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Human physiology: A society in which everyone works together as a unified whole
by Global Good News staff writer
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7 March 2012
Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam (Professor Tony Nader, MD, PhD), honoured by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as first ruler of the Global Country of World Peace, began his recent indepth discussion of his new book, Ramayan in Human Physiology, by giving an overview of the modern science of physiology.
Please see Part I of this article.
'Human physiology,' Maharaja said, 'we know it's our body, it's our cells, our organs, our heart, our brain, different parts of the arteries, different parts of the body that function together—including the hormones, the pituitary gland, all of these glands that are in the body—and that is what we call our physiology.
'So we are talking about actual structures that are in our body; and we are using the knowledge that modern science has discovered about the structure and the function of the body—which means, what does every part of the body do?'
For example, he said, 'the pancreas can secrete insulin to reduce sugar, or absorb sugar, and different amino acids, and the cells; it is an anabolic hormone. There are hormones that are creating activities in the body, there are cells that fire electrical messages which lead to contraction of the muscle, or which lead to the movement of the vocal cords' to produce speech.
'So these are the functions of different aspects of the human body; and the human nervous system even in the past 20 years has seen huge new discoveries, because technologies have advanced a lot, and we now know to quite some extent even how different small parts within the nervous system work, and what they do, how they function.'
Maharaja again gave a few examples: 'They control reward mechanisms, they control pain mechanisms, they control and pass information from one place to the other place in the body, and they can reduce the threshold or increase the threshold for satisfaction, for hunger, for thirst, for pain—for all kinds of things that happen in our physiology.
'So we know this dynamics of the body. And then when we look at it, we see of course the expression of the physiology in terms of behaviour'—in terms of the individual's plans and activities, emotions, feelings, thinking, and planning for the future.
'All of these have physiological counterparts,' Maharaja explained, highlighting a key point for the consideration of Ramayan in Human Physiology. 'We know there are parts of the brain that are involved with thinking and planning for the future. There are parts which are connected to feelings, connected to emotions—could be aggression, could be fear, could be pleasure, hunger.
'Therefore, we actually have in our body a society, kind of including all the elements of dynamics that interact, that create relationship between different components. That's why we can call it a society, which means a group of individuals that actually seem different—might have different ideas of what they need to do, and different functions.
'But all of these aspects in our physiology create a perfect society in a sense, because everybody works together, everybody works as a unified whole. The pancreas doesn't think: ''I am different from the liver''—to the contrary, it's an all-nourishing, all-integrating unity of wholeness of differences, that are very different sometimes, yet that work together.'
Global Good News will continue to feature Maharaja Adhiraj Rajaraam's discussion of his new book, Ramayan in Human Physiology.
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