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Admirable Clarity

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How many cells are there in our body? This simple question deserves a simple answer. Some types of cells are easy to spot, while others–such as tangled neurons–weave themselves up into obscurity. Even if you could count ten cells each second, it would take you tens of thousands of years to finish counting. Plus, there would be certain logistical problems you would encounter along the way to counting all the cells in your body; for example, chopping your own body up into tiny patches for microscopic viewing.

If scientists can’t count all the cells in a human body, how can they estimate it? The mean weight of a cell is 1 nanogram. For an adult man weighing 70 kilograms, simple arithmetic would lead us to conclude that man has 70 trillion cells. Cells are the building blocks of the human body, but what is the total number of cells in a human body remains still a riddle. It is estimated that the body of an average person contains around 30 to 40 trillion cells, but scientists do not yet know the exact number and it also depends on whether or not one include the bacteria that are present in and on our bodies. The majority of the cells in our bodies are red blood cells. They make up over 80 percent of our body in number and comprise only around 4 percent of total body mass. This is because red blood cells only measure on average 8 micrometers in diameter, which is 10 times small in diameter than an average human hair.

The average size of a fat cell is 100 micrometers. The fat cells make up nearly 19 percent of our body mass. They contribute only under 0.2 percent to the total cell number. Calculating the actual cell number of the five most common cell types in an average adult male, which account for 97 percent of the cells in the body, the estimation is about 30 trillion cells, of which red blood cells make up 84 percent.

The human cells are not the only cells in our bodies. There are 10 times as many bacteria in our bodies than human cells and scientists estimate this number to be around 38 trillion. Although, large in number, bacteria are much smaller than human cells, and they actually make up only 200 grams of our total body mass. We are as much bacteria as we are human, bringing the total number up to around 70 trillion. The bacteria present in our body counts more in number than human cell, except these measure 200 gm only and that is really amazing.

This is not a final number, but it is a very good start. While it is true that people may vary in size and thus vary in their number of cells; adult humans do not vary by orders of magnitude except in the movies.

Each of our cells has over a hundred thousand machines within it, including DNA, which is a molecular machine that is not alive. DNA is composed of molecules that are not alive which are composed of atoms that are also not alive. In actual fact, our body is a type of cybernetic organism made of both organic and biomechatronic body parts.

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The Path of Love

 

In search of God you do not need to go anywhere. No temples, no church, no mosque are not true abode of God. They are built by man. The true abode of God is this body that God himself came up and created. The body is a living temple, saying temple, and moving temple. The temple was designed by no ordinary engineer. It was created by pure will of God. Therefore, it is a sacred gift from God. You must take care of the gift as the apple of his eye. You need to properly use the body for the implementation of the Self

The body is the first tool of the righteous deeds; therefore, the body should be used to perform daily spiritual practice, not only for food and drink. Of course, nutrition is essential to maintain the body. Food is there to protect the body and the clothes to protect from the cold, but if you think all the time about food and about the wealth, when you think about God? If the food is good, mind, too, will be all right. When the mind is all right, you can reach God. You have to understand that the food and mind are designed for realization of God.

Posted February 7, 2017 by dranilj1 in BODY_MIND_HEART_SPIRIT

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Momentary Upsets Are Not Crises


If only we still faced tigers in the woods every day! Our bodies evolved to handle physical threats like that, not the mental, psychological and emotional threats we now face constantly. Our body’s chemicals are not at war with each other, but it certainly feels that way at times! Each of us produces more than 50 hormones, which collectively control how we behave, what we feel and how we respond to the world. The sympathetic nervous system produces fight-or-flight hormones whenever we perceive a threat, taking over from the parasympathetic nervous system, whose hormones keep us calm and serene.

Any change can be perceived as a threat, whether it is positive or negative, because it jolts us out of our nice, safe groove of everyday life. We all have a habit of taking minor annoyances and turning them into threats without meaning to. A big credit-card bill shows up… "Oh no! I’ll never be able to pay it! I’ll go bankrupt!" The boss makes a negative comment on something we did. "I’m going to be fired!" We get stuck at a long red light. "I can’t stand this!!" But we can stand it, we are not going to be fired because of one negative comment, and we will not go bankrupt because of a month of overspending. We know this rationally. But our immediate reactions ratchet up the threat level and our bodies therefore perceive us as perpetually surrounded by tigers. So we live in a flood of stress hormones, which weaken our immune system, make us vulnerable to disease, and leave us perpetually feeling anguish, discomfort and low-grade depression.

We do this to ourselves. That means we can undo it. The key is realizing that we create our own version of reality by how we react. We respond not to the event but to our perception of it. Imagine seeing a snake as you walk on a path. You may think: "Snake! Danger! It will bite me!" Then you react with fear, even panic. But suppose you are a scientist familiar with snakes, a herpetologist. Same event: snake in the path. You may think: "How interesting! It has beautiful colors and moves very gracefully." Then you react by watching it calmly or even picking it up; same event, different perceptions–and therefore different realities leading to different reactions. Teach yourself to moderate your reactions to things that you know, objectively, are not really threatening. Think things through when you are calm so you can apply your self-taught lessons when disturbing situations do arise.

For instance, you may dislike long telephone hold times, but instead of "I hate having to wait!" think "This is irritating, but I won’t remember it in a week." Long red lights may frustrate you, but instead of "Why do I always get stuck like this?" think "This will be over in three minutes, and I can listen to music until then."

By teaching yourself to rethink situations this way, you teach your body that momentary upsets are not crises and not worthy of a flood of stress hormones. That helps your body produce a more-balanced hormonal flow, keeping you closer to the golden mean that helps you stay physically, mentally and psychologically healthy.


Where Do We Come From…What Are We…Where Are We Going!


In this Infinite Universal Consciousness this entire universe is pervaded. When a spark of this Universal Consciousness is conditioned and undergoes modification by mixing with Nature Elements or with the external body, then this conditioned consciousness is called mind. In such a situation, consciousness forgets its true nature that it is a part of and of the nature of that Infinite Universal Consciousness. This mind after forgetting its true nature, that is to say, being part of and of the nature of that Infinite Universal Consciousness, inherits a body and makes appearance in this world. Such a conditioned soul takes birth in different bodies and moves from one body to other body after death. Such a journey of soul goes forever until it sees the truth again.

Infinite Universal Consciousness, is independent of all these and pervades this whole universe; beyond this mind and beyond body. It is due to ignorance or after forgetting the Infinite Universal Consciousness that this universe exists. Once we know ourselves to be a part and parcel of that Infinite Universal Consciousness, then this illusion of universe disappears and we become one with the Infinite Universal Consciousness.

Sri Krishna says that the living entities in this conditioned world are His eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind. The living entity in the material world carries different conceptions of life from one body to another as the air carries aromas. Thus we take one kind of body and again quit it to take another. The living entity, thus taking another gross body, obtains a certain type of ear, eye, tongue, nose and sense of touch, which are grouped about the mind. The living entity thus enjoys a particular set of sense objects.

The foolish cannot understand how a living entity can quit his body, nor can they understand what sort of body he enjoys under the spell of the modes of nature. But one whose eyes are trained in knowledge can see all this. The endeavoring transcendentalists, who are situated in self-realization, can see all this clearly. But those whose minds are not developed and who are not situated in self-realization cannot see what is taking place, though they may try to. Infinite Universal Consciousness is seated in everyone’s heart, and from it comes remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. There are two classes of beings, the fallible and the infallible. In the material world every living entity is fallible, and in the spiritual world every living entity is called infallible. Besides these two, there is the greatest living personality, the God Soul, the imperishable Lord Himself, who has entered the three worlds and is maintaining them.


Life Is Precious and So Are You

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We are the actors, writers, creators, producers and directors of our life and can re-write and re-create anything, anytime. Life is precious and so are you…Value, love, and embrace each and every minute. Today is a new day and I am ready…Are you?

I am in deep gratitude for all that I have learned in my 30 years and counting. Some lessons were fun, some painful, and in each there was always a choice: to grow or not. I invite you to learn from my mistakes and enjoy the journey of self and others. Listen to your body. The mind, body, spirit connection is a vast field of multi-sensory information that is always a beacon and guide to us, if we stop, listen, and breathe.

Learn that the art of seeing, hearing, feeling and communicating are the foundations to any good, quality, long term relationship of any kind. Love your body, move it and nourish it with healthy, alive, whole foods. Doing so gives us so much more energy, awareness, and creativity. Diets don’t work. Why would anyone want to lose weight when the actual action one usually takes when losing something is go about finding it? Instead choose to release all unwanted baggage and create a healthy daily lifestyle.

Love completely. Why hold out? If things end, it was a journey that both parties learned, played and grew from. Honor your time. Be willing to delegate or say sorry or no – and be honest about it. Live full out each and every day; dance, sing like nobody is watching. Embrace transformation. Change, like going from cocoon to flight, is the place where all new opportunities, friendships, and experiences arise from, giving us the chance to soar to new heights.

Always be open, honest, and authentic, and speak from a compassionate passionate space. Know that we all have a past. Own it, love it, thank it, forgive yourself and others, and then move on fearlessly into the unknown. Our pasts have made us into these amazing people that we presently are, so how can one regret the past. It doesn’t brand us, our inner self critic does. Know we are the actors, writers, creators, producers and directors of our life and can re-write and re-create anything, anytime.

"Let’s do it" is much more fun than "do it"…. As "let’s" energetically is the collective; the we. Personally I truly do believe team work is what makes our dreams work, the world work. Conscious business collaboration is where true abundance arises from- if we embody the true meanings of giving, receiving, value, authenticity, sharing, collaboration, co-creating, and team.

It’s very special when you give and do because you choose to, because you love what you do, and for no other reason or expectation of anything in return.

Be open to all feedback, as that is an amazing place to learn, play and grow from. Don’t take it personally, or go to a place of judgment. Life is so much more fun and easy when we let go of should of, could of, try, can’t, and but, and instead embrace I am, I will, tomorrow I am, I used to and now I am, let’s, we, and so on.

Enjoy the journey!

All Pervasive Sublime Nature

 

The whole universe is one in the Atman. That Atman when it appears behind the universe is called God. The same Atman when it appears behind this little universe, the body, is the soul. This very soul, therefore, is the Atman in us. The whole universe is one. There is only one Self in the universe, only One Existence, and that One Existence, when it passes through the forms of time, space, causation, is called by different names; fine matter, gross matter, all mental and physical forms. Everything in the universe is that One, appearing in various forms. When a little part of it comes, as it were, into this network of time, space and causation, it takes forms. Take off the network, and it is all one.

When you consider yourself as an individual self, living within your body then you are an individual “Jiva”. There are billions of people on earth & billions of different creatures living on earth in their individual bodies. All these individual souls living in different bodies are called different “Jivas”. So each person is an individual “Jiva” as per Hindu philosophy. In Hinduism Jiva is the immortal individual soul of a living organism; human, animal, fish or plant etc., which survives physical death. It is somewhat similar to atma, but whereas atma refers to "the cosmic self", “Jiva” is used to denote an individual ‘living entity’ or ‘living being’ specifically. The terms Paramatma and jivatma are used to avoid this confusion. Jivás, originates from the Sanskrit word with the root jīv- which means “to breathe.” So a soul in a body which breathes is called a “Jiva”.

In the Bhagavad Gita, the “Jiva” is described as everlasting, unchangeable, eternal, numberless, and indestructible and eternally the same. “Jiva” is not a product of the material world but of a higher ‘spiritual’ nature. When physical body dies, the Jiva takes a new physical body depending on the karmas done by that Jiva in previous births. Besides these, there is another, superior energy of God, which comprises the living entities. All living entities belong to the superior nature or energy of the Supreme Lord. The inferior energy is matter manifested in different elements, namely earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intelligence and false ego.

The same Jiva is eternal and is for eternity and without a beginning joined to the Supreme Lord by the tie of an eternal kinship. He is transcendental spiritual potency. The Supreme Lord like the sun is eternally associated with his rays so the transcendental God is eternally joined with the “Jivas.” The jivas are the infinitesimally small particles of His spiritual effulgence and are, therefore, not perishable like mundane things. “Jivas”, being part of Divine Lord’s effulgent rays, exhibit on a minute scale the divine qualities of God. So “Jivas” are identical with the qualities of God. Though God is the all powerful, all-pervading, all-extending Supreme Lord; but Jivas are confined to bodies only. When a Jiva meditates through devotion & merges with the God then only he attains to the Lord’s all powerful, all pervasive sublime nature.

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