Hindu View of Life Sciences – 1

1) Trees (Vrikshay)

The temples of Hindus usually are built near the or amongst trees. They even worship Ficus religiosa( Peepal) or Banyan tree or Azadirachta indica Neem and trees in the morning. Inhaling the oxygenated air near these trees, is good for health. It is believed Peepal emits oxygen 24 hours x 7 during the dark hours

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2) Yoga is a science of uniting one’s soul to the Universal Soul.. The physical part of moving limbs is but a small part of Yoga.
Stress management is taken head on in its techniques. Yoga postures (asana) Pranayama (inhaling and exhaling air slowly using one of the nostrils).

3) Worship Position in A temple:
The temples are scientifically built. The idol’s position in the temple is called the primary area or ‘Moolasthanam.’ The magnetic energy of the earth’s concentrates at the site located about two third of the height of the vertical axis of the conical dome of the temple. The pyramids in Egypt use the same principal.

4) Wearing Silk During Worship (Pooja):
It is a scientific fact that an electrical energy ( Electric static) gets produced due to friction between the body and the soft silk materials. As per ancient studies it is known that vibrations can best be maintained by the use silk clothes. The waves generated are retained by the silk The energy is stored easily by wearing these clothes.The prayer produces the best results if thoughts concentration gets maintained. Therefore, all Priests, men and women all over India and the world don the silken clothes during the prayers as can be seen during the festival.

5) Basil ( Tulsi) or Ocimum tenuiflorum —
Basil is considered holy plant in Christian and Hindu world. The plant has mercury in the leaves. Therefore, it should be swallowed and not chewed. The mercury if touches the teeth in raw form will over the time decay them soon. Tulsi plant is part of each house placed in the central place of the courtyard and worshipped daily. The medicinal properties of Tulsi balances out body systems.

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Harinder

Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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