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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Mind is not our Choice?

 Mind is not in our hands or Our Mind is not our Choice.  How is that Mind is not our choice?

Scenario One: JoAnn and her Birthday Gift.

Day One:

JoAnn wanted to buy a gift for her friend’s birthday. She had 100 bucks and she found a wonderful watch and when she was about to purchase it, someone gently requests her that they wanted the watch and JoAnn felt sorry for them and let them buy it.

Day Two:

JoAnn went to a different shopping center and she was surprised to  find the same watch again but now she came to know that someone has already ordered it and now she approaches the concerned person to ask gently that she was in need of the watch but she were not successful in getting it.

Mind Analysis:I helped a person on Day One and in Day Two when the same thing happened to me, no one helped me.         Attitude:She now develop a Attitude that not to help others.

Day Three:

A Friend of JoAnn asked her to lend 100 bucks for a medical emergency. She just replied,” I don’t have any money now”. JoAnn went to a shop to buy some watch which was available for 100 bucks as it was getting delayed. She also felt sad about the lie she said to her friend

Day Four:

When the watch had been gifted to her friend , her friend replied that, I have so many watches and it could have been better if I had got something else. JoAnn felt sorry that she had taken three days to present a gift and that she was not appreciated. She also had a thought that,”I could have helped a friend who had an emergency.”

Mind Analysis: I did not help the Person in Day Three and gave a present to a person on Day Four and I was not appreciated. Attitude:Its better to help a person who is in need rather than who doesn’t ask for help.                                                    

All the Attitudes a person have turns into his character.How is that Attitude turns into a Character?

Scenario Two:  Dong  Lee Mind and his Attitude

Dong Lee Attitude: Smoking is injurious to health and I came to know that many smokers died of cancer.

Dong Lee goes to a party where everyone in the party smokes, some compels him to smoke but he was so strong that he did not accept their request. Everyone in  the party came to an conclusion about Dong that Dong never smokes(Dong Character).

When someone someday finds Dong Lee smoking, they would question him, I thought you would never smoke?

Dong would reply that I started this habit recently since I thought smoking one or two cigars per week is not so injurious( Changed Attitude).

A Attitude of a person varies from Time to Time and the character of a person is what seen by others.

Example:

  • I never thought you would do like this.
  • I did not expect this from you.
  • I believed you but you cheated me.

We assume a Character on a person and would  view the person as the character and if the attitude change, the character change.

If Attitude of a Person can Change, why is that I am not able to change my habit?

We just need to understand that “Our Mind is not our Choice” or in other words, “Our Mind is not in Our Hands.

Why is that Mind is not our Choice and How to make it as Our Choice?

The Brain is an Organ which receives constant inputs from sense organs in the body and stores the information and the Output of the information can be called as a thought.

A series of thoughts can be called as Mind.

Example: I forgot where I kept my pen?

Upon Analyzing the information stored in the brain like where you went, whom you met and if you had given to someone, these thoughts can be put together as Mind.

The Information you receive will change day by day and the hence chances are that your mind changes and so does your attitude and character changes.

Now, The Real problem is if we want to really change something it seems to be very difficult.

Example:

  • I want to reduce my weight. Even though I have read a lot of information about being slim; I am unable to become slim.
  • I want to quit my bad habits such as smoking, but I am unable to do so; may be I think I got addicted.

So How to change an Habit or to become a better person?

We need to know about the Three Kinds of Mind to understand how we can change or how we can use our mind to become a better person.

  1. Conscious Mind – Thoughts
  2.  Sub-Conscious Mind – Habits (Character- Attitude)
  3. Unconscious Mind – Sleep

In Simple Words, Sub-Conscious Mind is the one which controls Habits. It will make you to remember even if you forget it.

Example:

Brushing the Teeth is an Habitual Action we do daily which is controlled by Sub-Conscious.

But in Day One, You would not have remembered that we need to brush our teeth and our mother would have reminded us to do so.

Thus it takes nearly a month for a subconscious mind to remind us an activity to do daily.

In Short we Just need to follow the action for 5 days. The Next Two days(Saturday and Sunday) again mother has to wake us up and then ask to brush our teeth.

To Change an Habit and to change ourselves, We just need to do the activity for 5 days.

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.

Palmistry is a Mystery

I am not interested in Palmistry and I did not ask anyone to check my palms.

One Day, I was traveling in a bus and a guy came and sat to me and checked my palms and said something that this is what will happen to you and just like that left in the next stop. I was wondering who is he and why on earth he is telling me things which I did not ask.

But, I don’t want that thing to happen and I was very hard in trying and forcing myself that such a thing should not happen and I wanted to prove that he was wrong!! By my acts, I was going into a state of madness and I would be happy if some events were favorable and sad when the events turn unfavorable.

Unfortunately, However hard I tried I was not able to create the Event against his words and what he said might happen to me.  Since the future is unpredictable, whatever can happen and I need to focus on my goals!!

 

Astrology is Perception

I am not a believer of astrology. But, Astrology has played a fatal role in my life and had brought sorrows to me.

It all started when I found some astrology books in my grandfather’s house. It was very fun for me to ask for other people’s date of birth and to check their character and yes most people agreed with some points what I said. The important aspect I do is I will read their characters personally and if I found a match in the book, I will tell only those points and not other points which I don’t understand.

So, by this I checked the traits of my close friends and used to tell them and they would throw me surprises and tell me how you are telling me exactly. But, I never knew it could create so much sorrow in my life.

I checked for one of my friend and said about the traits and yes there was surprise and agreed to be true. But the future part written on the person was not good in my perception of them. I firmly believed that a disaster is going to happen and I was going mad such that I should anyhow save from disaster. I had taken that as a motto of my life.

I was not a believer of god but I was going into external locus of control and some events occurred which was out of my control and thought that some external power is there. However, I never prayed for me but I was praying for that person and was crying day and night that I need to somehow stop the disaster. This was also because of the factor that the person said only god can save me and some events were occurring which gave me signals that a disaster is going to happen.

I started thinking day and night about the person and I failed to mind my own business. I did not show interest in anything and I was always found to be dull. I stopped enjoying and I thought I should not enjoy.

The disaster did not happen and my perception was wrong. I also believe that in some way, I was helpful in stopping the disaster again which I don’t know if it right or wrong. This is again my perception and I know that I somehow need to avoid it.

 

 

The Adamant Love

  • Every Time or may be Every Second, I am thinking about her.
  • Whenever I do something, it happens that my mind thinks whether she would like what I am doing now even if it no way relevant to her.
  • There is no patience, whenever I have an information I am eager to share with her.
  • Whenever I call her and she doesn’t pickup and I keep worrying all time and my mind thinks why she has not answered the call.
  • Some Days thoughts are filled that I am disturbing her and again it is out of control to call her to ask sorry if I have disturbed her.
  • There is always a Question in mind on whether she likes me or a thought that I am unable to understand her.

If any of the above scenarios  is true to a person then the person may assume that it is Love but more apt word should be Adamant.

The Adamant Nature is a devil which kills the self and others.

Examples of Adamant Nature:

  • As a child, we ask our parents to buy something and if we did not get it, we turn adamant and cry till we get what we wanted.
  • In other case, we cry to get something from our parents and continue to cry and once they give us, we might have said,”I don’t need it. Get Away from me”.

Understanding Adamant Nature:

  • By Being Adamant, we don’t listen to others and their intention of what they are trying to tell.
  • We also don’t express ourselves the real situation and just try to repeat the same answer again and again.

How to overcome Adamant Nature:

  • Being Adamant is an Attitude.
  • Easy way to change the Adamant nature is to have a “Take it easy Policy”.
  • Focus on others happiness and try to accept and respect the suggestions from them.
  • The words “Focus on others happiness” doesn’t mean you have to worry about them thinking if they are happy or not.

Love and Ego

There is always a contradiction between Love and Ego

Many intend to say:

Ego is an Enemy for Love

Ego is also a form of Love

 

For Eg, Many of them explain Love and Ego as Below:

Her Love Says, ” Let me Call him since it’s been so long since I spoke to him”

Her Ego Says, ” Let Him Call and it is so bad that he has forgotten me”

 

Love is more of an Emotional Approach.

Ego is more of an Intelligence Approach.

 

The Emotion is an Energy and  Feeling is a perception of Emotion and Love is a feeling.

Intelligence is an Thought and Thoughts gives Actions and Actions results in Results.

 

Emotion is Higher in Level than Intelligence and you have to Question yourself if an intelligence is stopping an Emotion.

Scar in Life

The Facial Scar was disturbing a lot. It was a feeling that the confidence was lost and what to do in Life. A thought raised such that Only if the scar fades away, I could live a Life and the confidence would come back.

I went to the Doctor and his words further disturbed me, He said,” You cannot attend any interviews”. When I went out to my Home I was disturbed the most when anyone passing in the road came and asked me,”what is that in your face and How it happened”. In my college, my class mates felt sorry for me and it created a deep sadness within me.

Every Night I had tears in my eyes and every morning I was terrified to look myself in the mirror. I dont want to look myself sad all the time. I knew my face was looking ugly and the Outside scar had created me a deep scar within my Life.

I started to cover my face with a piece of scarf to cover the scar. I started to notice other people and found that they were not noticing me. I walked straight to my seat in college and removed the scarf slowly in the class so that nobody noticed me.

As days passed by I started a relationship with a girl and found that my confidence level had started to increase in exponential manner. Whenever I talked with her I was not wearing the scarf and I always thought she would ask me about the scar in the face. Sometimes I thought why such a beautiful girl is talking to me who is so ugly.

It was the time I started not to wear the scarf anymore and I walked all the way with confidence. My class members were stunned to see the girl talking to me. They asked me, “You are not looking good now and How is that she is talking to me?”  I really doesn’t know the answer to their question but I found that my answers to confidence came from her.

 

Blog Life-2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 123 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 564 posts. There was 1 picture uploaded, taking a total of 27kb.

The busiest day of the year was May 5th with 177 views. The most popular post that day was Relationship is like a Glass.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, google.co.in, search.conduit.com, google.com, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for life is a race, class jokes, symposium posters, life qoute, and relationship is like glass.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Relationship is like a Glass January 2008

2

LIFE IS A RACE.. February 2008
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Beginning Era Of My Animation Interest December 2007
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CLASS JOKES.. February 2008
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5

Qoute for Life January 2008
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Warning-Dont read this

A Computer worker was smoking.

A girl said, “Can’t you see the warning- Smoking is injurious to health”.

He replies, “We worry about errors… Not Warnings…”.

Trusts and Explanations

The Weakest Part of the Relationship comes when one of the person has to give Explanation to Prove the Trust!

Left Hearts

A feeling for those people who have their Heart’s Left!!!
Don’t Trust anything in this world,not even our own heart because its not on the Right Side!!

Dream became Dream

I had a Target!! I had an Aim . But I could not achieve it and I know I can never Achieve It. My Dream became my Dream!! Life is taking me in its way and now I am just observing it. One Day I am sure I will beat it.

Life has more Power but Observation is Powerful and not merely just seeing without acting.

Now the Time is 2:11 AM sharp and I just had this thought thinking about a failure I had in my Life which makes me sleepless.

Love Torture

When He was in love , He always thought about her for every single second. He tried to convey each and every second of his life happening to her through phone call or at- least through a message. If there was no proper message from her he felt the world is dark. His emotions could not control the situation. He keeps on messaging continuously and expected an answer immediately. He lived with a feeling of Love Torture but he liked it though.

She likes him too and felt that he is good and too friendly and cares for her. She liked talking to him and enjoyed the  stories of him which were conveyed in a serious and funny manner. She felt that he was a good friend of her and felt unhappy when her Inbox was filled with too many such  messages from him and his constant question about  whom she would marry. She was in tortured moments to answer him which she was not in a position to answer.

[You never Lose by Loving. You always Lose by Holding Back!!!]

Life with Hand

The Way you interact when you have Nothing in your Hand.

and

The Way you Manage when you have Everything in your Hand.

Life is all about Handling!!

Lie Targets

A man was sleeping in his House. Suddenly YamaRaj, the Kill God appeared before him and said , “Go Out and Enjoy your Life and Nothing will happen to you. Why are you sleeping and wasting your time”.

Feeling Happy he ran over with excitement and met with an accident. [Interval]

In Heaven:

He shouted, Why the Hell you Lied to me and See now I met with accident and I am here.

Yama coolly replied, “Sorry Yar. Month End Pressure and I have to achieve my Target”.

[In Business, If there is Target,there definitely got be a Lie]

Friend Examining

Two friends just finished their last exam and went to refresh themselves with a cool drink.

1st- Dude which paper was it?

2nd- May be Maths

[1st got heated up hearing the words and cool drink turned Hot]

1st- So you have written the paper well?

2nd- No yar! The girl next to me was using a Calculator.

Boy’s Unknown Girl

He has some friends and the list contains a few girls too. He makes them feel good and happy and He would never help any Unknown Girl.

Suppose if he meets a new girl who in turn is also beautiful and he would like to ask her if she needs any help. He cares so much that he never any girl as Unknown.

Love Angers

Anger is the Only Evil which makes Invisible for a Minute.

Love is the Only Suspicious Think which is Visible even after Anger!.

Love workouts

He thinks about her. He still thinks about her. He always thinks about her.

She just thinks about him. She just start to think about him. She thinks whether its correct since she thinks about him.

When they both think of each other. The Love starts to Workout!!

It also implies that they both have no other Work to Do!!

[Scenerio-Usually workouts in College. If it happens at Work Place,then the Company Owner should “Think “about it!]