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Naming the place and Modern Indian Mimicry

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Go to any so called developing smart city. You will find new realty schemes thriving in the outskirts. Some of them under the label of weekend home. Observe their names.

“Blue Ridge”, “Azure”, “Richmond Park” , “Gloria Grand”, “Easton Wood”, “Wind Fields” 😀

Irrelevant names. Some European county names. Some examples of narcissism.

Same is true for naming the person. One actor names his son ‘Vivaan” and now we have different versions: “Nivaan”, “Jivaan”, “Kivaan”, “Tishaan” and list goes on…😀

What is right way to name country, state, person?

येन लिङ्गेन यो देशो युक्तः समुपलक्ष्यते।
तेनैव नाम्ना तं देशं वाच्यमाहुर्मनीषिणः।। महाभारतम्-01-आदिपर्व-002-008
Observe and identify unique vital signs and based on these signs, name the place or person. Nothing better than having name’s synergetic bonding with personality.

It showcases our inability to respond to effective changes in our interpersonal environment.

Embrace Copper, Discard Aluminium

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Copper plays vital role in healthcare. Few days back, there was story about using copper in operation theater (Read here https://www.facebook.com/marut.mitra.5/posts/234633339994915)

Copper

While our generation is busy in mocking and laughing on every minute ritual our forefathers were following for centuries (under the influence of movies released recently), world is inventing utility of our practices.

Isn’t it foolishness to wait for lab to prove things when personal experience gives more better results of following our culture?

Digest this another example and next time, do not make fun of your grand mother when she shower her Gods in copper utensils.

Things to take care while embracing copper

Blue Vitriol of copper Sulfate is known as ‘तुथ्यम’ in संस्कृत. Green Vitriol is known as मयूरतुथ्यम. From तुथ्यम, Persian word ‘tutia’. तुथ्यम is prescribed by Charaka and Sushruta as an ingredient for prepating medicines to treat ulcers & leprosy. It is antiseptic and germicide against fungus infections. The health benefits of copper include proper growth, utilization of iron, enzymatic reactions, connective tissues, hair, eyes, ageing and energy production. Apart from these, heart rhythm, thyroid glands, arthritis, wound healing. RBC formation and cholesterol are other health benefits of copper.Copper enables normal metabolic process in association with amino acids and vitamins. Therefore the health benefits of copper are crucial for healthy existence. Copper is the 3rd most prevalent mineral in the body and is mostly carried by the blood plasma protein – Ceruloplasmin. Copper cannot be produced within the body and hence to be sourced from external food sources.

Impure copper is not good. Ayurveda has WARNED that consumption of impure copper leads to disorders. Purification process for medicinal purpose:

Tuthya pieces are transferred in a muslin cloth and tied to form a poultice. This poultice is cooked in a combined mixture of Go-Mutra (cow’s fresh urine), Mahish-Mutra (buffalo’s fresh urine) and Aja-Mutra(goat’s fresh urine) with help of a Dolayantra for 1 Prahar. After the process is completed, Shudh (purified) Tuthya is obtained.

Discard Alluminum

It has become norm for teens to eat wraps. Franky, remember? It comes with wrap. Burger, samosa. Everything is packaged in either paper or aluminum.
 
There is indirect slow poison in wrap material.
 
Save your children by changing their habits. Avoid food parcels and wraps.
 
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changes in cholesterol,
developmental effects to fetuses during pregnancy or to breastfed infants (e.g., low birth weight),
liver effects (e.g., tissue damage),
immune effects (e.g., depressed antibody production in response to vaccination), and
thyroid effects.
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Americans may be consuming fast food wrapped in paper treated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) — the same chemicals used in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials and nonstick cookware, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
 
Researchers tested more than 400 samples of packaging materials, including hamburger and sandwich wrappers, pastry bags, beverage cups and French fry containers, and found evidence of fluorinated compounds called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Of the materials tested, these chemicals were found in 56 percent of dessert and bread wrappers, 38 percent of sandwich and burger wrappers and 20 percent of paperboard.
 
Previous studies have shown that these PFASs can migrate, contaminating the food and, when consumed, accumulating in the body.
 
“This is a really persistent chemical,” said Graham Peaslee, a professor of experimental nuclear physics in the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, who tested the samples. “It gets in the bloodstream, it stays there and accumulates. There are diseases that correlate to it, so we really don’t want this class of chemicals out there.”
 
http://news.nd.edu/news/new-study-finds-extensive-use-of-fluorinated-chemicals-in-fast-food-wrappers/

Aluminum utensils?
Aluminum in vaccines and other medicines as preservative.
Aluminum foils?

How many of you drink roadside tea? Roadside Chinese? 🙂 😛

Generation that works on reminders and notifications

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4047426/Aluminium-DOES-cause-Alzheimer-s-Expert-says-new-findings-confirm-metal-devastating-brain-disease.html

Fake mother day where Cow and Women are not happy

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Motherday

काले गावः प्रसूयन्ते नार्यश्च भरतर्षभ। भवन्त्यृतुषु वृक्षाणां पुष्पाणि च फलानि च।।
O’ society! Strive for such state of living where Gau and Mahila opt for planned motherhood. Such is the time when trees and plants bear flowers and fruits in accordance with season.

Unlike our time when most children are born out of lustful accidents and all cows are products for human consumption. (From milk to leather to beef)

Take care. Take a lead, act as Vedic Catalyst, inject Vedic principles in common mass effortlessly silently and transform मातृभूमि by paying back her ऋण.

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What Mother day?

In India, we celebrate and worship motherly principle at least 4 times a year. And these events are spanned for 9 days and nights!

पौष नवरात्री ,
चैत्र नवरात्री ,
आषाढ नवरात्री ,
अश्विन नवरात्री

On top of it, so many monthly days when we worship different forms of mothers. These are days when mother nature is in her full bloom state to converse with her children. Not only her, but all her children in motherly role. Ideal days for worshiping mother.

Just in case if you want to know.

संशयात्मा विनश्यति: If you believe, its truer

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संशयात्मा विनश्यति ।
He who lacks discrimination, is devoid of faith, and is at the same time possessed by doubt is lost.

We have a choice. To believe or not. Investigations and inquiry is different thing. Inquisitive minds, always in search of finding solutions for mother nature’s puzzles are always welcomed but what about those who doubts?

They remain lost forever. In matrix. Here.

Enquiry is highest wisdom. True. However, faith should be base and not doubt. संशयात्मा विनश्यति|| Most rational Hindus keep संशय at base.🙁

Brains seem to involuntarily process the factual aspects of opinion statements differently depending on the extent to which they agree with the subjective points of view.

Rational Hindu,with colonial imprints, doubts whether scriptures & culture are true or not & with doubt as base, he inquires, inviting विनाश.

Having faithful inquiry doesn’t mean denial of science. If any tradition or scripture is based on truth, it will prevail even after inquiry. But if faith is missing, no one can help to cure delusional blindness.

There are two ways to understand scientifically backed beliefs impregnated by Culture of the land.

1) You accept them as truth realized by seers(Hypothesis -A tentative insight into the natural world;) in past and try to unveil truth behind it.
2) You accept them as false claims, doubt and try to prove them myths.

Anything is possible. You decide how to move further. Truth prevails, despite your futile efforts.

Just keep this in mind:
संशयात्मा विनश्यति||

अज्ञश्चाश्रद्धधानश्च संशयात्मा विनश्यति।
नायं लोकोऽस्ति न परो न सुखं संशयात्मनः॥
— भगवद्गीता ४-४०

He who lacks discrimination, is devoid of faith, and is at the same time possessed by doubt is lost from spiritual path.
For the doubting soul there is neither this world nor the world beyond, nor even happiness.

How does your research start? With faith or doubt?

Now, let us focus on research paper related to it and be firm. Never approach Sastra with doubt.:


Research


If You Believe It, It’s True

A new Ben-Gurion University study, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, titled “That’s My Truth,” explores the brain’s processes and how opinions can trick cognition. Examining what they call “involuntary opinion-confirmation bias,” psychologists from BGU and The Hebrew University concluded that subjective points of view cause us to process facts more or less rapidly, and thus can hasten or get in the way of accuracy judgments.

“In order to make informed decisions, people need to be able to consider the merits and weaknesses of different opinions and adapt to new information,” says Dr. Michael Gilead, head of BGU’s Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. “This involuntary, ‘reflex-like’ tendency to consider things we already believe in as being true might dampen our ability to think things through in a rational way.”

Human beings are less rational than we wish to believe, according to the psychologists. The findings are in line with previous research into the “epistemic Stroop effect,” which shows people involuntarily reject factual propositions that conflict with their worldview. “The distinction between factual truths and opinions held to be true is pivotal for rational discourse,” the team writes. “However, this distinction may apparently be somewhat murky within human psychology.”

 qz.com/1268034/scientists-show-how-opinions-trick-your-understanding-of-facts/

Food Import : Damage to local environment

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It is not just greed-focused agriculture designed to grow only export quality food that damages environment, importing food also damages environment!

Urge for exotic food is not only havoc for your GUT but also outside environment. In Ayurveda, it is always suggested that one should rely on local resources for food, medicines and any life-routine habits. Ayurveda is a section of Veda and Veda always talks about, not only physical plane but also mental and adhyatmik plane. So when Ayurveda prescribes local resources, it is not just about our food! It is also about external environment and its direct impact on our mind and prana!

Thanks to India’s surrender to WTO and global food mafia companies, we now not only import as a compulsion but just for the sake of trade! We waste our agriculture land and water resources for the food that is being exported. Meanwhile, we import cheap food from Africa!

Food shouldn’t be treated like commodity. It is life-line, has to be decentralized and locally-focused.

Global agricultural trade is dubious setup.


Research


Importing food damages domestic environment

http://csis.msu.edu/news/importing-food-damages-domestic-environment

Soybean trade offers but one example of the unexpected environmental impacts of global food trade – and a heads up that negotiations of trade agreements need complete information, the paper notes. For example, once-upon-a-time cornfields in Mexico and South America now grow vegetables, and demand more nitrogen inputs, thanks to influxes of cheap American corn. And nitrogen isn’t the only change. Crop decisions driven by global markets also can place increased demands on water supplies.

“This study underscores the need to pay attention to both sides of international trade not rely on conventional wisdom,” Liu said. “The framework of telecoupling – a new integrated way to study human and natural interactions over distances – shows us unexpected outcomes that can stand in the way of sustain

“This research demonstrates a surprising environmental impact of global agricultural trade,” says Betsy Von Holle, a director of the National Science Foundation’s Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems program, which funded the study. “If the importing country switches from a more sustainable crop, such as soybeans, to one that needs more water and nutrients, such as corn, the nitrogen pollution that results can harm the environment of the importing country.”

Soil Protection

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The consequences irresponsible greedy selfish modern agriculture practices have never been adequately quantified.

“It takes up to 300 years for 1 inch of agricultural topsoil to form, soil that is lost is essentially irreplaceable.”

Above fact is by American Agriculture scientist. So now they realize what will be lost soon after 100 years of industrial farming. But they don’t know that, we can quickly regain the quality and don’t have to wait for 300 years.

Who can save us?

Bos Indicus. Asian and African zebu cows for their rich in nutrients and प्राण dung and urine. Locals call them mother. No doubt why. Only mother can save the children, whether children are wise or irresponsible. For more effective recovery of topsoil, it is always good to have operations done at micro level. Small scale farms. Land which is easily manageable by 2-3 cows managed by small farmer families. Large farms are not manageable when we want to take care of soil as mother. You simply cannot focus on the relation. And machines cannot do the job of soul.

But instead, govt policies in India and worldwide are in favor large corporate farming. They really don’t care about small farmers.


वृंदावन & गाय – They are inseparable. So when I talk about cows, forest becomes prerequisite. And as your rightly said, it is first step to stop further erosion of cow pool and connected land. There is no intention to find shortcut. It is very much clear in mind that there is no shortcut.


 

मम सत्यं type fanaticism is a war!

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MamSatyam

‘मम सत्यं’ is a war type mentioned in ऋगवेद/अथर्ववेद, wherein war mongers on each side, believe that whatever their belief(religious/scientific/social) is, is the only truth and rest of the world lives with falsity. Those who don’t believe in my version of truth are traitors and deemed for annihilation or conversion, at their choice and at our will.

Fanaticism of any type, is ‘मम सत्यं’ type war mongering. For example, western society’s undeclared stress on religious as well as scientific exclusivity are recent examples of such warfares.

Think about. Take care and save your tribe from such ongoing onslaught of ‘मम सत्यं war versions.

From food to religious beliefs, everything has local colors. Painting everyone with same colors or aspiring for synthetic unity, is against the nature of the universe. Avoid. Resist. Protect your uniqueness.

Military Training

This post is for those who would like to serve Maa Bharti in critical conditions as faithful Soldiers. This training regime was followed by we friends, when we were preparing for CDS. Some of us are now in Army and I am proud of them. This training schedule is for starters. Worth following if you want to build steel like nerves and iron muscles with torrential intellect having potency to act on thoughts.

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TRAINING REGIME FOR STARTER Soldiers

0400 – Wakeup (Make it 3:30 if you want to do spiritual sadhana first before physical sadhana)

0415 – Warm-up and Stretching

0430 – 2 km jog at slow pace, take it up to 5 km and increase pace gradually as you progress. Aim is to achieve 2.4 km inside 10 min. DON’T TRY THAT YET. Much more tougher than it sounds.

0445 – Loosen your limbs, get your breathing back.

0450 – Push-ups: two sets of ten each slow. Don’t give jerks. Start counting 1001, 1002, 1003 while going down. Stay down for 3 counts, then come up in 3 counts. Give a break of 1-2 min between sets. Increase no of push-ups in the set before increasing sets. When you think you can’t do absolutely no more, do one more. That is the one that actually helps. Relax your hands.

0500 – Sit-ups: Start with 10 crunches. Lie down and keep your legs comfortably apart. Keep your hands behind your head. When you go up, get your elbows together. Touch your nose to your knees. Stay for one count. Go down gradually. Keep your hands together. Relax your stomach by slight massaging. Lie on your stomach and stretch your abdomen. It will pain for the first few days. Increase to three sets gradually and 20 sit-ups each. Might take a month or so.

0520 – Chin-ups: Start with 5. Keep your arms shoulder width apart. Hold the bar from front to back. Keep your legs together and feet stretched. Go up slowly using only your arms, don’t kick your legs. Touch your chin to the bar. Stay for two counts. Come down slowly. DO NOT JERK.

0530 – Cooling down and stretching.

POINTS TO NOTE
1. Warming up and Cooling down is utmost important to prevent stress injuries.
2. Repeat the push-ups and sit-ups in the evening also if possible.
3. Every third day or whatever interval you are comfortable, go for a slightly longer run, if required at a slower pace.
4. Don’t increase your counts even if you feel you can do it easily. Give it a week at least.
5. We will gradually graduate to crunches and crouches once you move up.
6. To be fit, you must have a strong abdomen.
7. Anytime you feel uncomfortable, STOP. Don’t exert.

Environment and Autism

Until last decade, modern medical science used to blame genes for all new diseases. And it is very easy escape from modern life-style and consumerism crimes. Chronic and fatal diseases? Blame genes!! 😀

Now they have started accepting effect of environment. Autism is pandemic in our society (Sad about it). Reasons are both genetic (Due to carelessness during pregnancy and after delivery. Mainly food.) and environmental (careless parenting).

Even mindless medications order for newborns in form of vaccines, vitamins and all, too play role in changing mind-body nexus.

This study says that children are more vulnerable to Autism, when they have siblings/cousins suffering from it!

It is not about individual’s company as environment! It is prana! The Vata disorder! Vastu of the place, Gut microbes shared with family, food habits, chemical intake profile (cleaning chemicals, medications, antibiotics) – all play role in increasing Vata of the environment and in turn Vata prakriti of the individuals. Some of them with Autism!

Old notes on Autism:

Famine of child attention: Invitation to Autism

Child Planning and Autism: Prevent at roots

Teeth Cleaning, Mental Development And Autism

Failed Child Planning, Elevated Lipid levels and Autism

Environment And Autism

Autism


Research


Environmental factors as important as genes in understanding autism

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-05/kcl-efa050214.php

Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in understanding the causes of autism, and equally as important as genes, according to the largest study to date to look at how autism runs in families.

The study also shows that children with a brother or sister with autism are 10 times more likely to develop autism; 3 times if they have a half-brother or sister; and 2 if they have a cousin with autism, providing much needed information for parents and clinicians for assessing individual risk.

The study, which looked at over 2 million people, was led by researchers at King’s College London, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Mount Sinai in the US, and is published in JAMAtoday.

In the other part of the study, the researchers looked at individual risk. In the general population, autism affects approximately 1 in 100 children. The researchers found that children with a brother or sister with autism were 10.3 times more likely to develop autism; 3.3-2.9 times if they had a half-brother or sister with autism; and 2.0 times if they had a cousin with autism. There were no differences in relative risk between genders. This is the first study to provide such a comprehensive and far reaching analysis of individual risk extended as far as cousins.

 

Mother Tongue leaves permanent marks on the brain

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Mother tongue is pre-loaded software. You really don’t install it and configure during childhood. Once installed, it remains with the child forever.

Unfortunately, we disrespect this default language software and increase unnecessary stress of word-mapping by forcing kids to learn second language very early.

I don’t deny that you learn other languages. In fact, it is must that at least you keep learning at least one language, even after your graduation. It keeps your brain healthy and prevents memory loss and other disorders. But not for first 10 years.

But not at the cost of mother language!!

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‘Lost’ first languages leave permanent mark on the brain, new study reveals

“MRI scans show Chinese babies adopted by French-speaking Canadian families retain ‘unconscious’ knowledge of their mother tongue”

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/nov/20/lost-first-languages-leave-permanent-mark-on-the-brain-new-study-reveals?CMP=share_btn_fb

Mapping the unconscious maintenance of a lost first language

Using functional MRI we examined the unconscious influence of early experience on later brain outcomes. Internationally adopted (IA) children (aged 9–17 years), who were completely separated from their birth language (Chinese) at 12.8 mo of age, on average, displayed brain activation to Chinese linguistic elements that precisely matched that of native Chinese speakers, despite the fact that IA children had no subsequent exposure to Chinese and no conscious recollection of that language. Importantly, activation differed from monolingual French speakers with no Chinese exposure, despite all participants hearing identical acoustic stimuli. The similarity between adoptees and Chinese speakers clearly illustrates that early acquired information is maintained in the brain and that early experiences unconsciously influence neural processing for years, if not indefinitely.

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/11/12/1409411111

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