Monday, 17 March 2014

[] Cat walks 2,000 miles across Australia to get home after owners relocate


That's one long walkabout! Cat walks 2,000 miles across Australia to get home after owners relocate


This brave cat is believed to have walked almost 2,000 miles across Australia to get back home.

Jessie the cat relocated with her owners from South Australia to a new home in the Northern Territory in March last year.

But soon after the family's move, Jessie went missing and is thought to have showed up at their old home over a year later.

Cat on a mission: Jessie the cat (pictured) is thought to have walked 2,000 miles through the Australian desert

Cat on a mission: Jessie the cat (pictured) is thought to have walked 2,000 miles through the Australian desert

'She was here for a couple of weeks and we thought she'd settled in, but soon afterwards Jessie disappeared', her owner Sheree Gale, 31, told Northern Territory News.

But Sheree is convinced her determined tabby left Berry Springs, just outside Darwin, and walked the distance back to her old home in Ungarra, on the Eyre Peninsula.



'I can't explain it. She hates getting into cars, so I think she has walked,' said Mrs Gale.

More than a year later, the new residents of the Gale's old home in Ungarra, South Australia, found a strange cat hanging around.

Gone walkabout: Jessie the cat is thought to have walked across Australia, from Darwin to Ungarra

Gone walkabout: Jessie the cat is thought to have walked across Australia, from Darwin to Ungarra

'I took a photo and sent it to Sheree, and she said it was definitely Jessie,' said Jenn Humby, who, for now, is looking after Jessie.

If the cat is Jessie, she would have either endured Australia's harsh desert or travelled via the coastal route, which would have taken even longer.

When Mrs Gale and her husband, Andre, flew up to Berry Springs, along with Jessie, they had left their other two cats behind with the owners of their old home.

The Gales believe the cats are all reunited now and are happy for Jessie to stay at their old home.

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[] Sankalpam and its meaning!



Amazing history of earth! 
Sankalpam and its meaning.


4,320,000 years. 
1000 such mahayugas comprise a day-time of Brahma also known as a Kalpa. 
The kalpa is ruled by 14 manus in succession. 
The reigning period of a manu is one manvantara which is 71.42 mahayugas.

There is an equivalent night-time of 4,320,000,000 years. The day-night of Brahma together constitutes one Brahma day (8.64 billion years). 360 Brahma days constitute a Brahma year while 360 years represent the lifetime of Brahma which is the life of the cosmos. Doing this simple calculation gives the age of the cosmos to be 311 trillion years. 

Carl Sagan, the noted scientist says in relation to this, ""The Hindu religion is the only one of the world's great faiths dedicated to the idea that the Cosmos itself undergoes an immense, indeed an infinite, number of deaths and rebirths. It is the only religion in which the time scales correspond, to those of modern scientific cosmology. Its cycles run from our ordinary day and night to a day and night of Brahma, 8.64 billion years long. Longer than the age of the Earth or the Sun and about half the time since the Big Bang. And there are much longer timescales still."

We are presently in the Sveta-Varaha kalpa in the reigning period of Vaivaswatha - the 7th manu. In this manvantara we are in the 28th mahayuga. As per our Cosmology, Brahma is supposed to have completed 50 Brahma years and is in his51st year. That is why he is called "Parardha-dvaya-jivin"(ie) he lives for two parardhas. A parardha is half.

Two halves make one. He is called so as he has completed one half of his tenure. These terminologies makes better sense in relation to the Sankalpa.

The actual Sankalpa mantra and its meaning runs like this

Dviteeya parardhe - in the 2nd half of Brhama's life

Svetavaraha kalpe - in the kalpaof Sveta-Varaha

Vaivaswatha manvantare - in the reigning period of the current manu Vaivaswatha

Ashta Vimsati tamey - in the 28th mahayuga of the current manavantara

Kaliyuge - in this kali yuga

Prathame Padhe - in the first quarter of this yuga

Jamboodveepe - this denotes the place where the ritual is performed. India

was known as Jambudveepa

Bharata Varshe, Bharata Kande -in the land of Bharat

Sakhabde Mero, Dakshine Parsve -to the South of the Meru mountain

Asmin Varthamane Vyavaharike -in the current period now reigning

Prabhavadi Shasti Samvatsaranam Madya - among the cycle of 60 years starting from 


.....Nama Samvatsare - the name ofthe year in the 60 year Hindu calendar

 Ayane - Dakshinayane (Aadito Marghazi) or Uttarayane (Thai to Aani)

 Ritou - denotes the 6 seasons or Ritus - Vasantha, Greeshma, Varsha, Sharadh, Hemantha 

                 and Shishira

 Maasey - one of the 12 Tamil months

 Pakshey - either Shukla Paksham (day after Amavasya till and including Pournami) or 

                      Krishna Paksham(day after Pournami till and including Amavasya)

 Subha Thithou - one of the 15 days between Pournami and Amavasya

                     (Prathama, Dvithiya, Trithiya,Chaturthi, Panchami, Shasti, Saptami,

                      Ashtami, Navami, Dasami,Ekadasi, Dwadashi, Trayodasi, Chaturdasi,

                      Pournami or Amavasya

 Vasara Yuktayam - one of the days of the week (Bhanu, Soma, Bhowma, Soumya, Guru, 

                     Brugu and Sthira)

 Nakshatra Yuktayam - the day's star or Nakshatram.

After saying the above the name of the ritual is said. The Paramacharya says the Sankalpam is 

a kind of record of what you performed with finer details going down to the day and location 

of the ritual. It seems to me the fore runner for a kind of book keeping or a system of 

maintaining minutes of a meeting.

Sankalpam: Detailed explanation

Let us understand the meaning of the phrases that the Sankalpam is comprised of. 
To understand the phrases in the Sankalpam we need to understand the concept of the 
Cosmic Cycle and Cosmic time calculations

Cosmic Cycle

Time, as per Hindu practices, has evolved and revolves around the life cycle of Brahma, the Creator. This is known as the Hindu Cosmic cycle. Cosmic cycles are infinitely recurring periods of the universe, comprising its creation, preservation and dissolution.

Time Calculations

We start by using a calendar year as the basis. Unless otherwise specified, year shall mean a Calendar Year. One year for humans represents one day for the divine beings. 360 such divine days make one divine year. 12,000 such divine years makes a Mahayuga comprising the 4 yugas of Krita, Treta, Dwapara and Kali yugas.

i.e. each Yuga comprises of the following calendar years:

• Kali yuga     --        432,000 years

• Dwapara yuga  -   864.000 years

• Treta yuga     ---   1,296,000 years

• Krita yuga ----       1,728,000 years.


Total for one Mahayuga (Also called Chatur Yuga) = 4,320,000 years or 4.32 million years.

72 Mahayugas constitutes one 'Manvantara' (i.e.) the life of a Manu, the law giver ( we are in the 28thMahayuga)

14 such Manvantaras make one dayor Kalpa of the Creator Brahma.

2 kalpas = 1 day and night of Brahma ( called Ahoratras )

360 ahoratras = 1 year of Brahma


Half the life span of Brahma, OR50 Brahma years. We are in the 51st Brahma Year, OR the second or Dwiteya Pararadhe

Two Parardhe : Life span of Brahma ie 100 years

After that, pralaya equal to the duration of 2 parardhas take place, and at its end, a new cycle starts.

Jamboo dveepey

Then , the Sankalpa refers to the geographical position of the place where the ritual is performed. This could be the historical or mythological name of the place. Sri Bhagavatham deals with the geography of the world in a great detail. It divides the world into seven dweepas. India is in Jambu dweepa and America in Krauncha dweepa.

Bharata varshey, Bharata:khandey, Sakhabde, mero: dakshiney parsvey

In the geographical part to the south of the Meru Mountain in the land of Bharata. Meru is the mythological heavenly mountain, and our planet Earth is south of it. Technically , this also means that this particular term merO:

dakshiNE pArSvE would be applicable to all parts of the world.

……nAma samvatsarE

Resuming the reference to time,the Sankalpa proceeds further as follows:

Samvatsaram is a Year. Hindu calendar has a 60 year cycle. Next year is Nandhana corresponding to the Year (2012 -2013)

……AyaNE (Ayanam)

As per calendars based on the solar system the year is divided into two halves in accordance with the movement of the sun, Northwards and Southwards. The former is termed Uttaraayanam and the latter Dakshinaayanam.

Dakshinayanam (6 months) – Aadi to Margazhi

Uttarayanam (6 months) - Thai to AaNi

……Ritou (Rithus)

The year is divided into 6 seasons or RITUS, which correspond to 2 months

each of the Lunar Calendar. These are as follows:

• Chithirai Vaikasi =Vasantha Rithu (March-April, April-May)

• Aani Aadi = Greeshama Rithu (May-June, June-July)

• Aavani Puratasi = Varsha Rithu (July-Aug, Aug-Sep)

• Iypasi Karthigai =Sharadh Rithu (Sep-Oct, Oct-Nov)

• Markazhi Thai = Hemantha Rithu (Nov-Dec, Dec-Jan)

• Masi Panguni = Shishira Rithou (February/March)

……Subha-tithau (Thithis)

These are days of the month calculated from the day after Pournami, till

Amavasya, or vice versa.

Pournami/Amavasya + 1: Prathama

+ 2. Dvithiya

+ 3. Trithiya

+ 4. Chaturthi

+ 5. Panchami

+ 6. Shashti

+ 7. Saptami

+ 8. Ashtami

+ 9. Navami

+ 10. Dasami

+ 11. Ekadasi

+ 12. Dvadashi

+ 13. Trayodasi

+ 14. Chaturdasi

+ 15. PourNami OR Amavasya

……mAsE (Months)

• Chitirai – Mesham April - May

• Vaikasi – Rishabam May – June

• Aani – Mithunam June - July

• Aadi – Kadakam July - August

• Aavani – Simham August - Sep

• Puratasi – Kannya Sep - Oct

• Iypasi – Tulam Oct - Nov

• Karthigai – Virchikam Nov -Dec

• Markazhi = Dhanur Dec - Jan

• Thai – Makaram Jan - Feb

• Masi – Kumbam Feb - March

• Panguni – Meenam March – April

…pakshE (Paksham)

Shukla Pakshe: day after Amavasya till and including Pournami

Krishna Pakshe: day after Pournami till and including Amavasya


……vAsara (days of a week)

• Sunday: Bhanu Vasara;

• Monday: Indu /Soma Vasara;

• Tuesday: Bhowma Vasara;

• Wednesday: Soumya Vasara;

• Thursday: Guru Vasara;

• Friday: Brugu Vasara;

• Saturday: Sthira Vasara

……nakshatra yuktAyAm (Nakshatram)

Aswani/ Aswinee ,

BharaNi/ apabharaNee ,

Kaarthikai/ Krutthikaa ,

ROhiNi/ ROhiNee ,

Mrugaseersham/ Mrugasiras ,

thiruvAdhirai/ AardhrA ,

Punarpoosam / PunarvasU ,

Poosam / Pushyam,

Aayilyam/. AaslEshA ,

Makam / MaghA ,

Pooram/ Poorvabhalgunee ,

Hastham/ HasthA ,

Chittirai/ ChithrA ,

SvAthi / SvAthee ,

VisAkam/ VisAkaa ,

anusham/ anurAdhA ,

KEttai/ JyEshtA ,

Moolam/ Moolaa ,

PoorAdam/ , PoorvAshADaa ,

UttharAdam/ UtthaAshAdaa ,

ThiruvONam/ SravaNam ,

Avittam/ Dhanishtaa ,

Sathayam/ Sathabhishak ,

PorrattAthi/ Poorvabhadhra ,

UttharattAdhi/UthrabhdhrA ,

Revathy/REvathee .


The following is a worked out example of the Sankalpam. 

This is for Yajur Upakarma for Saturday,16th August, 2008. The Ritual Year was

Sarvadhari,it was Dakshinayane (since it was Adi month) Kataka Mase, the ritual name for the 

month ofAdi, Shukla Pakshe since it was pournami and paksham would change the nextday, 

Pourniasyam, the name for Pournami,and since it was Saturday, it was Sthira vaasa. The star 

of the day was Sravana.

SrI govinda govindagovinda!  asya SrI-bhagavata:  mahA purushasya

vishNor AgjnayA   pravartamAnasya   aadhya brahmaNa:  dviteeya-parArdhE

SrI-SvEtha-varAha-kalpE,   vaivasvatha-manvantarE,  kaliyugE,

prathamE pAdE,  Jamboo dveepE,  BhArata varshE,  Bharata: khaNDE,  SakAbde:,

merO: dakshiNE pArSvE  asmin vartamAnEvyAvahArikE,  PrabhavAdi shashTi 

samvatsarANAmmadhyE  Sarvadhaari Naamasamvathsare  Dakshinaayane

greeshma rithou  kataka Maase  Sukhla Pakshe  Pournamaasyaam subhathithou

sthira vaasara  SravaNa Nakshathra  SrI-vishnu-yOga,  SrI-vishnu-karaNa,

Subha-yOga, Subha-karaNa,  Yevam guNa,-viSeshaNaviSishTAyAm,  asyAm ……

AsyAm Subha-tithou,

SrI-Bhagavad-AjnayA, Sri Bhagavat-kainkarya-roopam

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[] Health Care>. Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils is another name for Trans-Fatty Acids



Why Hydrogenated Oils Should be Avoided at All Costs submitted by Dr. Donald 

Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils is another name for Trans-Fatty Acids
If you're really concerned about getting healthy and staying that way, then you have to be very concerned about what you're putting into your body.
This means not only avoiding fast foods and other known junk foods, but it means that you have to be very aware of one of the worst of the more than 6000 chemicals that are added to foods today.
Most of these chemicals have negative side effects and a number of them are known health destroyers.
One of the worst of these is hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils.

All processed chemicals that are used in foods have seriously detrimental effects on human health and energy levels and have no place in the modern human diet

To highlight this, let's take hydrogenated oils and see what this substance really is and why it's so incredibly bad for you.
Hydrogenated oils are oils that are often healthy in their natural state, but are quickly turned into poisons through the manufacturing and processing they undergo.
They take these naturally healthy oils and they heat it anywhere from five hundred to one thousand degrees under several atmospheres of pressure.

They then inject a catalyst into the oil for several hours.
The catalyst is typically a metal such a nickel, platinum or even aluminum.
As this bubbles up into the oil the molecular structure changes and increases in density and rearranges it's molecules so that instead of a liquid at room temperature we now have either semi-solid or solid oil.
This creates either partially hydrogenated or fully hydrogenated oils.

The molecules in this new product are now closer to cellulose or plastic than to oil.
In fact hydrogenated oil is only one molecule away from being plastic.
When you eat anything containing this material, just as the oil is now thicker and more viscous (dense), so too does your blood become thicker and more viscous right along with it.
The heart now has to work so much harder to pump blood throughout the system.
This is one of the major ways that consuming hydrogenated oils contributes to high blood pressure.

As you can imagine, this thicker blood with this gummy substance flowing with it can easily lodge in the arteries and build up the arterial plaque.
It doesn't take anywhere near as much time as you may think for this to occur.
Some studies have shown that negative health effects of eating processed foods occurs within only minutes of consuming such foods.

Studies have shown that such oils contribute to high cholesterol because it actually scars the internal walls of the arteries.
This is due to the nickel that is often used in the hydrogenation process.
This causes the body to then produce cholesterol to heal the walls of the arteries which is one reason that the plaque builds up on the arterial walls.
As the walls are continually scarred this slowly shrinks the opening for blood to flow through making the heart work much harder, placing a great strain on the heart and eventually wears the heart out.
This thicker blood which has a harder time pumping through the arteries and up to the brain.
Hydrogenated oils can slow the micro circulation of blood through the brain further causing various emotional and physical ailments such an Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ADHD and muddled thinking just to name a few.
Remember also that one of the metals sometimes used in the hydrogenation process is aluminum which has been linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease in a number of studies.

There are stories of doctors who performed surgery and found several inches of a thick fatty substance in patient's arteries.
Later this was identified to be the fatty, hydrogenated oil laden fast food breakfast of that patient the day before surgery.
Not a pleasant thought at all.

Hydrogenated oils are great as preservatives precisely because all the enzymatic activity in the oil has been neutralized during the hydrogenating process.
Remember that this hydrogenated oil is only one molecule away from plastic and plastic does not breakdown, it lasts for millennia which is one reason that even our oceans are starting to turn to plastic.

If un-hydrogenated oils put into foods they would go bad very fast.
This would increase the cost to the manufacturer.
That's because natural oils have enzymatic activity occurring in them which is what causes them and all foods to rot at room temperature.
Any food that does not rot at room temperature is considered a "dead" food and should not be consumed.
In fact the faster a food goes bad, the healthier they usually are.
That's because the enzymatic activity which causes the foods to rot at room temperature also means that the enzymatic activity within your own body will be greater as well.
Food is basically meant to digest itself so eating foods high in natural enzymes such as fresh vegetables, fruits and other raw foods means less stress on your own digestive system.
The more enzyme dead food and ingredients you consume, the more your own body has to create and use up its own food enzymes during digestion.
This places a large strain on your internal organs, especially the pancreas which has to create the necessary food enzymes for digestion.
An overworked pancreas is actually one of the major causes of type II diabetes which is basically pancreatic failure.

Trying to digest this plastic-like hydrogenated oil takes a massive amount of enzymes and energy from the system.
But the body never really succeeds because this material is not natural and it's a substance that the body is not designed to absorb.
Such foreign substances often cause false immune response which place a great strain on the immune system and decreases overall immunity.

As the body sends more enzymes (digestive acids) into the stomach to try and digest this plastic like oil, the internal stomach temperature rises.
This is another way that these unhealthy oils can lead to cancer.
It can take thousands of degrees to break down plastic.
The body is often only partially successful at breaking down and digesting hydrogenated oils.

The Cell Wall

Cell walls are normally made up of healthy oils such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats, also known as essential fatty acids (EFA's) found in fish oils and grass fed and finished meats.
The walls of your cells are the cells defense mechanism so it's crucial that they have sufficient EFA's in the cell wall.
This is what allows nutrients and waste matter to pass in and out the call yet keeps foreign invaders and pathogens out.

Once hydrogenated oils reach the cell, they try to assimilate them into the make up of the cell wall.
Without sufficient EFA's, the cells are now forced to use this destructive hydrogenated oil into its cellular matrix to make up the difference.
What's worse is that this new cell wall now made up of hydrogenated oils is virtually useless and this compromises the very function of the cell wall.

The presence of hydrogenated oils in the cell walls actually prevents nutrients from entering the cell but at the same time allowing pathogens, microbes and viruses to pass through.
It also prevents waste material getting out of the cell.
Between the nutrients that are kept out of the cell and the waste matter that is now trapped in the cell, the cell often mutates or dies which can lead to cancer, tumors or other serious health issues.

Tips to Avoid Hydrogenated Oils

To help avoid hydrogenated oils, most of your foods should be raw and as close to their natural state as possible.
This means more fruits and vegetables including organic local meats as fresh as possible.
The more real foods from nature that you eat, the less packaged and processed foods you'll consume.
It's the packaged and processed foods that are most likely to be made with hydrogenated oils to help increase their shelf life.

This really means a change in the way that we think about food and what we classify as food.
True foods are those from nature, in their natural pristine state, not those that come out of a factory or a box.
You can't rely on the government or any other source to tell you what is ok to put into you or your families body.

It absolutely means becoming a label reader and checking everything you buy that's packaged and processed.
You especially want to make sure that hydrogenated oils and other negative ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup are not listed as ingredients, even on packages that have the word "organic" on the box.

Just because a package has the word organic on the label doesn't mean that it's necessarily a healthy food.
Packaged and processed foods with organic on the box would really be considered "less damaging" but not truly healthy.
To be truly healthy means that a food is full of enzymes, phytonutrients, and life force with all their natural vitamins and minerals present.
Enzymes are actually more important than any vitamin, mineral or other nutrient since all processes that occur in the body must have sufficient supplies of enzymes to do their job.
Foods that have had their enzymes destroyed are automatically classified as "dead foods"

Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils are absolutely one of the worst ingredients being put into the modern food supply today for the many reasons stated.
This is an ingredient that must be totally avoided at all costs. This is especially important if you're looking to recover your health in any form.

Beware that eating out in restaurants can pose just as great a health risk as packaged and processed foods do.
That's because many restaurants use hydrogenated oils in nearly everything they prepare.
This is another reason that eating out too often can have very negative health effects.

The best solution is to prepare your own foods at home as often as you can and getting as far away from a processed food diet as possible.
This way you know exactly what you're putting into your body and not leaving it up to modern manufacturers of today's so called "foods" that have no concern for your health or well being at all.
PS: Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils is another name for Trans-Fatty Acids

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