Tuesday, February 23, 2016

How did they count 8.4 million Species?

How did they count 8.4 million Species?

"Biological diversity means the variability among living organisms from all sources and the ecological complexes of which they are part, and includes diversity within species or between species and of eco system"

Hinduism says that different objects of the material world are made by the mix of (permutations and combinations) three gunas: Satva (goodness), Rajas (passion), Tamas(ignorance). And these modes are manifested in the 8.4 million species as per Shrimad Bhagvat Purana.

Life comes from life. Veda declare,  'ekoham bahusyam' I am one let me become many. The appearance of material world of life started with the 1st thought of Thee. Thought turned into desire and we see the universe is the manifestation-expansion of the Divine Mind of the Supreme Lord, the Cosmic Dance of Lord Shiva. Energy takes new forms, gives up old and puts on new. vasāmsi jirnāni yathā vihāya. (BG 2.22)

Darwin’s theory suggests that life started from matter and evolved from unicellular organisms to multicellular organisms. 

Indian Rishis had identified 8.4 million living organisms on the globe. Some one  brought under seven categories viz., plants, aquatic creatures, reptiles, birds, animals, human beings, and Devas. 

The bio-scientists are working to identify and document the species. 4.09 lakh flora and 13.70 fauna have been identified and documented on earth. 46000 plant species and 91000 animal species have been recorded in India. The large gap exits. 

The universe is full of Jivas. The way seeds remain on ground for year/s and germinate when the rain comes, life appears when the suitable environment comes. Whether life on earth was the first instance or it has traveled from other planets has not been concluded yet. Human mind, as the anshi (part) of the avinashi (the Brahman), can interpret some of the secrets of the nature but not All. Brahma's one day-night cycle is 8.64 billion years, longer than the age of the Earth and the Sun, half the time of big bang, how could human brain decode the secret of the creation of the time cycle of many Brahmas, many Vishnus, many Maheshas. An ant can't move and study all parts of the mountain of sugar in its limited life span but it can surely taste the sweetness of the Sugar, with a single bite from wherever it stands!

In the bio-diversity of species and material world, the absolute is one alone, not two. 

There is no second, but there is the appearance of an enormous multiplicity. -Adi Shankaracharya

23 February 2016


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