Saturday, August 18, 2018

Interesting stuff.

1. Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect.

    Dr Ian Stevenson, MD is the author of the book. Children who claim to remember a previous life        have been found in many parts of the world, particularly in the Buddhist and Hindu countries of          South Asia, among the Shi'ite peoples of Lebanon and Turkey, the tribes of west Africa and the          American northwest.

     Dr Stevenson has collected over 2,600 reported cases of past-life memories of which 65 detailed         reports have been published. Specific information from the children's memories has been
     collected and matched with the data of their claimed former identity, family, residence and the             manner of death. Writing as a specialist in psychiatry and as a world renowned scientific
     investigator of reported paranormal events, Stevenson asks the west to suspend their tendencies
     to disbelieve in reincarnation and consider the burgeoning record of cases now available. The
     book summarises Stevenson's findings which are presented in full in the multi-volume work
     entitled Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth

2. Culture and Attire.

    Culture and ways of living are not static - but tend to revolve with time. Social mores, ways of
    dressing, the kind of places we live in, the food we eat - all changed as we moved from the First
    Wave (Agrarian) societies to Second Wave (Industrial Revolution type manufacturing) societies -
    and will evolve further as some select segments transit to niche products.

    In agrarian societies, multiple layers of loose clothing that covered the entire body along with head
    cover were the norm - aim was protection from insects, snakes, agri particles, etc. When people
    transitioned towards manufacturing, they changed over to tighter, lighter clothing - heat from
    machines; layered and loose clothing snagged in machines.


On the Kerala front everyone said, "We all were petrified looking at the rising waters....till the Army came.....smiling......their actions were so reassuring......that we forgot all our fears and calmed down....the Army even set up camps for motivation and cheering up kids who are missing school! The moment the TV cameras arrive the Army disappears and the idiotic, publicity hungry politicians take over.....My uncle asked a Colonel why they move away from the limelight. To which he smiled and said our light is with you......when you're at peace, our lives light up and will be lit up till lights are temporary".

Many eyes were moist when they heard this!                                

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