मनुष्य -> यज्ञ -> संगतिकरण -> संघ शक्ति -> इष्टकामधुक्
Human -> Selflessness -> Service for national unity -> union strength -> Progress
सहयज्ञा: प्रजा: सृष्ट्वा पुरोवाच प्रजापति: ।
अनेन प्रसविष्यध्वमेष वोऽस्तिष्टकामधुक् ।।3.10।।
संघ शक्ति कलियुगे..युगे युगे…The division of labour is more efficient than a struggle through life without help from others – this is also true for microorganisms.
This Sanatana dharma. Since it is eternal principle, all in nature follows it. Microbes are no exception.
Only, we humans, believe in delusion of survival struggle. Nuclear families, mono-crops, needless consumption, slavery, natural resource loot, pollution in third world countries etc.
Community living is the future. Helping each other is the future. Not for some profit mirage but real time help to each other.
The scientists worked with bacteria that were deficient in the production of a certain amino acid and therefore depended on a partner to provide the missing nutrient. Bacterial strains that complemented each other’s need by providing the required amino acid showed a fitness increase of about 20% relative to a non-deficient strain without partner. This result helps to explain why cooperation is such a widespread model of success in nature.
Division of labour in the test tube
Bacteria grow faster if they feed each otherThe division of labour is more efficient than a struggle through life without help from others – this is also true for microorganisms. Researchers from Research Group Experimental Ecology and Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology and their colleagues at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany came to this conclusion when they performed experiments with microbes. The scientists worked with bacteria that were deficient in the production of a certain amino acid and therefore depended on a partner to provide the missing nutrient. Bacterial strains that complemented each other’s need by providing the required amino acid showed a fitness increase of about 20% relative to a non-deficient strain without partner. This result helps to explain why cooperation is such a widespread model of success in nature.
Suddenly there is a demand to install CCTVs everywhere. Even last Delhi election was fought with this demand as election promise. Justification given and promoted by media are also well received. We want to decrease the crimes! 🙂 🙂
Will CCTV solve the issue? Can you prevent crimes by CCTVs?
The West and China are now practically surveillance societies – where, with facial recognition software, police officials will be able keep most of the people under surveillance.
Did complete CCTV coverage stop crimes in US and China?
No. It did not stop crimes but it did convert nation into police state.
Do these activistas want to turn India into a Police State?
Do they want replace a concerned citizenry with a domineering police force?
Instead of citizen vigilance, these activistas want us to believe that the police can do a better job. Really?
As the data in the graphic shows (Links in comments), this is neither true – nor logical. If a few rapes are committed in moving vehicles, will we stop vehicles from moving? Or men from moving? Or women from moving around!
Just to remind you all: US of A has largest prison population. The US prison population at more than 20 lakhs (2 million) is travesty of justice and humanity. The US competes with China and the erstwhile USSR, (the largest totalitarian regimes) in the world, with its rate of incarceration.
More than 1 in 100 American adults are behind bars. One in nine black men, ages 20 to 34, are serving time, as are 1 in 36 adult Hispanic men. Nationwide, the prison population.
Do we really want to become society of zombies controlled by police state?
Solution lies somewhere else. Think about it.
There is a fashion of putting new born child pics on social network. Parents call newborn as ‘My child’!
Not only your child! Society’s child. Nation’s child. Mother Earth’s child! Don’t forget to instill National fervor, in between your selfish possessive love impulses for newborn. Train them to live selfless life.
” Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.”
Why care for Body? Why exercise? Why Surya Namaskar? Why Cow milk? Why Organic food? Why research? Why Swadhyay? Why Satsang? Why Empowerment of others? Why care for nature?
One answer for all questions.
The way universe (संसार), perceived by senses, is different than who ‘I’ is, body, senses, mind and intellect too are different from ’I’. So it is ‘I’’s duty to remain engaged in their nourishment and sustenance.
कर्मयोगी considers all of them(Universe, Body, Senses, Mind, Intellect) as subjects to be served selflessly. That’s why nourishing them is necessity of धार्मिक living. To keep Body/Mind/Senses/Intellect/Universe healthy and fit, is प्रभुसेवा. It is part and parcel of स्व-धर्म.
Show me one processed food item which does not have emulsifiers! Yes, show me one such product which is designed for long shelf life, polished look and structure that last for long and has no emulsifiers.
There are no such products. None. All processed food items contain one or another Emulsifiers. An emulsifier is a molecule in which one end likes to be in an oily environment and the other in a water environment. To make an oil-in-water emulsion, such as mayonnaise, droplets of oil molecules are surrounded by the oil-loving end of the emulsifier molecules.
Invite stress for digestive track who will have to work like your slave and then…one fine day…collapse!
Why such compulsive laziness that we don’t want to cook food for self, same life whom we love a lot?
One habit change and observe the magic. STOP eating processed food.
Widely Used Food Additive Promotes Colitis, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome, Research Shows
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, afflicts millions of people and is often severe and debilitating. Metabolic syndrome is a group of very common obesity-related disorders that can lead to type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular and/or liver diseases. Incidence of IBD and metabolic syndrome has been markedly increasing since the mid-20th century.
The term “gut microbiota” refers to the diverse population of 100 trillion bacteria that inhabit the intestinal tract. Gut microbiota are disturbed in IBD and metabolic syndrome. Chassaing and Gewirtz’s findings suggest emulsifiers might be partially responsible for this disturbance and the increased incidence of these diseases.
“A key feature of these modern plagues is alteration of the gut microbiota in a manner that promotes inflammation,” says Gewirtz.
“The dramatic increase in these diseases has occurred despite consistent human genetics, suggesting a pivotal role for an environmental factor,” says Chassaing. “Food interacts intimately with the microbiota so we considered what modern additions to the food supply might possibly make gut bacteria more pro-inflammatory.”
Addition of emulsifiers to food seemed to fit the time frame and had been shown to promote bacterial translocation across epithelial cells. Chassaing and Gewirtz hypothesized that emulsifiers might affect the gut microbiota to promote these inflammatory diseases and designed experiments in mice to test this possibility.
The team fed mice two very commonly used emulsifiers, polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulsose, at doses seeking to model the broad consumption of the numerous emulsifiers that are incorporated into almost all processed foods. They observed that emulsifier consumption changed the species composition of the gut microbiota and did so in a manner that made it more pro-inflammatory. The altered microbiota had enhanced capacity to digest and infiltrate the dense mucus layer that lines the intestine, which is normally, largely devoid of bacteria. Alterations in bacterial species resulted in bacteria expressing more flagellin and lipopolysaccharide, which can activate pro-inflammatory gene expression by the immune system.
As a vegetarian, I am worried about chemical farming and its impact on planet and her habitats and I have started taking affirmative actions, ever since I realized the mistakes.
As a meat eater, what are you doing? It is more ecologically dubious eating habit in present parlance of factory animal raising for meat compare to vegetarian habit.
Are you brave enough to sacrifice taste buds for the larger interests of future generations? Or at least think about ecologically cohesive way?
Mind you, this is not about veg vs non-veg debate. It is about habits that contributes in ecological stress.
Just the two of us: Holding hands can ease pain, sync brainwaves
- Holding the hand of a loved one in pain can synchronize breathing, heart rate and brain wave patterns.
- The more empathy a comforting partner feels for a partner in pain, the more their brainwaves fall into sync.
- Increased brain synchronization is associated with less pain.
The study is the latest in a growing body of research exploring a phenomenon known as “interpersonal synchronization,” in which people physiologically mirror the people they are with. It is the first to look at brain wave synchronization in the context of pain, and offers new insight into the role brain-to-brain coupling may play in touch-induced analgesia, or healing touch.
Goldstein came up with the experiment after, during the delivery of his daughter, he discovered that when he held his wife’s hand, it eased her pain.
“I wanted to test it out in the lab: Can one really decrease pain with touch, and if so, how?”
He and his colleagues at University of Haifa recruited 22 heterosexual couples, age 23 to 32 who had been together for at least one year and put them through several two-minute scenarios as electroencephalography (EEG) caps measured their brainwave activity. The scenarios included sitting together not touching; sitting together holding hands; and sitting in separate rooms. Then they repeated the scenarios as the woman was subjected to mild heat pain on her arm.