Gothra (Vedic Genetics)

Added: 15 May 2018

Science behind Gotra (Genetics);

What is Gotra system?

Why do we have this ? Why do we consider this to decide marriages?

Why should sons carry the gotra of father, why not daughter?

How/why does gotra of a daughter change after she gets married ?

What is the logic ?

Infact this is an amazing genetic science we follow.
Let’s see the science of genetics behind gotra systems.

The word GOTRA formed from two sanskrit words GAU (means cow) and Trahi (means shed).

Gotra means cowshed.

Gotra is like cowshed protecting a particular male lineage. We identify our male lineage / gotra by considering to be descendants of the 8 great Rishi (Sapta rishi + Bharadwaj rishi). All the other gotra evolved from these only.
Biologically, human body has 23 pairs of chromosomes (one from father and one from mother) on these 23 pairs, there is one pair called sex chromosomes which decides the gender of person.

During conception if the resultant cell is XX chromosomes then the child will be girl, if it is XY then it is boy.

In XY – X is from mother and Y is from father.

In this Y is unique and it doesn’t mix. So in XY, Y will suppress the X and son will get Y chromosomes. Y is the only chromosome which gets passed down only between male lineage. (Father to Son and to Grandson).
Women never gets Y. Hence Y plays a crucial role in genetics in identifying the genealogy. Since women never get Y the Gotra of the woman is said to be of her husband.

They are 8 diff Y chromosomes from 8 Rishis. If we are from Same Gotra then it means we are from same root ancestor.

Marriages between same Gotra will increase the risk of causing genetic disorders as same Gotra Y chromosomes cannot have crossover and it will activate the defective cells.

If this continues, it will reduce the size and strength of Y chromosome which is crucial for the creation of male.

If no Y chromosome is present in this world, then it will cause males to become extinct.
So Gotra system is a method to avoid genetic disorders and attempt to protect Y chromosome.

Coco the Louder


There is an interestin gamer on twitch who has her own psychology Q/A stream. Her name is Coco The Louder – – She has her own website now and she has been compililng these amazing resources in the form of pdfs which are a great reference of things to know if your in stress, if your tring to deal with grief, if your trying to bring your life back together. – 001

Healing and Forgiveness


On Healing and Forgiveness – Dolph Lundgren

Some Great Insights on “Healing and Forgiveness” from Dolph Lundgren’s TED Talk

Therapy helped him to understand himself in a way he never had before. One of the things that he learned is that certain parts of the body “freeze” when people go through traumatic emotional experiences, especially during childhood, and they will carry the energy of trauma until the trauma that is buried is brought back to the surface and resolved. He realized why he couldn’t be at peace with himself, and why he kept inflicting suffering on the people around him, continuing a cycle that seemed to be out of his control. Once he was able to connect with the painful childhood experiences that were at the heart of his patterns of thinking and behavior, he was able to shift and transform them.

Once the pattern of that energy was revealed and transformed, he was no longer trapped in a cycle of thinking and behavior that he could not seem to free himself from. He also understood who he was and why he acted the way he did as never before. This is the key to transforming addictions and other negative patterns of thought and behavior that imprison so many people. Without going back to the true cause of the issue, healing and change are monumentally difficult. Willpower alone is almost never enough.

Now, Dolph Lundgren has a new sense of purpose in his life and a new and better way of relating to the world that is focused on doing good for others. He has found a better and far truer sense of personal fulfillment through doing something that serves the greater good, instead of chasing the strictly selfish gratifications that modern society glorifies and promotes. As a believer in therapy, meditation, and improving himself by examining his life, he has found a much better way to relate to the people and the world around him. – Joseph Turiano

Have Faith, the Game is not Over yet!

link: Le Directeur de Healing for Haiti

This letter basically says – life is like a game of football, have faith in God, the manager of the game becuase the final whistle hasn’t been blown yet.

Je regardais un match de football dans un terrain de jeu d’une école.
Quand je me suis assis, j’ai demandé à un des garçons le score.
Avec un sourire, il a répondu; “Ils nous mènent 3-0”!
Et je lui ai dit, vraiment !! Je vois que tu n’es pas découragé.
“Découragé?” me demanda le garçon avec un regard perplexe…
Pourquoi devrais-je être découragé quand l’arbitre n’a pas sifflé le coup de sifflet final?
Je fais confiance à l’équipe et à nos managers;
Nous allons certainement surmonter!
En vérité, le match a pris fin 4-5 en faveur de l’équipe du garçon!
Il m’a fait un signe avec un beau sourire quand il partait.
Je fus étonné, la bouche grande ouverte; Une telle confiance;
Cette belle foi;
Quand je suis rentré à la maison ce soir-là, sa question me revenait:
«Pourquoi devrais-je être découragé quand l’arbitre n’a pas sifflé le coup de sifflet final?”
La vie est comme un jeu.
Pourquoi devriez-vous être découragés quand Dieu Tout-Puissant est notre manager?
Pourquoi devriez-vous être découragés, quand il y a encore la vie?
Pourquoi devriez-vous être découragés quand votre coup de sifflet final n’a pas sonné?
La vérité est que beaucoup de gens sifflent leur propre coup de sifflet final.
Mais tant qu’il y a la vie, rien n’est impossible et il n’est jamais trop tard pour nous.
La mi-temps n’est pas la fin du match et son calendrier pour notre vie n’est pas le calendrier de l’homme.
Ne sifflez pas le coup de sifflet final vous même.

Avec Dieu, tout est encore possible!



Is there a best time to sleep? There is a saying that sleeping early and waking up early is good for your health. How true is that? Is it alright to sleep late and wake up late?

You actually has an amazing biological clock ticking inside your body. It is very precise. It helps to regulate your various body functions including your sleeping time.

From 11pm to 3am, most of your blood circulation concentrates in your liver. Your liver gets larger when filled with more blood. This is an important time when your body undergoes detoxification process. Your liver neutralizes and breaks down body toxins accumulated throughout the day.

However if you don’t sleep at this time, your liver cannot carry out this detoxification process smoothly.

  • If you sleep at 11pm, you have full 4 hours to detoxify your body.
  • If you sleep at 12am, you have 3 hours.
  • If you sleep at 1am, you have 2 hours.
  • And if you sleep at 2am, you only have 1 hour to detoxify.
    What if you sleep after 3am? Unfortunately, you won’t have any time to actually detoxify your body. If you continue with this sleeping pattern, these toxins will accumulate in your body over time. You know what happens next.

What if you sleep late and wake up late?

Have you tried going to bed very late at night? Did you realize you feel very tired the next day no matter how much you sleep?

Sleeping late and waking up late is indeed very bad for your health. Besides not having enough time to detoxify your body, you will miss out other important body functions too.

From 3am to 5am, most blood circulation concentrates in your lung. What should you do at this moment? Well, you should exercise and breathe in fresh air. Take in good energy into your body, preferably in a garden. At this time, the air is very fresh with lots of beneficial negative ions.

From 5am to 7am, most blood circulation concentrates in your large intestine. What should you do at this moment? You should poop! Pass out all unwanted poop from your large intestine. Prepare your body to absorb more nutrients throughout the day.

From 7am to 9am, most blood circulation concentrates in your stomach. What should you do at this moment? Have your breakfast! This is your most important meal in a day. Make sure you have all the required nutrients from your breakfast. Not having breakfast causes lotsssssss of health problems for you in the future.

That’s the way to start your day

There you are… the most ideal way to start your day. After fully detoxifying your blood during your sleep, you wake up fresh to inhale beneficial energy. Then you pass out unwanted poop from your large intestine. After that, you take in balanced nutrients to prepare your body for a new day.

No wonder people living in villages or farms is healthier. They sleep early and wake up early. They follow their natural biological clock.

Living in city, we have more difficulty in following this sleeping schedule. For me, I have been striving hard to sleep before 12am for more than 20 years! With our new baby, it’s even harder to sleep early. If baby hasn’t sleep, my wife and I cannot sleep.

But once I know the importance of our biological clock, I’ll try my best to follow it. If I wake up early, I usually start my day by checking email. But when I see the clock shows 7am, I know it’s the best time for breakfast. So I’ll try to have my breakfast before 9am for best absorption.

Try to follow this timing as close as possible. I’m sure you will feel fresher and more energetic all day long.

Deva and Asura

Ignoble: characterized by baseness, lowness, or meanness.
Crass: without considering how other people might feel.

The Ramayana is in its ethical intention the parable of an enormous conflict between the Deva in human form and the incarnate Rakshasa, between the representative of a high culture and Dharma and a huge unbridled force and gigantic civilisation of the exaggerated Ego. The Mahabharata, of which the Gita is a section, takes for its subject a lifelong clash between human Devas and Asuras, the men of power, sons of the Gods, who are governed by the light of a high ethical Dharma and others who are embodied Titans, the men of power who are out for the service of their intellectual, vital and physical ego. The ancient mind, more open than ours to the truth of things behind the physical veil, saw behind the life of man great cosmic Powers or beings representative of certain turns or grades of the universal Shakti, divine, titanic, gigantic, demoniac, and men who strongly represented in themselves these types of nature were themselves considered as Devas, Asuras, Rakshasas, Pisachas. – Essays on the Gita, pg 470