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Tulasi : Mother or Just another miracle herb?

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Tulasi
I often tell my family that we really don’t need to pluck tulsi leaves daily unless there is emergency in terms of sickness.
 
Do you know why? 🙂
 
Plants are hyper intelligent. They love us more than we care for them. Just worship Tulsi daily and spend at least 15 minutes with her. Observe her and generate thoughts about her glorious form. That’s it. She is intelligent and most caring to cure your unforeseen sickness. Her fragrance is most potent medicine.
 
Oh…but self-declared social reformers in mass media (news channels, movies etc) will tell you that this Tulsi Worship is blind faith :D. You don’t need it to reach to God :D. Wrong number. 😀
 
Mother Tulsi’s fragrance is real. Her touch is real. Her cure is real. Her medicinal values are real. And now the evidences suggest that she indeed has mind that can take actions!
 
Draw your own conclusion. Whom to follow? Childish illusion questioning by self-declared reformers or rock solid science? 🙂
 
Trust your grandmother’s ritual ,Worship Tulsi daily and remain healthy forever or keep questioning fanatically and stay away from real benefits of rituals. (Y) 🙂
 
Isn’t it our shortsightedness to confine Tulsi pooja in the religious dogmas? Free it from religion. Spending time with mother is a great boon to mankind!
 
Read this:
https://www.minds.com/blog/view/391659021179817984/groundbreaking-documentary-mind-of-plants-proves-hyper-intelligence-of-plant-life

JAMA Pediatrics: Electronics Toys Hampers language learning

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electronicToys

When I resist electronics toys for my son, many in family and relatives either oppose or make fun of me as primitive.

When I say, technology-ready (Digital education 😀 lol) school is a curse, they reject the idea as bigoted one.

Kids don’t need gadgets and technology. They need real touch, real experience, real interactions!

Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

So don’t become your child’s enemy by presenting them costly but ineffective Chinese toys. If your child is already addicted to such toys, de-addict. Asap!


Research


How Does Type of Toy Affect Quantity, Quality of Language in Infant Playtime?

Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

The reality for many families of young children is that opportunities for direct parent-child play time is limited because of financial, work, and other familial factors. Optimizing the quality of limited parent-child play time is important.

Anna V. Sosa, Ph.D., of Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, and colleagues conducted a controlled experiment involving 26 parent-infant pairs with children who were 10 to 16 months old. Researchers did not directly observe parent-infant play time because it was conducted in participants’ homes. Audio recording equipment was used to pick up sound. Participants were given three sets of toys: electronic toys (a baby laptop, a talking farm and a baby cell phone); traditional toys (chunky wooden puzzle, shape-sorter and rubber blocks with pictures); and five board books with farm animal, shape or color themes.

While playing with electronic toys there were fewer adult words used, fewer conversational turns with verbal back-and-forth, fewer parental responses and less production of content-specific words than when playing with traditional toys or books. Children also vocalized less while playing with electronic toys than with books, according to the results.

Results also indicate that parents produced fewer words during play with traditional toys than while playing with books with infants. Parents also used less content-specific words when playing with traditional toys with their infants than when playing with books.

United by dharma, decentralized for actions

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If you are Sanatani, working for dharma, successful? Decentralize and become identity-less. Or be ready for being digested by आसुरिक forces.

Hint: You will be nominated for awards. You will win few. And then someone will be planted in your larger than life organization like dimak to destroy you.

Or

You will be trapped in false cases, will be sent to behind the bar. Harassed and neutralized or killed.

Need of the hour is : Decentralize. Remain undercover, underdog. आसुरिक शक्ति don’t see small tribes as threat. We have huge task to make critical mass realize value of dharma. Until we achieve it, remain behind the scene.

If we are really dharmic, there is one common thread that connects us always : dharma. We will unite in no time whenever needed. But avoid show-off. Avoid personal milestones. Avoid महत्वकांक्षा of being leader of all. This is not a right time. You are born in a time where you may die without any glory written against your name! But remember : Biggest glory is how true you are to self, to your God! Silently, work hard. Unite when there is call.

Innovate to sustain against global climate events

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Our actions are globally controlled. Our habits are globally controller. Industrial wage worker has no say in environmental issues. And their govt are sold out to financial markets.

So? Climate change is real?

Yes, it is real but you can only do something for your local terrain. You won’t be able to control mother nature’s restoration events. As far as your daily agnihotra’s smoke can reach. As a group, you can act as far as your sacred fire maintained by community can reach out. I mean, 50 to 100 sq km max. Focus on it. Innovate and invent ways to sustain against side effects of mother’s restoration job. Wake up more and more of us so that the force become so strong for sustainable living.

Btw, you and me in tropical region, are much safer. We have geographical advantage. Think about it.

Indiscriminate habits are seeds of inflamed body(cancer, allergy)

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“Inflamed skin or tumor arrive much later. It starts with inflamed GUT, due to indigestible food intake, irregular meal timing.”

inflammed

How?

य: शास्त्रविधिमुत्सृज्य वर्तते कामकारत: ।
न स सिद्धिमवाप्नोति न सुखं न परां गतिम् ॥23॥

जो पुरुष शास्त्र विधि को त्याग कर अपनी इच्छा से मनमाना आचरण करता है, वह न सिद्धि को प्राप्त होता है, न परमगति को और न सुख को ही ॥23॥

Having cast aside the injunctions of the scriptures, he who acts in an arbitrary way according to his own sweet will neither attains perfection nor the supreme goal nor even happiness.(23)

Bhagwad Gita says: शास्त्र-अविवेक leads life nowhere. No glory, no happiness and not even self-realization.

आयुर्वेद is a शास्त्र related to body. Without body, there is no life.

Ignoring life-routine suggested by आयुर्वेद is nothing but शास्त्र-अविवेक or deliberately ignoring life habits prescribed for body by आयुर्वेद due to either arrogance, ignorance or haste. This invites sicknesses.

Can we pursue happiness with sick and weak body? Forget happiness, can we even pursue wealth with sick and weal body/mind? Even if you have the wealth, can you enjoy it with sick and weak body?

Go back to roots. Study Ayurveda. Consult Vaidhya. Design ideal life-routine, food habits for you as per your prakriti. Try to follow it.

One Pill for all generations at home

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Flow
Ok, I admit. This blog’s title is click bait. 🙂 There is no miracle pill but miracle habit. Habit of socializing at playground. Sports put life into flow. Healthy selfless flow. And this flow has miracle power.
Spend more time with your decaying parents and see the magic. They will live longer than expected. My personal experience. Try it.
 
Spend more time with growing kids. Get involved in their play. Invest new means of happiness for them. They will grow healthier with minimum hiccups. Try it.
 
Spend more time @ playground, playing sports with friends. Play for self. Play with your billion+ body cells and 10 times more bacteria living in body. They will feel good. They will bless you healthy life.
 
Play. Life is a play. Divine play as Krishna suggests. Btw, we really don’t need costly gadgets, elite clubs and complex modern games for play. Play is truly a secular activity.

What is flow?

Flow  is  a  special  psychological  state  of  total absorption  in  a  task.  When  in  flow,  athletes  are fully  focused  on  what  they  are  doing,  and  this heightened  attention  is  associated  with  a  number of positive factors.

Theoretical Background

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi developed the flow concept  in  the  1970s,  after  investigating  the  experiences   of   individuals   when   everything   came together during times of involvement with a chosen  activity.  The  types  of  activities  initially  investigated by Csikszentmihalyi were diverse, ranging from surgery to dancing to chess and rock climbing.  Despite  such  diversity  in  setting,  there  was considerable  consistency  of  responses  regarding what  was  felt  during  moments  that  stood  out  as being special in some way for the individual.

Since  his  initial  investigations  where  the  term flow  was  chosen  to  denote  these  special  absorbing  experiences,  Csikszentmihalyi  has  continued a  research  program  examining  this  experience. Flow  has  been  examined  across  diverse  settings, from  daily  living  to  a  state  of  mind  associated with scientific discoveries. There has been remarkable  consistency  in  how  flow  has  been  described by  individuals  across  diverse  settings.  In  addition to  the  enjoyment  that  flow  brings  an  individual, the  experience  of  flow  is  associated  with  many positive  psychological  characteristics,  and  is  an optimal  performance  state.  Flow  has  been  identified  as  a  key  psychological  construct  in  positive psychology, a growing field of interest in psychology, particularly with regard to positive subjective experience.

The Experience of Flow

When  in  flow,  one  feels  strong  and  positive,  not worried about self or failure. Flow can be defined as  an  experience  that  stands  out  as  being  better than average in some way, where the individual is totally absorbed in what is being done, and where the  experience  is  very  rewarding  in  and  of  itself. This  definition  covers  several  characteristics  of flow, and Csikszentmihalyi has detailed the experience of flow into nine dimensions.

The  first  and  perhaps  most  critical  dimension of  flow  is  the  concept  of  challenge–skill  balance. Flow  is  predicted  to  occur  when  the  individual moves  beyond  average  experience  of  challenge and  skill.  The  moving  beyond  average  signifies an investment of mental energy into a task. When the perceived challenges are matched by a belief in having the skills to meet the challenge, the stage is set for flow to occur. The perception of challenge, and of skill, is more important than any objective level of challenges or skills in flow state. That is, prediction of the experience of flow is more accurately based on what individuals perceive the levels of  challenge  and  skills  are  in  situations  than  by reference to the levels of challenges and skills that may actually exist in those situations.

In  flow,  one  is  totally  involved  in  the  task  at hand. Flow can occur at different levels of complexity but, by definition, flow is intrinsically rewarding, regardless of whether it involves a simple task, or  a  complicated  and  dangerous  gymnastics  routine. Csikszentmihalyi categorized the different levels of flow into micro and macro flow experiences.

Micro  flow  experiences  were  proposed  to  fit  the patterns of everyday life, whereas macro flow was reserved for experiences associated with higher levels of complexity and demand on the participant. These latter experiences are often associated with peak performance and peak experience.

Read more here: https://psychology.iresearchnet.com/sports-psychology/sports-emotions/sports-psychology-flow/

Solutions for Monotony stress

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Most modern sicknesses have roots in stress. Physical and more of a mental one. Monotony is also a stress.

It is very natural for a biological system with nervous system to go motor-mode; it is job of a supervisor to provide timely overhauls.

Do research in new subject.
Do concentration.
Play sports.
Meet people of different walks of life. Understand them. Learn from them. Share your learnings with them.
Sit with nature. Talk with trees. Observe the universe at night.

In short, don’t die as a rat.

 

 

Hindus at Holy places

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tirtha
Visiting Shaktipeeth and Jyotirlinga is one of the fundamental common trait among Sanatanis, irrespective of pantha, varna and desh.
 
I was at Ambaji for last 3 days. Ambaji is an important temple town with millions of devotees visiting the Ambaji temple every year. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.
 
Just 8 km away from Ambaji near the Origin of the Vedic Virgin River Saraswati, there is an ancient temple of Shri Koteshwar Mahadev, attached with a Holy Kund and the flows of river Saraswati from the Mouth of Cow Gaumukh, incurved in a rock. As per a legend there was an Ashram of Rushi Valmiki, the author of Ramayana, near Valmiki Mahadev temple and the King of Mevad, Maha Rana Pratap had renovated this holy temple.
 
It was great and deep experience, conversing with Shiva-Shakti for 2 days until I caught 4 men bathing in Kunda next to Gau-mukh.
 
All NRIs. Janoi-dhari. Ogling on passer by female devotees. Talking about how they spent $1200 on striptease show last Christmas in Vegas.
 
That is how the trap of Kalabhairav works. Easy shortcut money corrupts the psyche. When you are from Bharat bhumi, And dwija, it corrupts you absolutely and lead to destruction.
 
What a waste of time, place and human birth! 🙁
 
Every time I visit Ambaji, it reminds me sad fact that the temple is still under govt control :(. And we have BJP govt at center! 🙁 And money donated by millions of devotees is not handled for dharma!
 
Anyway, if you plan to visit western Bharat, do visit Maa @ Ambaji and Shiva @ Koteshwar. Gujarat- Rajasthan border.

Teaching is just 25% duty for teacher

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It was true 2500 years back and it is true now. Teacher is not a paid servant who can pass on information as an industrial worker.

Teaching is mere 25% job of teacher. His real duty is in remaining 75%. He must be a strategist for the state. He must be a public figure. Finest orator, commanding mass psyche. A leader who can organize mass for any goal or target.

Those who wish to revive education system, must also focus on this aspect of teacher.

शास्त्र प्रेरित लोकपरंपरा vs Market driven celebrations

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propoganda

परंपरा or following traditions is abhorred by new-age Indians. They argue that, why do you blindly follow age-old rules?

But these same idiots are blind followers and addicts of entertainment, cricket and many more modern addictions, including planned and designed festivals 🙂

Unlike their life-degenerating blind following, परंपरा (s) are life-sustaining routines.

I advocate blind following. Yes, why waste time in unnecessary rational analysis? First follow, experience and then use rational tools to glorify them.

Act first. Even blindly! They (परंपराs) exist even after 1000 years of slavery because they work magically! 🙂

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