Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Memory Box, the magic of 2%

Memory Box, the magic of 2%

Human brain has 100 billion neurons, each one is connected with 10,000 other neurons creating a circuit of 100 trillion connections.

Average adult at rest, inhales 7 litres of air (11000 litre/day); inhales 18 % O2 (tracheal air mixed with fresh air) and exhales 16% O2. In net, our body consume 2% oxygen from each breathe and that become the food of our brain and the cells. Nitrogen remain constant in exchange(78%). Carbon dioxide (CO2) inhalation is .04% and exhalation is 4%. Food the organic compound (Glucose) react with O2, CO2 produced (glycolysis) with release of high amount of energy that is used for all life processes: thinking, sensing, the beating of the heart, the movement of our muscles, etc.

Look at the magic of this 2% O2, the neurons register, record and recollect thousands of events and information in seconds.

If neurons carry the memories, than how could we see dreams of unknown events. We create characters, places, language and live a whole life in the dream. We feel happy or sorrow according to the events in the dream. Many well known personalities (Buddha, Mahavir, etc) have remembered their past lives. How could the information retrieved in the neurons of their bodies? There are theories to transcendent across the memories of other brains. One can read the thoughts and memory storages in other minds. How could this be possible?

Alzheimer destroys memories. Increasing age reduces the functions of the neurons.  Neurons are the necessity to carry memories. The question is where the memories are stored? In the neurons? Or neurons are the medium to transmit the memories stored elsewhere. Prima facie, when neurons die or don't get enough oxygen to function, we lose our memories or find it difficult to recollect details. But with treatment when the neurons starts functioning, we recollect the memories. For a moment we forget, but with a note or with a small reminder of an event, the whole file get opened with full details. Is the memory stored with the neurons or with us? 

Hinduism believes that when the physical body dies, the subtle body made of four components (mind, wisdom, chit/memory, ego) leaves and take rebirth as per it's desires following principle of theory of karma/action. The driver carries the four. He carries all information and whenever get an instrument, transmit the information. The physical body and its parts are just an instrument to facilitate the action of the driver. Therefore, in supreme stage of the awareness, one can speak without mouth, touch without skin, see without eyes, hear without ears, smell without nose. The five gyanendriyas and karmedriyas are for manifestation of our physical actions of this mortal world. 

Swaroop agyan made us small, otherwise, all universes and all memories rest in us. We are the centre of the Creation. हरी ओम्!
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते | पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते || ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः || 


13 July 2016


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