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Understanding the Universe within the Body

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    Understanding the Universe within the Body
    by Col Dr Dalvinder Singh Grewal

    The human body is a form of the universe. It has the same fundamental content as is in the
    universe. All the body forms are from the same God. All the bodies are from the same energy. It
    is the same energy in all the bodies. All the forms, figures and castes are only the figments of the
    mind. They are all bound with the same thread.

    The body is like a town; in the fortress of the town God has settled Himself. Inside the fortress of
    the town there are countless shops. He himself takes care of all of these. The fortress of the body
    can be described as consisting of the physical body, the energy body, the mind body and the soul.
    The physical body consists of countless body cells, bacteria, DNA, virus, genes etc., all living
    within each body. These all are the tiny living beings that perform their own assigned functions
    within the body. The physical body is not in a condition to perform without the active support
    of the energy body and without the guidance from the mind. The energy body is the pranic body
    which makes the physical body to function. More the energy more is the capacity and capability
    to perform. To perform rightfully in the desired direction the energy body needs to be control.
    The mind controls the energy body like a regulator. The mind performs this through receipt of
    information; analysis of the same and utilization of it for the assigned task. It has a set of veins in
    which the flow of controlled information to various body parts.

    In the physical body the blood cells are nano-robots performing the functions of carriers. These
    are red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Together, these ten hundred kinds of blood
    cells add up to a total 45% of the blood tissue by volume, with the remaining 55% of the volume
    composed of plasma, the liquid component of blood. Red blood cells are primarily for carrying
    oxygen and some carbon dioxide through the use of hemoglobin and have a lifetime of about 120
    days. They also distribute the vital force to the body as required and directed. They also help
    control the flow of water in the body. White blood cells or leukocytes are cells of the immune
    system involved in defending the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials.
    They live for about 3 to 4 days in the average human body. Leukocytes are found throughout the
    body, including the blood and lymphatic system.

    A virus is a small infectious nano-machine that can replicate only inside the living cells of
    organisms. Viruses infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants to bacteria and
    archaea. About 5,000 viruses have been described in detail, although there are millions of
    different types. Viruses are found in almost every ecosystem on Earth and are the most abundant
    type of biological entity. Virus consist of two or three parts: the genetic material made from
    either DNA or RNA, long Molecules that carry genetic information; a protein coat that protects
    these genes; and in some cases an envelope of lipids that surrounds the protein coat when
    they are outside a cell. The average virus is about one one-hundredth the size of the average
    bacterium. Most viruses are too small to be seen directly with a light microscope

    DNA, RNA and protein are the smallest nano-machines. DNAs and RNA are more like
    compacted nano-computer. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is a nucleic acid containing the

    genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living orgnisms
    (with the exception of RNA viruses). The DNA segments carrying this genetic information
    are called genes. DNA sequences have structural purposes, or are involved in regulating the
    use of this genetic information. Along with RNA and proteins, DNA is one of the three major
    macromolecules that are essential for all known forms of life. DNA consists of two long
    polymers of simple units called nucleotides, with back bones made of sugars and phosphate
    groups joined by ester bonds. These two strands run in opposite directions to each other and are
    therefore anti-parallel. Attached to each sugar is one of four types of molecules called nucleo-
    basis (informally, bases). It is the sequence of these four nucleo-bases along the backbone
    that encodes information. This information is read using the genetic code, which specifies the
    sequence of the amino acids within proteins. The code is read by copying stretches of DNA into
    the related nucleic acid RNA in a process called transcription.

    RNA or Ribonucleic acid is one of the three major macromolecules (along with DNA and
    proteins) that are essential for all known forms of life. Like DNA, RNA is made up of a long
    chain of components called nucleotides. Each nucleotide consists of a nucleo-base a ribose sugar,
    and aphosphate group. The sequence of nucleotides allows RNA to encode genetic information.
    All cellular organisms use messenger RNA (mRNA) to carry the genetic information that directs
    the synthesis of proteins. In addition, many viruses use RNA instead of DNA as their genetic
    material. Some RNA molecules play an active role in cells by catalyzing biological reactions,
    controlling gene expression, or sensing and communicating responses to cellular signals. One of
    these active processes is protein synthesis, a universal function whereby mRNA molecules direct
    the assembly of proteins on ribosomes. This process uses transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules to
    deliver amino acids to the ribosome, where ribosomal RNA (rRNA) links amino acids together
    to form proteins. The chemical structure of RNA is very similar to that of DNA, with two
    differences: (a) RNA contains the sugar ribose, while DNA contains the slightly different sugar
    deoxyribose (a type of ribose that lacks one oxygen atom), and (b) RNA has the nucleobaseuracil
    while DNA contains thymine. Unlike DNA, most RNA molecules are single-stranded and can
    adopt very complex three-dimensional structures.

    Proteins are the nano-catalysing machines that are essential parts of organisms and participate
    in virtually every process within cells. Many proteins are enzymes that catalyse biochemical
    reactions and are vital to metabolism. Proteins also have structural or mechanical functions,
    such as actin and myosin in muscle and the proteins in the cytoskeleton, which form a system
    of scaffolding that maintains cell shape. Other proteins are important in cell signaling, immune
    responses, cell adhesion and the cell cycle. Proteins are also necessary in animals' diets, since
    animals cannot synthesize all the amino acids they need and must obtain essential amino acids
    from food. Through the process of digestion, animals break down ingested protein into free
    amino acids that are then used in metabolism.

    Bacteria are a large domain of prokaryotic microrganisms. There are approximately ten times as
    many bacterial cells in the human flora as there are human cells in the body, with large numbers
    of bacteria on the skin and as gut flora. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have
    a wide range of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. Bacteria are present in most
    habitats on Earth, growing in soil, acidic hot springs, radioactive waste, water, and deep in the
    Earth’s crust, as well as in organic matter and the live bodies of plants and animals, providing

    outstanding examples of mutualism in the digestive tracts of humans, termites and cockroaches.
    There are typically 40 million bacterial cells in a gram of soil and a million bacterial cells in a
    millilitre of fresh water; in all, there are approximately five nonillion (5×1030) bacteria on Earth,
    forming a biomass that exceeds that of all plants and animals. Bacteria are vital in recycling
    nutrients, with many steps in nutrient cycles depending on these organisms, such as the fixation
    of nitrogen from the atmosphere and putrefaction. In the biological communities surrounding
    hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, bacteria provide the nutrients needed to sustain life by
    converting dissolved compounds such as hydrogen sulphide and methane. The vast majority of
    the bacteria in the body are rendered harmless by the protective effects of the immune system
    and a few are beneficial. However, a few species of bacteria are pathogenic and cause infectious
    diseases.

    The universe within our body is thus beyond our count or even beyond our imagination.
    However realizing the dependency of one part on the other is also very important. The body parts
    function as per the directions of the mind; conveyed through the various cells to the DNAs who
    further activate the parts to perform. The mind however, is not the sole controller of the body.
    The mind is controlled by the soul. The soul is a minuscule of the Grand soul prevalent in the
    entire universe. It helps to understand the Grand soul. Soul and Grand soul have a permanent
    link. The orders received from the Grand soul to the soul and conveyed to the body through the
    mind. The final control of the soul lies with the Grand soul and control of the mind lies with the
    soul. The mind controls the energy system of the body which energizes and moves the body as
    per received direction. This grand link of Grand Soul---soul----mind----energy body------physical
    body provides a continuity of control. The soul controls and harmonizes the mind and the body
    and directs to the Grand soul wherefrom we get the knowledge of the universe outside. Inside
    and outside there is the same fundamental content and in continuity. We must understand within,
    understanding the soul first and then look out thereafter to understand the universe. The entire
    universe thus can be understood from within since this lookout is the realization that whatever is
    in the universe is within our bodies as well.
     
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