Many people ask…… is there life after death ?
answer is…… Yes ….Yes….. and Yes…..
Either people believe there is current or people do not believe there is current.
Knowing the current is religion ,
knowing the use of current is science,
Believing…. and not believing ………both are philosophies.
All the philosophies after the holy people were made to benefit the common humans and humanity to make life beautiful and to communicate different findings of nature ( Science ) , the medium of philosophies was used looking to that particular time, country , people, geographical conditions and the situations existing in those particular areas.
You can find out from the following examples that most of the rituals in all the existing philosophies were practical solutions of those situations in that particular time.
Imagine civilizations in sand desert before 1000 years in hot climatic conditions ….vast sea of sand all around, no water …..,no trees…………,no rivers,…….. a person dies…….. . For disposal of dead body suggest a way……….
One of the possible scientific way is to dig sand which is easy and put it inside the ground and put a respect stone above ground so no body should dig there again like Islamic culture and some more cultures. Other possible scientific way is to put dead body on a high tower for natural disintegration to happen like Zoroastrian culture.
Now imagine civilizations in tropical and subtropical climatic conditions in mountains and near rivers plains before thousands of years plenty of trees and water rivers so possible scientific way could be to burn dead bodies or throw the bodies in rivers after observing last rites like Indian Hinduism culture and some more cultures with mixed scientific climatic requirements.
Now imagine civilizations in the extreme cold conditions year around and in partial cold and rain conditions before thousands of years with plenty of trees and rivers and without also so one of the possible scientific way could be to have wooden coffins , put the dead body inside observing last rites and put inside the ground and a respect stone above ground so no body should dig there again like Christian culture and some more cultures.
So try to analyse every rituals which were basic needs of that particular time and possible medium of communications to spread new findings of nature (science ) was only through these philosophies which were named as religion or say were made to provide better way of life.
Religion in short is like sea where all the rivers of different philosophies could merge to have same level.
Science is to know nature, religion is to know God .
Science and religion are two ends of one chain only.
When I die……..
Use electric crematorium and burn no tree….
As tree can sustain and support further lives
And even mine if I come back on earth…..
Burn no tree as smoke creates pollution.
When I die……..
O God !…… it should not rain, nor it be very hot or cold……
..so people should not suffer.
When I die……..
Donate my body and parts,
Eyes to light someone’s life.
When I die……..
Please, Do not cry….
As a journey has finished and
another has commenced.
this article inspired by above poem by Chander Shekhar
we will understand with the role of a mother and a nurse……
The nurse performs the work as duty….but mother performs the work as ….Dharma or worship of work……so role of nurse is ritual or practical….and role of mother is spiritual……so three letters…..s p i missing in ritual…..s means sensitiveness…..p as prayer…work as prayer of God….i means inspirations…..so any work which has sensitive prayer inspirations is spiritual….and rest could be practical or ritual..
Vedanta vision say….food is God….and cooking is one of the finest spiritual prayer of God…..
one of my friend is a great classical singer….
one day she ask me how can she improve the music ?…..
I tell her to cook meal at least once a week….
cooking is sensitiveness and oneness of senses….
God is in every atom so worship of work starts
with cleaning…to cooking…..a meal created with love brings taste of God….
and accept food as grace of God….
cooking and eating meal this way is spiritual…..
Prepare a (potato dish ) alu pratha or chapati at home and order the same from a restaurant….. leave them for one hour…..both are made with same materials……now which one we can eat….home or the restaurant ?…..and why ?
we will always eat the pratha/chapatti which has been prepared at home. While cooking the meal our love, dedication is involved so the home food has longer life and the pratha remains soft not only till the evening…..but till next morning…..
the cook in the restaurant makes ….this as duty…..
taste and softness will depend on the love and devotion of the cook towards own work….
with modern time inner love is decreasing and this reduces the life of the food…..
so food becomes hard….hardness is symbol of insensitivity…
hence we will not like to eat this paratha……
this work can be termed as practical and ritual…..
working like a robot…no or little emotions…
that is the reason music, art, and wisdom last for thousand of years
like…Veda , Gita, temples, Taj Mahal……
all these are worship of work with love….this is spiritual…..
enjoy worship of work….breath to breath ….that is spiritual living…..
freedom to right copy and share
Cosmos is dream of divine cosmic spirit many refer as God and dreams connects body,mind, soul and spirit.
As humans do not remember their childhood from birth till three to four years of age and a child remains in the union of right and left brain, the state of now or present forming mirror to cosmic spirit many refer as God , till this union last no stress , no memory , pure happiness, what many refer as taste of God….SAT CHIT ANAND……..eternal happiness
The part of the brain that controls rational functions (cerebral cortex) is made up of two halves, left brain and right brain. They are connected to each other by a thick cable of nerves at the base of each brain which is called the corpus collosum. The corpus collosum allow messages’to pass between these two brain. You can think of it as an Ethernet cable or network connection between two giant processors, each running different programs from the same input.
For some reason, our left and right brain control the opposite side of our bodies so the right brain controls our left side and processes what we see in our left eye while the left brain controls the right side and processes what our right eye sees.
These two brain has different ways of thinking. The left brain is verbal and processes information in an analytical and sequential way, looking first at the pieces then putting them together to get the whole. Our logic and reasoning skills come from this half as do number skills. We use this side of brain to recognising friend’s face in a crowd or lining up words to make a sentence.
By contrast, the right brain is visual and processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous way, concentrated on the broad and background picture then the details. The researchers believed it had a panoramic focus that made it good at seeing general connections. The right side is where spatial imagery comes from. Art appreciation comes from this half. This hemisphere was best able to represent the relative position of objects in space and to handle the emotional and metaphorical aspects of speech.
In a neat and complementary division of labour, one side of the brain thought and saw in wide-angle while the other zoomed in on the detail. Our personality can be thought of as a result of the degree to which these left and right brains interact. It is a simplification to identify left brain types who are very analytical and orderly. We likewise certainly know of the artistic, unpredictability and creativity of right brain types. As people get older, they use one side more than the other half.
So, is it better to be right brained or left brained? Though right brain or non-verbal thinking is often regarded as more creative, there is no right or wrong here. It is merely two different ways of thinking. One is not better than the other because each side has its own function and responsibilities. What’s important is to be aware that there are different ways of thinking, knowing your natural preference is. If it is strongly verbal (left brain) rather than visual (right brain), being open to trying new approaches which deliberately approach painting or drawing in a right brain way. Research into the operation of the right and left hemispheres shows that the effective processing of information requires access to both as they complement each other.
woman because of gender has a natural inclination towards right brain which is feminine in nature represents the soul.
man because of gender has a natural inclination towards left brain which is masculine in nature represents body.
as we grow in age ,shift occurs from cosmic spirit awareness to soul awareness to mind awareness and to body awareness in a fluid manner……. gap widens between right and left brain and journey into the world mind, material and memories of joy and sorrow and gradual loss of happiness that invaluable taste of God, which we want to replenish with values of the material world without understanding the nature of cosmic spirit many refer as God.
( in our sleep this cycle get reversed everyday by beta,alpha, theta,and delta brain waves last resulting into spirit awareness sleep )
left hand governed by right brain represents the “soul”.
right hand governed by left brain represents “body”.
fold them together for prayer to experience oneness that is present and taste of God…..and eternal happiness.
that is namaste (eastern greeting gesture ) to bow to God in oneself.
Happiness is prayer and thanks to Cosmic spirit….we call by the name we like….OM , ALLAH , GOD, …..and millions more….
Foot note :-
read first as introduction ….zero = research = zero =1