Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cloning in Puranas

In Puranic literature one speaks of Daksha who was asked by the Supreme to procreate living creatures. He is said to have produced ten thousand sons by cloning his own cells (and some say that these 10,000 were cloned from a single son he procreated) who were called "Hayashvas" (Joyful Horses). These may be regarded as the first recorded instances of human clones since all the children are said to have been perfectly identical. But they all became ascetics. This happened again. The third time Daksha initiated physical procreation, and his wife Ashini gave birth to sixty daughters. Of these thirteen were married to a divine personage named Kashyapa. In this view, then, every being in the world is an offspring of Kashyapa and Daksha's thirteen daughters.
Cloning (avathar):  the avathar  or incarnation of Vishnu or other gods like Shakthi (kali, durga etc). In Shiv purana there is a story wherein Parvathi who initially would be very dark in complexion, will fall in love with Shiva and performs tapas(penance) and finally she wishes to get rid of her dark complexion, hence she draws the melanin from  her skin and from the melanin she drew Kali was being born.
Similarly when Vishnu decides to descend on earth to restore dharma he himself is not born, a cell of his which is compared to an atom of him, where him being the source is cloned to produce a character very much of his kind who possess those qualities, which is expected  for a divinely being  to possess for the accomplishment of a deed, to restore dharma. Thus, each of his avatars have got percentage variations, when compared with the source(Vishnu) and are rated in terms of kalas.
Though these sound fictional, the detailed procedural process is being mentioned in the Vedas (as, how to clone) which are much advanced than the recent technology in use but, we make use of natural products instead of chemicals, would probably make it sound more fictional.
the percentage of resemblance or the accuracy of duplicity of the cloned product with the actual donor of DNA was rated in accordance to the 16 kalas in the case of the heavenly creatures but this 16 kalas may vary in the case of humans and earthly beings. This is done by first putting the donor under test to gain (knowledge regarding or ) reports of the donor. 
Below mentioned are the Kalas:


Five Kalas like 
1) Anna Maya (with cereals), 
2) Pranamaya (with breath), 
3) Mano Maya (with mind), 
4) Vigyanamaya (with knowledge of science) and
5) Anandamaya (with joy) are present in every human being. 
With little effort, humans can perfect in three more kalas - 
6) Atishayini, 
7) Viparinabhimi and 
8) Sankramini. 
The other remaining eight Kalas are 
9) Prabhvi. 
10) Kunthini, 
11) Vikasini, 
12) Maryadini, 
13) Sanhaladini, 
14) Ahladini, 
15) Paripurna and  
16) Swarupavasthit
Where Krishna was a complete avatar with 16 kalas and rama wasn’t as he was just of 12 and thus were their complexions accordingly, having all the 16 is being 100 percent and so on. The  priority of shakthis according to their complexion:

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