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Planning for child? Shri Krishna’s prescription for would-be fathers

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A newly wedded friend asked me:

“What a would-be father should take care? There are ample guidelines for would-be mothers but hardly anything discussed about father’s regime.”

He is right. As a society, we focus more on mother as our superficial grooming by popular narratives teach that..father’s job is over at conception. This is utterly shallow.

Father’s job starts very early, along with mother, when they decide to have baby. There are several aspects. From food to sleep, many prescriptions. But there is hardly anything talked about environment and surroundings.

In past, we talked about post-pregnancy impact of Environment here:

Child Development in City invites future mental disorders


Here is the research that talks about impact of home environment full of chemicals on male fertility. Infertility is extreme but safe for future of humanity as there is full stop. But faulty and weal fertility with mutations – that is my concern. Our environment, especially, urban environment, plays devil’s role.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-39913-9

Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study finds

New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.

There has been increasing concern over declining human male fertility in recent decades with studies showing a 50% global reduction in sperm quality in the past 80 years. A previous study by the Nottingham experts showed that sperm quality in domestic dogs has also sharply declined, raising the question of whether modern day chemicals in the home environment could be at least partly to blame.

In a new paper published in Scientific Reports, the Nottingham team set out to test the effects of two specific man-made chemicals namely the common plasticizer DEHP, widely abundant in the home (e.g. carpets, flooring, upholstery, clothes, wires, toys) and the persistent industrial chemical polychlorinated biphenyl 153, which although banned globally, remains widely detectable in the environment including food.


We also checked in below research that, father’s genes play role in motherhood intensity!

Mother’s care quality is decided by Father’s genes

In short, father’s role is as important as mother’s role is!


Shri Krishna’s prescription (Mahabharata – अनुशासन पर्व)


What is the solution then?

There are two things prescribed by Shri Krishna in Mahabharata.

    1. तप/साधना – Penance
    2. अरण्य निर्वाह (Stay in forest or natural surroundings or visit to natural surrounding daily for tapa)

Background info: 

पर्व: अनुशासन पर्व – दान-धर्म पर्व

भीष्मजी की आज्ञासे, भगवान् श्री कृष्ण युधिष्ठिरसे महादेवजीके माहात्म्यकी कथामें उपमन्यु द्वारा महादेवजी स्तुति प्रार्थना , दर्शन, वरदान एवं स्वयंके दर्शन प्राप्तिका कथन| जाम्बवतीकी पुत्र इच्छा|

Upon Jambavati’s request, what did Shri Krishna did?

He went to Himalaya for Tapa at Upamanyu’s Ashram.

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What was there at Ashram?

It was full of flora, fauna and animals! Natural music of water streams, birds and forest!

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Vital hints. A would-be father must strive to live in such environment. IF not possible 24×7, weekly? Spend more and more time in nature while you start thinking about a progeny.

The second aspect of it is: Doing tapas in such natural environment.

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What kind of Tapas?

  • Strict Food regime
  • Specific Hand and leg movements. If anything that comes close to this in my understanding, is internal Chinese martial art. Qigong.

Erle montaigue, my master of internal fighting/healing arts says:

However, if you are serious about gaining Internal Power, then you will have to at least go on a food and sex fast, not forever, but for a period of time, enough to allow your body and mind to become unclogged.

Even the humble 36 hour fast is far too drastic for most modern Westerner people who have been eating junk food most of their lives and the mind shock is just too great so they give up long before only 36 hours has been reached. They give excuses such as “I have to work and I need energy”, or “I feel really ill” etc. So, you do it when you do not have to work hard perhaps at the weekend. Even this short fast will have an effect upon your Inner Power, allowing for the beginning of your change to happen. The more you do your Taijiquan of course will also have an effect in that it will happen sooner, the longer you have been practicing.

I have personal experience with this kind of Internal Power and its gathering. I cannot begin to write about the ‘strange’ things that have happened just after a fast and even months after. Even when I go back to my normal eating routine (which is pretty bland anyway), the short fast keeps things happening for some time after. As I have always said, you must be doing a great form of Internal Martial Art, not some watered down version, flapping the arms in the breeze, dancing etc. And you must be in a state of complete balance when you perform your Taijiquan form for instance. And you cannot get that without one of the major original forms of Taijiquan, not some shortened version. If you have a good form of Taijiquan, one that will get your motor started as far as Internal Power is concerned, then once it is gathered, it’s just a matter of putting it into gear by investing in loss with a short 36 hour fast, only taking pure water from one evening to the morning of 36 hours later. You will feel ill and many weird things will happen in your mind. But once attained, the short fast will become a part of your life and will not be so difficult.

Understand Tapas as explained by Pt Shriram Sharma Acharya

Internal Power, real one,  is Tapasya.

Now, to sum up entire note:

  1. Take care of environment selection. Spend more and more time with mother nature. More diverse nature. Full of variety of trees, plants, birds and animals.
  2. Regularize food intake. Do Ekadashi fasting at least. Rely on fresh raw food or freshly cooked food.
  3. Do body movements to regularize all five kosha(s).

Call it tapasya and pray Shiva for best progeny.

Mother’s care quality is decided by Father’s genes

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I can understand reductionist myopic view by non-Indians but can’t really digest educated Indian’s same materialistically restricted view about life.

Ask any educated youth and for them human birth is mere one night mistake! If there is no family and peer pressure, many of them will prefer to avoid marriage and procreation. If this is not the lowest state of society, what else could be?

On other hand, due to toxic food habits and stressful life, we have rampant infertility all around. If it is not infertility, deformities.

In the era of sperm donation banks, father’s role is reduced to mere seed-giver. This is so narrow and ignorant view!

Here is the interesting paper discussing father’s role in mother-child relation.


 

Maternal care boosted by paternal imprinting in mammals


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A father’s genes are no longer thought to just provide a blueprint for the growth and development of their children, with research by Cardiff University finding that paternal genes affect the type of care a child receives before they are even born.

The placenta transports nutrients to the growing foetus during pregnancy and gives off hormonal signals in the mother’s bloodstream to establish and maintain a successful pregnancy. As well as being involved in nurturing the baby throughout the pregnancy, the placental signals are thought to be important for programming a mother’s behaviour, preparing them for their new role as a parent.

Professor Rosalind John, from Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences, said: “We have shown that the genes from the father, expressed in the placenta, can alter the hormonal signals to the mother, ultimately influencing how the mother will behave towards the baby after birth.

“We found that if the father’s gene causes an increase in these hormonal signals then the mother will spend more time caring for their offspring. But mothers exposed to lower levels of these signals will spend more time on housekeeping tasks.”

Changes in the mother’s priorities during gestation and after birth are critically important for the wellbeing of the new baby and their lifelong health. Women who do not undergo these changes may struggle to develop a maternal bond with their babies. Babies that do not receive high quality maternal care early in life are at higher risk of neurodevelopment disorders and more likely to develop mental health issues when they grow up.

“Our previous work has reported that a similar placental gene is linked to prenatal depression, and we are currently asking whether similar gene changes are associated with poor quality maternal care in the Grown in Wales Study,” added Professor John. “More work must be done to further our understanding in how this works in humans.”

https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2006599

 

Gruesome Slaughter for Profit

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Ask yourself:
When you see dead animals on the side of the road, are you tempted to stop for a snack?
Does the sight of a dead bird make you salivate?
Do you daydream about killing cows with your bare hands and eating them raw?

Then why ignorantly eating and consuming animals to satisfy taste buds? Why inviting unwanted karmic curse? Be more vigil about what you intake. Even vegetables and fruits – should be eaten by taking care of not harming plants and showing genuine reverence for them. At their(plants) mercy, we are alive.

Studies in western countries have shown that on average, vegetarians have smarter children, suffer significantly lower rates of chronic disease, obesity and dementia, and live longer than their meat-eating counterparts.

If we really are feeling pain of our society, including all poor and rich, shouldn’t we show them mirror and inspire to alter food habits and align them to local environment? Eat what mother nature is capable to grow in your surroundings.

”You must not use your God-given body for killing God’s creatures, whether they are human, animal or whatever.” (Yajur Veda 12.32.90)

If your fellow travellers are ignorant, it is not their fault; it is you who are at fault of not reaching out to them!


http://www.cyber-dyne.com/~tom/dementia_meat.html?fbclid=IwAR3qImRZhT6GX45NWmzCOX5bs-9raDCR-MF9i_zK5GdevxKfwHROgUnxhXM

Senile Dementia and Meat Eating

Age concern for meat eaters as new study suggests links between meat-eating and senile dementia.

Meat-eaters may be more than twice as likely to develop senile dementia as their vegetarian counterparts, according to the findings of a study conducted at California’s Loma Linda University

Dementia is widely recognised as a major medical, social and economic problem in developed countries where the over 65s account for an increasingly high percentage of the population. In the UK, around 20 per cent of the total population are aged over 65. Some five to seven per cent of the over 65s are estimated to suffer moderate or severe dementia; while mild, early and borderline demented states affect 10 to 50 per cent.

Research has suggested a link between diet and dementia; and it is possible Alzheimer’s Disease and the similar Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type (SDAT) may involve an infectious component which is spread by an infectious mechanism.

Researchers from the Department of Preventative Medicine at Loma Linda University investigated the relationship between >animal product consumption and evidence of dementia in two cohort substudies. The first involved 272 age and postal area matched Californian residents: 68 vegan, 68 lacto-ovo-vegetarian and 136 meat-eaters (described as ‘heavy’ meat-eaters, consuming meat more than four times weekly). The second substudy included 2,984 unmatched subjects residing within the Loma Linda area. All participants were enrolled in the Adventist Health Study.

In the matched substudy, it was found subjects who ate meat were more than twice as likely to become demented as their vegetarian counterparts. and this increased to three times as likely when past meat consumption was taken into account. No difference was observed between the lacto-ovo-vegetarians and vegans.

The unmatched substudy found no significant difference in the incidence of dementia in meat-eaters and vegetarians. It is suggested that this was due to the unmatched study being unable to detect the effects of ‘heavy’ meat consumption. this in turn suggests it is possible that there is minimal or no difference between the incidence of dementia in vegetarians and occasional meat-eaters (less than four times/week). Delayed onset of dementia in vegetarians was detectable in both substudies. In the unmatched substudy only one person who had been vegetarian for 30 years developed probable dementia before the age of 75, whereas nine meat-eaters did. A similar trend was observed in the matched substudy.

The hypothesis that animal-product consumption may be linked to senile dementia has previously been proposed by Alzheimer’s researchers. The findings from this preliminary study support their views and indicates further research is warranted.

Giem, P. et al (1993) The incidence of dementia and intake of animal products: preliminary findings from the Adventist Health Study.
Neuroepidemiology v. 11 p.28-36

Hypocrite Hindus treat mother as machine

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While cow slaughter is banned in Gujarat, state tops in milk production by all unethical means (Forced pregnancy, cross-breeding with A1 cows, hormone injections, male-calves torture, machine-based milking, ghetto type gau shala, antibiotics, pesticides, grazing land grab).

Hypocrisy? Oh yes! 😀 100% hypocrisy and deception!

Cow-protection also mean to stop seeing mother as milking machine. Not only govt, citizens have no guts to proclaim this and then they call themselves Hindus! 😀 lol

In लंका, everyone sees gold in everything. (Money minded, greed) 🙂 यथा प्रजा, तथा राजा. Will you put efforts in changing your mindset? It is high time, we stop this nonsensical torturous dairy practices and replaces it with participatory programs where are directly connected to the farmers, farms and gau shala!

I do not consider cow as ‘milking machine’. She is not meant for milking exclusively. So I do not believe in ‘Productive’ vs ‘Non-productive’ cows.

Mother is known as Kamadhenu. She is with us to keep us in Nature’s infinite cycle by various means. Just provide her grazing land and fresh water with a small area for rest. And see the magic.

Desertification is increasing rapidly. Only she can help.

Obsessed Teen-age affect all future generations

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There is wisdom quote from American native Indian culture. It says:

“Before you take any decision, consider its effect on the next 7 generations!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native cultures were dharmic. They teach to take care of cyclic nature of the universe. Opposite to it, our modern culture wishes to put full stop on future of mankind.

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In sane cultures of the world, life is never lived by considering selfish pursuits of self. There is always a thought behind actions. Carefully crafted beautiful lives. Unlike such ideal societies, we now have highly self-centered living. And self-centered living starts very early in life now!!
 
Even a 10 years old school going kid would walk with an idiotic arrogance! “Come what may! I live on my terms!”.
 
My friends in education industry shocked me when they told me that their students invite them (yeah teachers) to have drinks with them on birthday party!!
 
Sharing meaning of the word “Binge” as it may be new to many in India. Beware of it. It is changing cultural paradigm in teens. Even in teetotaler by law state Gujarat, I see easy access to drinks for teens!
 
Read it to realize : act so that your kids don’t turn into zombies! Act before it is too late. Share this with them!
 
Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found.
 
“Adolescent binge drinking not only is dangerous to the brain development of teenagers, but also may impact the brains of their children,” said senior author Toni R. Pak, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
 
Sane culture = dharma aligned culture.
 

Chanakya, Economics and Cow

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Selective reading and selective implementation won’t lead you anywhere. It may confuse you, mislead and ruin your brain in delusional track of intellect.

There is a fashion to teach Kautilya’s economics in management schools. It is status symbol if you can quote Kautilya in Board meeting. And so on…but when you tell these half-baked knowledge bregade that Kautilya consider COW as essential part of Economy, they close their eyes and ears!

For Kautilya, Cow is very delicate and vital part of Economy. Cow dung and urine are as invaluable as her milk. If you are truly intelligent patriot and have curiosity to change Nation based on Kautilya’s economics, accept him in totality! Preserve desi cows! Make them integral part of your life! Nurture them!

Some examples from very same Kautilya whom you admire for his Economics.
“”The seeds of grains are to be exposed to mist and heat for seven nights; the seeds of kosi (mung bean, black gram, etc.) are treated similarly for three to five nights; the seeds of sugarcane and the like are plastered at the cut end with the mixture of honey, lard, ghee and cow dung; seeds of bulbous roots with honey and ghee; cotton and hard seeds with cow dung; and pits for trees are to be burnt, and manured with bones and dung of cows on proper occasions.””
“Three are the clouds that continuously rain for seven days; eighty are they that pour minute drops; and sixty are they that appear with the sunshine – this is considered good, well distributed rainfall. Where rains interspersed with wind and sunshine is such that cow dung cakes can be dried three times (during the rainy season), reaping of a good harvest is certain.”
Dare to think against the stream!

 

How beef was injected in culture?

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Habit of eating beef is not age-old habit, as many anti-dharma left liberals propagate under the guise of faulty and misleading Vedic Sacrifice references.

Since habit is not an eternal habit, I am confident that we can change it. We can alter it only if we re-establish mother’s glory as Kamadhenu in society.

If we fail in upcoming decade, it will be catastrophic wave for Bharat and her population. Painful but that is what I see as future when everyday thousands of indigenous breed are slaughtered.


Even Muslim (predominantly non-veg culture) rulers knew that without Gau, it is not possible to run Bharat’s economy. As I recall, not all of them, then some ofthem put ban on cow-slaughter. Some of them put restrictions.

So the culprits are British. They knew that, there is only one way by which they can make large population slave for next 100-200 years.

As per documents researched by Dharmapal ji,

A mid 20th century major advocate of the banning of cow slaughter, Lala Hardev Sahai of Haryana has estimated, in his biography, that the largest number of cows killed in any one year of Islamic rule in India would not have numbered more than 20,000 cows. Sri Prabhu Datt Brahmachari around the same time thought similarly. More work needs to be done on such estimates. It seems that the far larger killing of cows on their own festivals by many followers of Islam during the 19th and early 20th century originated through imitation of the British to exercise their right of slaughter especially after 1893. A growing number of the Muslims had also begun to be professional killers of the cow under British patronage, with the building of more and more slaughter houses by the British and managed by the commissariat wings of the three British armies from around 1800 AD.

The incessant daily killing of the cow, from about 1760 onwards, when the British were expanding their control both in the Bengal region and in the larger region around Madras had however been carried on by the British on instructions from the highest level. After over a 100 years of this beginning, Queen Victoria stated to her Viceroy Lansdowne, on 8th December, 1893, “though the Muhammadans cow killing is made the pretext for the agitation, it is, in fact, directed against us, who kill far more cows for our army & c, than the Muhammadans.” The Queen was writing in the context of the Indian anti-kine-killing agitation, then going on in large parts of India for the previous 13-14 years.

So?

Habit of eating beef is not age-old habit, as many anti-dharma left liberals propagate under the guise of faulty and misleading Vedic Sacrifice references.

Since habit is not an eternal habit, I am confident that we can change it. We can alter it only if we re-establish mother’s glory as Kamadhenu in society.

If we fail in upcoming decade, it will be catastrophic wave for Bharat and her population. Painful but that is what I see as future when everyday thousands of indigenous breed are slaughtered.

Referemce: ‘The British origin of cow-slaughter in India’ by Dharmpal

Modern Agriculture: Planned massacre?

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2 plates boiled eggs and 1 Egg Curry. That is what lower middle class family was eating as dinner on road. This was regular dinner because I saw them entire week same time during brisk walk.
 
No. This is not about veg or non-veg debate. It is about early signs of food crisis.
 
When major portion of the society is kept away from the nutritional food, expect detrimental consequences. 🙁
 
Sooner we realize and revive agriculture, better for society.
 

“ In the years to come, chemical manures will be considered as on of the greatest failures of the industrial epoch. The teaching of the agricultural economists of this period will be dismissed as superficial”

– Book ‘Agricultural Testament’ by Albert Howard

In early 20th century, at Pusa, Imperial Economic Botanist to Government of India in 1905, Sir Howard proved that the use of chemical fertilizers and occurrence of plant and soil diseases go hand-in-hand.

What happened after 1947 that all govt funded agri research institutes focused only on this moron farming?

U.S. Dept. of Agric., Soils and Men,
Yearbook of Agriculture 1938,
“NPK formulas, (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium)
as legislated and enforced by State Departments
of Agriculture, mean malnutrition, attack by
insects, bacteria and fungi, weed takeover, crop
loss in dry weather, and general loss of mental
acuity in the population, leading to
degenerative metabolic disease and early
death.”

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The Headphone Obsession and Mediocrity

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5-6 years back, I wrote a post that, why do you need headphone while jogging or running, friends found it attack on their habits without any evidences. Here, you get the evidence for your rational mind! 😀

Damn, who cares for music when you are in the nature!  😀

Old notes:

https://prachodayat.in/exercise-worship-you-and-your-body/

https://prachodayat.in/gandharva-chitt/

 

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Research


Background music stints creativity: Evidence from compound remote associate tasks

Recent research questions the popular notion that listening to music increases creativity. Instead, it proposes that quietness, or even background library noise, is more beneficial.

Background music has been claimed to enhance people’s creativity. In three experiments, we investigated the impact of background music on performance of Compound Remote Associate Tasks (CRATs), which are widely thought to tap creativity. Background music with foreign (unfamiliar) lyrics (Experiment 1), instrumental music without lyrics (Experiment 2), and music with familiar lyrics (Experiment 3) all significantly impaired CRAT performance in comparison with quiet background conditions. Furthermore, Experiment 3 demonstrated that background music impaired CRAT performance regardless of whether the music induced a positive mood or whether participants typically studied in the presence of music. The findings challenge the view that background music enhances creativity and are discussed in terms of an auditory distraction account (interference‐by‐process) and the processing disfluency account.

The researchers investigated the effect of listening to music on people’s ability to complete word tasks that call for creativity. The tasks were a variant of “Compound Remote Associate Tasks (CRATs),” which many scientists use to study creativity that involves “insight-based processes.”

“We found strong evidence,” says co-author Dr. Neil McLatchie, who works in the psychology department at Lancaster University, “of impaired performance when playing background music in comparison to quiet background conditions.”

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/acp.3532

Your surroundings fuel habit formation

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Can a surrounding play a role in habit formation? If we talk about this in last century, science and society obsessed with pills and fancy chemicals, would deny it. Not anymore.

When you read below research, do keep in mind:

  1. Why forest based residential school is essential?
  2. Why company of right people make huge difference in teen age?
  3. How teens succumb to addictions?

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Research


Can our surroundings fuel addiction?

New research in the journal Learning and Memory explores the impact of environmental cues on addiction. The findings could enhance the process of recovering from addiction.

When we enter a restaurant, exposure to food cues such as seeing and smelling it can boost our appetite and make us crave it, even if we are already full.

In addiction, such cues trigger reward pathways in the brain, which makes it very hard to resist cravings.

These reward pathways involve the release of the hormone dopamine.

This is also known as the “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” neurotransmitter because our brains release it during pleasurable activities.

Dopamine, however, also plays a crucial role in learning and motivation. Older studies have shown that in the absence of dopamine, mice find it more difficult to learn and remember new things.

So, what happens with learning and memory formation in addiction, during which the brain is used to getting “overexcited” in anticipation of receiving a drug?

Scientists from the Department of Psychology and Collaborative Program in Neuroscience at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, set out to investigate.

Prof. Francesco Leri is the last and corresponding author of the new study.

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