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THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON – WELCOME TO TELUGU NEW YEAR SRI MANMADHA – UGADI CELEBRATION ON MARCH 21, 2015:

CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON : WELCOME  TO TELUGU  NEW  YEAR "MANMADHA."   UGADI  CELEBRATION  ON  MARCH  21,  2015.  EVERY  NATURAL  PHENOMENON  IS  POSSIBLE  BECAUSE  OF  AN  UNCHANGING  REALITY .  THINGS  IN  NATURE  CHANGE  WITH  TIME  FOR  THERE  IS  AN  UNCHANGING  TRUTH  THAT  OPERATES  ALL  MANIFESTATIONS .
CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON : WELCOME TO TELUGU NEW YEAR  SRI “MANMADHA.” UGADI CELEBRATION ON MARCH 21, 2015. EVERY NATURAL PHENOMENON IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF AN UNCHANGING REALITY . THINGS IN NATURE CHANGE WITH TIME FOR THERE IS AN UNCHANGING TRUTH THAT OPERATES ALL MANIFESTATIONS .

Friday, March 20, 2015 is the first day of Spring or Vernal Equinox when  duration of night and day are equal. This Friday is special for today is the day for Total Solar Eclipse and a New Moon.

THE  CELEBRATION  OF  SPRING  SEASON  :  FRIDAY,  MARCH  20,  2015  IS  THE  DAY  FOR  TOTAL  SOLAR  ECLIPSE .
THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON : FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015 IS THE DAY FOR TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE .
THE  CELEBRATION  OF  SPRING  SEASON  : VERNAL  EQUINOX  OF  2015  COINCIDED  WITH  TOTAL  SOLAR  ECLIPSE .  THIS  IS  THE  VIEW  OF  SUN  FULLY  COVERED  BY  MOON'S  SHADOW  .  PHOTO  IMAGE  FROM  FAEROE  ISLANDS .
THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON : VERNAL EQUINOX OF 2015 COINCIDED WITH TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE . THIS IS THE VIEW OF SUN FULLY COVERED BY MOON’S SHADOW . PHOTO IMAGE FROM FAEROE ISLANDS,  NORWAY . 

THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON: WELCOME TO TELUGU NEW YEAR “JAYA” – UGADI CELEBRATION ON MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014.:

THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON: THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR OR "UGADI" COMES WITH A NATURAL CHANGE IN THE ENVIRONMENT THAT BRINGS HOPE BY ITS RENEWAL, REGENERATION, REGROWTH, REVIVAL, AND REBIRTH. I SHARE THIS SENSE OF JOY WITH ALL MY READERS.
THE CELEBRATION OF SPRING SEASON: THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR OR “UGADI” COMES WITH A NATURAL CHANGE IN THE ENVIRONMENT THAT BRINGS HOPE BY ITS RENEWAL, REGENERATION, REGROWTH, REVIVAL, AND REBIRTH. I SHARE THIS SENSE OF JOY WITH ALL MY READERS.

TELUGU NEW YEAR VIJAYA: UGADI- THE DAWN OF NEW YEAR APRIL 11, 2013:

VIJAYA - TELUGU NEW YEAR 2013 - UGADI - GREETINGS: The Celebration of Spring Season.
VIJAYA – TELUGU NEW YEAR 2013 – UGADI – GREETINGS: The Celebration of Spring Season.
Vernal Equinox – The Cyclical Flow of Time with alternating seasons In our Journey through Space, the Seasons repeat themselves at expected Time intervals, but our location is constantly changing and we may never arrive at the same location in the Space where we had an earlier experience of a particular Season.

Spring is season of the year between Winter and Summer. In the Northern Hemisphere it extends from the Vernal Equinox( day and night equal in length), March 20 or 21, to the Summer Solstice( year’s longest day ), June 21 or 22. The Seasons come with cyclical frequency at the expected time while planet Earth and the rest of the Solar system partake motion of Sun in the Milky Way Galaxy and their location in Space is never constant and is never the same. THE SPRING SEASON – A REASON FOR HOPE : 

Koel, the Nightingale of India is known because of its melodious call.
Spring Season brings a sense of Joy, uplifts the mood of man. The Joy could be compared to the sweetness of nectar  gathered by butterflies from various Spring Season flowers.

The arrival of Spring Season is a celebration of Joy in numerous cultures and human traditions. The reason for Joy is because of the Season giving a sense of Hope. The reason for Hope is that of rebirth, renewal, regeneration, regrowth, and rejuvenation. In Spring, we witness the plant and animal life getting revitalized. Things in Nature change with Time but Nature remains unchanged. Nature remains constant, immutable, unchanged, or eternal. Nature does not change as mass, energy, and momentum always remain unchanged. The Laws of Conservation stated by classical Physics state that mass and energy can be neither created nor destroyed. Each Law of Conservation signifies that Nature does not change with passage of Time. We have hope as Nature exists without change. There is hope that we can recover and renew and restart a process  broken or worn out. Nature’s ability to support and sustain Life is reflected in the operation of The Laws of Conservation and by  operation of the fundamental Force called Gravitation.

THE LORD OF THE SEASON – MADHAVAM  :    

 
The LORD of Spring Season Lord Madhava and the Spring Season is known as MADHAVAM. He accompanies His consort known as MADHAVI. She is  Personification  of  the Energy/Power/Force known as Compassion/Mercy/Grace.

The other name for Spring Season, known as Vasant or Basant  is MADHAVAM. Indian tradition describes ideas by attaching them to personalities. The person known as LORD MADHAVA is the consort of a person known as Goddess MADHAVI. She derives her name from the word MADHU which describes the nectar gathered by butterflies. Madhu is used to name the taste experience called Sweetness, the sweet substances like honey, sugar, Jaggery  and any alcohol derived by fermentation of sugars. The Sweetness gives Joy and Happiness and man can get easily addicted to its powerful intoxicating effect. The sweetness has to be experienced with a sense of restraint. Man experiences a sweet sensation called MADHURYA when he experiences MADHAVI as a FORCE/POWER/ENERGY called Mercy/Grace/Compassion. Spring Season is celebration called  MADHAVAM as Lord Madhava is the Controller of the FORCE/POWER/ENERGY of Mercy/Grace/Compassion described in Sanskrit language as KRUPA. Man exists at all stages of his life because of God’s Mercy, Grace, and Compassion.

THE CELEBRATION OF TELUGU NEW YEAR – UGADI  :  

Mangifera indica, the Cashew family of Anacardiaceae, the evergreen Mango tree is extensively grown across India. The unripe green fruits  used  to  prepare  the traditional holiday dish in  celebration of Ugadi festival. The fresh leaves  decorate the house. The taste and flavor of unripe Mango fruit is unique, it is not sweet, it is not very sour or tart, and it is not bitter. Telugu people describe this taste as OGARU, the taste sensation imparted by eating unripe Pomegranate fruit.   Tamarindus indica, evergreen tree, a native of Africa, belongs to Pea family Fabaceae, the leaves are pinnately compound or feather-formed leaves, the freshly harvested fruits add a rich golden color, a mild sour taste with a tinge of sweetness to the traditional holiday dish.
Tamarindus indica, evergreen tree, a native of Africa, belongs to Pea family Fabaceae, the leaves are pinnately compound or feather-formed leaves, the freshly harvested fruits add a rich golden color, a mild sour taste with a tinge of sweetness to the traditional holiday dish.

   

The Neem tree is evergreen, known as Azadirachta indica, belongs to the Mahogany family Meliaceae and is popular for its medicinal properties. The flowers which impart a mild taste of bitterness add flavor to the traditional holiday dish.
The Covenant of Salt – The intimate connection of Salt with the idea of a Covenant or Binding Relationship between man and God or one person and another.
 
Sugarcane, Saccharum officinarum, a perennial grass gives the taste of Sweetness to the traditional holiday dish. Small chunks of Sugarcane  and in addition freshly prepared sugar called Jaggery, Gur, Gud, or Bellam is used. The Covenant of Salt – The intimate connection of Salt with the idea of a Covenant or Binding Relationship between man and God or one person and another.

 The Telugu speaking people of India follow the Lunar Calendar and the first month of the year is known as CHAITRA. The Telugu New Year is traditionally celebrated as UGADI festival. A traditional holiday dish, a relish called ‘UGADI PACHADI’ is prepared to reflect the tastes and flavors of Spring Season. Telugu people are celebrating the dawn of their New Year called SRI KHARA on 4th April, 2011.

Happy Ugadi to all of you.

R. Rudranarasimham/Rudra N. Rebbapragada, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.,

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – WHOLE TIME – WHOLE PERCEPTION

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HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME – “THE WHOLETIME”:

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME : I WISH ALL OF MY READERS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME : I WISH ALL OF MY READERS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

THIS IS TO WISH ALL MY READERS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Man's perceptions and experience of Time depend upon several factors. The Past, and the Future have duration, but no existence. The Present exists but not endure. The arrival of New Year brings a sense of Hope, Expectation about Future that brings a sense of Joy, and Happiness.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Man’s perceptions and experience of Time depend upon several factors. The Past, and the Future have duration, but no existence. The Present exists but does not endure. The arrival of New Year brings a sense of Hope, Expectation about Future that brings a sense of Joy, and Happiness. The idea of a Creator gives Time, the Past, the Present, and the Future to be viewed as a continuous “WholeTime.”

We run our lives by numbers on Clocks and Calendars. The Clocks and Calendars create the illusion that we live in a world of mathematically measured segments of time. Clocks and Calendars record or represent the passage of time in conventional units, but these conventions have some natural basis in Astronomical Time, the Solar Time and the Sidereal Time. It is a continuous quantity and it is divisible into segments, durations or periods.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Solar Time is, Time measured with respect to the Sun.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Solar Time is, Time measured with respect to the Sun.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Sidereal Time is, time measured with respect to the Celestial Sphere.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Sidereal Time is, time measured with respect to the Celestial Sphere.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Astronomers use Universal Time, this can be taken as the Mean Solar Time on the Greenwich Meridian. The world is divided up into about 24 Time Zones.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Astronomers use Universal Time, this can be taken as the Mean Solar Time on the Greenwich Meridian. The world is divided up into about 24 Time Zones.

Earth rotates on its axis as it revolves around Sun. Man’s experience of time is caused by Earth’s rotational spin which brings changes in the environment with alternating periods of light and darkness called Day and Night. In Biology, Time has a Cyclical Flow. Both Time and Life share the same nature, the nature of motion, movement, or change that is called ‘Dynamic’. In Aristotle’s view, Time is neither movement nor independent of movement. On planet Earth, Time is relative to Earth’s motion, and Time is used to measure motion.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: As Earth rotates from West to East, the Speed of a point on the Earth's surface depends on its location. The rotational speed of Earth is faster at the Equator. However, it must be noted that man has no sensory perception of the speed of Earth.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: As Earth rotates from West to East, the Speed of a point on the Earth’s surface depends on its location. The rotational speed of Earth is faster at the Equator. However, it must be noted that man has no sensory perception of the speed of Earth.

The experience of Time on this planet is an illusionary experience and is not an absolute experience. Time is affected by the gravitational field of each celestial body and thus is unique to any one spot in the universe. It must be noted that Sun and other stars in our neighborhood orbit the center of the Milky Way Galaxy every 230 million years, because the entire Galaxy is rotating. If galaxies are moving apart in the universe at a great speed, the position of any galaxy is not constant. Man’s perception of Time cannot be related to changes in Space as planet Earth partakes in all these motions of Sun and the Milky Way Galaxy. At no instant, planet Earth occupies the same Space and man practically exists with no awareness of these changes in Earth’s spatial relationships.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Sun, and other stars in our neighborhood orbit the center of the Milky Way Galaxy every 230 million years, because the entire Galaxy is rotating. Apart from this motion, the galaxies are moving apart from each other at a great speed in Space. Man's Perception of Time remains a subjective, illusionary experience and man has no perceptional ability of changes in Earth-Space relationship other than that of knowing the apparent motion of stars and planets in the Celestial Sphere.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Sun, and other stars in our neighborhood orbit the center of the Milky Way Galaxy every 230 million years, because the entire Galaxy is rotating. Apart from this motion, the galaxies are moving apart from each other at a great speed in Space. Man’s Perception of Time remains a subjective, illusionary experience and man has no perceptional ability of changes in Earth-Space relationship other than that of knowing the apparent motion of stars and planets in the Celestial Sphere.

Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion explain that when the planets revolve around the Sun, the closest move faster than those further away. Gravity accelerates when the planet is closer to the mass of the Sun. Sir Issac Newton’s Universal Theory of Gravity explains planetary motions and motions of other kinds of celestial objects like asteroids, and comets.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion explain the Perception of Time in our Solar System. Mercury takes 88 Days, Venus takes 224 Days, Earth takes one Year, Mars takes 686 Days, Jupiter takes 11 Years, Saturn takes 29 Years, Uranus takes 84 Years, and Neptune takes 165 Years to orbit the Sun if Time is measured by Units created by man.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion explain the Perception of Time in our Solar System. Mercury takes 88 Days, Venus takes 224 Days, Earth takes one Year, Mars takes 686 Days, Jupiter takes 11 Years, Saturn takes 29 Years, Uranus takes 84 Years,  Neptune takes 165 Years, and Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun if Time is measured by Units created by man. Planets orbit the Sun as per Newton’s Universal Theory of Gravity.

Since man’s Perception of Time is relative to the alternating periods of light and darkness caused by Earth’s rotational spin, the perception of time changes on different planets of our Solar System.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: The Speed of Rotational Spin and the Axis of the Rotational Spin or the Tilt of the Planet is imporatnt to determine the type of Perception of Time as Day and Night.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: The Speed of Rotational Spin and the Axis of the Rotational Spin or the Tilt of the Planet is important to determine the type of Perception of Time as Day and Night. Mercury takes 59 days, Venus takes 243 days, Earth takes 24 hours, Mars takes 25 hours, Jupiter takes 10 hours, Saturn takes 10 hours, Uranus takes 16 hours, Neptune takes 18 hours, and Pluto takes 6.4 days to complete their rotation. It clearly demonstrates that the Rotational Spin is not governed by Newton’s Universal Theory of Gravity. Each planet exhibits individualistic variation.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Each planet in our Solar System exhibits its own kind of Rotational Spin that is not determined by the Universal Law of Gravity.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: Each planet in our Solar System exhibits its own kind of Rotational Spin that is not determined by Newton’s Universal Theory of Gravity. Man exists as if he has a Biological Clock that accurately measures Time and man’s existence is synchronized with the alternating periods of Light and Darkness. The Biological Rhythm that operates human life is called Circadian, Diurnal, Day, or Solar Rhythm.

I describe the planets of our Solar System as Original, Distinctive, One of its Own Kind of Created Celestial Objects as the Perception of Time varies from planet to planet and this Perception of Time is not determined by the Universal Law of Gravity which determines the planetary motions explained by Kepler’s Laws. I have reasons to speculate that an unknown Force/Power/Energy has caused the differing kinds of Rotational Spins of the planets of our Solar System. It indeed gives me a sense of confidence to assert that there are no identical planets in this entire universe while it may contain billions of stars with their own planetary systems if the identity of a given planet is an attribute of its Rotational Spin.

THE PERCEPTION OF TIME – TEMPORALISM – TEMPORAL RELATIONSHIPS:

Happy New Year - The Perception of Time: Albert Einstein who formulated the Theory of General Relativity had visualized the four dimensional Space-Time Continuum. It has important applications in Theoretical Physics. For existence of Life on planet Earth, Time dtermines the Order of Succession, and Space determines the Order of Situation.
Happy New Year – The Perception of Time: Albert Einstein who formulated the Theory of General Relativity had visualized the four-dimensional Space-Time Continuum. It has important applications in Theoretical Physics. For existence of Life on planet Earth, Time determines the Order of Succession, and Space determines the Order of Situation.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: The Perception of Time is important to define Temporal Relationships of Succession and Simultaneity. Which came First? Is it the Chicken or the Egg? There is a chance for Chicken and Egg coming into existence Simultaneously if there is a Creator or Creative Principle that is Uncreated, Unborn, Eternal, and Uninfluenced by Perceptions of Time.
HAPPY NEW YEAR – THE PERCEPTION OF TIME: The Perception of Time is important to define Temporal Relationships, the relationship between Time and Life. Time is the duration between two events; Life is measured as Lifespan, the time interval between birth and death. It raises the issues of Prior, Posterior, and Simultaneous. Life poses the biological riddle; Which came First,  the Chicken or the Egg? There is a chance for Chicken and Egg coming into existence Simultaneously if there is a Creator or Creative Principle that is Uncreated, Unborn, Eternal, and Uninfluenced by Perceptions of Time. What is called Eternity is Prior to Time, Simultaneous with Time and is Posterior to Time. I prefer the simple term “WholeTime.”

The philosophical doctrine of Temporalism stresses the ultimate reality of Time. The term ‘temporal’ is concerned with life on Earth and it relates Time to Life. However, there is a fundamental distinction between these two measurable entities. Every thing that is born comes with its own plan for its dissolution and exists during a measured duration of Time. But, Time is essentially a self-subsisting Nonentity. Temporal relationships lead to notions such as prior, posterior, and simultaneous. In terms of Life it poses the biological riddle; Which came First,  the Chicken or the Egg? There is a problem with explaining Temporal Relationships, particularly to know the reality of human existence; the reality of prior existence before the fact of present birth and existence, and the reality of a future birth, resurrection, reincarnation, afterlife, or rebirth after the conclusion of present birth and existence. The concepts of Immortality, or Everlasting Life demand that Eternity is Prior to Time, Simultaneous to Time, and Posterior to Time. There is a chance for Chicken and Egg coming into existence Simultaneously if there is a Creator or Creative Principle that is Uncreated, Unborn, Eternal, and is Prior to Time. Things in Nature Change with Time. The Power of Dissolution exerted by Time would compel man to investigate and to explore the concept of Absolute, Unchanging, Immutable, Eternal Reality that exists the “WholeTime” without any concern about man’s Perception of Time.

WHOLE SPIRITUALITY – FLOW OF TIME, LIFE AND BEHAVIOR

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SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME – HUMAN NATURE – HUMAN BEHAVIOR:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME - HUMAN NATURE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: IN INDIAN TRADITION THE CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME IS DESCRIBED AS FOUR PERIODS NAMED 1. SATYA YUGA, 2. TRETA YUGA, 3. DWAPARA YUGA, AND 4. KALI YUGA. MAN MAY DISPLAY DIFFERENT BEHAVIORS DURING EACH PERIOD OF TIME.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME – HUMAN NATURE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: IN INDIAN TRADITION THE CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME IS DESCRIBED AS FOUR PERIODS NAMED 1. SATYA YUGA, 2. TRETA YUGA, 3. DWAPARA YUGA, AND 4. KALI YUGA. MAN MAY DISPLAY DIFFERENT BEHAVIORS DURING EACH PERIOD OF TIME.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME - HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN NATURE: IN INDIAN TRADITION, MAN DISPLAYS DIFFERENT KINDS OF BEHAVIOR DUE TO EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULI THAT VARY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TIME. INDIA'S SPIRITUAL LEADER AND MASTER GURU NANAK(c.1469 - c.1539) RESISTED THE POLLUTING EFFECTS OF KALI YUGA AND PREACHED ABOUT FUNDAMENTAL IDENTITY OF ALL RELIGIONS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME – HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN NATURE: IN INDIAN TRADITION, MAN DISPLAYS DIFFERENT KINDS OF BEHAVIOR DUE TO EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTAL STIMULI THAT VARY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF TIME. INDIA’S SPIRITUAL LEADER AND MASTER GURU NANAK(c.1469 – c.1539) RESISTED THE POLLUTING EFFECTS OF KALI YUGA AND PREACHED ABOUT FUNDAMENTAL IDENTITY OF ALL RELIGIONS.

In Indian tradition, time flows in a cyclical manner and time is divided into four periods called “YUG” and the Four YUGAS are named as 1. Satya Yuga or Krita Yuga, 2. Treta Yuga, 3. Dwapara Yuga, and 4. Kali Yuga. The present times of man belong to the period Kali Yuga and hence is of a great interest. Saint Ved Vyasa, the author of Hindu epic poems of Mahabharata and Bhgavata Purana made some predictions about human behavior under the influence of the time period of Kali Yuga. The word ‘Kali’ refers to contamination, or pollution and an important consequence of the polluting effect of Kali Yuga is thought to be “STRESS.” Man’s behavior is influenced by the stressful environmental stimuli and these stimuli are aroused by man’s perception of time. Since man cannot avoid interacting with the environment in which he exists, man is instructed to take the help of chanting the Divine Name of KRISHNA and RAMA as a ‘MANTRA’ to overcome the polluting effects of Kali Yuga.

KALI KALMASHA NASANA MAHA MANTRAM – HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTRAM:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME - HUMAN NATURE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR:HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTRA IS DESCRIBED AS THE CURE FOR THE POLLUTING EFFECTS OF THE TIME PERIOD CALLED KALI YUGA.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME – HUMAN NATURE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR:HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTRA IS DESCRIBED AS THE CURE FOR THE POLLUTING EFFECTS OF THE TIME PERIOD CALLED KALI YUGA.

“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna, Krishna Hare Hare,

Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama, Rama Hare Hare.”

“Iti shodashakam naamnaam, Kalikalmasha naasanam;
NaataH parataropaayaH Sarva Vedeshu drusyate.”

Lord Rama’s name may not appear in the Vedas but it appears in Kali Santarana Upanishad, Krishna Yajur Veda, 103 Upanishad. “These sixteen words are destructive of the evil effects of Kali. No better means than this is to be seen in all the Vedas.” During 16th century A.D. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu spread this Mantra among people with a great zeal. Basically, mantras are about the efficacy of Sound Energy. Shri. Ashok Coomar has kindly shared the 15 amazing predictions for the Kali Yuga made by Saint-Poet Ved Vyas in the Bhagavata Purana. While this prophesy pertains to human behavior, human nature remains essentially unchanged as human nature is operated by an unchanging, eternal, and immortal, vital principle called Soul or Spirit. While man’s identity constantly undergoes changes under the influence of time, the unchanging principle called Soul or Spirit maintains man’s individuality. Man is constituted as a Spiritual Being with a Divine attribute called Spiritual Nature that describes the true or real man. Whereas human behavior is variable and the variability is generated by the external environmental stimuli. I am asking my readers to give their attention to the distinction between Human Nature and Human behavior.

The Sound Energy – A Miracle Cure for Stress.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
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Ashok Coomar:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME - HUMAN NATURE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: SAINT-POET VEDA VYASA MADE PREDICTIONS ABOUT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN HUMAN ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR DURING THE TIME PERIOD CALLED KALI YUGA. HE RECOMMENDED THE USE OF THE DIVINE NAME KRISHNA AS A REMEDY TO TREAT THE SICKNESS CAUSED BY THE POLLUTING EFFECTS OF KALI YUGA.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME – HUMAN NATURE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: SAINT-POET VEDA VYASA MADE PREDICTIONS ABOUT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN HUMAN ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR DURING THE TIME PERIOD CALLED KALI YUGA. HE RECOMMENDED THE USE OF THE DIVINE NAME KRISHNA AS A REMEDY TO TREAT THE SICKNESS CAUSED BY THE POLLUTING EFFECTS OF KALI YUGA.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME - HUMAN NATURE AND BEHAVIOR: IN THE EPIC POEM OF SRIMAD BHAGAVATA PURANA, SAINT-POET VEDA VYASA MADE PROPHETIC PREDICTIONS ABOUT CHANGING HUMAN ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CHANGING TIMES. INDIAN SAINT LORD CHAITANYA MAHA PRABHU DURING THE 16TH CENTURY PROPAGATED THE HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTRA WITH A GREAT ZEAL.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – CYCLICAL FLOW OF TIME – HUMAN NATURE AND BEHAVIOR: IN THE EPIC POEM OF SRIMAD BHAGAVATA PURANA, SAINT-POET VEDA VYASA MADE PROPHETIC PREDICTIONS ABOUT CHANGING HUMAN ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF CHANGING TIMES. INDIAN SAINT LORD CHAITANYA MAHA PRABHU DURING THE 16TH CENTURY PROPAGATED THE HARE KRISHNA MAHA MANTRA WITH A GREAT ZEAL. THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ORGANIZATION THAT IS COMBATING THE EVIL EFFECTS OF KALI YUGA.

In the last canto of the Bhagavata Purana there is a list of predictions and prophecies, about the dark times for the present age of Kali Yuga.
The following 15 predictions, written 5,000 years ago by Sage VedavyAsA,
are amazing because they appear so accurate.

Despite the negative tone of these prophecies, there is still one bright spot for all of us, which is mentioned at the end.15 Most Amazing Predictions for Kali Yuga from the Bhagavata Purana

 

Prediction 1:
Religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the powerful influence of the age of Kali.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.1
sri-suka uvaca
tatas canu-dinam dharmah
satyam saucam ksama daya
kalena balina rajan
nanksyaty ayur balam smrtih

Prediction 2:

In Kali Yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth, proper behaviour and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one’s power.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.2
vittam eva kalau nṝṇāḿ
janmācāra-guṇodayaḥ
dharma-nyāya-vyavasthāyāḿ
kāraṇaḿ balam eva hi

Prediction 3:
Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brahmana just by his wearing a thread.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.3

dāmpatye ‘bhirucir hetur
māyaiva vyāvahārike
strītve puḿstve ca hi ratir
vipratve sūtram eva hi

Prediction 4:
A person’s spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next. A person’s propriety will be seriously questioned if he does not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.4
lińgaḿ evāśrama-khyātāv
anyonyāpatti-kāraṇam
avṛttyā nyāya-daurbalyaḿ
pāṇḍitye cāpalaḿ vacaḥ

 

Prediction 5:
A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.5
anāḍhyataivāsādhutve
sādhutve dambha eva tu
svīkāra eva codvāhe
snānam eva prasādhanam

Prediction 6:
A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water located at a distance, and beauty will be thought to depend on one’s hairstyle. Filling the belly will become the goal of life, and one who is audacious will be accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man, and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.6
dūre vāry-ayanaḿ tīrthaḿ
lāvaṇyaḿ keśa-dhāraṇam
udaraḿ-bharatā svārthaḥ
satyatve dhārṣṭyam eva hi
dākṣyaḿ kuṭumba-bharaṇaḿ
yaśo ‘rthe dharma-sevanam

Prediction 7:
As the earth thus becomes crowded with a corrupt population, whoever among any of ther social classes shows himself to be the strongest will gain political power.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.7

evaḿ prajābhir duṣṭābhir
ākīrṇe kṣiti-maṇḍale
brahma-viṭ-kṣatra-śūdrāṇāḿ
yo balī bhavitā nṛpaḥ

Prediction 8:
Harassed by famine and excessive taxes, people will resort to eating leaves, roots, flesh, wild honey, fruits, flowers and seeds. Struck by drought, they will become completely ruined.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.9

śāka-mūlāmiṣa-kṣaudra-
phala-puṣpāṣṭi-bhojanāḥ
anāvṛṣṭyā vinańkṣyanti
durbhikṣa-kara-pīḍitāḥ

Prediction 9:
The citizens will suffer greatly from cold, wind, heat, rain and snow. They will be further tormented by quarrels, hunger, thirst, disease and severe anxiety.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.10
śīta-vātātapa-prāvṛḍ-
himair anyonyataḥ prajāḥ
kṣut-tṛḍbhyāḿ vyādhibhiś caiva
santapsyante ca cintayā

Prediction 10:
The maximum duration of life for human beings in Kali Yuga will become 50 years.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.2.11
triḿśad viḿśati varṣāṇi
paramāyuḥ kalau nṛṇām

Prediction 11:
Men will no longer protect their elderly parents.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.42
na rakshishyanti manujah
sthavirau pitarav api

Prediction 12:
In Kali-yuga men will develop hatred for each other even over a few coins. Giving up all friendly relations, they will be ready to lose their own lives and kill even their own relatives.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.41
kalau kakinike ‘py arthe
vigrihya tyakta-sauhridah
tyakshyanti ca priyan pranan
hanishyanti svakan api

Prediction 13:
Uncultured men will accept charity on behalf of the Lord and will earn their livelihood by making a show of austerity and wearing a mendicant’s dress. Those who know nothing about religion will mount a high seat and presume to speak on religious principles.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.38
sudrah pratigrahishyanti
tapo-veshopajivinah
dharmam vakshyanty adharma-jna
adhiruhyottamasanam

Prediction 14:
Servants will abandon a master who has lost his wealth, even if that master is a saintly person of exemplary character.
Masters will abandon an incapacitated servant, even if that servant has been in the family for generations.
Cows will be abandoned or killed when they stop giving milk.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.36
patim tyakshyanti nirdravyam
bhritya apy akhilottamam
bhrityam vipannam patayah
kaulam gas capayasvinih

Prediction 15:
Cities will be dominated by thieves;
the Vedas will be contaminated by speculative interpretations of atheists;
political leaders will virtually consume the citizens;
and the so-called priests and “intellectuals” will be devotees of their bellies and genitals.

Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.32
dasyutkrishta janapada
vedah pashanda-dushitah
rajanas ca praja-bhakshah
sisnodara-para dvijah

Despite all of these dark prophecies,
there is one good quality in this age of Kali yuga:

kaler dosha-nidhe rajann
asti hy eko maha gunah
kirtanad eva krishnasya
mukta-sangah param vrajet

“Although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: simply by chanting the names of Krishna, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom.” (Source: Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.51)

So let us take advantage of this special spiritual gift given during the dark times of Kali yuga to quickly raise ourselves spiritually through chanting of God’s holy names.—

Can anyone then ignore the 15th prediction in which lies the only hope?

WHOLE MECHANICS – WHOLE DYNAMICS – WHOLE DEVOTION

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CELESTIAL MECHANICS – A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY:

Celestial mechanics is the study of the motions of astronomical bodies as they move under the influence of their mutual gravitation. This article will explore the event named ‘AUTUMNAL EQUINOX’ that will occur in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10.29 P.M.

CELESTIAL MECHANICS - A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: AUTUMN IS THE SEASON THAT COMES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER. BY OBSERVING CELESTIAL MOTIONS MAN CAN PREPARE CALENDARS FOR HIS TIMEKEEPING AND TO PREDICT THE ONSET OF SEASONS WITH PRECISION. I ADD THE PRINCIPLE CALLED DEVOTION TO INTERPRET CELESTIAL DYNAMICS.
CELESTIAL MECHANICS – A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: AUTUMN IS THE SEASON THAT COMES BETWEEN SUMMER AND WINTER. BY OBSERVING CELESTIAL MOTIONS MAN CAN PREPARE CALENDARS FOR HIS TIMEKEEPING AND TO PREDICT THE ONSET OF SEASONS WITH PRECISION. I ADD THE PRINCIPLE CALLED DEVOTION TO INTERPRET CELESTIAL DYNAMICS.

The calculation of celestial motions is complicated because many separate forces are acting at once and all bodies are moving simultaneously. Issac Newton’s Laws of Motion and Theory of Universal Gravitation provided a physical, dynamic basis for the merely descriptive Laws of Kepler that explain the elliptical orbits of planets.

CELESTIAL MECHANICS - A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: EQUINOX IS THE TIME WHEN THE SUN CROSSES THE CELESTIAL EQUATOR MAKING NIGHT AND DAY OF EQUAL LENGTH IN ALL PARTS OF THE EARTH. TO INTERPRET THIS CELESTIAL MOTION, I USE THE PRINCIPLE CALLED DEVOTION TO GUIDE MY SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY OF MY WORLD EXPERIENCE.
CELESTIAL MECHANICS – A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: EQUINOX IS THE TIME WHEN THE SUN CROSSES THE CELESTIAL EQUATOR MAKING NIGHT AND DAY OF EQUAL LENGTH IN ALL PARTS OF THE EARTH. TO INTERPRET THIS CELESTIAL MOTION, I USE THE PRINCIPLE CALLED DEVOTION TO GUIDE MY SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY OF MY WORLD EXPERIENCE.

The term ‘Equinox’ is used to describe the time when the Sun crosses the celestial equator making day and night of equal length in all parts of the Earth. Equinoctial point is either of the two points on the celestial sphere where the Sun’s path crosses the celestial equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the autumnal equinox occurs around September 22-23 when the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south.

CELESTIAL MECHANICS - A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY:  CELESTIAL SPHERE IS AN IMAGINARY SPHERE THAT HAS THE OBSERVER AT ITS CENTER.  THE CELESTIAL EQUATOR IS THE PROJECTION OF THE EARTH'S EQUATOR ONTO THE CELESTIAL SPHERE. ECLIPTIC IS THE APPARENT PATH TAKEN BY SUN IN THE CELESTIAL SPHERE. I USE THE FACTOR CALLED DEVOTION TO UNDERSTAND THE EXPERIENCE CAUSED BY CELESTIAL DYNAMICS.
CELESTIAL MECHANICS – A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: CELESTIAL SPHERE IS AN IMAGINARY SPHERE THAT HAS THE OBSERVER AT ITS CENTER. THE CELESTIAL EQUATOR IS THE PROJECTION OF THE EARTH’S EQUATOR ONTO THE CELESTIAL SPHERE. ECLIPTIC IS THE APPARENT PATH TAKEN BY SUN IN THE CELESTIAL SPHERE. I USE THE FACTOR CALLED DEVOTION TO UNDERSTAND THE EXPERIENCE CAUSED BY CELESTIAL DYNAMICS.

Astronomical Coordinate Systems are used to indicate the positions of celestial bodies on the celestial sphere. Celestial sphere is an imaginary sphere that has the observer at its center and all other celestial bodies imagined as on its inside surface. The celestial equator is the projection of the Earth’s equator on the celestial sphere. It is simply an imaginary line in the sky above the Earth’s equator from west to east. The Ecliptic describes the apparent path taken by the Sun in the celestial sphere.

CELESTIAL MECHANICS - A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: ASTRONOMY IS THE SCIENCE THAT STUDIES THE MOTIONS AND NATURE OF CELESTIAL BODIES. MODERN ASTRONOMY MADE A GREAT PROGRESS IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE. BUT, FOR TIMEKEEPING MAN STILL DEPENDS UPON THE OBSERVED APPARENT MOTIONS OF THE SUN ACROSS THE SKY. A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY WILL BRING CONSISTENCY BETWEEN REAL AND APPARENT MOTIONS.
CELESTIAL MECHANICS – A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: ASTRONOMY IS THE SCIENCE THAT STUDIES THE MOTIONS AND NATURE OF CELESTIAL BODIES. MODERN ASTRONOMY MADE A GREAT PROGRESS IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE UNIVERSE. BUT, FOR TIMEKEEPING MAN STILL DEPENDS UPON THE OBSERVED APPARENT MOTIONS OF THE SUN ACROSS THE SKY. A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY WILL BRING CONSISTENCY BETWEEN REAL AND APPARENT MOTIONS.

Astronomy is the branch of Science that studies the motions and nature of celestial bodies such as planets, stars, and galaxies. It is perhaps the oldest of the pure sciences. Astronomical observations provided a basis for the Calendar by determining the Units of Month and Year. It helps as a tool in timekeeping. Modern Astronomy has indeed made a great progress in the understanding of the Universe in which man finds his existence.

CELESTIAL MECHANICS - A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: THE MILKY WAY GALAXY SYSTEM IS JUST ONE OF THE BILLIONS OF GALAXIES THAT MAKE UP THE UNIVERSE. SUN'S PERIOD OF REVOLUTION, ITS CIRCULAR ORBIT ABOUT THE GALACTIC CENTER TAKES ABOUT 200 MILLION YEARS. HOW SHOULD WE INTERPRET THIS INFORMATION???
CELESTIAL MECHANICS – A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: THE MILKY WAY GALAXY SYSTEM IS JUST ONE OF THE BILLIONS OF GALAXIES THAT MAKE UP THE UNIVERSE. SUN’S PERIOD OF REVOLUTION, ITS CIRCULAR ORBIT ABOUT THE GALACTIC CENTER TAKES ABOUT 230 MILLION YEARS. HOW SHOULD WE INTERPRET THIS INFORMATION???

The Sun’s period of revolution about the Milky Way galactic center takes about 230 million years. How should we interpret this celestial motion??? It appears like a random, purposeless, unguided motion that is entirely governed by the mechanistic principles of the Laws of Physics.

CELESTIAL MECHANICS - A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: I AM ASKING MY READERS TO INTERPRET CELESTIAL DYNAMICS IN THE CONTEXT OF HUMAN EXISTENCE. THE UNIVERSE AS A SYSTEM SHOWS THE EVIDENCE OF UNIVERSAL ORDER WHEN CELESTIAL MOTIONS ARE EXPLAINED AS PURPOSIVE, GUIDED, AND GOAL-ORIENTED ACTIONS.
CELESTIAL MECHANICS – A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: I AM ASKING MY READERS TO INTERPRET CELESTIAL DYNAMICS IN THE CONTEXT OF HUMAN EXISTENCE. THE UNIVERSE AS A SYSTEM SHOWS THE EVIDENCE OF UNIVERSAL ORDER WHEN CELESTIAL MOTIONS ARE EXPLAINED AS PURPOSIVE, GUIDED, AND GOAL-ORIENTED ACTIONS.
CELESTIAL MECHANICS - A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: THE APPARENT MOTIONS OF CELESTIAL BODIES LIKE THE SUN AND THE MOON HELPS MAN IN HIS TIMEKEEPING AND IN SYNCHRONIZING HIS BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS WITH EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE CALLED DAY AND NIGHT. THIS PERCEPTION OF TIME BASED UPON APPARENT MOTION HAS REAL CONSEQUENCES AND IT GIVES MAN INDIVIDUALISTIC EXPERIENCE OF HIS OWN LIFE-SPAN.
CELESTIAL MECHANICS – A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: THE APPARENT MOTIONS OF CELESTIAL BODIES LIKE THE SUN AND THE MOON HELPS MAN IN HIS TIMEKEEPING AND IN SYNCHRONIZING HIS BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS WITH EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE CALLED DAY AND NIGHT. THIS PERCEPTION OF TIME BASED UPON APPARENT MOTION HAS REAL CONSEQUENCES AND IT GIVES MAN INDIVIDUALISTIC EXPERIENCE OF HIS OWN LIFE-SPAN.

I am asking my readers to interpret information about celestial dynamics in the context of human existence. To establish life on planet Earth and to account for the existence of life, we need a Universal System that is operated by a Universal Order.

CELESTIAL MECHANICS - A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: I AM INVITING MY READERS TO USE THE VALID, SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLE OF INQUIRY CALLED DEVOTION TO ACCOUNT FOR CELESTIAL DYNAMICS. IN THIS PHOTO IMAGE, THE SUNRISE DESCRIBES A PURPOSIVE, GUIDED, AND GOAL-ORIENTED ACTION.
CELESTIAL MECHANICS – A DEVOTIONAL INQUIRY: I AM INVITING MY READERS TO USE THE VALID, SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLE OF INQUIRY CALLED DEVOTION TO ACCOUNT FOR CELESTIAL DYNAMICS. IN THIS PHOTO IMAGE, THE SUNRISE DESCRIBES A PURPOSIVE, GUIDED, AND GOAL-ORIENTED ACTION.
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WHOLE TEAM – WHOLE LABOR – WHOLE MECHANICS – WHOLE DYNAMICS:WHOLE TEAM MEMBERS WHO VISIT THIS BLOG POST AND LIKE THE POST AND LEAVE A COMMENT WILL GET A WHOLE BOX OF WHOLE CREME COOKIES AS A WHOLE PRIZE.

I am inviting my readers to use the valid, scientific principle of Inquiry called ‘Devotion’ to account for celestial dynamics. Celestial Mechanics need the principle of ‘Devotion’ to account for purposive, guided, and goal-oriented actions. For the subjective, and the objective experience of life, man needs the guidance from the apparent motions of astronomical bodies such as the Sun and the Moon across the sky. A devotional inquiry would lead man to interpret Celestial Mechanics in terms of his own individualistic experience of his life-span.

WHOLE LIFE – WHOLE PROMISE

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SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE:

The concept of Life-Span implies that there is an Individual whose existence has a definite beginning and end. The human body develops from a Single, fertilized Egg Cell called Zygote which is produced by the union of a male sex cell called sperm and a female sex cell called egg. Human life includes clearly distinguishable stages such as infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. From the instant called conception, human organism grows and develops continuously to enter adulthood at age 20. At about the age of 25, the progressive developmental changes are completed. While there are individualistic variations in the aging process, most human beings can be identified to be living in a condition called old age by the time they attain the age of 80-years. The exact duration of human life is unknown. Guinness World Records has verified the age claims of old, living persons in the world and the highest authenticated human age is 122 years.

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: FRENCH WOMAN JEANNE CALMENT COULD BE THE OLDEST PERSON TO HAVE LIVED. SHE DIED IN 1997 AT THE AGE OF 122 YEARS THAT IS VERIFIED BY THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: FRENCH WOMAN JEANNE CALMENT COULD BE THE OLDEST PERSON TO HAVE LIVED. SHE DIED IN 1997 AT THE AGE OF 122 YEARS THAT IS VERIFIED BY THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE:  DINA MANFREDINI DIED IN JOHNSTON, IOWA, USA ON DECEMBER 17, 2012 AT AN OFFICIALLY VERIFIED AGE OF 115-YEARS. THE FACT OF HER OLD AGE CAN BE EASILY RECOGNIZED.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: DINA MANFREDINI DIED IN JOHNSTON, IOWA, USA ON DECEMBER 17, 2012 AT AN OFFICIALLY VERIFIED AGE OF 115-YEARS. THE FACT OF HER OLD AGE CAN BE EASILY RECOGNIZED.

There could be a maximum life-span for the human race that is established in the human genome. To account for human longevity, it could be important to study all the human records. In that exploration of written human records of human longevity, I have studied Bible, particularly The Old Testament Book of GENESIS which is recognized as The First Book of Moses. Bible derives information concerning the inheritance of longevity from the study of the genealogical records of Hebrew people such as Adam, Noah, and Abraham. In my view, the statements concerning the age at death of Hebrew people cannot be dismissed as religious fiction.

THE BIBLICAL RECORD OF HUMAN LIFE-SPAN:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE:  THE OLD TESTAMENT BOOK OF GENESIS IS A WRITTEN RECORD OF THE LIFE-SPAN OF HEBREW PEOPLE. HUMAN HISTORY AND THE RECORDS OF HUMAN LONGEVITY BEGIN WITH THE CREATION OF ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. THE HEBREW WORD ADAM MEANS MAN.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: THE OLD TESTAMENT BOOK OF GENESIS IS A WRITTEN RECORD OF THE LIFE-SPAN OF HEBREW PEOPLE. HUMAN HISTORY AND THE RECORDS OF HUMAN LONGEVITY BEGIN WITH THE CREATION OF ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. THE HEBREW WORD ADAM MEANS MAN.

There is no evidence to suggest that the span of human life has increased since the beginning of recorded history. Advances in Medical Science and the understanding of the principles of nutrition, sanitation, environmental hygiene, and disease prevention have contributed to a remarkable increase in the life expectancy of the general population. However, there is no valid reason to make a similar claim about human life-span. On the contrary, the Hebrew record of human longevity depicts a sudden, and dramatic drop in the expected span of human life.

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: THE BIBLICAL LIFE-SPANS OF ADAM TO JACOB PROVIDE A VERY INTERESTING CONTRAST BETWEEN THE HEBREW PEOPLE WHO LIVED BEFORE THE EPIC FLOOD AND AFTER THE FLOOD.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: THE BIBLICAL LIFE-SPANS OF ADAM TO JACOB PROVIDE A VERY INTERESTING CONTRAST BETWEEN THE HEBREW PEOPLE WHO LIVED BEFORE THE EPIC FLOOD AND AFTER THE FLOOD.

The Biblical Record of man’s creation and his mortality reveal that the LORD God Creator played a crucial, and decisive role to change the length of the human life-span while external factors like food, and environment could easily tilt the balance in the direction of long-lasting life or premature death. I would like to briefly go over a few details about the recorded life histories of Adam, Noah, and Abraham who was originally known as Abram. Genesis, Chapter 5 claims that Adam at the age of 130 years, had a son named Seth. Adam lived for another 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Adam lived 930 years and then he died(Genesis 5:5).

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: THIS IS THE PICTURE OF RUSSELL CROWE AS NOAH IN THE HOLLYWOOD MOVIE. NOAH IS THE FIRST HEBREW MAN WITH WHOM GOD HAD ENTERED INTO A COVENANT AFTER GOD MADE HIS DECISION ABOUT MAN'S MORTAL LIFE-SPAN.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: THIS IS THE PICTURE OF RUSSELL CROWE AS NOAH IN THE HOLLYWOOD MOVIE. NOAH IS THE FIRST HEBREW MAN WITH WHOM GOD HAD ENTERED INTO A COVENANT AFTER GOD MADE HIS DECISION ABOUT MAN’S MORTAL LIFE-SPAN.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: HOLLYWOOD FILM ACTOR ANTHONY HOPKINS ENACTED THE ROLE OF METHUSELAH IN THE MOVIE NOAH. IN THE HEBREW RECORD OF HUMAN HISTORY, METHUSELAH, THE GRANDFATHER OF NOAH, LIVED THE LONGEST LIFE POSSIBLE FOR ANY HUMAN BEING. HE HAD EXPERIENCED THE AGING PROCESS, BUT HIS LIFE VIGOR ENDURED OLD AGE UNTIL HE ATTAINED THE MATURE AGE OF 969 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: HOLLYWOOD FILM ACTOR ANTHONY HOPKINS ENACTED THE ROLE OF METHUSELAH IN THE MOVIE NOAH. IN THE HEBREW RECORD OF HUMAN HISTORY, METHUSELAH, THE GRANDFATHER OF NOAH, LIVED THE LONGEST LIFE POSSIBLE FOR ANY HUMAN BEING. HE HAD EXPERIENCED THE AGING PROCESS, BUT HIS LIFE VIGOR ENDURED OLD AGE UNTIL HE ATTAINED THE MATURE AGE OF 969 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: NOAH'S LIFE HISTORY IS THE MOST INTERESTING LIFE-SPAN RECORD OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS. ALTOGETHER NOAH LIVED 950 YEARS, A LIFE-SPAN THAT IS NINETEEN YEARS SHORTER AS COMPARED TO THE LIFE-SPAN OF METHUSELAH. HOLLYWOOD ACTOR RUSSELL CROWE ENACTED THE ROLE OF NOAH IN THE MOVIE TITLED NOAH.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: NOAH’S  LIFE HISTORY IS THE MOST INTERESTING LIFE-SPAN RECORD OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS. ALTOGETHER NOAH LIVED 950 YEARS, A LIFE-SPAN THAT IS NINETEEN YEARS SHORTER AS COMPARED TO THE LIFE-SPAN OF METHUSELAH. HOLLYWOOD ACTOR RUSSELL CROWE ENACTED THE ROLE OF NOAH IN THE MOVIE TITLED NOAH.

Methuselah(grandfather of Noah) lived 969 years and then died(Genesis 5:27). It is an interesting fact for he had lived longer than Adam who was created by God, and longer than Noah with whom God made His Covenant to defend all Life that lives on planet Earth(Genesis 9:17). The father of Noah, Lamech altogether lived 777 years(Genesis 5:31). After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth. However, the LORD God Creator makes a very dramatic decision and said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal, his days will be a hundred and twenty years.”(Genesis 6:3) It appears that God had expelled Adam from the Garden of Eden and had condemned Adam to lead a mortal existence. But, at that time, God made no decision about human life-span. During the lifetime of Noah, God had announced a predetermined human life-span and had fixed it as 120 years. Noah was six hundred years old when the “FLOOD” waters came on Earth(Genesis 7:6). Noah survived the “FLOOD” and God made a Covenant with Noah and it extends to all life on the Earth. Yet the same time, God makes no concession, and made no promise to extend the life-span which He decided to fix at 120 years. In this account of Hebrew life histories, the author was not making any attempt to increase or decrease the life-spans of the Biblical characters to show any individualistic preferences. The Book of Genesis traces the genealogy of Abraham(originally called Abram) after the death of Noah at the age of 950 years. The reproductive vigor continued to survive the aging process and Terah after living for 70 years, became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran(Genesis 11:26). And Terah, (father of Abram) lived 205 years and died(Genesis 11:32) and the Book of Genesis offers no further explanation for the shortened life-span of Terah. But, the life history of Terah is highly relevant for he had lived longer than Abraham with whom God made a Covenant and told him, “You, however will go to your fathers in peace, and be buried at a good old age.”(Genesis 15:15)

THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: THE HEBREW RECORD OF HUMAN LIFE HISTORY IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT DOCUMENT. LORD GOD CREATOR MADE SEVERAL PROMISES TO ABRAHAM, AND MOST PARTICULARLY THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE. GOD'S DECISION ABOUT MAN'S MORTALITY AND THE HUMAN LIFE-SPAN REMAINED THE SAME. THIS FACT BECOMES ABUNDANTLY CLEAR WHEN WE COMPARE THE LIFE-SPANS OF ABRAHAM WITH THAT OF TERAH HIS FATHER.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: THE HEBREW RECORD OF HUMAN LIFE HISTORY IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT DOCUMENT. LORD GOD CREATOR  MADE SEVERAL PROMISES TO ABRAHAM, AND MOST PARTICULARLY THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE. GOD’S DECISION ABOUT MAN’S MORTALITY AND THE HUMAN LIFE-SPAN REMAINED THE SAME AS REVEALED IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS, CHAPTER 6, VERSE #3.. THIS FACT BECOMES ABUNDANTLY CLEAR WHEN WE COMPARE THE LIFE-SPANS OF ABRAHAM WITH THAT OF TERAH HIS FATHER.

The relationship between age and longevity becomes very vivid in the life history of Abraham. He was fully aware of his old age and knew that he was childless and it could be impossible to have his own offspring  with his wife Sarah while both of them had already experienced the effects of old age. Abraham had a son named Ishmael through his wife’s maid-servant and was ninety-nine years old when he got circumcised. Eventually, Abraham’s wife Sarah became pregnant and bore a son who was named Isaac. After Sarah’s death, Abraham took another wife, whose name was Keturah(Genesis 25:1). Around the same time, Abraham’s son Isaac had already reached the age of reproductive maturity and married Rebekah at the age of 40. Abraham had several children with his second wife and it clearly demonstrates the fact of being in good health in his old age. Altogether, Abraham lived a hundred and seventy-five years. Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years, and he was gathered to his people(Genesis 25:7-8).

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: GOD'S PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE WAS MADE TO ABRAHAM. ISAAC, THE SON OF ABRAHAM DIED AT 180 YEARS AGE AND HAD LIVED FOR FIVE ADDITIONAL YEARS AS COMPARED TO HIS FATHER. IN THIS PAINTING, ISSAC WAS GIVING HIS BLESSINGS TO JACOB AND HE WAS DECEIVED FOR HE BECAME BLIND ON ACCOUNT OF THE NATURAL AGING PROCESS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: GOD’S PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE WAS MADE TO ABRAHAM. ISAAC, THE SON OF ABRAHAM DIED AT 180 YEARS AGE AND HAD LIVED FOR FIVE ADDITIONAL YEARS AS COMPARED TO HIS FATHER. IN THIS PAINTING, ISAAC WAS GIVING HIS BLESSINGS TO JACOB AND HE WAS DECEIVED FOR HE BECAME BLIND ON ACCOUNT OF THE NATURAL AGING PROCESS.

The life history of Isaac is very interesting for he died at 180 years of age, 5 years longer as compared to his father Abraham. But, Isaac was not given the Promise of Good Old Age. The aging process gave him plenty of misery and he became blind and lost the ability to make the distinction between his two sons, the first-born Esau and the younger son Jacob.

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: JACOB WHO IS ALSO KNOWN AS ISRAEL(PRINCE OF GOD) IS A GREAT NAME IN HEBREW HISTORY. HE LIVED FOR 147 YEARS. IN THIS PAINTING, JACOB IS SEEN BLESSING HIS SON JOSEPH. IN SPITE OF THESE BLESSINGS, JOSEPH LIVED TO THE AGE OF ONLY 110, THE SHORTEST LIFE-SPAN AMONG BIBLICAL HEBREW PEOPLE WHOSE LEGACY STILL LIVES.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: JACOB WHO IS ALSO KNOWN AS ISRAEL(PRINCE OF GOD) IS A GREAT NAME IN HEBREW HISTORY. HE LIVED FOR 147 YEARS. IN THIS PAINTING, JACOB IS SEEN BLESSING HIS SON JOSEPH. IN SPITE OF THESE BLESSINGS, JOSEPH LIVED TO THE AGE OF ONLY 110, THE SHORTEST LIFE-SPAN AMONG BIBLICAL HEBREW PEOPLE WHOSE LEGACY STILL LIVES.

It is important to note that the aging process had consequences and had adverse impacts on the lives of Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. The Book of Genesis, Chapter 47, verse # 9 reflects the sense of disappointment felt by Jacob about his life-span; “The Joseph brought his father Jacob in before Pharaoh. After Jacob blessed Pharaoh, Pharaoh asked him, ‘How old are you?’  And Jacob said to Pharaoh, ‘The years of my pilgrimage are a hundred and thirty. My years have been few and difficult, and they do not equal the years of the pilgrimage of my fathers.” It is the most impressive, and truthful statement about the experience of the aging process that I read in the Book of Genesis.

THE BIBLICAL THEORY ON AGING:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: THE BIBLICAL THEORY ON AGING BECOMES CLEAR IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOK OF REVELATION, CHAPTER 1, VERSE #14 IN WHICH JESUS CHRIST IS PORTRAYED WITH THE HAIR OF OLD AGE; "HIS HEAD AND HAIR WERE WHITE LIKE WOOL AS WHITE AS SNOW, AND HIS EYES WERE LIKE BLAZING FIRE."
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE PROMISE OF GOOD OLD AGE: THE BIBLICAL THEORY ON AGING BECOMES CLEAR IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BOOK OF REVELATION, CHAPTER 1, VERSE #14 IN WHICH JESUS CHRIST IS PORTRAYED WITH THE HAIR OF OLD AGE; “HIS HEAD AND HAIR WERE WHITE LIKE WOOL AS WHITE AS SNOW, AND HIS EYES WERE LIKE BLAZING FIRE.”

In the Book of Genesis, God created Adam as an adult and had blessed him and Eve to be fruitful and multiply. From that time, God instituted the universal Principle of Generation in which human reproduction is achieved by the union of an egg cell and sperm cell. From the moment called conception, the human organism uses an aging process to grow and to develop into a human being. If God had not driven Adam and Eve out of The Garden of Eden, they would still be living on Earth for they would have surely eaten from “The Tree of Life.” To ensure man’s mortality, Adam was permanently banished from The Garden of Eden and yet he lived a long life. The aging process may eventually lead to death, but God had apparently changed His mind; and this change was proclaimed in Genesis, Chapter 6, verse#3 which I have already mentioned. It appears that  God made a decision to limit the human life-span without exclusively depending upon the aging process which undermines man’s ability to live a long, fruitful life. Apart from the reduced longevity, the Promise of Good Old Age given to Abraham was not extended to his offspring. Jesus who is a descendant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, lived His mortal existence for a very short period and died before reaching old age. However, Jesus may not have escaped the natural aging phenomenon after His Resurrection. This interpretation is supported by The New Testament Book of REVELATION, Chapter 1, verse #14 in which Jesus Christ is portrayed with the characteristic gray hair of old age; “His head and hair were white like wool as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.” Jesus Christ took a human birth and may be experiencing an aging process even after the fact of his Resurrection after death. However, the aging process cannot undermine the Longevity of Jesus Christ for God has promised man an everlasting life through belief in Christ.

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SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: BLAISE PASCAL(1623-62), FRENCH SCIENTIST, MATHEMATICIAN, AND RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHER FOUNDED THE MODERN THEORY OF PROBABILITY AND IN PHYSICS HE DISCOVERED PASCAL'S LAW BY CONDUCTING EXPERIMENTS IN THE EQUILIBRIUM OF FLUIDS THAT LED TO INVENTIONS OF HYDRAULIC PRESS, HYDRAULIC JACK, AND HYDRAULIC ELEVATOR. HIS MENTAL CONCEPTS ARE LIVING GIVING A DIMENSION TO THE CONCEPT OF LONGEVITY.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: BLAISE PASCAL(1623-62), FRENCH SCIENTIST, MATHEMATICIAN, AND RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHER FOUNDED THE MODERN THEORY OF PROBABILITY AND IN PHYSICS, DISCOVERED PASCAL’S LAW BY CONDUCTING EXPERIMENTS IN THE EQUILIBRIUM OF FLUIDS THAT LED TO INVENTIONS OF HYDRAULIC PRESS, HYDRAULIC JACK, AND HYDRAULIC ELEVATOR. HIS MENTAL CONCEPTS ARE LIVING GIVING A DIMENSION TO THE CONCEPT OF LONGEVITY.

I would like to pay my tribute to Blaise Pascal who shared his views about man and human nature; “Man is a nothing in comparison with the Infinite, an All in comparison with the Nothing, a mean between Nothing and Everything. Since he is infinitely removed from comprehending the extremes, the end of things and their beginning are helplessly hidden from him in an impenetrable secret; he is equally incapable of seeing the Nothing from which he was made, and the Infinite in which he swallowed up.” Since man exists as a Mortal Being, man has a natural tendency to investigate the Beginning of Life and the End of Life and seek a better understanding of the natural processes liking Aging that propels man to travel and reach the destination termed ‘Death’ without any choice. Aging is a widespread biological phenomenon and all living things display a natural tendency towards a decline of biological functions and a time-related disability to adapt to metabolic stress. At the same time, I ask my readers to note that the ‘Protoplasm’, the living substance that makes up both the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm appears to be potentially immortal. The term ‘Longevity’, the length or duration of a life or lives, must be interpreted in the context of the potential ability of Protoplasm to survive while individual members of species take birth, live, and die after a period of time. The term Life-Span describes the longest period of time that a typical individual can be expected to live. Similarly, Lifetime is the period of time that someone lives, or that something lasts, functions, or is in effect. Human beings have the unique ability to use their Lifetime to create a legacy that can endure giving an aura of immortality to that specific human individual who may have finished his or her mortal existence.

THE PHENOMENON OF LONGEVITY:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: THIS IMAGE OF DIVIDING YEAST CELLS DESCRIBES A REAL POTENTIAL IMMORTALITY IN SIMPLE ORGANISMS THAT ARE SINGLE-CELLED AND REPRODUCE BY ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION CALLED FISSION.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: THIS IMAGE OF DIVIDING YEAST CELLS DESCRIBES A REAL POTENTIAL IMMORTALITY IN SIMPLE ORGANISMS THAT ARE SINGLE-CELLED AND REPRODUCE BY ASEXUAL REPRODUCTION CALLED FISSION.

The concept of Life-Span implies that there is an individual whose existence has a definite beginning and end. Within the Phylum Protozoa, organisms that consist of a single cell, are numerous species that reproduce by fission which is a form of asexual reproduction in which the parent organism divides into two or more approximately equal parts, each becoming an independent individual. In such organisms where it is not easy to establish the beginning and end of an individual organism, the growth seems to continue indefinitely and a potential immortality can be observed. In organisms that use sexual reproduction, the limits of the life-span of each species appear to be determined by ‘Heredity’ which refers to the transmission of characteristics from parent to offspring by means of genes in the chromosomes. Each individual member of any given species has a life-span during which something of that individual lasts when transmitted to offspring as heritable information. The term heredity and the Laws of Inheritance and the Science called Genetics will have validity if, and only if some biological characteristics survive in spite of the death of any individual member of a species. It is very interesting to observe that there are several species of living things which have continuously lived for exceptionally long periods of time retaining their species-specific identity. Such organisms can be claimed to be immortal as they appear to be fully capable of surviving indefinitely. This faculty has been attributed to some insects, some simpler forms of invertebrate marine life (such as Tube Worms, Jellyfish, Clams, and Lobsters), certain fishes and reptiles which appear to be capable of unlimited growth. As the complexity of an organism increases, the internal changes associated with the aging process contribute to senescence and death of the organism. Even under the most favorable external conditions, there is a predetermined age beyond which a given individual of a species may not be able to survive. The Maximum Life-Span is often an estimate based on the longest lived organism of its species that is known to date. The Average Life-Span is a statistical concept that is derived by the analysis of mortality data for populations of each species. The Average Life-Span is related to Life Expectancy, the statistically probable length of time that a typical individual of any given species can be expected to live. Life Expectancy varies as it depends on the changing death rate over a period of time. Even species that have very slow-growing rates can experience higher than natural death rates due to external factors and may even face the threat of total extinction.

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: COCKROACHES ARE AMONG THE OLDEST INSECT GROUPS HAVING SURVIVED BASICALLY UNCHANGED FOR 300  TO 350 MILLION YEARS(CARBONIFEROUS PERIOD).
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: COCKROACHES ARE AMONG THE OLDEST INSECT GROUPS HAVING SURVIVED BASICALLY UNCHANGED FOR 300 TO 350 MILLION YEARS(CARBONIFEROUS PERIOD).
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: ANTARCTIC SPONGE(PHYLUM- PORIFERA) CAN LIVE FOR CENTURIES, THE OLDEST KNOWN LIVING SPONGE COULD BE 1,550-YEARS OLD.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: ANTARCTIC SPONGE(PHYLUM- PORIFERA) CAN LIVE FOR CENTURIES, THE OLDEST KNOWN LIVING SPONGE COULD BE 1,550-YEARS OLD.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: TUBE WORMS(PHYLUM-ANNELIDA) SUCH AS LAMELLIBRACHIA LUYMESI LIVE ON THE FLOOR OF ATLANTIC OCEAN NEAR HYDROCARBON VENTS. THEY TAKE 170-250 YEARS TO GROW.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: TUBE WORMS(PHYLUM-ANNELIDA) SUCH AS LAMELLIBRACHIA LUYMESI LIVE ON THE FLOOR OF ATLANTIC OCEAN NEAR HYDROCARBON VENTS. THEY TAKE 170-250 YEARS TO GROW.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: GEODUCKS(PHYLUM-MOLLUSKA) DATE BACK TO CAMBRIAN PERIOD OR 500 MILLION YEARS AGO, FOUND IN THE US COASTAL SEA WATERS OF PUGET SOUND. ONE OF THE OLDEST ANIMALS IN THE WORLD. IT CAN LIVE FROM 140 TO 160 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: GEODUCKS(PHYLUM-MOLLUSKA) DATE BACK TO CAMBRIAN PERIOD OR 500 MILLION YEARS AGO, FOUND IN THE US COASTAL SEA WATERS OF PUGET SOUND. ONE OF THE OLDEST ANIMALS IN THE WORLD. IT CAN LIVE FROM 140 TO 160 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY:  OCEAN QUAHOG(PHYLUM-MOLLUSKA) ARCTICA ISLANDICA, SALTWATER CLAM CAN LIVE FOR CENTURIES, ESTIMATED AGE 400 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: OCEAN QUAHOG(PHYLUM-MOLLUSKA) ARCTICA ISLANDICA, SALTWATER CLAM CAN LIVE FOR CENTURIES, ESTIMATED AGE 400 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: SEA URCHIN(PHYLUM ECHINODERMATA), STRONGYLOCENTROTUS FRANCISCANUS LIVES IN PACIFIC OCEAN. IT CAN LIVE FOR ABOUT 200 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: SEA URCHIN(PHYLUM ECHINODERMATA), STRONGYLOCENTROTUS FRANCISCANUS LIVES IN PACIFIC OCEAN. IT CAN LIVE FOR ABOUT 200 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: THIS UNIQUE SPECIES OF JELLYFISH(PHYLUM-COELENTERATA-CNIDARIA) AN INVERTEBRATE SEA CREATURE WITH STINGING CELLS KNOWN AS TURRITOPIS NUTRICULA USES A CELL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS CALLED TRANSDIFFERENTIATION AND IT CAN REVERT FROM A MATURE ADULT STAGE TO AN IMMATURE POLYP STAGE AND HENCE MAY HAVE NO NATURAL LIMITS TO ITS LIFE-SPAN OR IT BEHAVES LIKE AN IMMORTAL BEING BY REVERSING ITS AGING PROCESS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: THIS UNIQUE SPECIES OF JELLYFISH(PHYLUM-COELENTERATA-CNIDARIA) AN INVERTEBRATE SEA CREATURE WITH STINGING CELLS KNOWN AS TURRITOPIS NUTRICULA USES A CELL DEVELOPMENT PROCESS CALLED TRANSDIFFERENTIATION AND IT CAN REVERT FROM A MATURE ADULT STAGE TO AN IMMATURE POLYP STAGE AND HENCE MAY HAVE NO NATURAL LIMITS TO ITS LIFE-SPAN OR IT BEHAVES LIKE AN IMMORTAL BEING BY REVERSING ITS AGING PROCESS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: THE WHITE SHARK, CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS, ONE OF ABOUT 350 SPECIES OF CARTILAGINOUS FISHES. SHARKS ARE REMARKABLY SUCCESSFUL ANIMALS WITH FEW PARASITES OR DISEASES AND ALMOST NO ENEMIES EXCEPT OTHER SHARKS. THEY ARE LIVING ALMOST UNCHANGED FOR ABOUT 350 MILLION YEARS SINCE THE END OF THE DEVONIAN PERIOD.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: THE WHITE SHARK, CARCHARODON CARCHARIAS, ONE OF ABOUT 350 SPECIES OF CARTILAGINOUS FISHES. SHARKS ARE REMARKABLY SUCCESSFUL ANIMALS WITH FEW PARASITES OR DISEASES AND ALMOST NO ENEMIES EXCEPT OTHER SHARKS. THEY ARE LIVING ALMOST UNCHANGED FOR ABOUT 350 MILLION YEARS SINCE THE END OF THE DEVONIAN PERIOD.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: CROCODILES ARE LARGE AMPHIBIOUS REPTILES THAT ORIGINATED DURING THE LATE TRIASSIC PERIOD, 200 MILLION YEARS AGO. DURING THE CRETACEOUS PERIOD, ABOUT 120 MILLION YEARS AGO, LARGE CROCODILES(40 FEET OR MORE) THAT EXISTED MAY HAVE PREYED ON DINOSAURS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: CROCODILES ARE LARGE AMPHIBIOUS REPTILES THAT ORIGINATED DURING THE LATE TRIASSIC PERIOD, 200 MILLION YEARS AGO. DURING THE CRETACEOUS PERIOD, ABOUT 120 MILLION YEARS AGO, LARGE CROCODILES(40 FEET OR MORE) THAT EXISTED MAY HAVE PREYED ON DINOSAURS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: TORTOISE IS THE LAND-LIVING TURTLE SPECIES. THEY ARE IN EXISTENCE FROM THE TRIASSIC PERIOD, ABOUT 200 MILLION YEARS AGO. THIS GALAPAGOS GIANT TORTOISE(TESTUDO ELEPHANTOPUS) CAN LIVE UPTO 177 YEARS. THE ALDABRA GIANT TORTOISE NAMED ADWAITA LIVED FOR 250 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: TORTOISE IS THE LAND-LIVING TURTLE SPECIES. THEY ARE IN EXISTENCE FROM THE TRIASSIC PERIOD, ABOUT 200 MILLION YEARS AGO. THIS GALAPAGOS GIANT TORTOISE(TESTUDO ELEPHANTOPUS) CAN LIVE UP TO 177 YEARS. THE ALDABRA GIANT TORTOISE NAMED ADWAITA LIVED FOR 250 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: SEA TURTLES ARE REPTILES, AMONG THE OLDEST LIVING GROUP OF REPTILES WHICH HAVE NOT CHANGED IN THEIR APPEARANCE FOR NEARLY 200 MILLION YEARS. IF THEY ARE ENDANGERED OR THREATENED, THE PROBLEM IS NOT CONTRIBUTED BY AGING OR NATURAL LONGEVITY.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: SEA TURTLES ARE REPTILES, AMONG THE OLDEST LIVING GROUP OF REPTILES WHICH HAVE NOT CHANGED IN THEIR APPEARANCE FOR NEARLY 200 MILLION YEARS. IF THEY ARE ENDANGERED OR THREATENED, THE PROBLEM IS NOT CONTRIBUTED BY AGING OR NATURAL LONGEVITY.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: TUATARA(SPHENODON PUNCTATUM), NATIVE OF NEW ZEALAND IS NOT A LIZARD. THIS SPECIES IS IN EXISTENCE FOR ABOUT 225 MILLION YEARS. IT IS A VERY RARE, MEDIUM-SIZED REPTILE WHICH BELONGS TO THE ORDER SPHENODONTIA. ALL OTHER SPECIES OF THIS ORDER BECAME EXTINCT 60 MILLION YEARS AGO. IT IS CALLED A LIVING FOSSIL. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS MAY LIVE FROM 100 TO 200 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: TUATARA(SPHENODON PUNCTATUM), NATIVE OF NEW ZEALAND IS NOT A LIZARD. THIS SPECIES IS IN EXISTENCE FOR ABOUT 225 MILLION YEARS. IT IS A VERY RARE, MEDIUM-SIZED, AMPHIBIOUS REPTILE WHICH BELONGS TO THE ORDER SPHENODONTIA. ALL OTHER SPECIES OF THIS ORDER BECAME EXTINCT 60 MILLION YEARS AGO. IT IS CALLED A LIVING FOSSIL. INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS MAY LIVE FROM 100 TO 200 YEARS. IT HAS A WELL-DEVELOPED THIRD EYE AND A ROW OF SPINES ALONG THE BACK.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: "KOI" ARE ORNAMENTAL, DOMESTICATED VARIETY OF THE COMMON CARP, CYPRINUS CARPIO. THESE FISH HAVE RECORDED LIVES OF 150 TO 226 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: “KOI” ARE ORNAMENTAL, DOMESTICATED VARIETY OF THE COMMON CARP, CYPRINUS CARPIO. THESE FISH HAVE RECORDED LIVES OF 150 TO 226 YEARS.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: DUCK-BILLED PLATYPUS, ORNITHORHYNCHUS ANATINUS, A MONOTREME, AN EGG-LAYING MAMMAL OF EASTERN AUSTRALIA AND TASMANIA. IT IS SEMIAQUATIC, HAS A DUCK-BILL SHAPED MUZZLE WITH NO TEETH, FEET ARE WEBBED, NO EARS, AND COVERED WITH DARK-BROWN FUR. COMBINES FEATURES OF A DUCK, BEAVER, AND OTTER. THEY HAVE SURVIVED SINCE AUSTRALIAN PLEISTOCENE, ABOUT 2 MILLION YEARS AGO.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: DUCK-BILLED PLATYPUS, ORNITHORHYNCHUS ANATINUS, A MONOTREME, AN EGG-LAYING MAMMAL OF EASTERN AUSTRALIA AND TASMANIA. IT IS SEMIAQUATIC, HAS A DUCK-BILL SHAPED MUZZLE WITH NO TEETH, FEET ARE WEBBED, NO EARS, AND BODY COVERED WITH DARK-BROWN FUR. COMBINES FEATURES OF A DUCK, BEAVER, AND OTTER. HAS MILK GLANDS TO NOURISH THE YOUNG. THEY HAVE SURVIVED SINCE AUSTRALIAN PLEISTOCENE, ABOUT 2 MILLION YEARS AGO.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - AGING AND LONGEVITY: THE BOWHEAD WHALE OF ALASKA. RIGHT WHALE OR BALAENA MYSTICETUS ORIGINATED IN THE EARLY TERTIARY OR UPPER CRETACEOUS PERIOD ABOUT 70 MILLION YEARS AGO. IT IS THE LONGEST LIVING MAMMAL AND INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS HAVE RECORDED 150 TO 200 YEARS OF LIFE.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – AGING AND LONGEVITY: THE BOWHEAD WHALE OF ALASKA. RIGHT WHALE OR BALAENA MYSTICETUS ORIGINATED IN THE EARLY TERTIARY OR UPPER CRETACEOUS PERIOD ABOUT 70 MILLION YEARS AGO. IT IS THE LONGEST LIVING MAMMAL AND INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS HAVE RECORDED 150 TO 200 YEARS OF LIFE.

The issue of Life-Span of plants and trees and of Human Life-Span need special consideration. In all animals, where the organism is formed by sexual reproduction, the beginning of life is defined by the formation of the fertilized egg cell or zygote. Very often, physical birth is considered to be the beginning of the Life-Span. The end or death of an organism is reflected in its inability to support its structural and functional organization that gives it a distinctive physical identity. This generation of Life by the union of an egg and sperm is a most remarkable event. In the entire Animal and Plant Kingdom where the organisms achieve reproduction sexually, the Generative Mechanism remains the same and is unchanged over millions of years. This Generative Potential of Sexual Reproduction is unaltered and it describes a most creative process that is involved in the beginning of all living creatures. In my view, the immutability of Life’s beginning is dependent upon the Unchanging Principle called Soul or Spirit.

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WHOLEDUDE – WHOLE ORIGIN

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SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION:

Creation refers to the beginning of things. The ideas and thoughts about creation serve as a basis for the orientation of man in the world and help to specify man’s place in the physical universe. The Doctrine of Creation is the basis to explain man’s status in nature. The act of creation involves to bring into being a new product and the production of the new thing requires application of imagination and the use of Power/Force/Energy. Creation has two aspects; 1. Freedom of Mind to imagine possibilities. It is associated with a power called ‘Inspiration’ that provides the stimulus to both creative thought and action, and 2. Freedom of Action that converts a mental ‘possibility’ into a physical ‘actuality’. The word ‘creative’ is often used to describe the quality or power of creating as seen in the actions of an author, actor, fashion designer, artist, or musician. A created object tends to be original, unique, distinctive, and exists as one of its own kind of object.

THE ORIGIN OF MAN – THE STATUS OF MAN:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION: SOCRATES - "KNOW THYSELF, AND YOU WILL KNOW THE UNIVERSE AND THE GODS."
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION: SOCRATES – “KNOW THYSELF, AND YOU WILL KNOW THE UNIVERSE AND THE GODS.”

There are three primary orders to describe the things that exist in the physical universe, and these are 1. God, 2. Soul, and 3. Matter. There is general disagreement about the existence of God and Soul and such disagreements need not impair our understanding of ‘Matter’. Man must understand what it is to be a substance and what it is to exist. Socrates had famously stated: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Man has to know the truth about himself.

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION: ARISTOTLE, THE FATHER OF SCIENCE - "THERE IS A SCIENCE WHICH INVESTIGATES BEING AS BEING AND THE ATTRIBUTES WHICH BELONG TO BEING IN VIRTUE OF ITS OWN NATURE."
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION: ARISTOTLE, THE FATHER OF SCIENCE – “THERE IS A SCIENCE WHICH INVESTIGATES BEING AS BEING AND THE ATTRIBUTES WHICH BELONG TO BEING IN VIRTUE OF ITS OWN NATURE.”

Science not only provides the knowledge that something is true, but also the reason why it is true. Aristotle in his treatise ‘ON THE SOUL’ stated, “To attain any assured knowledge about the soul is one of the most difficult things in the world.” At the same time, he suggested that the inquiry into the soul must extend beyond man to all living things. In his view, “The study of soul falls within the Science of Nature.” If God and Soul are difficult things to investigate, it is proper to investigate about man by seeking better understanding of ‘Matter’.

WHAT IS MATTER?

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION: WHAT IS MATTER??? Matter is an indispensable factor in the constitution of all physical things.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION: WHAT IS MATTER???  MATTER IS AN INDISPENSABLE FACTOR IN THE CONSTITUTION OF ALL PHYSICAL THINGS.

Matter is the whole substance of bodies. Matter is associated with the idea of quantity, the basic magnitudes such as mass, space, and time. That which is or has matter in it necessarily occupies space. If matter is divided into two kinds, sensible and insensible, it must be mentioned that the entire substance of sensible bodies consist of matter. It is matter which gives actuality to sensible bodies. Sensible bodies derive their being and all their attributes from the forms which matter assumes when its potentialities  are actualized. Hence, matter is an indispensable factor in the constitution of all physical, living things. Man is constituted by physical matter but his Identity and Individuality must be carefully understood. While Identity describes one-side of the coin, Individuality describes the second-side of the same coin. The outward appearance of an organism is called ‘Phenotype’. In case of man, the same individual shows different phenotypes in childhood, in adulthood, and in old age. The ‘Genotype’, on the other hand does not change during an individual’s life. While the phenotype is undergoing constant changes under the influence of time, and environment, man retains the experience of his identity in a relatively constant manner and hence always exists as an Individual with Individuality. The Doctrine of Creation, or The Law of Creation gives no choice, and there is no alternative and man is always born as a specific Individual who exists with Individuality.

THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION – THE DESCENT OF MAN:

SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE - THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION: CHARLES DARWIN(1809-92), A GREAT NATURAL SCIENTIST, IN HIS WORKS, THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES(1859), AND THE DESCENT OF MAN(1871) PROPOSED THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION TO DESCRIBE THE ORIGIN OF MAN.
SPIRITUALITY SCIENCE – THE DOCTRINE OF CREATION: CHARLES DARWIN(1809-92), A GREAT NATURAL SCIENTIST, IN HIS WORKS, THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES(1859), AND THE DESCENT OF MAN(1871) PROPOSED THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION TO DESCRIBE THE ORIGIN OF MAN.

Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is very interesting and it shares valid information based upon accurate observations. However, the concern is about the reasoning that was applied to explain as to why a thing is said to be true. What is the truth and reality of Evolution? What is the reasoning to explain Evolution as a fact or truth?  Firstly, as Aristotle had correctly observed, it must be noted that “Form has no separate existence but is immanent in matter.” It should not escape our attention, and we must acknowledge that one undivided, imperishable substance is seen within all diverse living entities. For all practical purposes, there is no ‘Evolution’ as all of the diverse, living entities consist of the same kind of living matter, material, or substance. Material substances undergo changes when they interact with other material substances but, I would not describe the ‘change’ as the permanent reality. In my view, the permanent reality is described by the unchanging nature of chemical elements or molecules in spite of their tendency to interact with other chemical elements or molecules. For example, the water molecule is in existence for over several billions of years without any fundamental change in its basic constitution and behavior. Similarly, all the chemical elements that combine to form the living matter, substance or material have retained their original nature and there is no ‘Evolution’ in their chemical interactions. The Theory of Evolution describes just one-side of the story and claims that ‘forms’ evolve and change under the influence of time and environment. At a fundamental level, the Theory of Evolution fails to explain the biological basis for the existence of any given living form. At no time in the entire Natural History, a living form has displayed any ability to exist without deriving support from its living matter. In other words, DNA that constitutes the Phenotype and the Genotype of any given living thing has no independent existence of its own. To explain the basis for existence, the Theory of Evolution may have to answer the following questions:

1. What is it existing?

2. Who is it existing?

3. Where is it existing?

4. When is it existing? and,

5. Why is it existing? 

If man answers the above questions, man would easily understand that he is existing on planet Earth since about the last 10,000 years and in Geological Science this Time Period is called ‘HOLOCENE EPOCH’. In conclusion, it may be acknowledged that the Universe is vast and man’s role in it is insignificant. Man’s great need is not only to know the world around him but also to know himself better and for this man has to understand the truth and reliability of his own cognitive powers.  The Doctrine of Creation could be stated as, “The reality called existence is established by the Unchanging Spiritual Nature of Matter in a constantly Changing World.”

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