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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Love to be Loved : A Love Story

The Night was Dark and it was raining heavily. The Watch read 10:30PM. She got some calls and She was busy talking in the Phone.I looked at her face and it was so bright in the moonlight. We both were standing in the Bus Stop and there was no sign of Bus or any movement.

I looked at her ID Card and I came to know She was working in my Company but I have not seen her till date. I thought to myself that She may be new to the Company as I would have known any beautiful girl in and around my space. She turned towards me and looked at me and She had a laugh suddenly.

For her, I should have looked like Fun loving Software Engineer with a Spike in my head and a French Beard. I wanted to take this as my advantage and I approached her. She got a call again and was saying, “why do you want to struggle in this rain; I will manage and come in an Auto. You please dont worry”

She once again saw me and had a sweet smile in her face. I looked up and said, “Seems Its raining heavily” for which giggled and said, “Ya Ya”. I continued asking..So,where is your House and by the same time a Auto Passed alongside and She waived her hand. The Auto Stopped and She was about to move. For me, It was like I have asked a Question and she is about to move and was wondering if I got a Bulb.

Suddenly She stopped and asked where do you want to go and my fused bulb started to glow in the dark.She said to me that I am also going that way and if you want we can share the ride. I got in and It was like a Share Auto and She was sitting on the Opposite Side in the Cusion and I was sitting in the Wooden Board. I thought She would think me like a gentleman by not sitting next to the beautiful girl.

For me, It was more convienent to watch her face in the Lightening strike and her face was glittering in the Flash.I was waiting for the lightening to strike again to see her face again and again in the Flash. I could sense that She was feeling little tensed and was seen messaging curiosly.

I asked if She is okay and asked her name in the middle of it. She said her name but did not ask mine which I thought was normal and I did not feel much worried about it. Even if I was worried I did not want to show it in my face atleast. As time passes by,I was feeling worried as She was sitting silent and I am still waiting if She would ask my name.

I started again introducing myself and my name for which She showed some interest.I was little happy and asked her some questions for which She answered back. I felt some relief when she started talking and had some golden thought that my Journey was set. My Yet Another mind of the Men’s Species was in the exicted state thinking that since she has talked to you, your Life will now become Colourful starting from the Dark.

The Same Mind made me ask her, Which College did you study,the usual and the same Question. For which She said the name of a Woman’s Collage. I started asking about her College Life and She started saying How other girls cut the college and move out with their boyfriends and other such stories which was quite different to hear it from a girl.

Now, the Mind asked a Question which became the twist of the Story. The Question was did you ever love anyone like the other girls in your class? She became silent and It was raising my blood pressure and the auto ride was like a roller coaster for me.

She started by saying No… where I had a feeling like gulping a banana as if it was in the throat, She said completed the sentence saying,”No, I did not have any love near my College since I had a boyfriend near my house. He was there in the same street, the house before my house” She stopped.

It was already dark and I could not see anything when she completed the sentence. I had enough jerk as the auto rushed in the midst of the broken road filled with water. My mind wanted to know what happened after that and asked her,So, What happened after that?

She continued, One Day my family members came to know that I am in affair with this front door boy as one of our nieghbours who saw us informed about this to my parents…My mind was thinking that her family would have somehow emotionally blackmailed and asked her to forget the boy and concentrate on the studies. A lorry crossed with a horn as I was thinking and I could notice that I had infact lost the track on what she was saying and the last words said were like until my marriage.

What? It was like someone is blowing a conch(Sangu) near my ear and my own mind was laughing at me. It was a strange moment in my life as I was not able to laugh nor was not able to cry. Strangely, I also wanted to cry and laugh at the same time which I even could not do. In this confusion I gazed around I could see her lips moving but all I could hear was a OoHoo Sound.

Once the sound reduced I could hear that She was saying, “My Husband will start his own company in the next month and I no longer have to work again”. The Feelings were like I could not breathe nor could say a word. There were no thoughts completely but I was sure that I am alive. I did not move my eyes, legs or the body. This position lasted for some minutes until my mind started a thinking,”So, He is the one whom She was talking to and was messaging all the time?”

“Oh, My God..So, She had fooled me or She had used me to travel with her for her security? I cannot believe anyone, Oh My God…” My mind was blabbering in its own world and at the sametime another mind was insisting me, “Damn,She is such a sweet girl to help you and to let you inside the auto since She had some trust on you. So, Be greatful to her, man” I could feel that I am breathing and that I have come back to normal.

I thought my second mind was right, I should be greatful to her and She did not fool me; It was me who wanted to start a conversation with her. My Mind started to cool down with this thoughts and it definetely had to cool down anyhow. What else it can do in this situation?

Finally the Brake was applied and She thanked me and got down from the Auto and me who was thinking in some world seemed to have blabbered and asked her if she was in Facebook (To give an impression to maintain the friendship he had in the ride.) After the words have come out,I had some strange feelings if I had friendship in the ride which was quite disturbing me. But,She gave me the one and I did not peep out to look at her husband and the Auto started moving.

Then, After few months of Dry Life, I just thought to give a try on her Facebook since I was bored. So,I went inside her Profile.There I saw your Pic in her Friend List with a beautiful and Cute smile and I gave you the Friend Request. I did not really expect that you would accept me and I am thankful to God to have you as my Wife. “So”, My Wife started to ask a Question. I already knew what She was going to ask. Hence, before even she completed her sentence, I started, “Yes, I already knew that you are her Junior and that I also had some idea that you can spend time with me by bunking your classes.

I completed saying this story to my Wife and She said Idiot in her own sweet manner and came running to hit me saying, “You.. You….”

 

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.

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 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!]

Death Love

He loved her so much. It was like every moment he thought about her. Unfortunately she died, he could not control his tears.

He kept on crying day and night. His friends consoled him but he was not able to hear anyone and he could only think about her and it filled his eyes with tears. Day and Night he was thinking about her and one night, he had a dream and he could not differentiate whether its dream or real.

He saw her with so many girls and they all had candle in their hands. The visual gave him some happiness but soon he became unhappy when he noticed everyone was bright and their candle was lightened. He saw her so sad and her candle was never lightened.

He felt like he was asking her, why your candle is not lightened and that why are you looking so sad?

She said whenever I enlighten my candle your tears fall on it. So Please stop crying and I wanted you to be happy.