Ancient Indian Science of Prana

What is Prana?

We have heard about Yoga and Pranayama. Prana is a Sanskrit word and the translation in English is still not apt or possible in a single word or a bunch of statements. Prana is mostly translated in English as ‘Life Force’ and many also refer Oxygen as Prana.

I am not a Sanskrit scholar to give translation. However, by reading different texts, I tried to grasp what the ancients mean by Prana. Prana means Energy and my Explanation for the same is as below:

Light is a source of Energy as we say. But Light contains Photon which are particle in nature. Science also says that Photon contains quantum of Energy. By this, Photon carries Energy is the understanding.

In a similar sense, Oxygen is a matter(gas) but it in-turn will carry Energy(assume). The Matter is of Four State as identified(solid,liquid,gas,plasma) and these are all the manifestations of Energy and in-turn will carry Energy as well. A Photon is a manifestation of Energy and it in turn will carry Energy.

We intake air,Water and Food. We also have Vision, Sound, Taste and Smell has Inputs. The Energy from Air, Water and Food will be referred to as Prana.  In other sense, If we breathe Pure air, we intake more Prana and if the air is impure and polluted, the prana will be less. Same with  contaminated and polluted water and food. In that sense, Vegetarian Food will have more Prana than non-vegetarian food.

Air(Oxygen),Water and Food are important for our survival. Lets see How it works,

We drink Water(Prana) and it forms the blood and We eat food(Prana) which gets mixed in the blood and We breathe Oxygen(Prana) which burns the Food and supplies Energy as well as revitalizes the Body. There is a Channel for the Prana Flow in the Body. These Channels are called as Nadis.

What are Nadis?
Nadis are the nostrils, esophagus and Blood vessels. These are the channels in which the prana(Energy) flows.
There are two nostrils called as Ida and Pingala and the connecting point of the two nadis is called sushumna. If there are any blocks in the nostrils, the flow of Energy may get hindered and hence techniques like Pranayamana are of help.
Just like sushumna is a connecting Point for two nostrils, there are in total 72,000 connecting points in the blood vessels as well which are called as Chakras.

What are Chakras?
Chakras are the junction points for the Energy flow. If we connect two pipes for the flow of water and in case there is a block or hold in the junction, the flow or speed of water might get reduced. In a similar way, if there is any blockage in the blood vessel connecting points, the flow of prana could get affected. Pranayamana technique will be effective in the nostril and esophagus and it cannot be as effective in the blood vessels. Precaution is needed to maintain the blood(which carries prana) and this can be done by taking hygienic food which doesn’t contain any cholesterol and other junk. A fresh green vegetable has more prana than the dead meat. A fruit has more prana than the cooked food. A Fruit Juice has more prana than tea or coffee.

Seven Chakras and its Significance:
Of the 72,000 connecting points in the nadis(blood vessels) the Seven are the main Chakras. This number as such 72,000 may be associated with the heart beat(72 times) and the pulse rate(about 72 times). These are the termed as Main chakras as they are in line with the nervous system of the spinal cord. Hence whatever you think(mind), you will likely to spend the energy on that thought. For example, if you think about eating ice cream, you will use your energy thinking about icecream and focus on them to start an action with or without conscious. You may satisfy the thought by buying an ice cream and even if you don’t buy it now, you would have this thought pending which can affect your other routine works and in spending enough energy on them or concentrating.

The Seven Chakras will correspond to the endocrine glands in the human body and if there is any thought in the mind, the brain will command the endocrine glands to produce hormones. If the Mind is in fear, the brain would command the adrenal glands to secrete androgen and you would likely to spend your energy on fear and survival. This is True because when there is someone coming to kill you with a knife and we are hiding under a bed, we feel a sudden rise in Energy level in the body and there will be heavy breathe to supply more prana for the exhausting energy.

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Does Soul Exist

You may arrive at this Question, ” Does Soul Exist?”  if you are thinking about the below topics:

1. Life After Death

2. Do Ghost really exists

3.If soul exists where does it exist in the body

4.Soul does not exist but just wanna check what others feel

5.Our Body functions as Heart beats. So, what does Soul do if it exists?

6.what is Life? Is Soul the one that gives Life to Body or is it DNA?

7. Any other Question related to Life may have induced a thought on soul.

So, Does Soul Exist?

I don’t know the real answer.

Hence, what I am presenting below is what I have read, heard added to  my creativity to arrive at a logical theory.

Body and the Soul:

The main work of the reproductive system(Women) is preparation of the Body(mere Body).

Note: The Body is made up of cells(including Brain Cells) which is made up of DNA(The role of DNA is Protein Synthesis).

The Soul is believed to enter the Body (some say 40 days) after conception(fertilization of Sperm and Ovum).

The Sperm contains(23 chromosomes); Ovum(23 Chromosomes) fuses to 46 Chromosome – Cell. This Cell multiplies and develops into a Body. The Nutrition for the cell is multiply is provided by mother(through what she eats).

New Question!!!!!

If Soul enters the body after 40 days of conception, does Bacteria(Single Cell) have soul?

Bacteria is single cell living organism and the single cell contains DNA. Hence does Bacteria have soul?

A single cell has a boundary to it and it is material or it has a physical dimension.

Bacteria cannot have a soul should be the statement.

In Other words, “Soul is connected to a level of consciousness that is beyond the physical realm”.

Now, Bacteria has DNA(LIFE) but it does not have the consciousness(too low)

Vegetarian Vs Non-Vegetarian:

The concept of vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian is not related with Life. [Read above DNA denoted as Physical Life]

Even Plants have LIFE is what Non-Vegetarian Claim.

Yes,Plants have LIFE but their consciousness is low(too low)

Egg has been added to Vegetarian since its consciousness is too low.

Similarly,Fish is said to have low consciousness.

Consider a Chicken, it has a high consciousness and it would suffer.

Hence, killing it is considered as a sin(since it has the soul) and it can add to your Karma.

Vegetarians avoid killing to add Good Karma to their souls.

Hence, Soul is something related with consciousness.

So, Where does the Soul reside in the body if it can enter a body?

You are not your Mind or the Body is the Statement to be considered.

Consider a Dummy Wire and a Wire with Electricity. The Electricity can be referred to the Soul.

Consider a Dummy Human and the Soul comes into being, he becomes Human Being(Being to be related to the word Conscious).

Hence, Human being contain a Vital Energy which can be referred to as Soul.

third eye

THIRD_EYE

If the Body can open the Third Eye(through Yoga), You can have a new clarity of vision of Life which is beyond normal perception of the normal eyes.

The Third Eye is to raise your perception from the physical dimension to a higher possibility.

Location of the Third Eye:

There are 7 Chakras in the body and the Third eye is location at the Sixth Chakra.

It is said that through Yoga, you can increase your Energy Levels from the lower Chakra (first Chakra) to higher Chakras.

Once the Third Eye is opened, the Soul gets the chance to enter the highest-Seventh Chakra(enlightenment-meaning freedom from suffering, desire and ignorance) which is the motto of the soul.

What happens to Soul After Death of the Body?

  • In case of death(permanent termination of the biological functions of the body.) the soul leaves the body from the Forehead(through Third Eye location). Its heard that an Experiment has been conducted in a hospital with a patient who is about to die and who was kept in a glass room to research Soul. During the time of death, there was a slight crack in the glass exactly at the top of forehead.
  •  The Soul which left the body would try to reenter the body and would try to enter any other body since it has not achieved the highest level and it needs a body to attain enlightenment.
  • There is no Heaven or Hell. The Soul which have failed to achieve enlightenment is made to remain in Earth seeking other bodies and material world continues to suffer. Hence, Earth is considered as Hell. On the Other Hand, the Soul which have achieved enlightenment is considered to be in Heaven.
  • If a person commits sin(Killing, Hurting other souls) then the soul collects Bad Karma and continues it for generations and its energy levels go down and thus making the soul difficult to attain higher energy levels in chakra.
  • The Soul which left the body due to sudden accident or in case of abnormal death, the soul would wander around the area where the body died and would try to enter any other body since the wish was not fulfilled to attain enlightenment.

So, Can a Soul Target a Person or a Body?

  •  There are certain behavior in people where this soul is believed to have entered and people call itGhost or Ghost have attacked the person(entered the body). However, persons who had mental disturbance (e.g.: towards the death of a neighbor) are prone to be disturbed(by mind) and try to create sympathy through mental acts and deeds.

Hence, a Soul cannot target a person.

Soul should be referred to as Energy(Vital Energy for Body)

Consider any machine, it works only when an Energy is supplied (Heat, Electricity etc).

Energy can neighter be created nor be destroyed – Science

I am the Beginning and I am the End – “A Statement which refers God”

It means there would be an Physical End to the Universe. The Universe  expands as there is Energy.

Even though Body has Energy, it cannot be experienced through sense organs(Sense organs can experience only Physical Things).

Chakras and Energies:

chakra_system

CHAKRA- ENERGY

Energy can neighter be created nor be destroyed - Science

CHAKRAS

The Seven Chakras corresponds to Different Energy levels. The Energy from the Sixth Chakra is referred to as Over soul Level.

Desires scatter the Energy levels in the body and there is an aimlessness in the mind and body to go behind something. The Unfulfilled Desires come as Dreams during sleep denotes the scattered Energy. When people die they say, “Let the Soul rest in peace” means that the Energy which got scattered may rest in peace denotes a human tendency to say that unfulfilled desires to fade away.

Relationship between soul and God:

Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, It just transforms from one form to another.

Hence, Energy should be termed as God and  Energy should be termed as soul.

Energy does Exist!!!

Disclaimer: The Above Notes are from what I heard, read and added to my creativity.