An Organ Patterned After The World’s Soul


The mystery of the heart is something we really think little about unless something goes wrong with it and then, probably more than any other type of ailment, a kind of fear sets in upon us.  Only under those conditions do we really begin to try to understand what the heart means.

The heart is described anatomically as a hollow muscular organ of conical form, about 5 inches in length, three and one-half inches in breath, and two and one-half inches in thickness.  5d778ec5de81c633b00b228e1f894458

It varies somewhat in weight, being from 10 to 12 ounces in the males and from 8 to 10 ounces in the females.  The organ is placed obliquely in the chest, with its apex directed forward, downward and to the left, and is divided by a longitudinal muscular septum and a transverse constriction into four cavities, of which the two upper cavities are called auricles and the two lower cavities, ventricles.

The heart may be considered as a double organ, of which the right side is devoted to the circulation of trebled through the lungs and the left side to its distribution by the aorta and its subdivisions throughout the entire body.

The heart is an epitome of the whole body.  It therefore consists of three cavities of the body – cerebral, thoracic, and abdominal- as well as the three divisions into mind, body and spirit.

The pulse has often been referred to as the heavenly breath; w1 it is the rhythm of the Infinite.  The drum of Shiva – the drum that beats in every man.

The heart is in reality, as has always been represented in symbolic art, a symbol for not only of the power to maintain life, but a metaphorical symbol used to represent the love of God. Both the heart and love are the seat of life, and the heart through its mysterious workings gives us a key to the extraordinary tenacity of life.

The heart beats from the cradle to the grave.  It is for the most part a self-renovating, self-restoring function.  It serves the body to distribute, as the light of this energy does for life and survival, continuity to every cell in the body.  It is the nourisher.  It is the central spiritual power by means of which the billions and billions of little lives within ourselves can be compared with little villages along the shores of a great river.

The great arterial river, which flows out of the heart, is for the preservation and the healing of nations. We do not realize adequately in our interrelationships with others that the failure of love destroys thought.  The mind is very much like a child and it is the mind that decides that it is running everything.  It forgets that if the heart stops for a minute the empire of the mind falls apart.

The heart is not only the temple of God in the microcosm; it is also the Holy City, the Jerusalem of the Jews and Christians, the Mecca of Islam, and the Benares of the pious Hindus.  Among all the organs in the body the heart remains chief and king.

The great most precious part of our body, to which God especially looks.  

The heart has preeminence over all the members of our body, and that the supreme power over our whole life is entrusted to it.

The body is in the heart as the oak is in the acorn.

The idea of a temple is a symbol of a spiritual universe in the midst of a material one.  It was the heart of the cultural life of the community, supporting the well being of man as the heart supports the physical body.

In the book of Hermes it is written that the eternal power placed itself in the mysterious pyramid of the heart and that the pyramid of Giza was an ancient mathematical formula to represent the heart of life.

The heart is in constant motion and is the source of every motion noticed in the body; it rules over the other members, and communicates to them through its own pulsations the force required for the functions.

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Every motion in the universe thus has its origin in the motion of that sphere; and the soul of every animate being derives its origin from the soul of that same sphere.

Even if the head is severed from the body the heart will continue to beat for thirty minutes.  It will beat for some hours if wrapped in cotton wool and placed in a warm place. The spot in the heart, which is the last of all to die, is the death of life, the center of all, the first spot that lives in the fetus, and the last that dies.

Here it is the pacemaker; here it is that mysterious thing which flavors the melody of life without discriminatin.  We may say it has its own internal discrimination, but it does not play favorites with any part of the body.  It serves them all as the one powers which gives them life and makes possible the continuance of their existence, as does the sun.

It is actually in a sense the symbol of the presence of the Divine in us all.

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The Human Body Is The Best Picture Of The Human Soul


The body is analogous to humanity.  The human body as a body is a commonwealth, is the most magnificent example of cooperation that exists to our knowledge or understanding.  There is cooperation in the parts of the body which we have never been able to find in human society.  This cooperation means that all parts are working together for the common good.

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This is something we know is necessary, but we have never been able to take this great truth and expand it into our collective existence.  Nothing in the body is indispensable; all sections, parts, elements, and degrees of bodily existence are in a magnificent homogenous pattern working together forever.  Discord is artificial to them.

We are our brother’s keeper in a sense, certainly we are the keeper of the life that has been given to us.  If we are gods in the making it is time for us to make good our kingdom right here where it is.  That begins by the proper understanding of what constitutes a normal, proper relationship between governing and governed.

We are all growing and unfolding creatures, releasing little by little the divine potential within us  We may not always be able to be the wisest of governors, but we do have a responsibility to make a good try.  Beneath our skin is one of the most complex and magnificent structures that can possible be imagines and we have not recognised it as a symbol of the larger world within which we live.

Today there is a great crisis in the world.  There is lack of cooperation, lack of dedication, lack the realisations that humanity is a body, and that this body is ensouled.  The corruptions by which human beings relate to each other cause world sickness just as they cause confusion within the body itself.

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It is not easy to fathom the mysteries of Deity or the Holy Scriptures, it is not within everyone’s capacity to understand the universe and all of its mysterious workings, but when these things are brought together in a little model, a miniature of the whole, they are available to us every day in every walk of life.  They are closer to us than physical relationships that canoeist because they are part of ourselves.  By exploring this little universe we call ourselves, we not only become more aware of the greater universe, but aware that this greater universe is also within us.  All the great principles of truth, all the great wisdom of the ages, all the great spiritual revelations are brought downward in a mysterious way and locked within the body of the human being.

The body exists for on purpose only and that is to reveal that which is within it.  The body exists to provide an appropriate instrument for the measurements and for the manifestations of the human soul.  Thus the body has to have a formal structure suitable to meet the same needs that the universe had when it came forth our of the pre-existent condition of things.

The body, therefore, has to be more than a mass of matter or a mere machine, it has to become a means for the expression of that which is within it.  No rule that is going to stand in Nature around us or in our “physical” achievements can go contrary to the rules governing the creation of the physical form.  The physical form was not really physical in origin; it was physical by extension.

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I Am Very Proud Of My Daughter


I have this to say about my daughter, Ronda

Like every mother and daughter on the face of the earth, Ronda and I don’t always see eye to eye. However, there is one situation where I am pretty certain.

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All of those who have criticized Ronda for taking a loss so to heart, for not just ‘shrugging it off’ don’t understand that what made Ronda so successful is that she cares DEEPLY about winning to an extent that I don’t believe the average person can wrap his/her head around.

Caring deeply about something and working your hardest to achieve it doesn’t mean you make the right decisions 100% of the time. Wouldn’t it be a nicer world if it did?

Those of you who want to criticize Ronda, I just want to point out a few things. First of all, I know her better than you and she is a smart, kind, talented, generous, hard-working person.

Second, I’d like to list some of her accomplishments, and note that she isn’t yet 30 years old:

  • Junior World Judo Champion
  • Panamerican Games Judo Gold Medalist
  • First American woman in a decade to win a world cup in judo (and then she went on to win several more)
  • S. Open Gold Medalist
  • World Judo Championships Silver Medalist
  • Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • S. Senior National Champion
  • First UFC World Champion
  • First woman to make a million dollars in martial arts
  • Co-authored sports book of the year – My Fight/ Your Fight
  • Acted in three movies

That’s just a partial list, but let me suggest that someone who has been world level athlete in two sports, written a best seller, acted in movies and made millions of dollars, all before the age of 30 has a pretty darn good track record. On top of that, Ronda has been part of the USADA drug testing since she was 16 years old, never failed a drug test,  always paid her taxes, never been arrested, never been to rehab, has zero divorces, zero DUIs and zero children. While you might think that is to be expected, look how many celebrities (heck, look how many of your neighbors) can say that.

I am very proud of my daughter.

As my other wonderful daughter, Maria, told her:

“We love you just as much 10 minutes after every fight as we did in the 10 minutes before.”

AnnMaria De Mars

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Why Do I Exist?


The purpose of creation is a topic that puzzles every human being at some point in his or her lifetime. Everybody at some time or another asks themselves the question “Why do I exist?” or “For what purpose am I here on earth?”

The variety and complexity of the intricate systems which constitute the fabric of both human beings and the world in which we exist indicate that there must have been a Supreme Being who created us.

Design indicates a designer.

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To answer the question “Why did God create man?” it must first be determined from which perspective the question is being asked. From the point of view of God it would mean, “What caused God to create human beings?” while from the human point of view it would mean “For what purpose did God create humans?” Both points of view represent aspects of the intriguing question “Why do I exist?”

This is a difficult and complex topic for human speculation, because human guesswork cannot possibly produce the whole truth in this matter. Think about it.

How can human beings intellectually deduce the reality of their existence when they can hardly understand how their own brain or its higher entity, the mind, functions? Consequently, the many philosophers who have speculated on this question down through the ages have come up with innumerable answers, all of which are based on assumptions which cannot be proven.

Questions on this topic have even led a number of philosophers to claim that we do not really exist and that the whole world is imaginary. For example, the Greek philosopher Plato (428-348 BC) argued that the everyday world of changeable things, which man comes to know by the use of his senses, is not the primary reality, but is a shadow world of appearances.

Many others, as was previously mentioned, claimed and continue to claim that there is no purpose for the creation of humans at all. According to them, Human existence is merely a product of chance. There can be no purpose if life evolved from inanimate matter which only became animate by pure luck. Humankind’s supposed ‘cousins,’ the monkey and apes are not bothered with questions of existence, so why should human beings be bothered with them?

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Although most people put the question of why we are created aside after occasional brief reflection, it is extremely critical for us to know the answer. Without knowledge of the correct answer, human beings become indistinguishable from the other animals around them. The animal necessities and desires of eating, drinking and pro-creating become the purpose of human existence by default, and human effort is then focused in this limited sphere. When material satisfaction develops into the most important goal in life, human existence becomes even more degraded than that of the lowest of animals.

Human beings will consistently misuse their God-given intelligence when they lack knowledge of their purpose of existence. The degraded human mind uses its abilities to create drugs and bombs and becomes engrossed in fornication, pornography, suicide, etc.

Without knowledge of the purpose of life, human existence loses all meaning and is consequently wasted.  Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that human beings correctly answer the question “Why are we here?”

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Honest Opinions: Being A Girl Or A Boy


National Geographic traveled around the world to talk with 9-year-olds and ask what it’s like to be growing up in 2016, and how gender affects their lives.

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Islam Is Simple, Culture Is Complicated


The Islaam being practiced in much of the Muslim world today may be referred to as Cultural Islaam or Folk Islaam (as Christian Missionaries like to refer to it).  The main feature of this version of Islaam is the blind following of local traditions.

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The existing cultures are generally a product of practices handed down from earlier generations.  Some cultural practices are based on authentic Islamic traditions, while many are not.  However, the cultural Muslim is unable to distinguish between the two.  All traditions are identified as Islamic and any attempt to exclude any aspect of the cultural traditions is met with stiff resistance.

Although it is well known to all Muslims that Islaam is based on the Qur’aan and the Sunnah, when cultural Muslims are advised to follow instructions from the Qur’aan or the Sunnah they immediately make excuses why they cannot.

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The excuses usually consist of statements to the effect that Islaam was not practiced that way in their village or country.  Cultural Muslims are brainwashed with this response.  Whenever they questioned a practice while growing up, their parents would scold them for questioning their traditions saying, “if it was good enough for our forefathers, it is good enough for you.”  Or, do you think our forefathers were all wrong?”

In order for Muslims to re-establish Islamic civilization and promote its ideals to the world as an alternative to Western culture, the inherited excess baggage of cultural Islaam must be eliminated.  Only pure unadulterated Islaam can stand in the face of Western civilization’s cultural onslaught.

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Nutritional Security Should Be Given The Same Priority As Food Security.


Nutrition is becoming ever more central to our understanding of virtually all metabolic processes. Its biological basis offers insight into the mechanisms by which diet influences human health and disease. Nutritional biochemistry broadens and deepens our understanding of many aspects of human biology including immunity, development, and aging. Research in this complex field must integrate information from a myriad of fields including cellular and molecular biology, molecular genetics, physiology, epidemiology, and clinical medicine.

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Nutritional biochemistry is a vital field of study. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, poor nutrition (along with inactivity) contributes to approximately half a million deaths each year. Poor nutrition is also a leading cause of disability and loss of independence. Healthier dietary practices, according to the US Department of Agriculture, could prevent at least $71 billion per year in medical costs, lost productivity, and premature deaths in the United States alone.

At the international level, the World Health Organization focuses on nutrition as one of the most significant factors influencing human health; under nutrition contrinutes to about a third of all child deaths around the world, amd growing rates of overweight and obesity worldwide are associated with the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.

Gene nutrient interactions in growth and developmemt and in disease prevention are fundamental to health, therefore regional Centers on Genetics, Nutrition and Fitness for Health should be established worldwide.

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Heads of state must elevate, as a matter of urgency, Nutrition as a national priority, that access to a healthy diet should be considered a human right and that the lead responsibility for Nutrition should be placed in Ministries of Health rather than agriculture so that the health requirements drive agricultural priorities, not vice versa.

Nutritional security should be given the same priority as food security.

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