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Sun-Earth Distance explained long back

“Yug Sahasra Yojana Par Bhanu, Leelyo Taahi Madhura Phal Jaanu” is the sloka that clearly explains the difference between Sun and Earth. That sloka of Hanuman Chalisa says, “Lord Hanuman has travelled thousand of kilometers towards Sun to swallow, thinking that to be a fruit.” “One ‘Yug’ is equal to 12,000 years, ‘Sahasra’ is 1,000, Yuga Sahasra is 12000 multiplied by 1000 and one Yojana is 8 miles. As per the aforementioned sloka, “Lord Hanuman travelled Yug Sahasra Yojana= 12,000*1000*8 = 96000000 miles, i.e, 154497024 kms to reach Sun,” which measures the distance between Sun and Earth.

Cloning, a yugas-old concept!

While cloning of a mammal was new for many until it was first implemented in 1980s in case of sheep, human cloning has been a long debate. Possibility of it has proofs in ancient India, as written per the epic ‘Mahabharata’. In Mahabharata, queen Gandhari of Gandhara Kingdom had 100 sons called ‘Kauravas’. In fact, she did not directly give birth to all 100 sons. Embryo from her body was split into 100 parts and each part is fertilized in kunds (container), which in turn, resulting in 100 kauravas. In current day medicine, test-tube baby is also conceived the same way outside woman’s body, where egg (embryo) is fertilized outside in a laboratory dish and then implanted back into woman’s uterus.

Plants do have emotions!

Be it secreting defensive chemicals after to terrifying sounds of a caterpillar munching on a leaf, feeling pain and understanding affection, responding to melodious music and harsh noise, plants do respond to external stimuli/actions. There are many proven instances, where, plants treated with affection grew fast and healthy, compared to the ones subjected to negative feelings/words, which were said to have fallen ill. Even, non-living beings like metals are also said to emit response to external stimuli. The reason behind this stimuli as proved by scientists like J.C. Bose that plants, as living matters, do have human-like nervous systems with cell membranes that respond to external actions. The science has its origin in Indian philosophy, according to which, every being (living and non-living) has life in it and there is only a single source of energy (Brahman/Atman) that is driving every being in this universe.

Is meditating observing breathe?

We see many defining meditation as the process of observing/concentrating breathe. According to experts in the related field, concentrating on air flow may, in fact, lead to negative effects most of the times, as air, apart from good, also contains other particulate matter, which might be harmful. So, concentrating on negative things might result in negative. Instead, the real method would be concentrating on ‘atman’. Again a hurdle, as ‘atman’/Prana inside, which is not visible/can’t be felt, immediately upon closing eyes. So, we will need a medium, which is ‘Japa’, a meditative repetition of name/some mantra (suggested by guru) or just the supreme sound, ‘Aum’, which is a matrix of all sounds. Meditating on the same takes you into deep Trans, where you feel the inner ‘atman’.

Seeds in kitchen, instant relief and many more!

A glass of butter milk with two table spoons of fenugreek seeds (Menthulu) can control diarrhea immediately. Apart from this, these seeds are proven to be hepatoprotective (prevent damage to liver), diaphoretic (promoting sweat in cold conditions), expectorant (medicine that gives cough relief), galactagogue (boost breast milk flow), stimulant (stimulating immune system and removing toxins from the body), among others. Clove offers relief from tension/anxiety, removes fatigue-related thoughts, among others. There are many benefits of many seeds you find in your kitchen.

Soft drinks, all just in around 2 hrs!

After consumption: In first 10 minutes of, high amount of sugar enters the system. In next 20 mins, blood sugar rises high, liver responds and turns the excess sugar into fat, causing insulin resistance. In the next 40 minutes, BP rises high and liver starts pushing further sugar into bloodstream, specific receptors in brain get blocked and prevents drowsiness (same as in heroin). In next 45 mins, pleasure centers of brain are stimulated. In next 60 mins, metabolism rate increases, coupled with sugars, results in urinary excretion of calcium. In next 60 mins, we will feel like peeing and now, we have evacuated existing calcium, magnesium and zinc. Now that internal enthusiasm is down, we will feel tired. Resultant, bone weakness, tooth decaying, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and underlying effects of cancers.

Natural weight loss with water

In fact, water doesn’t have any magical strength of burning fat. Then, how does the body weight gets reduced by drinking water? The water, upon consumption, boosts metabolism rate and cleans body of waste and controls appetite. By not retaining the water, it helps reduce water-weight in the body. With all this place, weight is controlled!

Why should women wear toe rings?

Indian women usually wear toe rings on the second toe. A vital nerve that’s present at this point is connected to heart via uterus. Wearing toe rings results in continuous massaging effect and keeps activating this nerve, and maintains the health of uterus by regulating blood flow to it, along with easing blood flow during menstruation period.

Tilak, sandal paste and Vibuthi?

The space between two eyebrows (Bhrumadhya) is a key nerve point of the human body and it’s the place where ‘Ajna Chakra’ lies. Applying kumkum/tilak results in activation of nerve and points at Bhrumadhya and also facilitates blood circulation to facial and other associated muscles. Master gland, pituitary gland, which controls biochemical processes of the human body, is also located at this point. Applying kumkum also activates this gland, boosting internal functionalities and release of required hormones. Sandal paste nullifies the heating effect and ensures cooling, boosting concentration levels; Vibuthi activates spiritual thoughts.

Science behind ‘Namaskaram’

Namaskaaram (meaning is more than a formal way of greeting each other. Its spiritual basis makes it different from other ways of greeting. Namaskaram involves bringing hands together closely in front of chest, with palms and fingers (pointed upwards) of both the hands in contact, followed by a slight bow. When pressed, nerves in the finger points, which are linked to pressure points of vital organs, such as eyes, ear, brain, and other sensing organs, get activated and helps in remembering a person for a long time. Greeting this way also helps in inculcating the attitude of gratitude and surrender, which undoubtedly kills one’s ego.