Some co-parents ask me – children demand new activities every time. We are fed up. We cannot find new activity every day.
Well, it is bound to happen because you or your kids are hardly exposed to infinity. Mother Nature. Our games are limited to TV/VideoGame/Gadeget/Toys. So limited. All human inventions are limited in nature, repeatative in nature.
Cosmos – Have you introduced infinity of the Universe to your child?
Star gazing is a new challenge everyday. You will never repeat the same experience. Try it.
Introduce infinity to your kids. Trigger their self-realization by showing vast world out there! You never know when they start reflecting same within 🙂.
From Winter to Summer, is a good time for star gazing. All the best.
Last night, I was at dinner table @ wellknown garden restaurant of the city. All around, I see toddlers and kids sharing plates with parents. So painful to see children eating filthy food. 🙁
Do the parents know the consequences? Are they worth of being guardians of such innocent kids’ forthcoming psychological disaster in form of early puberty?
Early Puberty is indeed worse type of Epidemic we are inviting. This has become reality in Indian families too. I see many kids become physically mature too early. All thanks to chemical food they eat. Milk is no more pure. All dairy products are chemically altered. And needless to mention junk food.
Becoming mature early means less time for childhood. Less time for innocence. Less time for psychological maturity/growth.
Physical Overgrowth. Mental undergrowth. Dumb giant human bodies – easy to control. Just like farm animals. I am sorry for harsh words but that is what I foresee in next 10 years. 🙁
Take care. You are unknowingly gifting cancer and diabetes to your kids 18th birthday. 🙁
Psychological Consequences of early pubertal timing ?
➠ Eating Disorders
➠ poor academic performance
➠ Substance Use (Drugs addict)
➠ Sexual Activity (Porn addict)
➠ Delinquency (A tendency to be negligent and uncaring)
1) STOP JUNK FOOD/OUTSIDE FOOD MADNESS NOW. This includes chocolates and biscuits.
2) Find raw desi gau milk (A2 milk).Stop dairy products.
3) Connect with organic farmers in vicinity and tie up with them for your seasonal grains & vegetables
4) Eat only seasonal fruits. For example, watermelon in this season is surely chemically preserved/stored. Worth ignoring.
Gender-bending chemicals ‘triggering early puberty in girls and putting them at risk of diabetes and cancer’
Gender-bending chemicals used in food cans, shower curtains and toys may be triggering early puberty in girls – and putting them at greater risk of cancer and diabetes, researchers say.
A study has found evidence that three classes of hormone-mimicking chemicals disrupt the bodies of girls approaching adolescence.
Although the association is ‘weak’, the scientists say it raises serious questions about the causes of early puberty.
The average age of puberty in girls – ten years and three months – has fallen by more than a year in a single generation.
Doctors say improved diet and higher body weights of children is mostly to blame.
But some researchers believe environmental chemicals that mimic the sex hormone oestrogen could also be a factor.
The latest study found that exposure to three chemical classes – phthalates, phenols and phytoestrogens – can ‘disrupt the timing of pubertal development’ in young girls.
Phthalates are banned in cosmetics in Europe, but are allowed in the U.S.
Phenols include the widely used chemical Bisphenol A – which is used in the lining of food cans and shatter-proof baby bottles. Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring chemicals found in soya, bread, cereals and nuts.
Clean India? Svacchch Bharat? Without stopping cow-slaughter?
Society that throws away cow dung and urine is disfigured.
यदस्याः पल्पूलनं शकृद्दासी समस्यति ।
ततोऽपरूपं जायते तस्मादव्येष्यदेनसः ।। अथर्व 12-4-9
Throwing away in to waste the Cow Dung and Cow
Urine disfigures the society.
गोबर गोमूत्र व्यर्थ करने से समाज के रूप की सुन्दरता नष्ट हो जाती
For Manu, dung ash has utmost importance in maintaining societal fabric.
These references from Manu Smriti signifies priceless value of Holy Ash of Gau maa’s Prasad.
तैजसानां मणीनां च सर्वस्याश्ममयस्य च ।
भस्मनाद्भिर्मृदा चैव शुद्धिरुक्ता मनीषिभिः । ।
The wise ordain that all (objects) made of metal, gems, and anything made of stone are to be cleansed with ashes, earth, and water. (Who needs washing powder? )
न मूत्रं पथि कुर्वीत न भस्मनि न गोव्रजे । ।
Do not spoil sacred ash. (It is like spoiling your daily medicines, supplements! Will you do it?)
वेणुवैदलभाण्डानां लवणानां तथैव च ।
मृण्मयानां च हरणे मृदो भस्मन एव च ।
Double the fine when someone steal holy Ash. ( More than gold!)
This shows importance of dung ash.Cycle of destruction started by occupying minds of locals. First, they made Manu and his teaching irrelevant by changing education system. Once Manu became irrelevant and controversial, गौ became just another animal on the street. Now, गौ has become irrelevant…
Can we clean Bharat Bhumi without Gau mata and Homa? I doubt.
Gau seva and Homa were primary duties of the Grihasthi. No more followed now. So we do not have Gau and ash both.
So what do we do after cleaning the public place?
DDT? Is it environment friendly? Is it healthy friendly? Google and find out. Is it really a cleaning?
Solution is in Manu’s code. Follow his instruction. Bring back Gau mata in your life again. Bring back Agni-Fire ritual back in the life.
विभूति is Sanskrit word. Generally, it is used to denote the sacred ash which is made of burnt dried cow-dung and herbal jungle woods during fire-rituals. We in Bharat, irrespective of sects, make a paste by mixing vibhuhti with water and smear it as three horizontal lines across the forehead and other parts of the body. Some of us are instructed by grand-parents to use this sacred ash for filtering water, bleaching clothes and many such routine chores. Ayurvedic doctor prescribes tooth-powder made up of ash. Indigestion troubles are cured using ashes. In Sanskrit, Bhoothi means Aishwaryam, meaning wealth, treasure, precious. Vi-bhoothi with an Upasarga (preposition “vi”) means very or more valuable. In short, विभूति plays vital role in our spiritual and material bodies’ rejuvenation. Following scriptures put value of Ash very high:
Holy Ash is important in home because:
• It is cheapest water purifier! (All harmful bacteria are killed just by adding a pinch or two of cow dung ash in few liters of water. We have to use cow dung ash that comes from Desi breed. And burning is done using pure ghee of same cow)
This option of adding cow dung ash is so cheap that anyone can afford it. It has absolutely no side effects unlike chemical solutions like chlorine.
• Cow dung ash could be used very efficiently for cleaning vessels as well. This is again a very cheap alternative to all chemical washing powders.
• Cleaning of utensils is daily household activity. For centuries this was done with ash of cow dung. Now days, we see that instead of dung cakes, detergent or washing powder is being used.
• Many times, especially diabetic patients have wounds on legs and hands which become very difficult to cure. If we apply cow dung ash on these wounds then the wounds gets healed and that too quickly. (Recently, my mother had severe swelling on hands after finishing red chilli grinding. She applied holy ash prepared at home and swelling was healed in no time!)
• Cow dung ash was used for preserving grains. This ash can save India from debts of World Bank. The ash which is left over after using dung for fuel may not have any monetary value but it is actually precious. Previously kings used to preserve grains in their granary for use in drought years. They would preserve the grains like jowar etc for 12 years without damage.
We can now just begin to understand why cow dung is called gold mine or rather why the scriptures say that Laxmiji (goddess of fortune/wealth) resides in cow dung.
Read more usages here: http://mgdas.com/2010/08/glories-of-cow-dung-ash/
Now, come to the point.
We do not value mother cow. We do not value her precious gifts. In fact, we go one step ahead and insult all our citizens who are working for a cause of cow-protection. In social circles, word ‘Gobar’ is used to denote something dirty and useless. And what do we do?
We buy Flatuba tablets prescribed by doctors for indigestion and gastric troubles. Pregnant mothers know this well.
We buy stupid facewash who exploit Holy Ash name by labelling product as ‘With Active Carbon’.
Aren’t these foolish acts? Insanity and slavery at their best! Why do we love to live like a fool?
• Involve yourself and family in cow-protection
• Not just by monetary support! Donate your time for Gau-shala!
• Do fire-rituals regularly!
• Preserve precious holy ash and use it for material and spiritual benefits
We are on the verge of yet another season of this year. हेमंत ऋतू. Season of strength building.
Storage time for body. संचय. संग्रह. Save fire and strength for next 6 months (3 seasons – Winter (शिशिर), Spring(वसंत), Summer(ग्रीष्म)).
Not only physical strength but also mental strength.
वसंत is a season of procreation in Nature. And it reflects in human minds too.
This season (कार्तिक & मार्गशीर्ष or Nov/Dec) is a preparation period for ideal procreation time (Family planning) of the year i.e. वसंत. Due to Monsoon(वर्षा) and Sharad (शरद) seasons, body’s biological rhythms have become irregular. In female, menstruation cycle is generally disturbed during months of monsoon and sharad. And so this is the reason why marriages are prohibited during this time. After Prabodhini Ekadashi, Dev Uthani Ekadashi (3rd Nov 2014 for this year) , marriage muhuruts are prescribed. And again during end of the हेमंत and start of शिशिर (Dec-Jan) is an inauspicious time so no marriage is planned due to seasonal changes effects on body.
During हेमंत , husband and wife should purify their body by regulating food habits. This is ideal time to go on tirth yatra. In modern parlance, plan trips to trekking in jungle. Spend more and more time with Nature. You should have planted flowering plants during monsoon so that they bloom during this time and you can have mental tonic every day. Observing flowers to bloom creates procreation thoughts in couple planning for progeny.
What food should we eat during हेमंत ?
1) Eat sweets. पाक & पकवान.
2) Today is Akhshay Navami (1st Nov 2014). Eat कद्दू or pumpkin. कद्दू is वीर्य वर्धक, वातहर & पित्त regulator. It resolves constipation. It regulates fire in body. It nurtures brain. Very essential to remove mental problems. Mental disorders can be cured. Since excessive vayu is removed, possibility of joint pain during peak winter is reduced. So eat pumpkin Today and in हेमंत season.
3) Tulsi pooja. Tulsi also cures mental disorders. Tulsi also works as वातहर and पित्तहर. Have Tulsi leaves and seeds as prasad. Tulsi seeds are used to increase reproductive strength. Since Sweet food is need of Winter, Tulsi and pumpkin balances problems caused by excessive sweet taste.
4) सीताफल, अमला,बोर,टमाटर, गाजर
We begin this season with Sweet food. Sour follows sweet. Salty follows Sour. This balances tridosha and helps us to store energy and nutrition for next 6 months.
Photo on the left : This colorized microscopy image hints at the complexity of microbial life. It shows two bacterial cells in soil. The bacteria glue clay particles together and protect themselves from predators. This also stabilizes soil and stores carbon that could otherwise enter the atmosphere.
Imagine the havoc we create by chemical industries. Fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics and other medicines, waste from chemical industries. They instantly disturbs soil microbes.
Lack of microbes => Lack of nutrition in crops, Lack of प्राण , Mutated genes, more carbon in air than in soil, soil degradation, desertification, depleted ground water, more toxins in drinking water
This is going on for last 50 years in major regions of India. We are at tipping point of collapse. If we don’t wake up now and force farmers/industries/govt to get rid of chemicals in air, water and food, future is worse than our imagination of dooms day.
Indigenous cows have 20 times more microbes than any living organism’s dung can have. She gives dung that can stabilize carbon, water and other nutrients from air.
Soil with her help can sustain droughts (expect them frequently due to climate changes)
Indian metros can collectively be called 51st or 52nd state of USA. Consumption-centric planned and designed festivals. Halloween is a new entrant.
From Delhi to Pune, there was great rouse for Halloween this year in youth. Next year, it will become TRP for TV channels and from 2017 onward, we will celebrate it officially (When middle class will go crazy about it).
Culture defines राष्ट्र’s boundaries. So, nothing wrong in calling us 52nd state of USA. Don’t live with false patriotism Ego, that is only active on 15th Aug and 26th Jan). Accept us as 52nd state. 🙂
Be ready to welcome yet another consumption gory like Friendship day and Fathers day and Sister day! (Y) Fun time!
Your whims and fancies may trigger a thought that culture and nation are two different domains but I suggest that you get rid of this notion asap in national interest. It is nothing but unfitness of immature mind to imagine Bharat without Bharat maa. I have full sympathy and I will pray that our society will work affirmatively to do successful root-canal for this dented chasm.
It is real pastime to insult/denigrate cultural ways of reforms when you really don’t have bent of mind to understand culture.
Also, it is foolishness to oppose systematic changes via laws if your intellect fall short of understanding importance of same in national interest. Get rid of both notions in nation interest. Work unitedly.
Country follows the culture? No. Culture is one’s country and country one’s culture.
Protecting dharma, culture, nation is one in the same things. Spend your personal time selflessly for all of them! There is no great sacrifice than investing valuable personal time for the Nation and culture. Do not waste time in insulting each other.
Dhoti (and saree) and/or Langot, Grihasthi, Celibacy, Muladhar Chakra, Sadhna and earning spiritual wealth for family.
Dhoti is extinct.
Langot is extinct.
Celibacy is extinct.
Sadhana for spiritual protection of family is extinct.
So what do you think? Will we be spared from continuous Prahar of Kaliyuga’s manifestation of dark forces?
Shadhan shudhdhi is required. Take baby step now. Make sure your next generation takes two more baby steps. Make sure your family and friends are inspired by your way of living.
If not possible to wear dhoti in public life, begin wearing it at home. If not possible to wear at home, at least, start wearing it during daily Sandhya.
Oh..you do not do daily Sandhya? At least…start sitting with your God daily.
Set of folds inserted behind your back and front are at least 3-4 fingers below nabhi. Seat of Muladhara Chakra. These folds holds the shakti to do further downward by earthly attraction. Helps in physical celibacy and conservation of Ojas. Think about it.
1) Start wearing dhoti (Saree for females) during Sandhya
2) Start wearing hanuman langot.
From Grishma to Sharad, bodily fire is of मंद (low) intensity. Just like the hidden fire in this charcoal picture with this post. It is burning but at low degree.
To re-kindle the fire in already burning dung cakes, you need to refuel it.
Deepawali is the festival to help bodily fire. By all sorts of perceptions, we ignite the dormant fire once again. This ignited fire helps us in winter. This ignited fire helps us in maintaining productive/creative pursuits of life.
Ritualistically successful Deepawali (which is end of 4 months of Tapasya) ==> Full blossomed वसंत (spring)
Act now, experience fruits in Spring.
But I hear fake rational arguments and utterances.
1) Why do we need oil lamps every where if they are about spiritual light
2) Rituals are waste of oil and ghee😀
3) Sweets means diabetes 😉😀
Same rationally biased minds will talk about philosophy of mind and all. They will accept impact of mind and perceptual inputs. But fail to understand importance of rituals in maintaining perceptual significance of all physical activities associated with festivals!
These are nothing but outcomes of toxic delusions (normal in Kaliyuga)
If you cannot understand rituals, follow them blindly instead wasting time in fake rational logic. 🙂(Y) It will be good for you, family and society! Intellectual gymnastics of debunking rituals and staying away won’t help anyone. It is waste of intellect!
Importance Fire in Ayurveda
Agni is innumerable because of its presence in each and every dhatu paramanu (cell) of the body. But, enumeration of the number of Agnis varies in various classical Ayurvedic texts, as shown below
Charaka has mentioned about 13 Agnis. Jatharagni – 1, Bhutagni – 5, Dhatvagni – 7 (Ch.Chi.15/38).
According to Acharya Sushruta, five types of Agnis are illustrated, viz. Pachakagni, Ranjakagni, Alochakagni, Sadhakagni and Bhrajakagni. However, there is an indirect reference of five Bhutagnis underlying in the brief description made to the transformation of food stuff. (Sh.Su.21/10.)
Vagbhata has described different types Agni, viz. – Bhutagnis – 5,– Dhatvagnis – 7, –Dhoshagni – 3 and– Malagni – 3.
Sharangadhara has recognized five pittas only (Pachak, Bhrajak, Ranjak, Alochaka and Sadhak) (Sha.Sa.Pu.Kh.-5/32).
Bhavamishra has followed Acharya Charaka and Vagbhata (Bh.Pu.Kh.-3/169,180).
Agni has been divided into 13 types according to the function and site of action. These are:
Jatharagni – one Agni present in the stomach and duodenum.
Bhutagni – five Agni from five basic elements.
Dhatwagni – seven Agni present, one in each of the seven dhatus.
Accordingly, they are classified into three groups, namely Jatharagni, Bhutagni and Dhatvagni.
Jatharagni is the Agni or bioenergy present in the Jathara (stomach and duodenum). According to Ashtanga Hridaya, Jatharagni, the seat is grahani (duodenum), so called because it withholds the food for a certain time inside the Amasaya (stomach) to facilitate digestion. In the opinion of Dhanvantari, it is the Kala known as “Pittadhara,” situated at the entrance of the Pakvashaya (intestine) and acting as a bolt to the door of the pathway/channel of food. It is responsible for the duration of life, health, valour, ojas (essence of the dhatus), strength of all the bhutagni and dhatvagni. The strength of the grahani is from Agni itself, and the strength of Agni is from grahani. When the Agni undergoes vitiation, grahani also gets vitiated and produces diseases (As.Hr.Sha.3/50-54).
Jatharagni is considered to be the most important because each and every nutrient that one ingests first comes to the Jathara and is subjected to the action of Jatharagni. Jatharagni digests the food materials that consist of the five basic elements and transforms it for utilization by the respective Dhatus paramanus (tissues).
Jatharagni is also responsible for separation of the food material into the essence portion (PRasad) and the waste products (kitta) in our body (As.Hr.Su-12/8).
Jatharagni is directly related to Dhatvagni or bioenergy in the cells and their metabolic processes, with ultimate tissue metabolism or Dhatu-Paka process. All the Dhatvagni depend on the normal, healthy state of Jatharagni. If the Jatharagni is hyperactive (Tikshna) or hypoactive (Manda), it will cause an excessive or retarded action of the Dhatvagni. This disturbed action ultimately leads to various disorders. Jatharagni is the main important Agni that controls the function of all other 12 Agnis. All the Agnis are totally dependent on the status of Jatharagni (Cha. Chi. 15/39-40).
Jatharagni is also classified into four categories according to its performance of digestion in the human being (Cha. Chi. 15/51), namely Vishamagni, Tikshanagni, Mandagni and Samagni.
According to Hareet Samhita, Samagni depends on whether the Doshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) are in normal stage. When the Pitta is higher than normal, the condition is known as Tikshnagni. When Vata and Kapha are higher than normal, the condition is known as Mandgni.
Samagni: The Samagni digests and assimilates food properly at the proper time. This thus increases the quality of the Dhatus (supportive tissues of the body). Persons having Samagni are always hale and healthy.
Vishamagni: This type of Agni changes between digesting food quickly and slowly. When this Agni is affected by the Vata Dosha, it creates different types of udargata roga.
Tikshnagni: Tikshnagni means very quick/very sharp/very fast. Tikshnagni is a state of very quick digestion of food, regardless of the type of food. Acharya Shushrut states that when the power of digestion is increased from normal to above normal, food digests very quickly and produces hunger or the desire for food. When food is digested, the throat, the mouth cavity and the lips become dry with a burning sensation. This condition is known as “Bhasmak Roga” according to Ayurveda.
Mandagni: “Mand” means slow. The meaning of the Mandagni is slow digestive power or digestive capacity. Those who are having Mandagni eat very little and are unable to digest the smallest amount of food. Dhanvantri says that Agni digests the least amount of food in the greatest amount of time.
Bhutagni is the one that is present in a basic element (Bhutas). There are five Agnis in each of the five basic elements, namely – Parthiva (earth), Apya (water), Tejas (Agni), Vayavya (vayu) and Nabhasa (akash).
Each and every cell in our body is composed of the five mahabhutas or five basic elements. Naturally, each cell (dhatu paramanu) consists of these five Bhutagni also. All the nutrients in this world that we eat also consist of the same five basic elements with their respective Agni or bioenergies. Thus, they are completely similar with respect to the five basic elements with their Bhutagni in our body cells as well in all the outside nutrient, that we ingest for the nutrition of our body. Acharya Charak has mentioned that the five Bhutagni digest their own part of the element present in the food materials. After the digestion of food by the Bhutagni, digested materials containing the elements and qualities similar to each bhutas nourish their own specific bhautika elements of the body (Cha. Chi. 15/13, 14). These Bhutagnis act after the Jatharagni present in the stomach and duodenum, acting on the food and causing their disintegration. In the modern physiological perspective, the action of Jatharagni can be equated with the digestion in the stomach and duodenum, and the action of the Bhutagni can be equated with the conversion of digested materials in the liver.
All the seven Dhatus (seven element tissues of the body) contain their own Agni to metabolize the nutrient materials supplied to them through their own Srotas.
Rasagni present in the Rasa Dhatu.
Raktagni present in the Rakta Dhatu.
Mamsagni present in the Mamsa Dhatu.
Medagni present in the Meda Dhatu.
Asthyagni present in the Asthi Dhatu.
Majjagni present in the Majja Dhatu.
Shukragni present in the Shukra Dhatu.
Each Dhatvagni or the bioenergy present in each Dhatu synthesizes and transforms the essential Rasa Dhatu required for that particular Dhatu or cell from the basic nutrients present in the AnnaRasa or essence of the diet that we consume. Each Dhatvagni has got a speciality to synthesize and transform the constituents suitable to its particular Dhatu. This action is a sort of selective action. Acharya Charaka has mentioned the fact that that the seven dhatus that are a support of the body contain their own Agni, and by their own Agni they digest and transform the materials supplied to them to make the substances alike to them for assimilation and nourishment (Cha. Su. 28/15).
Challenge to all half baked scientists to design herb in lab. Accept the challenge, to fail.
“When I look at the poor little herbs that arise out of the earth, the lowest of vegetables, and consider the secret spark of life that is in them, that attracts, increases, grows, and geminates itself and its kinds, the various virtues that are in them for the food, medicine, and delight of more perfect creatures, my mind is carried up to the admiration and adoration and praise of that God whose wisdom and power and influence and government is seen in these small footsteps of his goodness : so that, take all the wisest, ablest, and most powerful and knowing men under heaven, they cannot equal that power and wisdom of his that is seen in a blade of grass. “