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Molecular Biology Cancer Treatment In Hinduism Vedas

In Health, Hinduism on April 15, 2014 at 08:21

 

“In the great teaching of the Vedas,
there is no touch of sectarianism.
It is of all ages, climes and nationalities
and is the royal road for the attainment of the Great Knowledge. “

- Thoreau,
American Thinker

 

Vedic Chemistry

Chemistry in Vedic Times

 

Vedas, the authority for Hinduism  speaks of Science as Apara Vidya, Transitory Knowledge, which deals with this world of Name and Forms.

 

It speaks of Mathematics, Physics,Chemistry,Biology.Astronomy, Social Sciences ,Architecture, Medical Sciences including Surgery.

 

It also speaks of Nano Technology,Psychology,Space Travel,Ship Building.

 

 

Of Metallurgy,Mining,Manufacturing of Textiles,Cosmetics.

 

Of preserving Food.

 

Of detailed Chemical analysis and the way to treat many diseases, including Cancer.

 

The Siddhas are another school of Thought which throws excellent insight into Chemistry and Medicine,

 

Some Texts of Chemistry.

 


  • Rasahrdayatantra
     by Govind Bhagwatpad
  • Srasaratnakara by Siddha Nityanatha
  • Rasarnava by an unknown author
  • Srasendracudamani by Somadeva
  • Rasaratnasamuccaya by Vagbhatta
  • Rasaprakasasudhakara by Yasodhara
  • Rasarajalaksmi by Ramesvara Bhatta
  • Rasendracintamani by Dhundukanatha
  • Rasendracintamani by Ramacandra Guha
  • Rasasara by Govind Acarya
  • Rasakaumudi by Sarvajnacandra
  • Rasabhesajakalpa by Surya Pandita
  • Rasasamketakalika by Camunda
  • Lohapaddhati by Suresvara
  • Kankaligrantha by Nasirshah
  • Rasamuktavalina by Devanatha

Cancer was identified and methods of Healing included total eliination of cancer, Management .handling weight loss associated with Cancer and the side effects of Cancer.

 

Twenty Five plants have been identified, their chemical and therapeutic  properties analysed and were used in treating Cancer.

 

Forms of cancer Granti and Arbuda were discussed.

 

Citation.

 

Ancient-Indian-chemistry

 

 

 

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Shiv Linga, Penis Phallus Of Shiva ,Rubbish

In Hinduism on April 1, 2014 at 18:01

Now It has become an accepted fact among the people, especially the pseudo scientific interpreters of Hinduism and The Vedas that the Shiva Linga is the representation of Lord Shiva’s , Phallus,Penis.

 

I have been hearing this ad nausea and I have decided to post an article when recently I found an Archaka (Temple Priest) of a Shiva said this to this effect

.

Linga in Sanskrit means , Mark’ ‘Sign’  ”to indicate’

 

In Sanskrit Grammar we have Lingas relating to gender Identification of words.

 

Linga- Masculine Gender.

 

Many books written by Hindus also state that the Shiv Linga is Shiva’s Phallus.

 

One website that Lord Shiva threw His Penis to become a Nari or Women to satisfy women!

 

 

 

It states blatantly asserts Shiva in Sanskrit means Penis!( this is not by a Foreigner)

 

“. Siva Linga has been worshipped in Hinduism since ages for physical desires specially for adultery. Worship of Shiva Linga is regarded sacred and

superior Shiva Mahapurana says Shiva has thrown his linga “Penis” to satisfy hindu women but if a homosexual person has desire to sit on it can enjoy

in shiva temples (mandir). This is because the form makes worship simple while maintaining the truth the devotees are struggling to see shiva linga due

to huge size of its users.(hindusim kisacahai)”

 

It says it occurs in the Shiva Puran.

 

I am yet to find the sloka.

 

I have checked the Linga Puran, which deals with only Shiv Linga.

 

I could not find anything there.

 

‘Jothis Swarupa is Shiva, Unborn, Eternal.Self born,

 

At His bidding from Maya(Universal Nescience) was born ‘Mahat

 

Ahankaara from Mahat,

 

From Thaamasa Ahankaara Sound(Sabda),

 

Out of Sabda Akasa.,

 

It goes on.

 

From Shiva Puran

 

Shiva is the Brahman the Reality, Causeless,

 

Inexplicable,Avaktavyam,the Brahmam Had a desire,

 

Out of this were born Maya (Nescience) and Her husband.

 

Divine Voice asked them to meditate.

 

Having Meditated, when they opened their eyes found that rivulets or water was flowing down from their Bodies.

 

That Water became Brahman.

 

Both Maya and her husband were resting on this body of water,

 

The Male became known as Narayana, one who sleeps on the Ocean

 

and the Puran goes on.

 

These passages appear in the beginning of the respective Purans.

 

When Vishnu and Narayana could not find the Head and Feet of the Linga which appeared before them,they praised the Lingam.

 

Then, The Jothi(Fireball Linga permitted Narayana  to find the letter ‘A’ in the South portion of the Linga, in the North ‘Vu’ and in between ‘Ma’

 

This Linga appeared in a Crystal  Form over these letters with Glorious Radiance’

 

This what the Shiva Puran says.

 

Linga Puran lists various types of Lingas and the Linga Swarupas of Shiva.

 

I am unable to find any reference to the Linga being called a Phallus or Penis.

 

The West tries find and convert everything into something below the belt.

 

Our people, out of the human nature to believe the atrocious and things spicy have grabbed at it.

 

I do not find any reference to indicate that the Linga is a Phallus or Penis or it is a Symbolic representation of Shiva.

 

Next to Vedas the Authority in Hinduism is the Smritis,  then Purans, in case of a conflict between Smriti and Puran Puran ‘s word will be final.

 

Against every thing the Sruthi, The Vedas words are final.

 

The Vedas do not say anything on the origin of Linga.

 

There is a group saying that the Peeta, Avudyar of the Shiva Lnga is the Vulva of the Devi and the Phallus on it signifies the Unity.

 

Good imagination, but where is the authority?

 

Wikipedia write up consists of  this;

“British missionary William Ward criticized the worship of the lingam (along with virtually all other Indian religious rituals) in his influential 1815 book A View of the History, Literature, and Mythology of the Hindoos, calling it “the last state of degradation to which human nature can be driven”, and stating that its symbolism was “too gross, even when refined as much as possible, to meet the public eye.” According to Brian Pennington, Ward’s book “became a centerpiece in the British construction of Hinduism and in the political and economic domination of the subcontinent.”[23] In 1825, however, Horace Hayman Wilson‘s work on the lingayat sect of South India attempted to refute popular British notions that the lingam graphically represented a human organ and that it aroused erotic emotions in its devotees.[23]

 

Anything else, if it says that Linga is Shiva’s penis, is not authentic.

 

Information welcome.

 

I shall be posting more on Shiv Linga types and the interpretation of Linga in terms of Modern Physics shortly.

 

 

 

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RSS Complaint To Election Commission Rahul ‘Hindu Hatred’

In Hinduism on March 14, 2014 at 10:00

The Great Grand son of Mahatma Gandhi had asked Rahul Gandhi to’ shut up and leave Gandhi alone’ in a retort to Rahul Gandhi’s accusation that the RSS killed Mahatma Gandhi, through a Tweet and sharing it in Facebook.

RSS has filed a complaint to the Chief Election Commissioner on Rahul Gandhi’s hate speech against the Hindus.

The copy of the Complaint is below.

RSS files a complaint against Rahul Gandhi for his Hindu Hatred Speech

RSS writes to Election Commission on Rahul Gandhi’s Hindu hatred Speech.

“RSS spokesman Ram Madhav said, “The complainant wishes to point out that the statement by Rahul Gandhi was made deliberately, with ulterior political motive … equating the RSS with BJP and to spread hatred against both in sections of society.”

Charging Rahul with violating the model code of conduct, the RSS demanded “appropriate” action against him. In the contentious speech, Rahul had referred to the RSS and said “… They have killed Gandhiji, today they talk about Gandhiji.” RSS alleged that the unverified statements against it were made in a Muslim-dominated district. “He linked RSS to the BJP, a rival of the Congress,” the complaint reads.

Stressing that the media coverage of the speech by several TV channels and print media was sufficient evidence, the organization argued that such statements were made to spread hatred.

“The complainant submits that Rahul, by making offensive remarks in a predominantly Muslim area, has sent a message to the community that the RSS got Mahatma Gandhi killed. The utterances were clearly aimed at and amounted to an activity which may aggravate differences and create mutual hatred between Hindus and Muslims,” the complaint read.

Madhav, who is member, central executive committee, RSS, said he filed the complaint in Bangalore as all senior RSS functionaries are here in connection with the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha.

Citation:

Rahul Gandhi spreading Hindu Hatred RSS Files complaint To Election Commission.

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Manu’s Derogatory Remarks On Women Status

In Hinduism on March 12, 2014 at 17:24

I shared some of my posts on Vedas where I have quoted from the Vedic Texts how women were accorded the highest regards ,women were Great Rishis.

One of readers from Facebook  sent in a Link which  quotes Manu on Women.

They are derogatory to Women.

Or Are they?

Before let us know what Manu Smriti is about and who Manu is.

Manu is a name for one who lays down Social norms, de facto.

This Manu changes from time to Time.

There are different Manus for different Manvanntaras, a Period of Time devised by Hindus.

Las of Manu

Manu Smriti Book by Buhler

On Manu and Manvantaras please read my posts filed under Hinduism.

So Manu  Smriti is not a fixed standard text that was followed nor does it carry the force of the Vedas.

To quote a contemporary example, Manu Smriti is like the Directive Principles of State Policy, while the Vedas are akin to the Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Constitution of India.

While former need not be followed but only commendatory in nature , the latter has the force of Law and has to be followed.

In case of Conflict between the two, the Fundamental Rights will prevail.

So Vedas are like the Fundamental Rights and Manu Smriti, Directive principles of State Policy.

The major difference is that unlike the Fundamental Rights, Vedas can not be changed/amended.

As time changes, so are the customs and values.

Hence Manu Smriti also changes , depending on the Yuga.

What we now have as Manu Smriti , I am not sure is the one meant for Kali Yuga,

And The Manu Smriti reflects the Social Life.

Like the Films, the question of whether Society influences Life or the other way around, one is never sure.

With this back ground let us look at the quoted texts which are derogatory to women.

 

1.”Swabhav ev narinam …..” – 2/213. It is the nature of women to seduce men in this world; for that reason the wise are never unguarded in the company of females.”

I do not see anything derogatory here.

It is by  way of explanation of Nature.

Being a Seductress is not repulsive, it becomes dangerous when one falls for it. without thinking of the consequences to himself and family.

By implication it is the nature of Men to go after women,

True, but we do not admit it.

“Avidvam samlam………..” – 2/214. Women, true to their class character, are capable of leading astray men in this world, not only a fool but even a learned and wise man. Both become slaves of desire.”

This follows the earlier one and this is a fact;we may not like the fact.

Some times we refuse to accept Nature, when explained.

We may not like Gravity,but it is.

Truth need not be palatable.

Look at the Empires that have Crashed,Misery befallen ,from Ramayana to French/Russian Revolution.

Dasaratha was a wise King,Draupadi was born in Fire ,yet one’s one moment of weak will sent Lord Rama to forest and another ensured Mahabharata war.

What Bloody Mary did and the Tsarina had for Rasputin History knows.

Expressing the consequences arising out of nature is not to defame.

3.Matra swastra ………..” – 2/215. Wise people should avoid sitting alone with one’s mother, daughter or sister. Since carnal desire is always strong, it can lead to temptation.

This actually insults Men, nothing is said of women here,

And it is also a sordid fact which none seems to acknowledge is the amount of Incest that goes on.

Other Smritis also say that after the Age of ten , a Girl must not sleep in the same bed with her father,brother.

Hinduism knows Human instincts and goes by it, not by misplaced ideological non sense.

Essentially we are animals by Instinct.

One has to evolve by practice.

This verse is by way of caution and I see nothing wrong in it.

Why should women object to this?

It is for their safety and welfare.

Read under ‘interesting and funny’ in my blog.

4.Naudwahay……………..” – 3/8. One should not marry women who has/ had reddish hair, redundant  parts of the body [such as six fingers], one who is often sick, one without hair or having excessive hair and one who has red eyes.

This seems to be a correlation arrived at(may be true or untrue) between Physiognomy and Behavior.

Manu Smriti says of Men that a woman should not marry a Angaheena physically challenged,one who has deserted his wife/Family,has disease.

This is not an insult, is an advice.

5.Nraksh vraksh ………..” – 3/9. One should not marry women whose names are similar to constellations,  trees, rivers, those from a low-caste, mountains, birds, snakes, slaves or those whose names inspires terror.

This reflects the belief of the times.

For example every Nakshatra has some or other  stigma attached to it.

Chithrai Appan Theruvile-parents of children born in Chithra Nakshatra shall be on the streets, deserted by their children.

Is it?

No. It is a belief the people had.

6.Yasto na bhavet ….. …..” – 3/10. Wise men should not marry women who do not have a brother and whose parents are not socially well-known.

What is wrong in this?

Even to-day we check the family background before getting married.

The point about Brother is that one who s born with a Brother knows to deal with a Man better than the one with out a sibling.

This is a fact.

There are 40 quotes on the site,

As the blog is getting lengthy, I shall post in the next Post/s.

Citation.

http://nirmukta.com/2011/08/27/the-status-of-women-as-depicted-by-manu-in-the-manusmriti/

Thank you Mr.Sridhar Aiyangar.

 

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Vedas On Women Social Status

In Hinduism on March 11, 2014 at 12:57

One of the charges leveled against Hinduism is that it treats women shabbily deny them respect and enslaves them.

Nothing can be farther from The Truth.

Hinduism is the oly Religion where the God is worshiped as a Unit in One,Ardhanareeswara.

God as Man and woman

Man Woman God.Ardhanareswara,Image source : http://halibedragons.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/ardhanarishvara/

Kalidasa exclaims that Lord Shiva and Parvati are like the ‘Word and its Meaning”

Abirami Bhattar in Tamil says,

‘Solloum Porulum ena Nadamaadum’

‘One as the word and its meaning’ Abirami Andhadai

Women are regarded as Mother and The Taittriya says first respect is for Mother,

Matru Devo Bhava.Great Rishis like Kathyayani,Gargi were women.

“”What differentiates the Hindu brilliance in logic and rational thought from its Hellenistic parallel is that Hindus were very aware of the intellect’s limitations. They understood that only the feminine intuitive mind was capable of grasping the deepest spiritual truths in powerful flashes on intuition.”

Some of them are.

  • Gargi Vachaknavi – A female Rishi who challenged Yajnavalkya on questions relating to the human soul.
  • Maitreyi.
  • Lopamudra – Wife of Sage Agastya
  • Andal – A 8th century Tamil saint-poet and one of the twelve Alvars.
  • Karaikkal Ammeiyar – A 6th century Tamil saint-poet, one of the sixty three Nayanmars
  • Mangayarkkarasiyar – A Pandya Queen, wife of King Nedumaranan, one of the sixty three Nayanmars
  • Isaignaniyaar – A Tamil saint-poet, one of sixty three Nayanmars
  • Avvaiyar – A Sangam period Tamil saint-poet, ethicist, social reformer.
  • Akka Mahadevi – A prominent figure and Kannada poet of the 12th century Veerashaiva Bhakti movement.
  • Mirabai – Hindu mystical poet and a devotee of Krishna whose bhajans are sung all over India.
  • Lalleshwari – Hindu saint-poetess, and a mystic of the Kashmiri Shaivites.

“”A girl also should be brought up and educated with great effort and care.” (Mahanirvana Tantra); and “All forms of knowledge are aspects of Thee; and all women throughout the world are Thy forms.” (Devi Mahatmya)

 

Women, who so desired, could undergo the sacred thread ceremony or ‘Upanayana‘ (a sacrament to pursue Vedic studies), which is only meant for males even to this day. The mention of female scholars and sages of the Vedic age like Vac, Ambhrni, Romasa, Gargi, Khona in the Vedic lore corroborates this view. These highly intelligent and greatly learned women, who chose the path of Vedic studies, were called ‘brahmavadinis’, and women who opted out of education for married life were called ‘sadyovadhus’. Co-education seems to have existed in this period and both the sexes got equal attention from the teacher. Moreover, ladies from the Kshatriya caste received martial arts courses and arms training”

Wifehood in the Vedic Era

As in present, after marriage, the girl became a ‘grihini’ (wife) and was considered ‘ardhangini’ or one half of her husband’s being. Both of them constituted the ‘griha’ or home, and she was considered its ‘samrajni’ (queen or mistress) and had an equal share in the performance of religious rites.

Divorce, Remarriage & Widowhood

Divorce and remarriage of women were allowed under very special conditions. If a woman lost her husband, she was not forced to undergo the merciless practices that cropped up in later years. She was not compelled to tonsure her head, nor was she forced to wear red sari and commit ‘sahagamana’ or dying on the funeral pyre of the dead husband. If they chose to, they could live a life of a ‘sanyasin’ or hermit, after the husband passed away.

Polyandry
One can only grudgingly admit that there are few references of polyandry in the Vedas. In the
marriage hymn of Rigveda
xxxi
, Surya is married to Aswins. The marriage of Rudasi with Maruts
is also find place in it.
xxxii
There are some passages in which the wife is mentioned in connection
with husband in plural.
xxxiii
It is interesting to note that later Vedic literature do not approve
polyandry though legalize the polygamy.
xxxiv
Widow Marriage
As in the case of a widower, the widows are allowed to marry again. It may sound strange, but
the funeral hymn in Vedas exhorts widow to marry the one who holds her hand is willing to
marry.
xxxv
It also shows that the brother of the deceased took charge of the widow. Atharveda
too mentions of women marrying second time.
xxxvi
The passages do not suggest that the women
should marry only her brother-in-law.
xxxvii
Sati
Atharvaveda
xxxviii
, however, shows a strange funeral ritual of the Vedic age, which has preserved
some formalities similar to the custom of Sati. It depicts a widow lying by the side of her
husband’s corpse on the funeral pyre and being asked to come down. A prayer was offered that
she should lead a prosperous life, enjoying the bliss of children and wealth. The passage is open
for interpretation either way.
Niyog
/Levirate
Women’s right to have children was granted by the practice of
Niyoga
/Levirate.
xxxix
As there are
few instances of remarriage of widows, and in the absence of clear injunction of widow-
marriages, one can safely assume that this practice was more popular than remarriages.
Religious and Social life of Women
The Vedic society was quite free and did not pose much restriction upon the free movement of
their women. They were educated along with boys of their own age, free to move with them,

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approach them for marriages and took part in sports and extra curricular activities, of course
within the accepted norms and customs of the society. We do not come across the system of
purdah in the Vedic society. Even the life after marriage does not change much in their social
interaction. The marriage hymn itself requires th
e bride to be shown to all the assembled guests
at the end of the marriage rituals.
xl
The practice still continues in Hindu marriages. It is also
hoped that the bride will be able to speak with
composure in public assemblies down to her old
age.
xli
The presence of ladies in social and public gathering therefore, was a normal feature in
Vedic time.
xlii
They were quite free to associate them
selves with others on the occasion of
festivals and rejoicing.
xliii
The Vedic Aryans were
mostly occupied in military activities
as they were engaged in the task of
carving a homeland for themselves. They had, therefore, to rely upon a greater degree of
cooperation from their women folk. Women are depicted in Vedic literature as taking part in
agriculture and in manufacture of bows, arrows and other war materials. They were also engaged
in weaving cloth, dying, embroidery and basket-making. They were also engaged in teaching,
independent of their man-counterpart. The cultivation of fine arts like music, dancing and
painting was the domain of the women only. Musical reciting of the Sama-hymns was the special
function of ladies.
xliv
The Vedas regard women as untouchable during her monthly period. This temporary impurity is
assigned to their taking over from India one third of the sin of Brahmana murder, which he
incurred when he killed Vritra.
xlv
Child bearing is regarded as the special function of women,
and evil spirits are believed to be very of anxious to visit them during their periods to prevent
conception. They may also harm her husband. One stanza in Vedic hymn prays that the bride
should have no evil eye and hopes that she would not be the cause of the sudden death of her
husband.
xlvi
During the time of confinement, the women are regarded as impure as the
phenomenon of menstruation is considered to be repeated at the child birth.

Source.

http://hinduism.about.com/od/history/a/vedic_women.htm

http://www.ravitiwari.in/rtpaper1.pdf

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