The living state of a human body consists of the five basic elements called ‘panch tattva’ and the five basic streams of vital force called pancha prana. Panchatattva constitutes the physical body and pancha prana creates the mental (subtle) body. The flow of electricity in a circuit is generated by the connection of the two complementary currents – positive and negative. The life cycle of a human being also continues to revolve with the help of two ‘wheels’ viz. physical and mental bodies. The collective contribution of these components cannot be compared to anything in Nature. The known, as well as the deciphered, structural and functional features of the human body are enormous. Deeper analysis of a human brings out more and more amazing results and shows newer layers of mysteries in created by god almighty.The supreme level of acumen, pure intelligence, afflatus and absolute discretness of mind is described in the spiritual scriptures as ratambara pragya. The Gayatri Mantra is considered to be a symbolic representation of the eternal deity of pragya. Incarnation of this level of intelligence guarantees absolute peace, eternal bliss, virtuous prosperity and divine culmination in life. The civilization and cultural developments acquired in the modern age, as described above, are the outcomes of the efficient use of only about 7% of the powers of intellectual and scholarly brains since the present and past few centuries. This is a worldly use of the awakened power of human brain. About 93% of its capabilities still remain unused. This hidden potential is about 13 times more than the creative power of brain ever used by the most intelligent person of the present era. If awakened and used for the higher purposes of spiritual elevation, this potential would prove to be 1300 times more beneficial in giving rise to the collective evolution of human consciousness.
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As the level of the consciousness sublimates, the human mind gets attracted towards greater ideals of humanity and realizes the need for rousing his inner strength. In the subtle states of consciousness our brain begins to unravel the domains of spirituality. However, only a handful of people reach this awakened state. In a vast majority the activities of the brain revolve around the ever increasing desires for materialistic gains, sensual pleasures and egoistic ambitions. The aspirations of such people reflect the infancy of their intellect. Creative motivation and determined efforts towards a goal, even if it is triggered by ambitions, certainly makes more use of the brain energy as compared to that in regulating the normal motor and sensory functions of our body. Still it is negligible in view of the remaining potential of the human brain.
Higher level quests and aspirants of elevation stimulate further activities in their brain. But, this also pertains to the superficial level acquisition and use of knowledge that can be accomplished by improvement of behavioral aspects and refinement of talents by intensive training and sincere perseverance. You cannot reach the deeper layers of consciousness and mental faculties, which are unraveled by the spiritually elevated scholars and yogis. The intellect of a spiritually enlightened person gradually reaches a level equivalent to that of the siddha purusas and rishis – the perfect beings.
If these aspects of human brain are considered, the coliseum of developments and advancement of civilization of the modern era would appear to be a child’s play. The human brain has an immense potential to create what could be regarded as astonishing, in comparison with highest kinds of creative achievements of the present times. The spiritual practices (sadhana/meditation) described in the ancient Indian scripture were devised as experimental methods for systematic training towards the realization and rousing of the otherwise dormant capabilities of the brain. An ordinary person can reach the exceptional levels of great personalities, saints and rishis with the help of disciplined and dedicated endeavors of sadhana.
The structural complexity, functional adaptability and potentials of different sense organs give a glimpse of the magnificent systems that could be constructed in the jada (materialistic) part of nature. The structure and function of the cells, tissues, neurons, biochemical transports through cell membranes, genetic regulations,secretion of hormones etc., all appear similar to the unlimited activities of a mysterious wonderland. The marvelous functioning of the internal organs like heart, liver, kidneys etc., gives us an impression as if the essence of all the knowledge and power existing in Nature has been perfectly used by an absolutely efficient ‘engineer’ in the construction of the human body. In normal course, the human body performs only the routine tasks, which are essential for its survival. However, if given a chance with appropriate training and control, this natural instrument could be used to conduct supernatural activities as well.
The hilarious performances of great personalities in different fields of history prove that this small body of flesh and bones contains tremendous power. This power generally remains dormant and is therefore not manifested in most people. If awakened, this latent power grows and expands like a huge tree from a tiny seed. Its focused development cultivates supernatural capabilities in the targeted components of our body. The automatic regulation and use of the proper instruments make the pancha tatvas, a possibility by the consciousness generated from the prana. The chetana (consciousness) of human being is the ‘driver’ of the vehicle of his body. The splendid structure of the body is of no use if there is no prana in maintenance of a healthy survival of the body.Its potentials depend on the level of one’s consciousness. Even a slight imbalance in the consciousness or disharmony between the consciousness (mind) and the jada (physical) body might cause irreparable loss in terms of physical mental health.
Although the body of a lethargic, foolish or insane person is normal and healthy, his wanted consciousness may disturb his life drastically – leading to untoward consequences. The tendencies and manifestations of the jada (material) and certain (conscious) components of nature are entirely different. The commingling of the two however, gives rise to a third stream of power which is very specific and even super seeds the potentials of its individual constituents. As the combinations of two chemicals transmutes both and produces a third new chemical, the combination of physical world and consciousness similarly manifests itself into a unique creation – such as a human being. The power of consciousness is present in every organ, every cell of our body.
However, the center of its functional manifestation resides in the core of our brain. The spontaneous activities inside the regulator of a human body are so complex and large in number that it can be called a Pandora’s box – full of mysteries. The human brain is a magical creation of the Omniscient. The varieties of tasks that can be simultaneously performed by this system in short time intervals of millisecond-to millisecond, indicate the presence of a Supernatural Power of the Almighty in a worldly creation. The routine functions of human brain include auto regulation of mental and sensory activities.These functions also have a central control over the functioning of the other organs you have. It also serves as the central processor of bio-electrical activities and information processing across different parts of the body via the nervous system.
In other living beings complete consciousness is used for the purpose of bodily activities however, in humans the level of consciousness is used for the above functions of auto regulations and information processing. It is only a tiny fraction of the huge reservoir of consciousness eternally stored in the human brain that is being used. The expansion and level of a conscious brain is virtually infinite as compared to that used in the routine physiological and neurological functions. There lies a gigantic treasure of the visible and latent powers in the core of nature. The essence of this is projected in the capabilities of human beings. The jiva (soul manifested in individual consciousness) is endowed with the subliminal streams prana emerging from the cosmic ocean of the omnipresent consciousness of the Para Braham – The Omniscient, Eternal, Supreme Creator. The seed of all the powers of the consciousness component nature are present in the jiva in a subtle form. Our brain is regarded to be the core of existence and manifestation of this enormous potential of the jiva in a human being.
The structure and functions of the human brain represent a splendid combination of the jada and consciousness which gives rise to the flow of specific bio-electrical currents emanated from the streams of prana. Although we do not notice it, even the normal functions of our brain in regulating the routine activities inside the human body are so complex that the brain could be considered as a super computer,wherein its natural functioning is to maintain the day to day activities of our body and mind.This might appear as ordinary to some people. But, the scientists and thinkers know that it is indeed an extraordinary organ.There could be no sophisticated processor or device developed by advanced technologies which could ever reach the efficiency of this system. The non-routine functions of the human brain are more amazing. Those who have made use of the specific intelligent processing of this ‘instrument’ of consciousness have acquired glorious positions in the history of mankind because of their extraordinary talents and activities aimed at the welfare of many others. Eminent literary persons, poets, artists, philosophers, scientists, yogis, rishis – the spiritual masters, super natural personalities all attain the superior qualities, talents and expertise by rousing the specific faculties of their brains.
The jada component of nature is unsystematic and non-creative because it does not have intelligence. Although every atom of matter contains enormous energy and active flow of energy waves a vibration, matter on its own cannot create beauty, organize a system or produce and acquire anything beyond the constraints of nature. The terrible solitude and rigidity of thick forests and deserts illustrate the crude ‘inertness’ in the absence of human in habitation. The ever-active motion of planets is an event less routine and the environment on these cosmic bodies remains dreary and devoid of any creativity or novelty in the absence of an intelligent being. Our earth, despite being tiny in size as compared to many stars and planets, enjoys a special status in the solar system because of the existence of life on it. In habitation of intelligent beings has given our planet the honor of a civilized planet. Human intelligence has made tremendous use of the natural resources available on the earth. The minerals and pearls in the deep interior of the Geo sphere or the transmission of cosmic radiation, generation of prosperity from them has been possible only because of the quest, zeal and scientific endeavors of human mind.
Even the existence of God and life after death are, for many people, the creations of imaginations and convictions of the human brain. An argument in support of the later statement is – whatever exists in the cosmos is uniformly available to all living beings. Other creatures do not have any experience of God, nor do they have any system of morality and religion.It is difficult to decide whether the faith of humans in God,related to feelings and experiences are creations of their intelligent mind or the results of the blessings of the god Almighty bestowed on the human mind.We cannot neglect the fact that intelligence and mental faculties of the human brain are in many respects superior to the other kinds of powers existing in the living world. The personal and social life of human being is glorified by the mental faculties of his brain that are reflected in modesty, respect for fellow beings, ambitions of rise and progress, sentiments of love and compassion etc.