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जिजीविषा – Primary Medicine

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जिजीविषा – Primary Medicine

At the end of the day, it is your desire to live life (जिजीविषा) that helps you survive. Stronger the desire, better recovery. जिजीविषा is not mere desire to live selfish life but life with specific sublime selfless purpose.

Medicines will help you to give momentum to this feeling.

Ayurvedic medicines without side effects and less karmic debts, while Allopathic with side effects and karmic debts (Karma associated in preparing medicines i.e. torture to animals and torture to clinical trial subjects + environmental pollution)

You are an adult. You decide your ways.

Satire can’t stir the deep water, for transformation tsunami

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Show me examples of 100 revolutions germinated from the impact of cartoon series depicting anger about policies. If not 100, 10. If not 10, 1?

Medium is not potent and powerful to stir human psyche for positive changes. It may disturb you for sometime but not for all the time.

Satire, an ability to cover up your grey cells inability/incompetence to act upon problems you see around.And what happens when this is part of mainstream activism? Shallow street corner politics discussion makers type citizens, impotent to take actions for change, for better life. They talk, laugh on satire,get angry and forget.

In the republic of superficiality & mediocrity, cartoons serve best satire, tingling nerves temporarily, but fails miserably to generate strong actions for change.

Sarcasm is drunkard’s delusion for afresh mind,satisfying for short term,the political and social rebel within.

For real changes, propose drafts, force your leaders to implement people-centric drafts.

Controversies like cartoon-controversy is classic way to engage commons in petty issues. Remember, few months back, it was Nehru-Ambedkar cartoon.

When medium becomes the message, like cartoon, essence of real message is lost. The media work us over completely. They are so pervasive in their personal, political, economic, aesthetic, psychological, moral, ethical, and social consequences that they leave no part of us untouched, unaffected, unaltered. The medium is the massage. Show me examples of media led revolutions.

On a slanted road, with more than 80 degree slope, it is always easy to slip and meet with an accident on our way down and extremely difficult to hike the way up.

Same goes with mental plane of human minds. Good perceptions – difficult to climb/digest and act. The slip is always easy, full of adrenalin/testosterone, but potentially dangerous and fatal.

We don’t need a college curriculum for self-moral-degradation. It happens…jut like that..while enjoying sensual pleasures. And one fine day, organism collapses.

So when you watch good movie, it will hardly create actionable impact. But one nasty movie…hmm…the vicious cycle starts…

Save your kids. Keep them away from pervert mediums. Make these pervert entertainment mediums insignificant by reducing their consumption. They are the ones who corrupt mass psyche.

PS: I am not trying to demean the art. But wish to see more thrust from us on real issues. Don’t get satisfied by the mental dissonance and disturbance induced by sarcasm.

Mass Agitations : Funded vs Autogenic

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August is a month of agitation in India. Monsoon led Vata prakop. Mental instability. Easy to stir rural minds due to their natural monsoon-driven idleness. Earlier, this rural energy used to act as spiritual force during month of Shravan and Bhadrapada. Now, situation is different under the global media influence.

You will see two types of mass movements. It is template.

Autogenic Mass movement and foreign NGO led movement are two different shades of anti-govt agitations. If successful, former serves interests of real mass, later serves vested interests.

No matter how burning issue is, if fund manager’s intentions are not traced, it backfires and further hampers the gullible mass.

Autogenic Mass movement : Navy revolt of 1946
NGO led movement : Quit India movement of 1942

Former gave threat to British and led to independence.
Later gave Congress rule and the results are evident.

In Autogenic Mass movement , issue is in center and people selects representative from within. You can call him/her leader.

In NGO led movements, leader is self-proclaimed, appointed with vested interests instructions, he/she travels to issue site and gives speeches to arouse the sleeping souls for his/her organization’s interests. Interests could be anything : To topple govt, to blackmail govt, to act as controlled opposition.

Unfortunately, for citizens with reasonably good intellect, this difference is difficult to decipher with common sense. In your pockets, spread dharma. Dharma-driven living.

Ganesh Utsav and Artistic Pollution : Waste of potent season of the year

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Ganesh Utsav and Artistic Pollution : Waste of potent season of the year
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Yes, one is free to select any form of God one wish to worship. No doubt about it. But when the mind is involved, there is always care that one must take care.

Why?

मनो हि जगतां कर्तृ मनो हि पुरुषः परः ।
मनःकृतं कृतं लोके न शरीरकृतं कृतम् ॥१॥
The mind alone is the creator of the world; and mind alone is the supreme person. What is done by the mind is action, what is done by the body is not action.

“The body does not create the mind, but the mind creates the body.”

So whatever mental images we grasp during Idol worship, will have impact on our body. When we choose to worship Ganesha, it is always worth to focus on his form which is described by the seer scientists i.e. ऋषि गण.

Any art form, is not perfect for consumption by senses governed by life form striving spiritual uplift (a quantum leap from current state of consciousness to higher one), until the art form can express the Universe within and outside without adding human intellectual touch (which actually can limit the spiritual journey of the seeker focusing on Idol).

Thus, in Idol worship, perfection of reflection of universe in art is critically important. For this to happen, it is important for artist to cultivate pious nature, surrendered to mother nature and her different plays. And to connect with Maa, it is important to recite her glory daily.

There is interesting conversation between King Vajra and Sage Markendya in Vishnudharmottara Purana about it.

King Vajra wants to learn art of Idol making.
He seeks guidance from Sage Markendya.
And Sage prescribes him to learn following art in sequence to become master of Idol creator.

Vocal music (Reciting Vedas) => Instrumental Music => Natya Shashtra => Chitra Kala (Painting in 2D) => Becoming sculptor
In short, it is important to realize cosmos, to express it so potently so that seekers can connect with God by concentrating on divine play captured in Idol.

What we see in Ganesha Pandals or Durga Pooja pandals is nothing but immature artist’s artistic pollution of original archetype. Always politically motivated or artist’s limited spiritual acumen.

The best way is: If you don’t know how to transform universe into art, follow the scriptures.

Worshiping false Gods/demigods by portraying Ganapati Idol in form of social celebrities, is nothing but a shortcoming of relatively weak societal psyche.

My culture teaches to put ideas/values/deeds/virtues above all immortals as ideas/values/deeds/virtues can only last forever.Ideas/values/deeds/virtues can’t survive more than a century (or may be few countable years) if demigods are at center of common man’s life.

We have invented many festivals for entertainment. Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri are not for celebrating contemporary art and entertainment. They are highly potent times of the year to clean and purify mind.

Think about it. Take care.

Dr Sunil Verma : भारत में पैकेट बंद दूध: आओ हम सब मिलकर जहर पियें!!

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Original article here: https://www.facebook.com/skv.green.oxford/posts/1707506869376630

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भारत में पैकेट बंद दूध: आओ हम सब मिलकर जहर पियें!!

मूल लेख: डॉ सुनील वर्मा
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क्या आप पैकेट का दूध पीते हैं?? क्या आपके मिल्क में भी आ जाती है मोटी मलाई की पर्त?
अगर हाँ, तो मुबारक हो भाइयों, जल्दी ही प्रभु से मिलन का रास्ता खुल रहा है आपके लिए….
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वर्ष 1830 | Germany के एक वैज्ञानिक ने एक अनोखे पदार्थ की खोज की जिसका नाम उन्होंने रखा मेलामाइन |

सीमेंट जैसा दिखने वाला सफ़ेद रंग का यह पाउडर बहुत चमत्कारी था | जैसे ही इसे वैज्ञानिकों ने formaldehyde के साथ मिलाया, और बहुत अधिक ताप पर गर्म किया तो यह पदार्थ एक moldable मटेरियल में बदल गया जो virtually unbreakable था |

इस पदार्थ को अपने हिसाब से सांचों में ढालकर विभिन्न उद्योगों जैसे प्लास्टिक उद्योग, खाना खाने के बर्तन, चाय के कप, और फ्लोर की चमकदार टाइल्स बनाने के लिए प्रयोग किया जाने लगा |

किन्तु किसी ने सच ही तो कहा है कि इंसान की डीड्स की पूर्ति के लिए तो प्रकृति, ईश्वर और वैज्ञानिकों ने मिल कर बहुत कुछ दिया पर ग्रीड्स को शांत करने के लिए तो जो भी दिया वही कम!!

दुष्ट बुद्धी इंसान ने धीरे धीरे पता चला लिया कि मेलामाइन में 67% नाइट्रोजन होती है |

यहाँ पर आपको बता दूँ कि किसी भी खाद्य में protein की मात्रा कितनी है इसका टेस्ट एक विशेष विधि “Kjeldahl Test” से किया जाता है जिसमें यह देखा जाता है कि उस पदार्थ में नाइट्रोजन की मात्रा कितनी है | अधिक नाइट्रोजन मतलब खाद्य पदार्थ में protein की मात्रा अधिक है |

बस, फिर क्या था मेलामाईन से फ्लोर की टाइल्स बनाते बनाते दुष्ट बुद्धी ने इसे non-protein सोर्स की तरह खाद्य पदार्थो में मिलाना शुरू कर दिया ताकि उसमे अधिक प्रोटीन होने का अहसास होने लगे |

पहले तो दुष्ट बुद्धि ने इसे गेहूं के आटे में मिलाया और उस आटे से गाय भैंसों और कुत्तो के लिए protein rich पैकेट बंद यमी फ़ूड बनाया | लैब में जब इस फेक हाई protein डाइट को टेस्ट किया जाता तो उसमें मेलामाईन की मिलावट के कारण खूब नाइट्रोजन मिलती | जिससे लगता कि वास्तव में भर भर के protein है भाई इसमें तो | मेलामाईन मिला खाना खा खा कर कितनी गायें मरी होंगी इसका डाटा तो दुनिया में किसी के पास नहीं किन्तु मेलामाईन मिला पशुओ का protein rich फीड अमेरिका में खूब पकड़ा गया और बाद में 2010 के दौर में इस पर बंद भी लगा |

अब भारत तो भारत है भाई, यहाँ तो कंकड़ हजम, पत्थर हजम, किसी पर कुछ फर्क ही नही पड़ता….!!

पशु पुरी दुनिया में कम से कम एक दशक तक मेलामाईन मिला खाना खाते रहे और यह जहर खाकर मरते रहे किन्तु वर्ष 2008 में हवस की खोपड़ी को नया आईडिया आया |

हवस की खोपड़ी ने सोचा कि पशु ही क्यों, इंसान के दुधमुहे बच्चो के पापा भी तो पेल कर protein rich यम्मी दूध का पाउडर अपने बच्चो के लिए खूब खरीदते है तो क्यूँ ना मेलामाईन को डायरेक्ट ड्राई मिल्क फार्मूला में मिलाया जाए | ताकि उसमें खूब protein पडी हुयी दिखाई दे |

बस, दुष्ट बुद्धि ने इसे इन्फेंट मिल्क पाउडर में मिला दिया | और खूब प्रचार किया कि यह दूध का पाउडर protein से भरपूर है |

लैब में जब इस पाउडर को टेस्ट किया गया तो उसमें खूब नाइट्रोजन मिली| लैब भी चकमा खा गयी और दूध बाजार में उतर गया | सबसे पहले यह दूध, मिलावट खोरो के सरदार चीन में उतारा गया किन्तु जब इस मेलामाईन मिले दूध को पी पी कर चीन के 3 लाख से अधिक बच्चे एक साथ बीमार पड गये तो सन 2008 में चीन सरकार ने इस मिलावट खोरी को पकड़ लिया |

इतिहास में इस घटना को “2008 Chinese milk scandal” की नाम से जाना जाता है आप लोग गूगल करके पढ़ सकते हैं|

दुसरे कई देशो में इस तरह का मिल्क बिकता हुआ मिला पर सभी जगह की सरकार ने इसे पकड़ लिया |

शैतान खोपड़ी को पता चल चुका था कि अब अमेरिका चीन जैसे देशो में उसकी दाल गलने वाली नहीं तो उसने तब भारत का रुख किया |

भारत में उसने आज तक कितने दुधमुहे बच्चो ने यह फेक protein युक्त दूध पिया किसी को नहीं पता क्योकि किसी ने आज तक इसका टेस्ट ही नहीं किया !!

कितने बच्चे इस दूध को पी पीकर बीमार होकर अस्पतालों में भरती हो रहे हैं, किसी को भी आज तक नहीं पता | किसी के पास कोई डाटा नहीं है|

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अब सुनिए इससे आगे की मजेदार बात:
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भारत की शैतान खोपड़ी के दिमाग में दुसरी ही बात चल रही थी | उसने सोचा कि क्यूँ न इस जादुई पदार्थ से पूरा का पूरा दूध ही बना दिया जाये!

तो उसने दूध लिया और उसमें पेल कर पानी मिलाया | पर पानी मिलाने से तो उसमें protein की मात्र कम हो गयी जिसे लैब में टेस्ट करके पकड़ लिया जाता !

शैतान खोपड़ी को पता था कि मेलामाईन को अगर इस पानी मिले दुध में मिला दिया जाये तो मेलामाईन से नाइट्रोजन निकलेगी जो लैब में किये जाने वाले protein टेस्ट को चकमा दे देगी और लगेगा कि दूध में उतनी ही protein है जितनी होनी चाहिए |

पर भाई वसा भी तो कम हो जायेगी !! इसका समाधान शैतान खोपड़ी ने सुवर गाय भैंस इत्यादि की चर्बी मिला कर कर दिया !!

तो लो जी हो गया सफ़ेद सफ़ेद protein rich दूध तैयार !! कोई माई का लाल बता नहीं पायेगा कि इसमें protein नहीं मेलामाईन नाम का जहर मिला हुआ है! वही जहर जिससे बनती है फर्श की टाइल्स!!

और दोस्तों…..हद तो तब हो गयी जब भारत की खाद्य नियत्रक संस्था FSSAI नें वर्ष 2016 में एक कानून बनाकर भारत में बिकने वाले दूध में मेलामाईन को लीगल कर दिया !!

आज सूखे दूध का इन्फेंट फार्मूला बनाने वाली कोई भी कंपनी अपने सूखे दूध में 1 mg / kg मेलामाईन मिला सकती है | Liquid infant formula जैसे कि लिक्विड दूध में यह परमिशन 0.15 mg/ लीटर और अन्य खाद्य पदार्थो में 2.5 mg/kg के हिसाब से मेलामाईन नाम का जहर मिलाने की खुली परमिशन है !!

क्या मजबूरी थी!! fssai नें दूध और इन्फेंट मिल्क पाउडर में इस जहर को मिलाने की परमिशन क्यूँ दी यह तो fssai ही जाने !!

इस परमिशन के ऊपर पैकेट में बिकने वाले दूध में कितना मेलामाईन वास्तव में डाला जा रहा है इसका डाटा शायद ही किसी के पास हो !

पर मैंने खुद देखा है आजकल पैकेट के दूध में बहुत मोटी मलाई की परत आती है! दोस्तों, यह मलाई नही फ्लोर की टाइल्स बनाने वाला सफ़ेद सफ़ेद मेलामाईन है……..

मैंने सुबह fb पर एक छोटा notification डाला था कि आज शाम को मैं इस विषय पर पोस्ट लिखूंगा | इस notification को बहुत लोगो ने शेयर किया अभिनव गोस्वामी जी ने भी किया | वह पर एक भाई Rahul Suroliya जी ने एक कमेंट किया जिसे मै ज्यों का त्यों यहाँ मेंशन कर रहा हूँ….उन्होंने लिखा

“हा जी मुझे भी पता चला करीब दो दिन पहले मैं रीको एरिया बहरोड़ मे गया हुआ था तो मैने देखा के कुछ लोग मोटरबाइक पर तो कुछ गाड़ी भर के कुछ कटे सफेद रंग के बिना प्रिंट किया हुआ ले जा रहे थे मुझे लगा कि पूछा जाए कि ये क्या वस्तु है मुझे पहले टी लगा कि कोई व्हाईट सीमेंट बनाने वाली कंपनी होगी पर जब मुझे पता चला के ये दूध बनाने का जुगाड़ है मैं हैरान रह गया बताने वाले ने बताया के आप इस दूध से दही, पनीर,खोया, बना सकते हो और कोई पहचान भी नही पायेगा”

तो मेरे भाई Rahul Suroliya वो सफ़ेद सफ़ेद रंग का वाइट सीमेंट जैसा पदार्थ और कुछ नहीं, दूध बनाने का जादुई जुगाड़ मेलामाइन ही था…..!!

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तो मित्रो, आइये हम सब मिलकर इस दूध और सूखे दूध के पाउडर में मिला यह लीगल जहर मेलामाइन पीये और पीते रहे, और इसकी मोटी मलाई खाते रहें…..

मेडिकल साइंस में यह prove हो चुका है कि मेलामाईन एक बहुत ही खतरनाक किस्म का जहर है| इसकी माइक्रोग्राम मात्रा भी किडनी की कोशिकाओं को डैमेज कर नष्ट कर देती हैं!

इससे किडनी फ़ैल हो जाते हैं और तमाम तरह की अन्य बीमारिया लग जाती हैं! मेलामाईट के कण गुर्दों में जमा हो जाते हैं और पथरी बनाते है सफ़ेद सफ़ेद टाइल्स के फर्श जैसी पथरी ! इसके संपर्क में आपने वाली कोशिकाए ROS नामक केमिकल बनाती है जो खतरनाक कैंसर पैदा करता है | इसके ऊपर वर्ष 2015 से लेकर अब तक सैकड़ो रिसर्च पेपर्स आ चुके हैं ! डाक्टर वैज्ञानिक लोग चाहे तो गूगल सर्च कर सकते हैं | आपके हमारे दुधमुहे बच्चो के ऊपर यह लीगल जहर खाकर क्या असर पड रहा होगा आप सोच सकते हैं |

किन्तु मेरा भारत महान….हम सब तो मेलामाईन से बना protein rich दूध पी पीकर भी मोटे ताजे हुए जा रहे हैं और हमारे बच्चे भी यम्मी पाउडर वाला दुध पीकर ओलम्पिक मैडल लाने लगे हैं!

तो डर फिर किस बात का….FSSAI नें भी अब्दुलों, अम्बानियों को परमिशन दे ही दी है इस जहर को दूध, दूध पाउडर और अन्य खाद्य पदार्थों में मिलाने की …तो दोस्तों आओ हम सब मिल कर मेलामाईन का सफ़ेद सफ़ेद उजला लीगल जहर मिल कर खाए और भारत में कानून बनाने वाली सरकारों को वोट देकर विजयी बनाये……

जय हिन्द तो बोल दो…..

डॉ सुनील वर्मा

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Mental Stress and Nose Temperature vs Shiva Svarodaya

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Recent advances in digital thermography have made the cameras used light enough and small enough to be placed in an aircraft’s cockpit. In addition, improvements in resolution and computing power will allow the implementation of expert systems which can be programmed to recognise the operator and how he or she will react to varying mental demands.

What they are trying to find out is, relation between breathing, nose temperature and correlation with mental stress. Based on it, several decisions can be taken.

The results show that when people are fully focused on a task, their breathing rate changes as the autonomic nervous system takes over. There may also be a diversion of blood flow from the face to the cerebral cortex as the mental demand increases, although this is the subject of further research. [1]

My question to self: do we really need such advance technologies to decipher this and predict humans for short term and long terms? Only when there are no humans who have perfected their senses to sense others.

How to perfect our senses? Now, let us connect it with ancient science of Shiva Svarodaya. Shiva Swarodaya is an ancient sanskrit tantric text.Its fundamental application is to realize the breath as being the medium of cosmic life force, through practising “Swara Yoga” (special mode of analysis & practising of breath). According to Mukti Bodhananda, the book enables us to understand nature of breath and its influence on the body as different modes of breathing leads to different types of actions; physical, mental and spiritual.

There are simple methods discussed in it to identify different states of human body.

Svarodaya science is about prediction about the breather’s health, his future and his auspicious possibilities in different walks of life. Basically, the text explains how one can control prana and by that control mana(mind) and get blessed by mahaprana.

There are ten prana flowing in our body.

मुख्यत: प्राण 5 – प्राण, अपान, समान, उदान और व्यान।

उपप्राण भी 5 – नाग, कूर्म, कृकल, देवदत्त और धनंजय।

मुख्य प्राण

१. प्राण – इसका स्थान नासिका से हृदय(heart) तक है। नेत्र, श्रोत्र, मुख आदि अवयव इसी के सहयोग से कार्य करते है। यह सभी प्राणों का राजा है। जैसे राजा अपने अधिकारियों को विभिन्न स्थानों पर विभिन्न कार्यों के लिए नियुक्त करता है, वैसे ही यह भी अन्य प्राणों को विभिन्न स्थानों पर विभिन्न कार्यों के लिए नियुक्त करता है।

२. अपान – इसका स्थान नाभि से पाँव तक है। यह गुदा इंद्रिय द्वारा मल व वायु तथा मूत्रेन्द्रिय द्वारा मूत्र व वीर्य को तथा योनि द्वारा रज व गर्भ को शरीर से बाहर निकालने का कार्य करता है।

३. समान – इसका स्थान हृदय से नाभि तक है। यह खाए हुए अन्न को पचाने तथा पचे हुए अन्न से रस, रक्त आदि धातुओं को बनाने का कार्य करता है।

४. उदान – यह कण्ठ से शिर (मस्तिष्क) तक के अवयवों में रहता है। शब्दों का उच्चारण, वमन आदि के अतिरिक्त यह अच्छे कर्म करने वाली जीवात्मा को उत्तम योनि में व बुरे कर्म करने वाली जीवात्मा को बुरे लोक (सूअर, कुत्ते आदि की योनि) में तथा जिस मनुष्य के पाप-पुण्य बराबर हो, उसे मनुष्य लोक(मनुष्य योनि) में ले जाता है।

५. व्यान – यह सम्पूर्ण शरीर में रहता है। हृदय से मुख्य १०१ नाड़ियाँ निकलती हैं, प्रत्येक नाड़ी की १००-१०० शाखाएँ है तथा प्रत्येक शाखा की भी ७२००० उपशाखाएँ है। इस प्रकार कुल ७२७२१०२०१ नाड़ी शाखा-उपशाखाओं में यह रहता है। समस्त शरीर में रक्त संचार, प्राण-संचार का कार्य यही करता है तथा अन्य प्राणों को उनके कार्यों में सहयोग भी देता है।

उपप्राण

१. नाग – यह कण्ठ से मुख तक रहता है। डकार, हिचकी आदि कर्म इसी के द्वारा होते है।

२. कूर्म – इसका स्थान मुख्य रूप से नेत्र गोलक है। यह नेत्र गोलकों में रहता हुआ उन्हें दाएँ-बाएँ, ऊपर-नीचे घुमाने की तथा पलकों को खोलने बंद करने की क्रिया करता है। आँसू भी इसी के सहयोग से निकलते है।

३. कृकल – यह मुख से हृदय तक के स्थान में रहता है तथा जंभाई, भूख, प्यास आदि को उत्पन्न करने का कार्य करता है।

४. देवदत्त – यह नासिका से कण्ठ तक के स्थान में रहता है। इसका कार्य छींक, आलस्य, तन्द्रा, निद्रा आदि को लाने का है।

५. धनंजय – यह सम्पूर्ण शरीर में व्यापक है। इसका कार्य शरीर के अवयवों को खींचे रखना, माँसपेशियों(muscles) को सुंदर बनाना आदि है। शरीर में से जीवात्मा के निकल जाने पर यह भी निकल जाता है, फलत: इस प्राण के अभाव में शरीर फूल जाता है।

In science of svarodaya, we learn to experience and control movements of these Vayu through three most important Nadi(s) – ईडा, पिङ्गला, सुषुम्णा

The Ida nadi represents moon and the pingala represents the Sun. Breath flow happens via them alternatively for around 90 minutes. Due to our habits not synced with them, their flow disturbed and sometime shorten. Left Nasal is called Ida Svara and right Nasal is called Pingala. Every morning, you start with either Ida or Pingala. This right and left nostril flows also have impact by day of the month and season.

Instead of measuring nose temperature, if we learn the Svara science, we can adjust our left or right nostril breathing based on the task on hand and existing fatigue body is suffering from.

For more detail: Read any book on Shiva Svarodaya. Practice it and make all your tasks effortless. We will really don’t need thermography to know stress level 😉 🙂

Book suggestion:

Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing by Swami Muktibodhananda (amazon link) 

[1] How the temperature of your nose shows how much strain you are under

The demonstration of feasibility of physiological measures as a method as presented within this paper allows the identification of guidance for how this approach can be used in the future and requirements for further research. The methods presented in this article, with current technological capabilities, are better suited for workplaces where the subject is seated, but the methods can cope with a limited amount of head movement. Continuous real-time noninvasive workload measurement techniques are now a realistic proposition that will allow for improved design of human–machine systems, operating procedures, and operations scheduling in ways that will bring us closer to the goal of optimizing human well-being and overall system performance.

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0018720817733101

गौ आधारित खेती: Important for climate stabilization

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We have discussed this ample times. Unfortunately, our society’s will and political will is weakest in the history. We must stop all western agriculture practices immediately and go back to roots. It is dangerous idea to enforce migration of agriculture belt population to cities for so called virtual GDP growth. Destructive.

Read more on it. This is western view so there is now cow here. Do read this old article to realize why cow plays critical role in climate recovery formula.

Gau Gavya and Gau-Raksha


Research


Improving soil quality can slow global warming

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/8/eaaq0932

Removal of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) combined with emission reduction is necessary to keep climate warming below the internationally agreed upon 2°C target. Soil organic carbon sequestration through agricultural management has been proposed as a means to lower atmospheric CO2 concentration, but the magnitude needed to meaningfully lower temperature is unknown. We show that sequestration of 0.68 Pg C year−1 for 85 years could lower global temperature by 0.1°C in 2100 when combined with a low emission trajectory [Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 2.6]. This value is potentially achievable using existing agricultural management approaches, without decreasing land area for food production. Existing agricultural mitigation approaches could lower global temperature by up to 0.26°C under RCP 2.6 or as much as 25% of remaining warming to 2°C. This declines to 0.14°C under RCP 8.5. Results were sensitive to assumptions regarding the duration of carbon sequestration rates, which is poorly constrained by data. Results provide a framework for the potential role of agricultural soil organic carbon sequestration in climate change mitigation.


Low-tech ways of improving soil quality on farms and rangelands worldwide could pull significant amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and slow the pace of climate change, according to a new UC  Berkeley study.

The researchers found that well-established agricultural management practices such as planting cover crops, optimizing grazing and sowing legumes on rangelands, if instituted globally, could capture enough carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil to make a significant contribution to international global warming targets.

Their initial aim was to determine if such practices could reduce global temperatures at least 0.1 degree Celsius (0.18 degrees Fahrenheit). This is one-tenth of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s goal of limiting the average global temperature increase between now and the year 2100 to 1 degree Celsius (1.8ºF), or 2 above temperatures before the industrial revolution.

When combined with aggressive carbon emission reductions – the best scenario for limiting warming from climate change – the study found that improved agricultural management could reduce global temperatures 0.26 degrees Celsius – nearly half a degree Fahrenheit – by 2100.

“As someone who has been working on carbon sequestration for a long time, I have always had this question in the back of my mind, ‘Will sequestration in soils make a difference with climate change at a global scale?’ ” said study senior author Whendee Silver, a professor of environmental science, policy and management at UC Berkeley. “We found that there are a wide range of practices deployable on a large scale that could have a detectable worldwide impact. A big take-home message is that we know how to do this, it is achievable.”

युवान कृष्णके जरावृद्ध भक्त

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Mahabharata is not a Shri Krishna biopic but Bhagvan Veda Vyasa has depicted several aspects of Shri Krishna in it. He has covered Shr Krishna’s life from age 18  to age 90. And for all these years, all his actions were full of valor and intrepidity. He was eternal young!

And what about this 21st century Bhakt(s)?

ज्ञानवृद्ध = परिपक्व in terms of knowledge/realization
वयोवृद्ध = परिपक्व in terms of natural body cycles
जरावृद्ध = Aged rapidly, artificially, due to vices associated with life (लोभ,काम,द्वेष etc) and environmental interaction (food, water, air, thoughts, actions)

ज्ञानवृद्ध एंड वयोवृद्ध= Assets/Pearls of the society and economy. 
जरावृद्ध= burden for society and economy.

Avoid last one. Be more aware about self to avoid it.

वृद्धअवस्था does not mean जरा अवस्था (aging)
वृद्ध= परिपक्वता = Naturally ripen mango or banana
जरा = Artificially imposed decay. Chemically ripen mango/banana.

Being वृद्धis natural. But जरा अवस्था? Not natural.
अप्राकृतिक वृद्धअवस्था = जरा अवस्था

Take up any book from world literature. Even heroic depiction can’t come near to Shri Krishna! He was such a warrior. Unfortunately, his followers have lost the vigor lately. MAy he inspires them to go back to roots and live dharma-oriented life

Think about it. 

जन्माष्टमीके पवन अवसर पर, मित्रगणको जय श्री कृष्ण!

Diet Dictators’ Fancy about more micro meals per day

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One thing is sure: It is very easy to convince Indians. Even educated ones. Even domain experts. In India, meal limitings were pretty much standards. 1 sumptuous meal when the sun in on the head and one light meal before sunset. Simple. But now since we have habit to mimic west blindly, many of us are living with all different sort of diet plans. All against the nature of your body!

This is against such mindless diet dictators proposing unscientific diets to the mass, asking to eat less but take more meals!

In Ayurveda, there is simple rule. Eat only when you are hungry. Identify false-hunger. Eat only when you are really really hungry.

The right time to consume food is:

प्रसृष्टे विण्मूत्रे हृदि सुविमले दोषे स्वपथगे |
विशुद्धे चोद्गारे क्षुदुपगमने वातेऽनुसरति ||अष्टांग ह्रदय सूत्र

    • After elimination of bowels and urine ( प्रसृष्टे विट् मूत्रे )
    • When the mind is devoid of emotions ( हृदि सुविमले )
    • When Doshas are functioning normally ( दोषे स्वपथगे )
    • When belching has no smell ( विशुद्धे च उद्गारे )
    • When hunger starts ( क्षुदुपगमने )
    • When the body is light ( देहे च सुलघौ )

Ayurveda advises not to consume food frequently.

Modern science confirms it. Modern research by an Indian origin.


Research


EATING IN 10-HOUR WINDOW CAN OVERRIDE
DISEASE-CAUSING GENETIC DEFECTS, NURTURE HEALTH

Scientists at the Salk Institute found that mice lacking the biological clocks thought to be necessary for a healthy metabolism could still be protected against obesity and metabolic diseases by having their daily access to food restricted to a 10-hour window.

The work, which appeared in the journal Cell Metabolism on August 30, 2018, suggests that the health problems associated with disruptions to animals’ 24-hour rhythms of activity and rest—which in humans is linked to eating for most of the day or doing shift work—can be corrected by eating all calories within a 10-hour window.

“For many of us, the day begins with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning and ends with a bedtime snack 14 or 15 hours later,” says Satchidananda Panda, a professor in Salk’s Regulatory Biology Laboratory and the senior author of the new paper. “But restricting food intake to 10 hours a day, and fasting the rest, can lead to better health, regardless of our biological clock.”

Every cell in mammals’ bodies operates on a 24-hour cycle known as the circadian rhythm—cellular cycles that govern when various genes are active. For example, in humans, genes for digestion are more active earlier in the day while genes for cellular repair are more active at night. Previously, the Panda lab discovered that mice allowed 24-hour access to a high-fat diet became obese and developed a slew of metabolic diseases including high cholesterol, fatty liver and diabetes. But these same mice, when restricted to the high-fat diet for a daily 8- to 10-hour window became lean, fit and healthy. The lab attributed the health benefits to keeping the mice in better sync with their cellular clocks—for example, by eating most of the calories when genes for digestion were more active.

https://www.cell.com/cell-metabolism/fulltext/S1550-4131(18)30505-9

पुत्रगोष्ठी – The Foam Mystery of the wild in the backyard

This is my conversation with 5 years old son. His learning diary. Old posts can be read here : http://prachodayat.in/category/kathan-diary/ or on Facebook tag https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/kathandiary?source=feed_text

Foam

During last Sunday’s tree plantation drive, we found several flowers. They were new to Kathan. Since last Monday, we focused on target-oriented morning sessions. Our goal was to explore weeds’ flowers in the wild. Everyday, we come home with new set of flowers.

One day, we observed something interesting.

“Pappa! Look at here! This plant is vomiting!”

“What? Plant and vomit? Let me see. Oh there is some foam on this plant!”

“Just like how soap foam is created during bath!? Can I take it on hand?”

“No..don’t touch for now. Let us observe it further!”

“Why this foam here? Did someone bath here?”

“lol! Good question! Let us find out. Let’s do one thing. Let’s come here again tomorrow. We will observe for some more time.”

“Ok.”

—–Second day——

“Pappa! Look at there! Same foam but on different plant!”

“Oh yes! That means, it is not just one plant! Then what is it? Interesting!”

“Is someone throwing foam here or..is it due to rain?”

“No dear. Look closely. It is on specific branches of plant. And on specific plants. Not all plants. Humans or rain can’t achieve such perfection. Must be some bird or animal or insect.”

“You find out from office!”

“ok!”

—- Same day evening——

“Kathan!! It is indeed insect! It is nest for this insect. Look at the video!”

“Wow!! Nest?”

“Yes! These insects are common on plants who can imbibe more and more nitrogen from soil. And they are because soil as more nitrogen due to chemical farming in adjacent famrs. This insect sap food from plant while baby-insects grow!”

“woow! But pappa…one more question! What is this chemical word? What all things can be considered as chemical!”

“Very good question! Let’s discuss is some other time. Add it in your list of queries!”

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“પપ્પા, અહી આવો! જુઓ આ શું છે! આ છોડ ઉલટી કરે છે!”

“શું? છોડ અને ઉલટી? લાવ જોવા દે તો! ઓહો…આ છોડ પર ફીણ? આ ઉલટી નથી..કંઇક ફીણ જેવું છે.”

“સાબુનું ફીણ થાય છે એવું? હાથમાં લઉં?”

“હા એવું જ પણ હાથમાં ના લઈશ.”

“પણ આવું કેમ છે? અહી કોઈ નાહવા બેઠું હશે?”

“હા હા :D! સરસ પ્રશ્ન!મારે પણ જાણવું પડશે. એક કામ કરીએ..કાલે ફરી આવી ને જોઇશ..થોડો વધારે સમય લઈને નિરીક્ષણ કરીશું!”

“સારું!”

—- બીજા દિવસે——–

“પપ્પા! જુઓ જુઓ! આ એકજ છોડ પર નથી..અલગ અલગ છોડ પર છે!”

“અરે હા! એટલે એ આ માત્ર એક છોડ પુરતું નથી! તો શું હોઈ શકે?”

“કોઈ માણસે સાબુનું ફીણ ફેંક્યું હોય?કે પછી વરસાદ પડવાથી થયું હોય?”

“હોઈ શકે! પણ ધ્યાનથી જો બેટા…એ માત્ર છોડની અમુક ડાળી પર જ છે. જો વરસાદકે બીજા કોઈએ માણસે કર્યું હોય તો આટલું ચીવટતા થી ન થઇ શકે! મને લાગે છે…કોઈ પક્ષી કે જીવડું હોઈ શકે.”

“પપ્પા…કાલે શોધી લાવજો!”

—- એ દિવસે સાંજે———

“કથન! પેલા ફીણનો જવાબ મળી ગયો!”

“ઓહો!! બોલો બોલો જલ્દી!!”

“એક જીવડું છે! એનો એ માળો છે!”

“માળો?”

“હા એમાંથી એના બચ્ચા નીકળશે! આ જીવડું એવાજ છોડ પર થાયકે જ્યાં જમીનમાં કેમિકલ ખેતીના કારણે Nitrogen વધારે હોય! જો આ વિડીઓ!”

“ઓહો! કેટલા સરસ છે…પણ પપ્પા..નવો પ્રશ્ન! આ કેમિકલ શું છે!”

“સુંદર! એના પર ફરી ક્યારેક! 🙂 ”


Age 10 and below is the age to cultivate observation skills. Insects and weeds are unknown areas for modern schooling curriculum. Hardly any focus on it. But if we don’t expose it to kids, they will never realize system aspect of nature. Role of everyone into mother nature. Nothing is useless – is difficult to grasp developed urban mind.

And foam is not only possible in soap or the soap-toy! Such foam in wild was wealth earned for this little mind. This is possible when we could spend more time with kids in nature. Time well spent in observations and projects.

Our journey to explore wild flowers is continuing. Will share more on it once the project is over.

Some old articles on Weeds and the lesson I wish to teach my son:

Mother nature provides common sense sensors and we run to lab for soil testing with soil health card 😉

Technological arrogance vs Sensible observations

Later is win-win situation.

Weeds were never useless. Those who consider them useless are actually useless.”

Monsoon and Weeds

Crops can do their own weed control

Embracing Weeds: Holistic Agriculture

 

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