I want to share with my readers the beautiful pictures of Kumbhalgarh Fort of Rajasthan, India. Please click on the photo images to view them in their full size. I give my thanks to Shri. Yashvir Tuli whose mail is forwarded to me. Indeed, the Fort is a little known wonder of India. The great builder of the Fort was killed by his own son, Uday Singh I during 1468 A.D. The Fort is thought to be the birthplace of great warrior, Maharana Pratap(May 9, 1540 to January 29, 1597) who had resisted the Mughal Emperor all his life. In the late 19th century, Rana Fateh Singh rebuilt the Palace. But, I must admit that I am disappointed to learn that this impenetrable Fort was captured by the combined forces of Raja Udai Singh, Raja Man Singh, the Sultan of Gujarat, and Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Kindly permit me to express my sense of gratitude and give the Image Credits to Flickr Users Lamentables, Bookchen, Dev, C P Chen, Dizzn an, TushyD, Honza Soukup, Kittell, Lumiere, Beth M527, Julynireland, and Plusgood. I thank all of them for sharing these beautiful images for the benefit of all others who had no chance to visit the beautiful Fort and its Great Wall at Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan, India.
King Maharana Kumbha began the construction of this 36 Kms long Fort Wall in 1443 and it took about one hundred years to complete it. The Wall got further enlarged during 19th century. The Fort is built over a hill-top. The Fort Wall surrounds farm lands and there are about 360 Jaina and Hindu temples on this vast campus. The Wall may have separated the Kingdoms of Mewar, and Marwar. The Fort withstood enemy attacks and in its long history of about 500 years, the Fort fell into the hands of its enemy only once which speaks of the problem of disunity among Indians.
I seek harmony between doctrines of Idealism and Realism to account for human existence. I welcome thoughts from all directions to understand the nature of Human Identity and Individuality. The multicellular human organism exists as Physical, Mental, Social, Moral, Spiritual being with a Creative Form that cannot be duplicated. For purposes of brevity and simplicity, I divide the human being into two categories; 1. The first is 'SELF' and it represents man as Physical, Mental, and Social Being and 2. The second is, the 'KNOWING-SELF' which represents man as Moral, Rational and Spiritual Being."I am Consciousness, therefore I am", is the proposition that I use to understand the nature of man's Identity and Individuality. Man is a Mortal Being whose Life and Death are operated by Oxidation-Reduction Chemical Reactions. The Physical Being is dissolved by the powerful influence of Time which seem to operate Natural Law of Aging. Things in Nature change with Time but the Identity and Individuality of Man remains the same during his Life Journey. The genotype remains unchanged while the phenotype appears to be changing all the time. In the multicellular human organism, the Consciousness functions to establish Identity of the organism and to defend its Individuality. Consciousness also establishes the Connection, Partnership, Relationship, Yoking, Joining, and Association between the energy dependent man and his energy provider. Man exists in Nature because of his ability to acquire energy from external environmental source. Consciousness in its essence refers to this awareness of energy dependence. I describe the Connection between energy seeker and energy provider as 'God Connection'. Man during all the stages of his existence, and under any given circumstance, either in good health, or ill-health exists on the basis of this 'God Connection' which is an attribute of biological or living function called Consciousness. This conditioned nature of human existence is supported by Power/Energy/Force which can be experienced as Compassion/Mercy/Grace of the Creator who created man as an Individual with unique genome that has never existed in the past and also will never exist in the future. I seek the Unity of Man in Body, Mind, and Soul unlike other common Indian traditions that seek to verify Identity between Human Soul and Divine Soul. My doctrine can be described as Unity Theory of Non-Dualism.
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