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Monsoon and Medicinal Smoke : Season driven life

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Monsoon and Medicinal Smoke
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Monsoon is a season of increased microbial activities. All good and harmful bacteria thrive during these period. From now on until Diwali.

This is the same time when culture of this land prescribes जप,तप,यज्ञ. Minimum movement (less travel, more time at home). More time you spend at home, more you remain with bacteria suitable to your body (As per research, our home carried maximum healthy bacteria when proper ventilation is maintained). While at home, stabilize your mind. Do यज्ञ. More community driven यज्ञ. If you are invited to community fire rituals, participate!

यज्ञ = Medicinal herbs smoke.

Only risk in our times is: We really don’t get pure herb based dhoop or desi cow’s ghee and dung cakes for all rituals. We should put efforts in getting them. If you find nothing, you can use Ajwain for dhoop at home.

Medicinal Smoke (Havan) Reduces Airborne Bacteria*

 

As per this research paper:

“This study represents a comprehensive analysis and scientific validation of our ancient knowledge about the effect of ethnopharmacological aspects of natural products’ smoke for therapy and health care on airborne bacterial composition and dynamics, using the Biolog microplate panels and Microlog database. We have observed that 1h treatment of medicinal smoke emanated by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs (havan sámagri=material used in oblation to fire all over India), on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24h in the closed room. Absence of pathogenic bacteria Corynebacterium urealyticum, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens, Enterobacter aerogenes (Klebsiella mobilis), Kocuria rosea, Pseudomonas syringae pv. persicae, Staphylococcus lentus, and Xanthomonas campestris pv. tardicrescens in the open room even after 30 days is indicative of the bactericidal potential of the medicinal smoke treatment. We have demonstrated that using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space.”

http://asianagrihistory.org/research/Medicinal-smoke.pdf

Modern Medicines: cutting the branch of civilization seat.

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Suicidal mode of civilization
Suicidal mode of civilization

” The most stunning statistic, is that the total number of deaths caused by conventional medicine is an astounding 783,936 per year. It is now evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the US. (By contrast, the number of deaths attributable to heart disease in 2001 was 699,697, while the number of deaths attributable to cancer was 553,251.5) ”

Applaud please! We in India are no different than Americans. We also love our medicines.

The next big and murderous human pandemic, the one that kills us in millions, will be caused by a new disease–new to humans, anyway. The bug that’s responsible will be strange, unfamiliar, but it won’t come from outer space. Odds are that the killer pathogen–most likely a virus–will spill over into humans from a nonhuman animal.

Not only factory farm animals (for their antibiotic usage), but also due to rapid deforestation, wild animals are also changing their microbes rapidly to sustain against the depressing decline of their natural forest. They also produces viruses (sending messages to other species about potential threat) beyond human imaginations.

It’s likely that a potentially deadly mutated microbe or virus is now living in some animal somewhere in the world. It may have gained a new gene that helps it spread. Maybe it will crash into one of our domesticated animal species living in densely packed barns not far from where we live. Perhaps it will jump to an intermediary host, or maybe that new host will be us. In any case, the gathering storm is already here.

Mechanized farming, be it of plants or animals, is silent volcano. And since the impact is so random that no one really want to pay attention to it.

We are mindlessly cutting the branch of civilization seat. Happy turbulence ahead (Y) 🙁

Solution?

1) Eat organically grown fresh healthy food so that you never require medicines.
2) Include detoxifiers in diet i.e. Turmeric, Ginger, Gau mutra (do not drink bottled Ark sold by Ayurvedic pharmacy. Collect it fresh at gau shala), ghee (only pure procured from source which follows ethical practices), honey (only pure procured from source which follows ethical practices). Detoxifiers is necessary because you cannot stop going to AC offices, cannot stop traveling in polluted air.

Mother Cow and Vitamin D3

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I don’t know where to start this post. So many dots to connect!!

Let me start with latest news :

65-70% Indians are Vitamin D deficient. Here’s why you should worry

Despite plentiful sun, Vitamin D (aka sunshine vitamin) deficiency is reaching epidemic proportions in India, warns Dr Michael Holick, Endocrinologist and global authority on Vitamin D therapy.

Recent studies have revealed that 65-70 per cent Indians are Vitamin D deficient and another 15 per cent are insufficient.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/65-70-Indians-are-Vitamin-D-deficient-Heres-why-you-should-worry/articleshow/53277557.cms

Shocking right? 🙂 We deserve it for our sheer incompetence to respect mother nature and blind race for greed!

And can you imagine the impact? Whole plethora of mental disorders! Zombies everywhere!! Psychopaths and rapists! I am not trying to fear-monger! This will be harsh reality of near future! (And so be prepared! More than books, educate your kids for strength building! ) In fact, it is happening all around! Have you not seen increasing number of such psychopath(s) hijacking society?

Who will help?

Mother  img src: http://www.caleidoscope.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Beef-ban-india.jpg
Mother
img src: http://www.caleidoscope.in/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Beef-ban-india.jpg

Of course, गौ माता! (Desi cows with hump. Scientific name: Bos Indicus) [2]

गौ माता has Surya-Ketu Nadi in hump. It is this special feature that makes her different from other breeds. It is this नाड़ी that transforms प्राणशक्ति from प्राण दाता सूर्य भगवान् ! Vitamin D3, the gross and raw form of biological solar power is bonus!

Milk of Gau mata is full of DHA!

As per this research [0], DHA with D3 controls Brain Serotonin, Affecting Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders!

Here [1] , I already shared that serotonin in blood makes mother’s milk more nutritious!

Can you connect the dots?

Desi Gau ghee is full of DHA Docosahexaenoic acid. No other source can compete with the ghee produced by churning method from desi Gau mata’s ethically procured A2 milk. One more condition is that ghee has to be prepared during Sunrise (Vitamin D3). All this is not possible in dairy from where we get your ghee :).

We see increasing number of kids in hyper active mode. ADHD and ASD. Many clinical disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression share as a unifying attribute low brain serotonin.

Serotonin production and function is linked to vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, suggesting one way these important micronutrients help the brain function and affect the way we behave.

If anyone in your circle is suffering from insomnia (can’t sleep), migraine, headache, you can try this experiment of Desi Gau ghee nasal drops. Make ghee lukeworm and apply 1-2 drops in both nasal passages before sleeping. Do it for 90 days.

PS: Before you try ghee from any gau shala, make sure that calf is given enough milk and milk is taken once calf is satiated for that session. There are no hormone used to increase production of milk. Place should be neat and clean. Cows must graze in open land for 3-4 hrs daily. Cows must get clean drinking water.

It is not advisable for:
1) Pregnant lady or during menses cycle
2) After bath, exercise, meal and intercourse.
I personally prefer before sleeping.

In summary:

  • It Is bos indicus who will bless this land again with abundance of digested Prana (her prasad in form of dung, urine and milk). Not some reductionist D#, K, Ca etc but wholesome Prana! Prana that replenish the sick and timid!
  • Free pasture land for grazing is must for quality prasad! More she graze under sun-light, better would be her prasad (including D3!)
  • It is important and more cost-effective to imbibe digested Prana (Raw Prana passing through digestive track of mother cow. Churned Prana). When ghee is prepared, potency of digested prana increases manifold! Far far better than Vitamin D3 injections which are difficult to digest for body!
  • Freely grazing cows => Serotonin + Sun rays + DHA from grass => Quality milk, dung and urine!

[0] http://www.childrenshospitaloakland.org/main/news/omega3-fatty-acids-and-vitamin-d-may-control-brain-282.aspx

Vitamin D and the omega-3 fatty acids control serotonin synthesis and action, part 2: relevance for ADHD, bipolar, schizophrenia, and impulsive behavior

Serotonin regulates a wide variety of brain functions and behaviors. Here, we synthesize previous findings that serotonin regulates executive function, sensory gating, and social behavior and that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and impulsive behavior all share in common defects in these functions. It has remained unclear why supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D improve cognitive function and behavior in these brain disorders. Here, we propose mechanisms by which serotonin synthesis, release, and function in the brain are modulated by vitamin D and the 2 marine omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Brain serotonin is synthesized from tryptophan by tryptophan hydroxylase 2, which is transcriptionally activated by vitamin D hormone. Inadequate levels of vitamin D (∼70% of the population) and omega-3 fatty acids are common, suggesting that brain serotonin synthesis is not optimal. We propose mechanisms by which EPA increases serotonin release from presynaptic neurons by reducing E2 series prostaglandins and DHA influences serotonin receptor action by increasing cell membrane fluidity in postsynaptic neurons. We propose a model whereby insufficient levels of vitamin D, EPA, or DHA, in combination with genetic factors and at key periods during development, would lead to dysfunctional serotonin activation and function and may be one underlying mechanism that contributes to neuropsychiatric disorders and depression. This model suggests that optimizing vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acid intake may help prevent and modulate the severity of brain dysfunction.—Patrick, R. P., Ames, B. N. Vitamin D and the omega-3 fatty acids control serotonin synthesis and action, part 2: relevance for ADHD, bipolar, schizophrenia, and impulsive behavior.

http://www.fasebj.org/content/early/2015/02/23/fj.14-268342.abstract

[1] http://prachodayat.in/happy-cow-is-kamadhenu-serotonin-vs-worship/

[2] http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2014/10/20/cmaj.140555

Consumption of non–cow’s milk beverages and serum vitamin D levels in early childhood

“Among children who drank both types of milk, each additional cup of non–cow’s milk beverage consumed was associated with a 5% decrease in 25-hydroxyvitamin D level,” the researchers write. The estimated was adjusted for clinically relevant variables, the authors note.

Interpretation: Consumption of non–cow’s milk beverages was associated with decreased serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in early childhood. This association was modified by cow’s milk consumption, which suggests a trade-off between consumption of cow’s milk fortified with higher levels of vitamin D and non–cow’s milk with lower vitamin D content.

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/12/12/peds.2012-1793

 

 

Diet Dictators

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Diet Dictators
Diet Dictators

When you draw inspiration to alter your age-old food habits from half-baked, politically motivated/funded research paper published in local newspaper or magazine, you would most likely start obeying politically correct nutrition.

When so called experts (Call them DD i.e. Diet Dictators) make no distinction between whole grains and refined, between foods grown organically and those grown with pesticides and commercial fertilizers, between unprocessed dairy products from pasture-fed cows and pasteurized dairy products from confined animals raised on processed feed, between fresh and rancid fats, between traditional fresh fruits and vegetables and those that have been irradiated or genetically altered, in short, between the traditional foods that nourished our ancestors and newfangled products now dominating the modern marketplace, consider food marketed by them as politically correct nutrition.

This is Politically Correct Nutrition. It singles out foods grown by independent producers, but spares the powerful and highly profitable grain cartels, vegetable oil producers and the food processing industry; it sacrifices old-fashioned butter on the altar of the latest nutritional fad but spares pasteurized milk products and processed cheese; it gives lip service to the overwhelming evidence implicating sugar as a major cause of our degenerative diseases but spares the soft drink industry; and it raises not a murmur against refined flour, hydrogenated vegetable oils and foods adulterated with harmful preservatives, flavorings and coloring agents.

The DDs are strangely silent about the ever increasing trend toward food processing and the devitalization of India’s rich agricultural bounty. Most “nutritional” cookbooks follow the DDs’ politically correct guidelines, including all those approved by food safety regulators.

For example, take an example of ‘FAT’. Politically Correct Nutrition is based on the assumption that we should reduce our intake of fats, particularly saturated fats from animal sources (Dairy items for vegetarians). Fats from animal sources also contain cholesterol, presented as the twin villain of the civilized diet.

On the contrary, Fats from animal and vegetable sources provide a concentrated source of energy in the diet; they also provide the building blocks for cell membranes and a variety of hormones and hormone-like substances. Fats as part of a meal slow down nutrient absorption so that we can golonger without feeling hungry. In addition, they act as carriers for important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. Dietary fats are needed for the conversion of carotene to vitamin A, for mineral absorption and for a host of other processes.

Most people would be surprised to learn that there is, in fact, very little evidence to support the contention that a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat actually reduces death from heart disease or in any way increases one’s life span.

‘Lowfat’ thus is politically correct nutrition, causing severe problem to health and yet many of us welcome it wholeheartedly, presuming it as heart-friend!

– Based on reading Sally Fallon

Solution is : Put efforts behind finding local food.

Eating begins with cooking: Do you cook for self?

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Cook for self, cook for family
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Ideal Kitchen Setup img src: http://goo.gl/7TJrBv
Ideal Kitchen Setup
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Is food only for nutrition? Do we cook for the sake of getting nutrition only?
 
Can we maintain good health just by eating right nutrition?
🙂 I think No. Magic is in process – the way you cook, how often you cook, for whom you cook, with what intention you cook , with how much love and affection you cook!

One benefit of cooking daily that I see is being with your kitchen doctors. Now you may not have read about this before. Please read it once.

Some facts:

1) All Indian spices used in traditional cooking are Ayurvedic herbs.
2) These spices herbs carry unique medicinal property.
3) When you use them in Fire, air and water based cooking, their nano-particles are present in air.
4) Unknowingly, cook inhales it and essential herbs reach to body cells via shortest pathway i.e. inhale -> Blood stream, unlike normal way i.e. Eat -> Digestive track -> Blood stream.
5) We also use Ghee and Oil in cooking. They act as anti-oxidants and reduces body’s oxidative stress i.e. slows down ageing

Two caveats here is:

1) Temperature

High temperature cooking breaks essential vitamins and fatty acids. Not good. What is optimum temperature? Well, you will find all detail by googling but my yardstick is to compare it with Cow-dung burner.

Avoid microwave and oven cooking.

2) Purity of Ghee and Oil

If ghee is not pure (Procured from Gau shala where it is produced by manual churning of milk procured from mother Gau using all ethical ways or if oil is refined, it will have less long chain fatty acids and more short chain fatty acids.) At high temperature, they become free radicals and instead of helping us, it can accelerate oxidation of body and makes aging rapid.

Pure Ghee and unrefined oil has long chain fatty acids. Enough to work as nano-particle medicine.

Despite two caveats (which can be taken care), it is better than eating processed food.

So if family cooks together daily, they all get benefited by above mentioned benefits.

Do not ask proofs from me. Experience yourself. Experience is best proof. What is shared here is based on common sense.

LED is IED

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LED is IED
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Yes, you read it right. LED is silent IED (explosives). It destroys, not only body but also mind. Inviting mental disorders. No wonder, we are turning into society of zombies!

Light pollution is one of the most rapidly increasing types of environmental degradation. Its levels have been growing exponentially over the natural nocturnal lighting levels provided by starlight and moonlight.

Dangers of exposure to “white” light

“White” light bulbs that emit light at shorter wavelengths are greater suppressors of the body’s production of melatonin than bulbs emitting orange-yellow light, a new international study has revealed.

Melatonin is a compound that adjusts our biological clock and is known for its anti-oxidant and anti-cancerous properties.

Migration from the now widely used sodium lamps to white lamps (MH and LEDs) would produce an increase of pollution in the scotopic and melatonin suppression bands of more than five times the present levels, supposing the same photopic installed flux. This increase will exacerbate known and possible unknown effects of light pollution on human health, environment and on visual perception of the Universe by humans

The fact that “white” artificial light (which is actually blue light on the spectrum, emitted at wavelengths of between 440-500 nanometers) suppresses the production of melatonin in the brain’s pineal gland is already known. Also known is the fact that suppressing the production of melatonin, which is responsible, among other things, for the regulation of our biological clock, causes behavior disruptions and health problems.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030147971100226X

http://newmedia-eng.haifa.ac.il/?p=5516

Photic regulation of melatonin in humans: ocular and neural signal transduction.

Light is a potent stimulus for regulating the pineal gland’s production of melatonin and the broader circadian system in humans. It initially was thought that only very bright photic stimuli (> or = 2500 lux) could suppress nocturnal melatonin secretion and induce other circadian responses. It is now known that markedly lower illuminances (< or = 200 lux) can acutely suppress melatonin or entrain and phase shift melatonin rhythms when exposure conditions are optimized. The elements for physical/biological stimulus processing that regulate photic influences on melatonin secretion include the physics of the light source, gaze behavior relative to the light source, and the transduction of light energy through the pupil and ocular media. Elements for sensory/neural signal processing become involved as photons are absorbed by retinal photopigments and neural signals are generated in the retinohypothalamic tract. Aspects of this physiology include the ability of the circadian system to integrate photic stimuli spatially and temporally as well as the wavelength sensitivity of the operative photoreceptors. Acute, light-induced suppression of melatonin is proving to be a powerful tool for clarifying how these elements of ocular and neural physiology influence the interaction between light and the secretion of melatonin from the human pineal gland.

Melatonin-suppressing light is “dangerous only if we expose ourselves to it during the hours when we should be in the dark. So what is the use of it during day time? 😀

So while we are embracing govt promoted cheap LED program, unknowingly we are inviting future IED blasts for huge population (since it is subsidized)! Sleep disorders led psychopaths, cancer and life-style diseases due to hormonal imbalance – is it not explosively enough to destroy society?

Govt in democratic country runs on populist measures. So such steps are expected from them. As an Individual, you save yourself. We really don’t need days when darkness would become luxury and there will be shops selling darkness hours ! 🙂

Suggestions:

  1. If you have growing children at home, reduce home lighting post sun-set. Bare-minimum light. No LED!
  2. Don’t use even zero watt bulb light at night.
  3. Learn to respect darkness!

Why mid-life obesity?

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Online friend asked this query recently. Why fat increases after marriage?

Old note on same topic.

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Obesity : Mid-life crisis
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1) Why do pregnant mothers increase fat in last trimester with the help of changing patterns of healthy bacteria in mother’s intestine ( ‪#‎marutMicrobes‬)?

2) Why OBESITY is prominent in our times?

“यन्मांसां स्वागि्ना पक्वं तन्मेद इति कथ्यते॥
तदतीव गुरु स्निग्धं बलकार्यतिबृंहणम्॥”

Meda or Fat is a perfectly ripe; mature flesh (मांस). (One of 7 dhatus). It is ripen by the Fire of the body. It is full of fire. It is in fact, fuel. Raw fuel. Besides satisfying energy needs of the body, it provides stability/firmness to body. Shock absorption.

In last trimester of pregnancy, baby has fragile bones and organs. It needs protection from unforeseen external accidents. During this time, brain is under development and demands super flow of energy.

Fat मेद gain by mother.

OBESITY

Rasa dhatu (Lymph) => Rakta dhatu (Blood) => Mamsa dhatu (Muscles) => Medha dhatu (Fat) => Asthi dhatu (Bone) => Majja dhatu (marrow (bone and spinal)) => Shukra dhatu (Semen)

Now when we see abnormal increase in Fat, it is Vata disorder. There is a temporary PAUSE at conversion from Meda (FAT) to Asthi(Bones).

Result => Excessive FAT.

Mother Nature is very kind. If you are suffering from Vata disorder, your probably have fragile bones. So to protect your bones, she increases FAT.

Solution?

Correct Vata disorder and weight due to FAT will reduce.

Side note: Generally, when a young boy gets married, he starts developing FAT.

Do you know reason? Because wife cooks well? 😀 No. Wife cannot cook as good as mother 😉. It is because, he is now regularly indulged in sex. Excessive sex deranges Vata => FAT

What happened due to abnormally early FAT ?

FAT => Compromised bones, compromised marrow, compromized shukra. Obesity impairs reproductive outcome significantly.

Any doubt why obese suffer from infertility?

Some supporting research papers for obesity and reproduction links.

Obesity and infertility.

Fertility can be negatively affected by obesity. In women, early onset of obesity favours the development of menses irregularities, chronic oligo-anovulation and infertility in the adult age. Obesity in women can also increase risk of miscarriages and impair the outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies and pregnancy, when the body mass index exceeds 30 kg/m. The main factors implicated in the association may be insulin excess and insulin resistance. These adverse effects of obesity are specifically evident in polycystic ovary syndrome. In men, obesity is associated with low testosterone levels. In massively obese individuals, reduced spermatogenesis associated with severe hypotestosteronemia may favour infertility. Moreover, the frequency of erectile dysfunction increases with increasing body mass index.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17982356

The adverse effects of obesity on conception and implantation

  1. Christopher J Brewer and
  2. Adam H Balen

Whilst many multiparous women are obese (body mass index >30 kg/m2), obesity has been associated with impaired fecundity; however, the mechanism which links obesity to reduced fertility remains to be fully elucidated. Obese women, particularly those with central obesity, are less likely to conceive per cycle. Obese women suffer perturbations to the hypothalamic–pituitary–ovarian axis, menstrual cycle disturbance and are up to three times more likely to suffer oligo-/anovulation. A fine hormonal balance regulates follicular development and oocyte maturation, and it has been observed that obesity can alter the hormonal milieu. Leptin, a hormone produced by adipocytes, is elevated in obese women, and raised leptin has been associated with impaired fecundity. Obesity impairs ovulation but has also been observed to detrimentally affect endometrial development and implantation. The expression of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is regulated, in part, by weight, and so obese women with PCOS often have a more severe phenotype and experience more subfertility. Obesity also impairs the response of women to assisted conception treatments. Weight loss through lifestyle modification or bariatric surgery has been demonstrated to restore menstrual cyclicity and ovulation and improve the likelihood of conception. In this article, we will discuss the effect of obesity upon key reproductive mechanisms and its relation to fertility treatments.

http://www.reproduction-online.org/content/140/3/347.full

What is solution for mid-life early Vata disorder?

There are many solutions. Some of them are listed here:

1) Surya Namaskar every morning.
2) Worship Hanuman ji
3) Abhyang – Tel malish daily before taking bath (45 mins before) – Sesame oil AND Head malish after taking last meal of the day, before sleeping.
4) Fasting on Saturday
5) Turmeric and Ginger – include as medicine. Esp. during monsoon.

Spiritual Delusion

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Who am I? Img: https://goo.gl/i4885o
Who am I?
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“I am not this body. I am aatma. Why do you put pressure on physical aspects of health so much? I can meditate and take care of self.”

“What about billion body cells and trillions and more microbes? They rely on you. Don’t live in delusion. Be sensitive about your responsibilities. You must take care of them. And about being aatma? What do you do to take care of your aatma? Any Yama niyama? Don’t fool yourself. Spiritual progress start from bottom up approach. Take care of physical body. When your physical body is in rhythm and all cells and microbes are regularly taken care, go to next step i.e. Prana. Then Mamomaya and so on. There is no shortcut. It is ok to realize that you are aatma but you must act from bottom up otherwise it is mere delusion.”

Father or First Guru : Extinct Relation

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Father-Child Relation
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Do you have time-luxury or you are done providing material luxury to your children?

As per one study, Children who spend time with their fathers have a higher IQ[1] ! What about those unfortunate urban children whose dads are always busy in career pursuits? Dad leave for the job when children are sleeping and dad return home in night when again children are sleeping! No school or teacher or nanny or toys or games can fill in this vital gap of father’s presence! And same applies to mothers! Do not escape by buying some toy for your children. Spend time as they want more of your presence!

Take care. Spend as much possible time with your children! You are what you are because your parents cared so much of you!

Father-Child src: http://goo.gl/XRw4c8
Father-Child src: http://goo.gl/XRw4c8

Children who spend large amounts of time with their fathers have higher IQs, according to a new study.

Strong fatherly involvement in their early life can also improve a child’s future career prospects, the research shows.

The researchers warned that it was not enough for parents to live together, but that a father should be actively involved in a child’s life to benefit their development.

The study looked at more than 11,000 British men and women, born in 1958.

The more effort a father invests in his children, the smarter they are as kids and more successful as adults, new research shows. And highly educated fathers make even more of a difference than less educated dads, all things being equal.

“It’s not [just] about having dad around, it’s about what kind of dad he is,” says Daniel Nettle, a psychologist at the University of Newcastle, UK, who led the new analysis, based on surveys of more than 10,000 children over half a century.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/3110360/Children-who-spend-time-with-their-fathers-have-a-higher-IQ.html

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16219-time-with-dad-is-time-well-spent/

Having meal: Sacred Ritual

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Meal Time
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Having meal used to consider sacred activity in local culture. It used to be considered critical so people used to eat by sitting on the floor and enjoying food fully.

So when someone is eating, there used to be helping hands to serve them. At special days like marriage, family members take care of all guests (Atithi(s)) and serve them food with love. They feel pride in contributing sacred meals of near and dear ones.

Now?

Now we arrange buffet and guests have to arrange queue like criminals do in jail. No respect for guests. It is different thing that guests also have no respect for host in most cases 😀

Guests eat standing and get engaged in talks. Eating happens as background process as neglected task. No self-respect.

Side effects
• Due to lack of attention to food, enough secretion of stomach acids and enzymes does not occur -> lead to indigestion -> sickness in near future
• Due to standing position, Apana Vayu (The downward force described in Ayurveda) is deranged. -> lead to indigestion-> sickness in near future

Solution?
• Always be seated while eating.
• Give complete focus to food. Talks can wait. Gossips can wait. Cell phone can wait. Food cannot wait.

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