is good for immune system.Shudra land is rich in Magnesium. During the last few years, magnesium (Mg) has been subject of research due to its functionality in the organism. It is one of the most important micronutrients, and therefore its role in biological systems has been extensively investigated. Particularly, Mg has a strong relation with the immune system, in both nonspecific and specific immune response, also known as innate and acquired immune response.

 

Do you protest this scientific वर्ण व्यवस्था! Or are you ready to explore वर्ण व्यवस्था, systematic rational approach of living?

 

PS: Sanskrit translation is nearly accurate, not exact. That is my deficiency.

Do Social insects share brain power?

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Yes, they do!

Those who live in like minded social group, have advantage of distributed cognition. We Indians call it वर्ण & जाती. Unfortunately, such natural advantage of superior group decisions are sacrificed by caste-ism and various other -isms. Modern education brainwashed us to believe that वर्ण & जाती are curse upon us. In reality, they actually protected us against so many incursions we faced in last 1000 years. Now since we hate them, we are unknowingly inviting collapse. 🙁

Learn from nature:

The society you live in can shape the complexity of your brain—and it does so differently for social insects than for humans and other vertebrate animals.

A new comparative study of social and solitary wasp species suggests that as social behavior evolved, the brain regions for central cognitive processing in social insect species shrank. This is the opposite of the pattern of brain increases with sociality that has been documented for several kinds of vertebrate animals including mammals, birds and fish.

“By relying on group mates, insect colony members may afford to make less individual brain investment. We call this the distributed cognition hypothesis,” said Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences who led the study published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

– See more at: http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2015/June/Social-Insect-Distributed-Cognition/#sthash.ISvkxMSG.dpuf

 

 

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