After giving a description of these and other books, the author asks if there is any truth in all these. Then, answering in the affirmative, he writes that this have been proved right by studies conducted by French and Canadian physicians. According to them, magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium play a role in determining the sex of the child. Excess of potassium and sodium and less of calcium and magnesium is the cause of the birth of a son and vice versa. Stalwoski conducted this experiment on 36 couples and gained success in 31 that is 83 per cent while Lorain conducted the tests on 224 couples and gained success in 181, that is 81 per cent cases. Why this happens, he does not know?probably, a special diet influences the process of uniting the X and Y chromosomes.
This study tells us that instead of ignoring the ancient references, we must acknowledge that there could be great truths in them?truths which we do not know, probably whose knowledge will help us serve humanity better.
Science of Sound and Voice
The process of the creation of the universe started with sound. The initial sound started with the Big Bang. The root sound, (primordial resonance) symbolised by the ?OM? is known as Naadabrahma. In the Paatanjal Yogasootra, the sage Patanjali has described it as ?tasya vaachak pranavah?. In the Maandukyopanishad, it has been said?
This means that ?OM? is the indestructible form. This entire world is nothing but another interpretation of it. Whatever has happened, whatever is there and whatever is going to happen is all the world of ?Omkar?. In fact, any other element which is older than the three periods of time, is also Omkar.
This Aadi Naad is expressed in various forms in the universe. In human beings, it is expressed as their voice.
Forms of sound
The science of sound has been studied in great depth in our country. There is a richa in the Rigveda:
Chatwaari Vaak Parimita Padaani Taani Vidurbrahmana ye
Guha treeni nihita nengayanti tureeyam vaacho manushya
Sound has four forms which the wise men knew of. Of these, three are latent in the body but the fourth can be experienced. Giving a detailed explanation of this, Panini says the four forms of sound are:
1. Para?that is transcendental.
2. Pashyanti?that is pictorial.
3. Madhyama?that is intermediary.
4. Vaikhari?that is articulate speech.
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