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An Obituary printed in the London Times – Interesting and sadly rather true

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend,

Common Sense,

who has been with us for many years.

No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: –

Knowing when to come in out of the rain; –

Why the early bird gets the worm; –

Life isn’t always fair; –

and Maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies—

don’t spend more than you can earn—

and reliable strategies–adults, not children, are in charge.

and ultimately one person has to finally coordinate to be answerable 

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate;

Teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch;

and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further

when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live

as the churches became businesses;

and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating

when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live,

after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death,

by his parents, Truth and Trust,

by his wife, Discretion,

by his daughter, Responsibility,

and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 step brothers;

I Know My Rights

I Want It Now

Someone Else Is To Blame

I’m A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him,

pass this on.

If not,

join the majority and do nothing.

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Strong Will

Will of a person is unique in nature

Depends on many issues in creature

              Normal persons too, depend on mood

             Mood is complex, be nicely understood

Dependent on chemical called serotonin

Balanced levels must, to prevent rotting

            Manic depressive psychosis is a disease

            Will and mood vary, never them tease

Moods sometimes high, sometimes low

Difficult life, varies between fast or slow

              Look for the happier side of life, always

             Sad choices avoided, many are the ways

Strong will or determination is a habit

Need to built from childhood bit by bit

             Emotions and logic are function of brain

             There seat is different, one need to train

Emotions help us to enjoy and feel

These are also part of person’s zeal

            Logic is placed upper in our mind

            Emotions drive us, be peaceful kind

Company of a partner be respected

Need to be rational while selected

              Proper choices, actions and care

              Be on top of world and a player

 

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Being Attractive – Role of Hormones

 

Attraction of our body to other gender is partly dependent on certain chemicals in our body. These lead on to certain fragrance in our breath because of pheromones. Our thinking also is partly because of these hormones.

 What are these hormones? Hormones are chemicals formed in our body. There are many types of hormones. Females and males have some different hormones. These play a role in making our body attractive to opposite gender.

 Why should we know about hormones? This knowledge will help you in becoming more attractive and sexy. Not only that you become more attractive by having better hormone levels, but also that we are getting trapped in lot of problems because of lack of knowledge about their role.

 Males are males partly because of Testosterone. Good levels of testosterone are essential for making you males, healthy, attractive, muscular, bony and properly potent. Yes boys! I have written ‘making you males’ because levels of testosterone in our body are important at every stage of our life, even when we are developing in our mothers’ body. 

The hormones related with gender related functions are called sex hormones. Sex hormones are the centre of strength of our body. They play a role in building muscles and bone strength in both genders. Testosterone helps in making males having better masculine characters. 

Females have more complex hormones to make them feminist. There are four hormones in females: – Estrogen, Progesterone, FSH and LH. Each of these helps in performing complex functions in our body. But we must remember that any derangement in levels of these hormones may make us less attractive, less fertile and less feminine. There is a phenomenon in females similar to potency in males. It can not be stressed more, that it is very essential to have proper levels of these hormones in our body.

 What can be done to perform better as males and females?

Many of the actions are common to both.

 STRESS

Stress harms both genders, especially girls in many ways including their feminine potentials. But problem is that stress is more common in females. This can lead to a group of diseases called polycystic ovarian syndrome (also PCOS) in girls. This is defective egg formation and is a common cause of  infertility.

 EXERCISE

Physical exercise is very important in keeping proper levels of hormones in our body. It not only keeps you healthy, mentally and physically efficient, but also essential in making us attractive.

 DIET

Dietary habit is another very important balance which makes or mars our life. We must know in detail about diet to keep ourselves attractive. 

BODY MASS

Body mass is another sphere of knowledge and alertness required to keep us attractive. This is calculation of our weight according to our height and physique. It is also about being more muscular or fatty.

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Religion and Science

 

 

 

Aims of religion and science are different, but partly common. While science is evidence based analysis of the life and objects; the religion aims at guiding the humanity to universal good and brotherhood. 

Basic difference between the two is in objectives and methodology. Science is limited knowledge, but factual at any given moment of time. Religion on the other hand, may be factual or otherwise, but aims to convince and guide the humanity to a positive goal. Since the aims and problems are different; so are the prescriptions. 

Both have their relevance to this universe. Both are vital and continuously changing. Changes too are different in modes in both. While all aspects of science are continuously being researched and updated, religion is based on faith and hence has its roots in emotions. Since faith is partly based on emotions, it may not be always scientifically appropriate. Religious beliefs are started in family, at childhood age and strengthened throughout life. These are difficult to change even with logic.   

Though most of the religious preachers may not always be able to keep up with emerging scientific truths, but practices and preferences of people over the years get changed according to changing times. 

Certain beliefs, like existence of God, which may not be having any scientific basis, but are essential ingredient of religion, keep on perpetuated in human mind through generations. 

So are many other associated religious practices associated with different religions, which perpetuate simply because these were initiated by some founder and are still relevant or at least not harmful. 

Both continue to serve, science as founder of facts and religion as a coordinator between mind, body, spirit, self, society, nation and universe. But religions must not fight each other. Basically all religions are alike and want people to work for over all benefit of the society. 

The article is comment to  A Contemporary Religion

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Gyan, Karma and Bhakti Yoga

Lord Krishna The Preacher of Gita

The  Gyan Yog has been spelt by various writers as Jnana Yog also. But Gyan Yoga appears to me the right translation of Knowledge in Hindi. 

Karma is required to be done physically. So, all acts, requiring primarily physical execution are dealt in Karma Yog. Though Karma yog requires best mental function too, but here physical work is supreme. They are usually the rulers, fighters, sportsman etc.

 The knowledge part, observation, investigation, inference, discussions, decisions, decision between right or wrong and all acts requiring primarily cerebral functions, are classified under Gyan (Jnana) Yog. They are the teachers and consultants.

Bhakti yog is happiness through emotions or limbic cortex and service. This relates to complete submission on the part of individual to anybody whom he thinks devoted to. He may be God as per person’s own thinking or any individual the person finds devoted to. Here spirit of service is supreme rather than perfection in mental or physical activity. 

Physically or mentally capable persons, in a position to do socially required tasks, doing their work in best possible way, working honestly, truthfully and with a service above self motive, are supposed to pursue Karma Yog or Gyan Yog. These two categories require highest degree of mental or physical perfection and responsibility. They are rulers and teachers in their sphere of activity. 

Third category, I think is for personalities, who can not take to first two paths, because of age or other reasons. This category also provides peace and Moksha to persons who followed first two paths in their prime life and have now retired from these paths. 

Three paths are intimately intermixed to generate various paths with varying percentage of each three. The three paths are suitable for different types of personalities or stages in life.

Moksha is probably the complete satisfaction after which there is no desire to know or achieve physically in life. As per Lord Krishna one can achieve Moksha in all three ways.

 I will welcome  readers’ wisdom to rectify my shortcomings in understanding facts of life.

This piece is in response to  

  • Self-realisation and Self-analysis of Karma, Jnana and Bhakti Yoga  by learned Dr. M C Panda
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    Staying Healthy

    Trio! Perfect Recipe for Happiness

    Rainy season is time for increased infections for the people. The frequency of boils and wound infections is more because of high humidity and moderate temperature, which are fit for bacterial growth.

    This season should be a reminder for toning immune system of our body. High fiber diet like brown bread, fresh fruits, clean water and a balanced diet are essential requirements for body to tone up.

    One of very useful ingredient to stay healthy in monsoon is exercise. Exercise gears up all systems of body including the immune system. The benefits of diet are increased manifold with exercise. It boosts proper oxygenation of body by using full capacity of lungs. Increased blood flow helps in supplying proper nutrients to various parts of body.

    Exercise has a positive impact on brain and is good booster psychologically. It helps by releasing positive hormones in the body. It is important for all ages and person should do suitable exercises for his age and body capacity. It is a good mental relaxant.

    Adolescents and adults should focus on high value exercise like aerobics, games like foot ball, hockey etc. Dancing is best for girls, though it mixes pleasure and exercise for both sexes.

    Walking, yoga and light exercises in old age are best mode of rejuvenating body. Having a stroll in park, watching nature and animals play, learning benign methods of being happy from children and animals are a good source of happiness and toning immune system of body.In short, the importance of exercise for our body can not be over emphasized.

    How to stay healthy in monsoon

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    Compare and Enjoy

     

    Men Will Always be Men!

    Looking for happiness in this world. Best way is to compare and enjoy life. See the eyes of the boy in photograph, who is enjoying some other scene, while the lady wants his attention somewhere else. Center of enjoyment of these two persons, speaks a lot. It is a good scene to be compare the interests of two genders and it is amusing too.

    As per a news report in Times of india today, part of which is, “a pregnant woman in UP has only 1 in 42 chances of survival during and immediately after pregnancy as compared to 1 in 500 for her counterparts in Kerala”.

    Health scene is undoubtedly bad in UP, but definitely can nowhere in this world, be as bad as projected to be, in this report. Though there appears to be some reporting error, but I was amused at the fact that present status is far better. 

     
     

    Comparisons are the most useful and funniest things in this world. If we want to talk of doing progress, setting targets for ourselves or want to analyze, than comparisons are the best answers. But these are a great source of amusement too.

    In another comparison, India was placed 78th in best countries’ list. Though methods of study were not clear, but India definitely has more happy people than many of the countries placed above it. Best strategy is to compare a few parameters and make your readers happy.

    According to another report ‘a lady slept with twenty persons in her effort to get pregnant, in England.’  Which is a bad scene? UP or England? In India nobody has yet been reported to do that for getting pregnant. Unmarried mother is another frequent scene in west.

    Organisms are being produced in this world according to natural laws. The organisms react with their environment, live life and get back to the constituents, they were made of. In between they leave many comparisons of sorts. Why should we bother and compare the lives of so many people taking birth and dying.

    Take another life still on this earth. One of the presidents of a very powerful nation was tried for getting perverse sexual pleasures from an intern in office.

    Similarly we can find so much money in India to loot that “Kalmadies” can win largest numbers of Nobel prizes for India.

    So which is poor country?  In which a president needs intern for perversions or in which there are maximum number of ‘Potential Nobel Prize winners?’

    Then compare two persons:

    A person who has responsibility of a country on his shoulders, has to think, execute, contest, bear so much criticism in press or otherwise, face the media persons, win or lose the highest office of his country and 

    a person living a happy retired life, playing with children. 

    Though everybody has to do the job coming his way, but comparisons are a great source of inspiration as well as amusement too. 

  • ‘UP riskiest place for women to give birth’
  • India at 78th spot on Newsweek’s best country list
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