The human body is such a magical thing! I had been thinking about it in accordance with the theory of Mediums by Marshall McLuhan and the Vedanta principle.
Vedanta is a term that refers to the teachings and principles of the ancient Indian philosophy of Vedanta, which is based on the Vedas, the oldest and most sacred text of Hinduism. According to Vedanta, the ultimate goal of human life is to realize the true nature of the self, or Atman, and to realize its unity with the ultimate reality, or Brahman.
In Vedanta, the human body is viewed as a temporary vehicle (medium) that allows the Atman to experience and interact with the world. It is seen as a tool for the Atman to achieve spiritual growth and ultimate liberation.
Marshall McLuhan, also, believed that the human body is a medium through which we experience and interact with the world. He argued that the body's physical limitations and sensory abilities shape the way we perceive and understand the world around us.
For example, McLuhan pointed out that the human body has a limited range of sensory abilities compared to other animals. We rely primarily on our senses of sight, hearing, and touch to understand the world, and this influences the way we perceive and understand reality. Similarly, the body's physical abilities, such as the ability to move and manipulate objects, also shape the way we interact with the world.
According to McLuhan, the body is not just a passive recipient of information, but an active participant in the process of communication. He believed that the body is an integral part of the medium through which we communicate and that it plays a significant role in shaping the way we think and interact with each other and the world.
In Vedanta, yoga is seen as a means of realizing the true nature of the self, or Atman, and its unity with the ultimate reality, or Brahman. Yoga is a spiritual discipline that involves practices such as physical postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana) to help the individual cultivate awareness, control the mind, and achieve a state of inner peace and balance.
According to Vedanta, the human body is a temporary vehicle that allows the Atman to experience and interact with the world. The practices of yoga are believed to help the individual purify the body and mind, and to cultivate the qualities of self-control, concentration, and awareness.
The reason for the blog was to point out that there are astonishing similarities between the philosopher's take and our traditional knowledge about the Human body. Our Veda's have surpassed the levels that few philosophers have tried to address individually haphazardly.