run & cry when attacked by predators. But plants have adapted to appeal to
animals and birds that spread their seeds. Over
millions of years, these plants have developed ways to communicate with animals
through fruits, new research suggests, saying something like “choose me.” With
traits evolved to match each animal’s sensory capacities or physical abilities,
fruits can signal dinner time, and further their plant’s survival as a species.
berries and orange figs hang in the rain forest’s canopy. They are waiting for
monkeys, apes or birds to scan the foliage, eat the ripe fruit and either spit
or defecate seeds far from their sources, spreading their next generation to a
new location. In the
similarly mountainous rain forests of Madagascar’s Ranomafana National Park,
yellow berries or fragrant, green figs await lemurs. They will search the
forest all night for their feast, later scattering the seeds.
Valenta, an evolutionary ecologist at Duke University and her colleagu…
WHAT IS SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE? Shrimad Bhagwad Gita mentions
20 items of Spiritual Intelligence.Spiritual Intelligence develops spiritual knowledge which manifests itself in specific behavior.
According to Bh. Gita
following constitutes spiritual knowledge. Humility;
pridelessness; nonviolence; tolerance; simplicity; approaching an Acharya;
cleanliness; steadiness; self-control; renunciation of the objects of sense
gratiﬁcation; absence of false ego; the perception of the evil of birth, death,
old age and disease; detachment; freedom from entanglement with children, wife,
home and the rest; even-mindedness amid pleasant and unpleasant events;
constant and unalloyed devotion to Me; aspiring to live in a solitary place;
detachment from the general mass of people; accepting the importance of
self-realization; and philosophical search for the Absolute Truth – all these I
declare to be knowledge, and besides this whatever there may be is ignorance.Bh. Gita -13.8-12 A brief
description of 20 …
Bhagwad Puran predicted the qualities of Kali
Yuga (the present age) so perfectly 5000 years back.
At the outset we present here is exact translation of verses from the scripture for everyone to
contemplate and observe whether they are true in the present times or not.
SB 12.2.1— Śukadeva
Gosvāmī said: Then, O King, religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance,
mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by
day because of the powerful influence of the Age of Kali.
SB 12.2.2— In Kali-yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth, proper behavior and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one’s power. SB 12.2.3— Men
and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and
success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be
judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a
brāhmaṇa just by his wearing a thread.