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Moon, Woman, and the essence of a Long Life

The year will soon end, and hence i was thinking of going into the realms of my understanding of this life as a Yogi, to speak to you in terms that i have for last few months. As someone who has been accumulating all the learnings and secrets of the ancient life. Even though soon ancient will be studied as a period that was before internet, but we in India know ancient is not somewhere outside, it was and still is in some bodies lie within.

According to the legend, Shiva drank somarasa, some say that it was on the 14th night of Magha, the month of Mahashivratri, hence it was also known as the intoxicating juice of the moon. Shiva simply imbibed the distilled essence of the moonbeams and from there onwards was known as being constantly drunk and hence in bliss.

I, myself being a Yogi, I am not against pleasure. But I am unwilling to settle with only material pleasures.

The main source of energy for this planet is the sun, and our body becomes a tool of that planet through sun’s influence in many different ways. Yet the very fundamentals of our birth are connected to the cycles of the moon. As we know that the moon controls the mind. The moon which has no emitting energy of its own like the sun, has tremendous impact on our system because of its closeness to the planet.

When we want to understand life, in physical sense we look to the sun. But when we want to understand life within, we look to the moon. So the influence of the moon on our system cannot be denied so much so that the natural biological cycles in a feminine body is 100 percent connected to the cycle of the moon. And thus not always but I would say generally that woman are far more existential because their bodies speak the language of the moon. There is no question about that. This keeping of time, we should not misunderstand with keeping of the time with clocks and watches, they can’t know a thing, they will just keep on going mechanically. But through millions of breathing, knowing, learning times through an evolutionary period of years and years, our bodies have known time in a different way, and it is not only instinctive but it has expanded in ways and has manifested as in the spirit of life. 

Even though how planets, moon, Sun move is in itself a mechanical process in some way, like its automated ever since going on and on but how they are made and what they provide, the consequence and the impact it has on our lives in not mechanical. It is very alive.

In the development of the energy system of a human being, it is said that If our energy system witnesses more than a thousand full moons, 1008 to be presice, which approximately happens in 84 years of a life time, we would have completed 7 solar cycles and 1008 lunar cycles, that means our energy system will mature to a point that even if one does not know any spiritual process, it matures to a point that it can flower easily. And it is said to happen very easily after death.

In Yogic world it is known that if one’s grandmother lived over 84 years, she may not be coming back on this earth again, ever, that one can be sure of. Though she may not attain mukti, the highest self but she is not coming back, she will have proceeded into various stages, if she had Sadhana, or was spiritual, if she carried even a little bit of awareness, for sure she is not coming back. 

If anyone lives through 7 solar cycles and 1008 lunar cycles it has been said that you break a certain bond with nature, with planet. In that long period of your time on earth, it has been estimated that one consumes around 10 to 14 tonnes of food, that is that much amount of planet’s soil and life’s elements have manifested in you in many different ways. And thus very easily, with very little assistance even if you die knowing nothing, about anything, its said that you can even go beyond the cycles of birth and death. Because your bond with the planet and the material of the planet, that which you carry within you and the memory of it all, you will break that bond. 

And now since you too know it, from here onwards if you ever see or learn about a person who is around 83-85, of if you are living with one, you can be rest assured and observe that something will change during this age of one’s life, significant changes happen around this age. Also this mainly happens because of Karmic bondage that is holding a person to a certain pattern of behavior, around this time it will loosen up. This is the reason and once this Karmic bondage loosens, it gets hard for the universal momentum to find another body immediately, no womb will accept him. He can hang around, and the forces of nature will surely settle him to a better, and lighter place than earth. He may not need to go through another process, even if he lived an absolutely ignorant life. And this is why you will hear from many a people in India, have a long life, live a long life. This thus is the significance of living a long life. As it won’t be too intelligent to be living, and going through all the emotions that one goes through in one’s life time all over again. 

The spirit tree. Lumbini, Nepal

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Hi, I am Narayan Kaudinya. And i welcome you on this journey, the Road to Nara ! I am an Ethnographer and a practicing Indologist. I did my masters in History and further learnt Sanskrit, Yoga and Nerve-therapy. At 24, pushing most academic sounding, office sitting works away, i felt compelled to know and understand the world and my country, Bharat/India. I travelled, and as it happened i took up teaching in Kashmir and further up in the remote villages of Baltistan in the foothills of Karakoram Ranges. For around three years and many states later there came a time when i felt that it was only while teaching i learnt how to laugh, to see, feel, breathe, love and cry -with children, and mostly resource-less parents in the harshest-freezing border conditions. I write, and work as a documentary photographer and Filmmaker, with numerous published, exhibited and some awarded stories. In my travels and life i have let nature lead me, the divine mother, and as a Yogin, my resolve here is to share my experiences and thoughts as honestly, and through them to blossom in everyone the power and possibility in pursuing your breath, that you seek your true nature with courage and curiosity. Here, on this road i will share my spirit, my love for nature, the elements of life that are us. And in doing so, i'll be happy to see you along.


  1. The first comment pinpoints what is drawing readers to you, Narayan, you write about different issues of human existence and in a different way, mostly spiritual. Both, the sun and the moon had an immense impact on humans, not only in India. The sun as life-giver and the moon drawing-out our longing for the spiritual connection with the universe, our motherland.
    As always, your thoughts in writing are poignant, reflective, and illuminating., I am not comfortable with your assertion two issues: people who are highly intelligent and educated don’t change with age, just look at Attenborough, and being drunk isn’t bliss, as not being in full of possession of one’s faculties never is.
    Thank you for your memorable, as always post.


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    • Thank you Joanna. Human birth is incomplete without understanding what goes inside of them than what is there with open eyes. Yes, we do express it in one word as spiritual but it is a world which in this post modern world is slowly going into oblivion. My assertion is not towards the how people will become towards others or with their understanding of the world, the change is a subtle assurance, and completeness of the bond they had shared by that age if they touch. The transformation is in inner sheath, much, much subtler than the five senses. and about your second discomfort, about being drunk, it is way far than being drunk on substances. It is all about getting drunk with the moonlight, and all that inner light that we can’t be aware of.

      Just imagine, the moment an ant walks on our skin we get to know it, but we have no idea about all the blood that is flowing throughout our body all day long.

      Dearest Joanna, your being here, your words, assessment, understanding is most revered, admired and deeply respected.

      As always, you are most precious.


      • You are right, I had the feeling that you are referring to spiritual and not a literal meaning.
        My assessment was all wrong, and I apologise.
        You are correct in everything you wrote and I try not to think about the mystery of the world around us and even more so, the wonder and complexity existing within us.


    • Rosa, your presence, and your words are most comforting and are always kind. I am most happiest to have your affirmation also because, this particular post i wanted to experiment and see what and how dear readers will take. As this is regarded something very deep and mystical in the Yogic world.

      And as much i am still going through becoming one with you myself, it still is a long journey for me.

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  2. Hello,
    What a fabulous blog, I am enchanted you liked my commentary in Joanna’s blog.
    I am very happy to follow you, it’s a very good surprise
    Have a very nice day

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    • Corinne, heartiest welcome to you here. Your words on dearest Joanna’s blog were like a magical whisper. I heard them loud inside me and couldn’t stop myself acknowledging them.
      Your assessment, experience and reviews are beautiful and anyone would be blessed to have you around.

      Please accept my gratitude and wishes dear Corinne.

      Narayan x


      • Narayan,
        Your message touches me very much.
        What I wrote on Joanna’s blog, I wrote in the ink of my heart. I have always loved India, there is a kind of fatal pull that I can explain.
        This country, this culture is the melting pot of humanity, and its fire will never cease to shine for us, it burns for our eyes in a dazzlement.
        I thank you very much for welcoming me to your blog.
        I will take the time to find out, but in a few minutes I understood the great quality of your articles and the prodigious content of all the sum of your knowledge and the generosity that you have to offer us all this.
        I wish you the best and much more.


  3. This made me think of somebody close to me who passed at just 56. She would have been the person with whom I’d discuss such a post and she would have known what to say. I felt when she passed that she left quickly, but maybe she had another place. She wasn’t done. Even though that’s more work, it still makes me feel comforted. She always sought to reach another level of presentness and looseness but her former body (plagued with illness) wouldn’t allow her. Maybe she’ll reach 84 this time.

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    • This made me nostalgic and sad. But in living thus, i have somehow started without any doubt believing that nature knows. And what she is doing is best for the spirit to be lead unhindered. And may be next when she is around on earth, she might not even have to live that long to find her peace.

      Lovely to have these words Sara. Thank you. And welcome.

      Narayan x

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    • So motivating and beautiful to hear that and From you. Brooke and Danielle 🙂 thank you so much. Your mere name sends colourful frequencies.


    • And yes, i hope you are healthy and doing things happily. For this christmas needs to be safer and healthier for everyone. My wishes to you two. Thanks again for writing.

      Nara x


  4. What an eye opener Narayan. First of all thank you for explaining and covering such delicate topics beautifully together for any reader to understand…
    Second…the age factor…where your words so neatly explained a basic cycle…a cycle which we all accept with a simple blame to age, life is beyond numbers..methods…accepted illness… suddenly this becomes more clear. No wonder i can relate the old saying” Budha Baccha ek samaan” more aptly… because both are starting their cycle on this planet.

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    • Absolutely Richa, life is actually beyond mere numbers, so to say beyond time. The only time that is ticking is what our bodies know, and how we are handling both the inside with the outside together.

      Thank you for this outpouring. Hope everyone is well at home and dearest daughter is waiting for cakes on Christmas and New year from dear mother 🙂

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      • Your words are carefully chosen eye opener many a times Narayan… you’re gifted 🙂
        Daughter was definitely more than happy with all things chocolate and her self decorated Christmas tree❤️
        Best wishes


      • I m doing good along with family.. And hope things are well on your side as well.. But yeah.. I m little occupied with my own stuff.. That’s why posts are also delayed 😇


      • That’s so kind of you to say so 😇wish you happy ending 2020 with a great year ahead with bright start of 2021….💐😇


  5. Being Traveling Lady Moon, yoga therapist on the way to Kashmir ( after covid) not to teach but experience…..I wish our travel can cross to share out rich stories about life and soul unfolding. Good wind blessing on your back, traveling.

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    • Veronika, Kashmir is the root of the origin of sound. The ajna of Bharat. So ancient, let me know if i can help you in organising your journey to Kashmir.

      Thank you so much, with folded hands
      Nara x

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  6. Dear Narayan:
    thank you for offering your assistance; all help/ assistance is gracefully taken even I has been in India 2x, traveled alone, and met many guides/ travel agents even from Kashmir. I would love to know what you meant by “origin of sound”….send me a link, or any post. Gratitude. ~V~

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    • I haven’t written about it yet. I lived there for three years teaching students and writing. Now when you have spoken aloud of crossing the paths. On that path, someday, i shall talk about it.

      Kashmir is the source. The first sea(seed of knowledge) rests there.

      Nara x

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  8. Lovely, thanks for writing and letting this know dear commentator. Moon’s cycle like is a Yogis conscience must only follow the ancients.

    Nara x


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