An unfamiliar look at the Human body
What our Teeth and Intestines tell us about the Food we should be eating.
A new understanding of the Human Body, as seen from an Eastern perspective.
Jnanavator Swami Sri Yoekteswar lived from 1855 to 1936. He is known in the West because of the book “Autobiography of a Yogi” as he is the Master of Paramhansa Yogananda.
The difference between Eastern and Western points of view
Western Medicine has its own way to look at the human body and in general, only treats the symptoms that appear when the body is out of balance meaning ill.
In the book “The Holy Science” written by Jnanavator Swami Sri Yoekteswar, we are shown a completely unique approach to how we should understand the human body by studying the teeth and the intestines. This knowledge puts an entirely new light on things that I personally find very interesting and well worth taking into consideration.
A Natural Lifestyle
Do we humans still maintain a natural lifestyle? I think most of us do not anymore. The way how we live is depending on various things like our choice of food, the place where we chose to live, and also with what kind of people we surround ourselves with.
We are born with instincts that should save guard us against harm. We have been given the gifts of sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste, but most of us have lost the capability of using them. To then understand what our natural needs are, we are left with observation, experience, and intelligence.
The Question is, what is the Natural Food for Men?
To get an answer to this question, we should look at the different organs we have been given. Let us have a look at our teeth and the digestive tract. We should also take into consideration what our senses tell us about food. The same way animals are led to their food.
The observation of our Teeth gives important information
Animals that eat meat have corner teeth that are long, smooth, and pointed, ideal for getting hold of their prey. Their back molars are also pointed but these do not close upon each other but fit next to each other so as to be able to tear the meat.
Plant-eating animals have big front teeth and the corner teeth are flat, the back molars are broad.
Fruit-eating animals have teeth that are similar in length. The corner teeth are not pointed but more rounded, and enamel completely covers the back molars.
Now animals which eat everything like is the case of bears, the front teeth are the same as from plant-eaters, the corner teeth like from meat-eaters, and the back molars are pointed as well as broad.
When we now compare human teeth to the aforementioned examples, we find that our teeth are those of fruit eaters.
Information on our Digestive Tract
When we observe the digestive tract of meat-eating animals, we see that it is 3 to 5 times as long as its body, measured from the point where food enters to where it comes out, to say it in a nice way. The stomach has a near-ball formed shape.
The animals which eat plants have intestines that measure from 20 to 28 times the length of their body, and their stomach has an elongated shape.
Fruit-eating animals have their intestines from 10 up to 20 times longer. Their stomach is broader and has a continuation in the Duodenum, which serves as a second stomach.
This is exactly the same as with the human digestive tract. Current medical knowledge tells us that the human intestinal tract is between 3 to 5 times the length of the body, but here the mistake is being made by measuring from the top of the head to the sole of the feet.
The Holy Science
This book was written in 1894 and is an unusual book. Keep an open mind when reading it. The book introduces ideas that were revolutionary for the time and probably still are.
The writer, Swami Sri Youkteswar, was an educator, an astronomer, a Jyotisha (Vedic astrologer), a yogi, and a believer in the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible.
In the introduction, he wrote: The purpose of this book is to show as clearly as possible that there is an essential unity in all religions; that there is no difference in the truth inculcated by the various faiths; that there is but one method by which the world, both external and internal, has evolved: and that there is but one Goal admitted by all scriptures.
Taking beforehand into consideration, one comes again to the conclusion that humans are fruit eaters.
I find this a very logical interpretation. I have cut out a lot of man-made foods and eat more natural foods, including more fruits. I do eat meat and fish sometimes. A lot less than in the past. The fact that our nose and our eyes do not like the smell or sight of a slaughterhouse and that these places are mainly kept out of sight does make one think.
I found this interesting video of Deepak Chopra, which illustrates the difference between the way how the West thinks compared to the East. We should relearn to use all the gifts and capacities we were given at birth. These were kind of lost because of modern life.
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Source: The Holy Science
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