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5/16/2015 6:57:16 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Rituals in the civilization of Indian Subcontinent were chiefly believed to be myths, but with the arrival of advanced science, it is getting proved that these rituals are established on some scientific principles and carried from ages as rituals. Although the layman did not know the scientific principles in it, they were pursuing it very loyally over the ages. This paper is aimed to take forth the scientific principles comprised in this culture.
On this ground these traditions must be looked after. Not as we are sentimental regarding them but since they are based on the principles of science. It would take a very long time to establish such a complicated process based on scientific principles.
We stand or we sit or do anything, it links to our good. These traditions are not that accidentally happened for convenience. These are the rituals that were designed by enlightened ones of the past. Each feature of living and existence was considered and planned very intelligently.
These days the globe is shifting to the power of economics from the martial powers, the moment has come for these traditions to get themselves accepted. The period has arrived to re-establish the culture we had. A special tenderness was designed into these traditions by the realized beings to make sure that its fundamental structure may not be exploited ever in the name of the almighty. Certain individuals may abuse different features but they will not be authorized by the almighty ever.
If the elementary aim of these traditions, that is to move in the direction of become free from each and everything, all pains of life, is realized and all of us try for it, at the mental and physical level, we can work smoothly without troubles.
WHY WE JOIN OUR PALMS TO GREET SOMEONE?
In Indian culture, while greeting each other we join our palms and we call it "Namaskar." The logic for this ritual is that when we greet by joining the palms we give honour to the person in front. But if we talk based on the principles of science when we do Namaskar tip points of all fingers are united together. Tip of each finger has a specific pressure point of mind, eyes or ears. When force is put upon these points, they get aroused or energized. And hence, the guy we met is retained in mind better by us and for a more lasting period of time. An additional advantage of joining of palms over shaking hands or any sort of physical touch is that no pathogens could be transmitted that could spread by touch.
WHY THERE IS THE CULTURE TO THROW COIN INTO RIVER?
The commonly accepted and accustomed logic for throwing coin into a river is that it causes good luck. But in the olden times coins used to be of copper which is very beneficial for our body. By this act our ancestors made sure that required amount of the metal gets into our body as the potable water was taken from the river streams only.
WHY ARE BELLS PRESENT IN THE PLACES OF WORSHIP?
In India, before entering the womb-chamber of the temple people ring the bell before the main idol. Again as in the previous question, the common believe is that the sound of bells keeps the demonic powers away and the sound is loved by the almighty as well, as stated in the Agama Shastra.
But if we go in accordance with the principles of science the ringing of bells makes the mind peaceful, keeps us attentive and we can be more engrossed in the prayers we have come to the place of worship for. The construction of these bells is such that their ringing creates a feeling of oneness and peace in both the parts (Right and Left) of the brain.
When the sound is produced from the bell it remains for at least seven seconds and creates an echo inside us. This echo in our ears for the duration of seven seconds is adequate to start the function in our body of all the seven centres of healing and we are relieved from all the pessimistic ideas.
WHY DO WE PUT MEHENDI ON OUR HANDS AND FEET?
Other than giving colour to hands, mehendi or heena also acts as a strong healing herbal medicine. The mental pressure leading to headaches and fevers is very normal during the period of anyone"s marriage as they are stressed. When the day of marriage comes nearby, the enthusiasm along with the stress gets onto the wedding couple. When Mehendi is put on, it reduces the mental pressure as it calms the body because of its cooling nature and prevents the firmness of nerves. And as hand and foot are where the nerve endings are concentrated onto, we put mehendi on them.
IT IS SAID IN VEDIC TEXTS THAT OUR SOUL PASSES 8.4 MILLION SPECIES TO GET THE HUMAN BODY. WHY?
In Vedas, it is said that what we are today i.e. humans, we have got this body after our energy (As I say) or soul has been through 8,400,000 types of species on earth.
In Bhagavad Gita, another ancient Indian epic like "Ramayana", it has been said by Lord Krishna that our soul goes through 8,400,000 mortal beings and then we achieve this life. Many Indian ancient texts are there which also assert that we pass through 8.4 million different types of species before we get this human life. Even in Telugu it is said "yenno neechamaina janmala tarvata manishi janma labhistundi kanuka daanini sardhakata cheskovali" i.e. this human life is attained by us after grovelling through many other lives, hence we ought to help others in it as much as possible (not exact but somewhat same meaning).
And as the biological sciences have progressed and developed, it is found that our planet contains 8.7 million species.
Although a gap of 0.3 million is visible, but it"s at least 97% accurate.
Hence as our ancestors said that we get human body after our soul passes through bodies of 8.4 million species (may be approx.), it is nothing but the evolution of human life through all of them.
WHY WE HAD CASTE SYSTEM PRESENT IN INDIAN SOCIETY?
If we have distinctness, that is al-right. Dissimilarity is one of the basic laws of the universe, we all are different. But the problem arises when this distinctness is made biasses. It can be based on hierarchy, sex or religious believes, and at times even in terms of the colours of skin. Therefore, as the caste system in India lost its distinctness and developed biasses, it became pathetic.
Indian caste system used to be a very effective way of incorporating the professional skills in the next generation when no Institutes and Colleges existed. Only people to teach us these skills were our own parents and extended family members.
Hence, barber"s family taught it to its next generation, cobbler"s family taught it to its next generation such that these arts don"t vanish from the society. As their family grew, they developed their own ways of living, their own culture and they married among themselves only.
It was much later that it turned out to be discrimination. The ranking started to be made i.e. the person working in the place of worship is at the top, then comes the one who teaches in a school and then a goldsmith, and then a blacksmith and so on. They forgot the fact that the lack of anyone of them is going to create problem in functioning of the society and each one was very important at their own place. The differences turned into discrimination.
WHY WE CALL OUR NATION, AT TIMES, HINDUSTAN?
This country existed, even when no system of different religions was alive.
This mother-land of ours is called Hindustan as it lies amidst the mighty Himalayas on one side and the Indian Ocean, called Indu Sarovar, in Sanskrit (Indian Latin) on the other side- not in name of any religion specific. As this civilization lied on the banks of the river Indus, the land on its side was called Sindhu (in Sanskrit) and Sindhu was made Hindu" by the people from Iran nearby. Later, they named this land as Hindustan.
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5/16/2015 7:02:01 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
AND NOW COMES THE BEST ONE, IN AN 15TH CENTURY ANCIENT INDIAN PRAYER, "HANUMAN CHALISA" - DISTANCE BETWEEN THE SUN AND EARTH IS VERY APPROPRIATELY CALCULATED. NOW YOU WILL ASK WHERE AND HOW?
We very well know that our orbit around the sun is elliptical and our distance from the Sun varies in every season.
At the closest position on this elliptical path, our distance from the Sun is calculated nearly 91.445 million miles (or 147,166,462 Km) away by the modern scientists. It comes on nearly 3rd of January and is called perihelion. And our largest distance on this elliptical path from the Sun is calculated by modern sciences as 94.555 million miles (152,171,552 Km). That comes on nearly 3rd of July and is called aphelion.
So, our mean distance from the Sun comes out to be 92,995,807 miles or 149,597,870.691 Km according to Modern Calculations.
In our ancient Indian Prayer, "Hanuman Chalisa", there is a verse,
Jug sahastra yojana para bhanu, leelyo taahi madhur phal jaanu.
Jug means 12000, Sahastra means 1000 and 1 Yojana means 8 miles in Hindi and Sanskrit (Actually Awadhi,is the exact language, it is a dialect of Hindi spoken in Awadh region of present Uttar Pradesh, a state in Indian Subcontinent and was very dominantly spoken during the 15th Century in the region. Hence, the prayer is written in the same dialect which is derived partially from Sanskrit as the mother language and Hindi as the upcoming language of that time). In Awadhi or even Sanskrit, Bhanu means the Sun and the verse leelyo taahi madhur phal jaanu stands for a mythological story that Lord Hanuman as a kid flew to the Sun covering the entire distance from the earth, to eat it, as he considered it a tasty shining fruit. Leelyo taahi means to have it, madhur means Sweet, in Sanskrit, phal means fruit in Sanskrit and jaanu means he assumed it to be like that.
When we convert these Vedic units of measurement into the modern units, we come to know that:
We already know one Jug is 12000, one Sahastra is 1000 and one Yojan is 8 Miles in modern units of measurement.
So, when we do 12000 X 1000 X 8 it comes out to be 96,000,000 miles.
And one mile is 1.6 kms. So, this takes us to 153,600,000 Kms of distance between our planet and the Sun.
Goswami Tulasidas was the 15th Century writer of the holy prayer, immensely popular in India.
The distance between earth and the Sun was calculated by modern scientist using modern units of measurement and modern tools of justification in the 17th Century which was not even this much accurate as accurate is given here in the terms of Vedas.
IN THE LAST SUB-HEADING, THE POINT RAISED IS NOT ON THE WAY TULSIDAS MEASURED OUR DISTANCE FROM THE SUN.
RATHER WHAT WE HAVE TO ACCEPT IS THAT OUR FORE-FATHERS IN THE TIME OF VEDAS HAD FAR BETTER INTELLECTUAL CAPABILITIES THAN US. THEIR SCOPE OF THINKING IS BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION CAPABILITIES OF TODAY.
Indian Culture and Traditions are immensely valuable gems we have with tremendous potential which just needs to be tapped upon. We have to dive inside it and take the precious jewels of knowledge out. Or, at least accept what is written in the texts with an open-mind as I already said the Thinking of our fore-fathers of that time is beyond our imagination and Modern Science has not even reached those places, where they reached with their intellect through really deep meditation and getting to know the realities of life in its true sense. At last I just want to re-instate the lines as given in the outstanding 2014 released French-American film Lucy, "Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it? Humans consider themselves unique, so they've rooted their whole theory of existence on their uniqueness. "One" is their unit of "measure" " but it"s not. All social systems we've put into place are a mere sketch: "one plus one equals two", that's all we've learned, but one plus one has never equaled two " there are in fact no numbers and no letters, we've codified our existence to bring it down to human size, to make it comprehensible, we've created a scale so we can forget its unfathomable scale."
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